• Guest speakers will gather in London for key debates on how organizations can work together to improve gender equality in the workplace.
  • The May 19 event will address the challenges the pandemic has had on women’s leadership roles

May 4, 2022: The Chartered Management Institute organizes its first CMI Women conference in London. ‘Future Leaders in the Decade After Covid’ takes place on May 19 at County Hall, Westminster Bridge, London.

The event will examine and discuss the challenges that the covid19 crisis has brought to women in advancing their careers into leadership roles and leadership positions. Speakers from a wide range of sectors will discuss what they believe employers and individuals need to do to advance women’s leadership. To understand what needs to change and how we can implement change, the conference will seek to answer critical questions such as:

  • What barriers do women managers and leaders face?
  • What are the opportunities for change?
  • How to support women throughout their career?
  • and what needs to change in the public and private sectors, in innovation and entrepreneurship, education, technology and the future of work to create sustainable and integrated progress?

Speakers include Labor MP Stella Creasy; Pamela Hutchinson, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Bloomberg; director general of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Hayaatun Sillem; Financial Director of Family Assurance Friendly Society Ltd, Jim Islam; NatWest Group President and CEO Alison Rose; director of research and economics at McKinsey in the UK and Ireland, Tera Allas; Author, motivational speaker, food expert and women’s advocate, Pinky Lilani and Chief Digital Officer at Microsoft US Jacky Wright.

Ann Francke, CEO of CMI, said:

“The pandemic has seen gender equality in the workplace set back. By disrupting workplace culture, the pandemic has been a huge catalyst for change in how we approach work. This conference will help us all better understand how we can use this disruption to embrace and create positive change towards an equitable, inclusive and productive future. “

The conference will also focus on how women’s leadership can shape our response to the collective challenges we face in business, government, public services and society at large.

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