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Choice of three roundtable sessions

Workshop 1: Flexible working / life style work balance and balancing careers to reach leadership positions. 

How do you reach leadership positions to leadership if you want to work on a flexible basis and have other responsibilities? Is this being adequately tackled at the same time as balancing the needs of the business?

  • How can an organisation create the culture for men and women if they want to flourish to leadership positions?
  • Where is the demand to work long hours coming from?
  • What happens if you don’t have children/family commitments but have other outside priorities?
  • Building trust within your team
  • What steps need to be taken?

Claire Clarke, Managing Partner, Mills & Reeve

Saira Salimi, Speakers Counsel, House of Commons

Tom Leman, Partner, Pinsent Masons


Workshop 2: Getting your voice heard and making a difference - Practical tips about how to increase your influence as a change agent and build confidence in the workplace

How do you make change in an organisation if you’re not at the top?

  • Cultivate confidence
  • Refine your message
  • Stay resilient
  • Become un-ignorable

Justine Lutterodt and Elias Westerdahl, Synchronous Leadership

Clare Wardle, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Coca Cola European Partners

Stephanie Hamon, Head of Legal Operations Consulting, Norton Rose Fulbright

Jeremy Barton, General Counsel, KPMG


Workshop 3: Taking ownership of your career path

Hear from women and men and how they managed their own careers and their teams. Hear how they took time out from work through sabbaticals, maternity, paternity cover, travel, illness etc, and how they successfully got back in the work place.

  • How you manage for juniors coming through the ranks?
  • How you to take ownership of your careers (3-5 year plan)
  • Identifying the career track you are on and making the right steps
  • Navigating the hurdles returning to work
  • Women on Boards perspective:  Broadening your career path to the portfolio model

Stephanie Dillon, Co-Founder Reignite Academy

Lisa Mayhew, Co-Chair Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Christina Blacklaws, Formerly President, The Law Society