Events

The Global Women’s Leadership Programme hosts an engaging range of events from skills based workshops and speaker events, to networking opportunities.

We have been delighted to welcome a number of distinguished guests including Sir Philip Hampton and Denise Wilson OBE of The Hampton-Alexander Review and Dame Inga Beale, the first female Lloyd’s of London CEO.

Our events are a mixture of in-person, online and hybrid events, and while some are targeted at students and alumni, a number are open to all those interested in women’s leadership. Many of our events are available to view again on the GWLP YouTube Playlist.


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Work-Life Balance: Does it exist?

November 2022

Seen from the lens of diverse women, this in-person discussion at the Bayes Dubai Centre addressed the dilemma of work-life-balance in the lives of professional women. Our panel looked at the concept of balance and how it has evolved pre and post pandemic. GWLP Scholar Jumana Abu-Hannoud moderated the event with speakers Caroline Faraj , VP of Arabic Services (CNN) & member of the GWLP Advisory Council and Rana Ghandour Salhab, Partner, Exco member, Deloitte ME.

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Women on Corporate Boards: Why Boards need women, and the career path to get there

April 2022 

Women are and remain vastly underrepresented on corporate boards, although companies perform better when their boards are more diverse. Do we need quotas to increase the number of female boards members, or do other measures exists that can make corporate boards more gender-equal? What advice can we give women who are aiming for a corporate board? Listen back to the discussion with Professor Elena Beccalli, Professor Barbara Casu, Dr Sonia Falconieri and Dr Hans Frankort.

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How can public policy support a gender-equal future in the wake of Covid-19?

February 2022

The social and economic burden of the COVID-19 pandemic has fallen disproportionately on women. What can policy makers do to ensure that recovery efforts promote an inclusive, gender-equal future? Hear our discussion with Dr Mary-Ann Stephenson (Director, Women’s Budget Group) and Baroness Verma (Chair, UN Women UK).

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Doughnut Economics

October 2021

The Global Women’s Leadership Programme at Bayes Business School was delighted to welcome Carlota Sanz, co-founder of the Doughnut Economics Actions Lab (DEAL), to discuss the radical concept of Doughnut Economics. This exciting model was developed by DEAL co-founder Kate Raworth and offers a compass for human prosperity in the 21st century - with the aim of meeting the needs of all people within the means of the living planet.

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Men supporting women: How to be an inclusive leader

June 2021

In June we welcomed Pavita Cooper, Nikhil Rathi and David Smith, an expert panel discussing the critical role of men in developing organisations where everybody can thrive. Discussion points included why men should actively champion gender equity, how men can become more inclusive leaders and the practical steps they can take every day to support women at work.

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The privilege of power: how women in business can leverage their leadership to create more equitable workplaces

February 2021

Panel members: Isabel Berwick, Work & Careers Editor, Financial Times; Luigia Labelle, Founder and CEO, B'Inspired; Rana Salhab, People & Purpose Partner, Deloitte Middle East. The moderator was Kiara Goodwin, GWLP MBA Scholar.

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