WOMEN AT WORK

BREAKING THE BARRIERS

A programme addressing the daily attitudes, behaviours, barriers, taboos and disadvantages experienced by women at work which undermine equality.

A must-attend event for every HR, equality, diversity and talent management professional and senior manager looking for answers, innovations and solutions.

WEDNESDAY 22nd MAY 2019

1 PARK CRESCENT | LONDON | W1B 1SH

2019/05/22 09:00:00

Partner

organisations

Presenters

include
Chloe
Chambraud
Gender Equality Director
Business in the Community
Emma
Codd
Managing Partner for Talent
Deloitte UK
Ann
Francke
CEO
Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
Bina
Mheta
Partner
KPMG
Liz
Rivers
Women’s Leadership Coach, Speaker, Mediator
The Mediation Chambers, Core Solutions Group
Sam
Smethers
Chief Executive
The Fawcett Society

Topics to be covered

at Women at Work include:

Sexual Harassment

Bullying & Behaviours

Fathers at Work

Sanctions & Resolution

Pregnancy & Maternity

Period Poverty

Creating Allies at Work

Menopause Matters

Topical points of discussion

that the programme will aim to explore:
  • The #metoo movement has left employers unsure about how to tackle sexual harassment at work.
  • Progress women have achieved is limited to white women with BAME women virtually absent at the top management and policy table.
  • Pay gaps for BAME women remain huge with multiple discrimination in play.
  • Maternal employment is at its highest ever, yet pregnancy discrimination is widespread and often medicalised.
  • Flexible working is becoming a growing expectation for employees, yet organisations still find it hard to manage and employers still don’t promote it.
  • Renewed energy and focus on closing the gender pay gap, yet progress remains stalled.
  • Men often want to be supportive of their female colleagues yet struggle to know how to be good allies at work.
  • Fathers want to spend more time caring for children, but the take up of shared parental leave is vanishingly low.
  • Pregnancy and childbirth, miscarriage and post-natal trauma, periods are common experiences for women yet still not managed well at work.
  • The menopause is a feature of most working women’s lives, yet it remains an invisible Issue in the workplace.

Join the

conversation

Women at Work is now Live for 2019

Join the conversation using #WomenAtWork2019 and follow the progress online via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at the Equality & Diversity Hub @TheEqualityHub