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Women in Business: Championing Equality & Diversity


  • When? 23 January 2020 , 09:30 - 16:15
  • Where? Chancellor's Hall, Wolverhampton, UK

Social media: #wlvwomeninbusiness

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain insight from inspiring speakers
  • Network with business professionals
  • Share experiences through interactive workshop activities

Programme:

09:30 - 10:00 Registration, Refreshments & Networking

10.00 – 10:10 

Opening keynote address Professor Julia Clarke

10:10 -   10:30

“The challenges and opportunities surrounding equality & diversity in business” Debra Blisson: PhD candidate at Aston University

 10:30 -10:35

“The Young Women’s Programme” Lisa Burbidge-Brown: Lecturer in Digital Marketing & Enterprise

10:35 – 10:45

Why did I select a career in Business & how does the University engage with me” Ria McCalla: Transform our Community CIC

10:45 - 11:00

"Grow your Business with SPEED? My journey within business" Andi Diamond: Community Shelter ltd

11.00 – 11:20

“An insight into my journey on the Aurora leadership programme” Rufsana Begum: Social Development Consultant

11:20 - 11.40

“Our story in the industry and the future for inspiring women in business” Frankie Heekin & Rebecca Powell:: Co-Founders at Ba-Ha Vegan

11.40 – 12:00

“Athena Swan & our commitment to equality and diversity” Silke Machold PhD: Dean of Research at University of Wolverhampton

12:00 – 12:20

“My story in the industry and the future for inspiring women in business” Sabrina Ellis: Operations Director at GRE Solutions

12:20 - 12:40

“My story in the industry and the future for inspiring women in business” Surlender Pendress: Director at Love Writing Co.

12:40 – 13:00

“My story in the industry and the future for inspiring women in business”  Temi Alabi: Chartered Management Institute

13:00- 14:00 Lunch and Networking: Council Room

14:00 – 15:30

Workshop roundtables:

  • Marketing & Legal support: Dr. Metka Potocnik & Hajrija Dergic
  • 1 page Business plan: Dr. Liz Heyworth-Thomas
  • Funding support: SPEED/ Santander / Black Country Gold
  • Entrepreneurial masterclass: Fungai Ndemera

Group Activity: Inspiring the next generation of women     

“What enhancements can we make to engage, encourage and inspire women into business?”   

15:30 -16:00 Sharing reflections

16:00 -16:15 Vote of thanks & Close of event: Professor Clare Schofield & Hajrija Dergic & Lisa Burbidge-Brown

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