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 currently held online, and while some are targeted at students and alumni, a number are open to all those interested in women’s leadership.


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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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Overcoming job challenges and achieving professional growth during the COVID-19 pandemic

March 2021

Marking International Women’s Day, the Global Women’s Leadership Programme hosted an expert panel: Samar Elmnhrawy, VP, HR & General Affairs, Nissan Corporation; Noha Hefny, Founder & CEO of People of Impact; Dr Vassiliki Simoglou, Counselling Psychologist. The moderator was Maria Banti, GWLP Scholar.

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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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The Value of Diversity and Inclusion webinar

October 2020

We hosted a Zoom webinar with expert business leaders discussing the value of diversity, inclusion, and what businesses need to do to capture it.

Speakers

Alison Maitland - Co-author of “Indivisible: Radically rethinking inclusion for sustainable business results”, Dr Heather Melville OBE - PwC, Chris Parke - Talking Talent, the panel moderator will be GWLP Director, Dr Canan Kocabasoglu Hillmer

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Fireside chat with Philip Hampton and Denise Wilson

March 2020

CGWLP director Dr Canan Kocabasoglu Hillmer was recently joined by Sir Philip Hampton and Denise Wilson OBE for a fireside chat on women on boards and the Hampton-Alexander review.

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