Chair Opening Remarks Annabel Hodges
8.25 - 8.30Main Room
Diversity in leadership & the impact it has on emerging talentLottie Laws
8.30 - 9.00Main Room
A look into how diversity at executive leadership level influences tomorrow's leaders, and why it's essential for companies to embrace. Why it's important for aspiring career women to surround themselves with not only a diverse support ecosystem, but also to have positive role models.
Purpose to Profit: The new business paradigmSusie Bayes
9.00 - 9.30Main Room
We’re in the midst of a business revolution where there’s increasing demand from consumers, employees and investors for brands to stand for something more than just profit - and this demand is proven to translate into driving actual business results. But much of the time this shift doesn’t seem to align to the work we’re doing in digital. How can women of the web bring purpose to life in their everyday work and be taken seriously. How can you be an intrapreneur who helps drives the conversation around purposeful profit?
Career Changes: Writing your own script Adeline Tan
9.30 - 10.00Main Room
Careers in digital are fluid and progression is often not linear. Adeline will share her professional journey and three key pivots she’s made from tech to marketing, marketing to digital and financial services to e-Commerce with some key challenges and lessons learnt along the way.
Break Day 110.00 - 10.30Main Room
Why representation matters & how to do it better Melanie Mahony
10.30 - 11.00Main Room
Online media and advertising plays a huge role in shaping how people see the world, what they think matters and what's considered ‘normal’. Therefore as creators, curators and gatekeepers of the web it's our responsibility to be conscious of how we cover and capture the world. This talk will cover how and why we need to take action towards better diversity and representation in who we choose to create, host or feature in news, content or advertising.
Workshop: The Future is Feminine led by Taminda Pollé Kathryn Alexander
Taminda Pollé
11.00 - 11.15Main Room
The game is finally up for people & professional consulting groups who talk about value but cannot measure, validate, capture or realise the business value of digital transformation. Historically 80% of these digital transformation initiatives fail to deliver, and the new blockchain based technology strategies have already demonstrated even higher levels of uncertainty, risk, legal and financial liability.
Panel Session: Content Is QueenJess Blanch
Jocelin Abbey
Margy Vary
Angela Blackman
11.15 - 12.00Main Room
As content continues to diffuse & the lines between platform & publisher continue to blur, how do digital media companies stay relevant? What other new (or old) areas of content are brands investing in? How do networks, studios, digital publishers, etc. collaborate to build meaningful partnerships that reach new audiences in today’s world? What are the biggest challenges/obstacles you face in your day-to-day job as it relates to distributed storytelling? The challenges & ethics around data and how one uses data to craft digital & media strategies, including content production, audience growth & competitor benchmarking. How are you shaping your digital offerings & driving new customer experiences?
LunchDay 112.00 - 13.00Main Room
Daring to be different Carla Webb-Sear
13.00 - 13.30Main Room
Is having it all a myth?Gemma Howells
13.30 - 14.00Main Room
This generation of women have more opportunities and choices than ever before and were brought up to believe they could 'have it all'. However, sometimes it feels like ‘having it all’ is a myth. Gemma shares her experience as a Mum and breadwinner, explores some of the trade-offs faced by working parents and how embracing flexible working can help get us closer to this goal.
Roundtable Surgery: Empower & Lead Day 114.00 - 14.15Main Room
In this session, the 'patient' will share the biggest leadership related pain they are experiencing at work. 'Table surgeons', aka the rest of the table, will diagnose the problem and treat the issue.
Panel Session: Normalising the Conversation: Discussing Diversity, Gender Pay Gap, & Sexual HarassmentZoe Dattner
Michelle Tucker
Rookaya Saleem Fernandez
Ella Chapman
Tarla Lambert
14.15 - 15.00Main Room
Being a Boss: The obstacles, challenges & stereotyping you have encountered. Diversity & Inclusion: How inclusion differs from diversity; How to create a culture of inclusiveness & promote diversity. Tackling & Unpacking Unconscious Bias (in the workplace). Sexual Harassment: Have you ever encountered any? How did you deal with it? What stops employees from raising issues internally? Gender Pay Gap & Parental Leave: How to bridge the gap & who's responsible - men or women? Defying entrenched & outdated stereotypes that surround ‘Caregiving’ & ‘Caregivers’.
BreakDay 115.00 - 15.30Main Room
How to lead when you just want to likedSusannah George
15.30 - 16.00Main Room
You only need one person to believe in you to succeed. And it’s a whole lot easier if that person is you. Having the confidence to back your idea is a challenge for all of us. But believing in your dream while flying solo requires an extra layer of leadership.
Career Lessons from a Data Engineer Harini Janakiraman
16.00 - 16.30Main Room
Harini will share the lessons she has learned along the way to becoming an Engineering Leader, managing multiple teams and data engineering projects. She will discuss some of the challenges and roadblocks she has faced and provide tips on navigating your career path as a woman in a large corporate environment.
Being a boss in digitalKirsty MacCulloch
16.30- 17.00Main Room
Kirsty will chart her career evolution; from her initial focus supporting mums returning to work, to her current goal - enabling a more flexible workforce and team. She will delve into her experiences and workplace policies referencing real life examples of ‘winning’ and ‘challenges’.
Chair Closing Remarks Annabel Hodges
17.00 - 17.00Main Room
Cocktail HourDay 117.00 - 18.00Foyer

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