09:00 – 09:30

Registration, Tea and Coffee

09:30 – 09:35

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Bayile Adeoti

Director, Dechomai, & President, Scottish Women in Business

09:35 – 10:05

Keynote Session: The Business Case for Gender Equality in the Workplace

  • Reviewing the latest data and progress on gender equality at work
  • The Fair Work Convention and updates on legal frameworks for gender equality
  • Impacts of the new hybrid working era on gender equality
  • Getting buy-in from your senior leadership
Live Q&A
09:55 – 10:05
Bronwen Thomas

Bronwen Thomas

Chief Operating Officer, Women’s Enterprise Scotland

10:05 – 10:30

Creating a Gender Inclusive Workplace Culture

  • Addressing gendered stereotypes in the workplace and beyond
  • Embedding office language that is inclusive for women
  • Demonstrating allyship to women
  • Recognising women’s voice
  • Providing space for employee networks to thrive
Live Q&A
10:20 – 10:30

Louisa Macdonell

Scotland Director, Business in the Community

10:30 – 11:00

Improving Recruitment, Progression and Representation of Women at the Senior Level

  • Understanding the barriers women face in accessing senior roles
  • Improving the equality of appointment to boards
  • Having clear talent and progression frameworks in place
  • Creating review panels for promotions and recruitment to improve equality
Live Q&A
10:50 – 11:00

Stephanie Stubbs

Managing Director, Hickory Scotland, Named Best Place to Work for Women, BWS Women in Hospitality and Tourism Awards

Jenny Dickson

Chair & Partner, Morton Fraser

Susannah Simpson

Private Business Leadership Team, The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2022, PwC

Carole Anne Wilkinson

Carole Anne Wilkinson

Product and Chemical Stewardship Leader, W.L Gore & Associates, UK’s Best Workplaces for Women List 2022

11:00 – 11:20

Reducing the Gender Pay Gap

  • What pay gap data should you publish and why?
  • Accurately collecting pay gap data and scrutinising data to improve equality
  • Reducing biases in pay and reward processes, including bonuses and salary increases
  • Taking salary history questions out of recruitment processes
  • Putting equal pay reviews into action
Live Q&A
11:10 - 11:20

Stephen Williams

Senior Audit Partner, Deloitte, The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2022

11:20 – 11:50

Networking Break

11:50 – 12:15

Flexible Working and Career Returners: Making Work, Work for Women

  • Ensuring flexible working doesn’t hinder women’s career progression
  • Making sure part-time or other flexible working is not seen as a weakness
  • Taking into account women’s caring responsibilities
  • Creating supportive returner programmes for women returning from career breaks
Live Q&A
12:05 - 12:15

Nikki Slowey

Director & Co-Founder, Flexibility Works

12:15 – 12:45

Supporting Women’s Health in the Workplace

In this session we will review ways employers can better support women’s health at work: raising awareness, making reasonable adjustments, and creating policies for specific women’s health conditions.

Spotlighting menstruation and the menopause, hear how you can better support women in your workplace

Live Q&A
12:35 - 12:45

Dr Heather Currie MBE

Gynaecologist - Women, Children and Sexual Health, Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, and Clinical Advisor, Scottish Government’s Women’s Health Plan

Deborah Garlick

Founder, Henpicked

12:45 – 13:10

An Intersectional Approach to Gender Equality

  • Every woman’s experience in the workplace will be different!
  • The impact of age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability on workplace inequality
  • Improving data collection to disaggregate ethnicity, disabilities, age, and sexual orientation
  • Supporting those transitioning in the workplace
Live Q&A
13:00 - 13:10
9.28.22 Dr Rosie Tyler-Greig

Dr Rosie Tyler-Greig

Equality and Diversity Advisor, Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Sarah Liu

Senior Lecturer in Gender and Politics, University of Edinburgh

13:10 – 13:30

Ensuring Women to Recognise their Own Value

  • Recognising the impact of imposter syndrome on women at work
  • Challenging perceptions around self-promotion and modesty norms
  • The importance of self-advocacy in the workplace and beyond
  • The positive wider impact of women into leadership programs on the workplace
Live Q&A
13:20 - 13:30

Karen Anderson

Founder & Director, SHE Scotland


Chair’s Closing Remarks

Bayile Adeoti

Director, Dechomai, & President, Scottish Women in Business

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