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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY EVENT

IoD, 116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED
Tickets: £180 + VAT


Inspire inclusion

How can we create a more inclusive workplace?

Keynote speaker, Joy Burnford, workshop networking & lunch


Friday 8th March

10am – 2.30pm

book your place

TO OUR
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY EVENT

IoD, 116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED
Tickets: £180 + VAT


Inspire inclusion

How can we create a more inclusive workplace?

Keynote speaker, Joy Burnford, workshop networking & lunch


Friday 8th March

10am – 2.30pm

book your place

Think Global Women International Women's Day 2024

‘Inspire Inclusion’

How can we create a more inclusive workplace?

Join us to support your own personal and professional development and access practical tools to accelerate change in your own organization or community.

You will take away a wealth of connections, new ideas and solutions to put into practice in your own workplace.

Where and When

Institute of Directors – IoD
116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED

Friday, 8 March 2023
10.00am – 2.30 pm

Tickets £180 + VAT

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Our Keynote Speaker

Joy Burnford is the Founder of Encompass Equality and author of bestselling book ‘Don’t Fix Women’.

With over 25 years’ experience as a business leader, podcast host and speaker, Joy helps organisations accelerate their journey towards gender equality by providing them with strategic advisory services and a range of practical solutions that create equitable places to work.

Book Special Offer

Think Global People is delighted to offer all attendees a special discount on the paperback edition of Joy Burnford’s bestselling book ‘Don’t Fix Women: The practical path to gender equality at work’. This is available to purchase at a discounted rate of £10 per copy (RRP £14.99).

Dr-Patrizia-Kokot-BlameyTo redeem your offer, please by from Practial Inspiration Publishing and apply the coupon code RELOCATE10DFW before checkout

Joy will be delighted to sign copies of her book at the event if you purchase a copy in advance and bring it along on the day. Read Joy’s article here.

More about Joy Burnford

Joy Burnford is the Founder and CEO of Encompass Equality and a recognised gender equality trailblazer. With over 25 years’ experience as a business leader, non-exec director, podcast host and speaker, Joy helps organisations accelerate their journey towards sustainable gender equality by providing them with strategic advisory services, research and a range of practical solutions that create equitable places to work.

As author of bestselling book ‘Don’t fix women: the practical path to gender equality at work’, host of ‘The Equality Conversation’ podcast and contributor of over 70 articles on Forbes.com, Joy has interviewed hundreds of senior business leaders, board members, CEOs, authors and experts, and has been cited in national, business and HR press. She regularly speaks at conferences and industry events and sits on the UK’s Chartered Management Institute Women’s Advisory Committee and the Financial Times Women at the Top Advisory Board.

Joy is an active supporter of the Unleashed Women campaign led by the Hunger Project UK charity whose mission is to end hunger and poverty by pioneering women-centred strategies. She is also a Non-Executive Director and Vice President of the East of England Co-op, playing a key role in ensuring the long-term success of the business, shaping future direction and overseeing governance, policy and strategy decisions.

She is a busy wife and mum to two wonderfully different children and a puppy called Ziggy, and so understands the challenges that many women face on a daily basis!

Access to flexibility creates a happier, more engaged, trusted and motivated workforce, while also helping organisations retain talent.

Joy Burnford

Keynote Speaker

Joy Burnford is the Founder of Encompass Equality and author of bestselling book ‘Don’t Fix Women’.

With over 25 years’ experience as a business leader, podcast host and speaker, Joy helps organisations accelerate their journey towards gender equality by providing them with strategic advisory services and a range of practical solutions that create equitable places to work.

Access to flexibility creates a happier, more engaged, trusted and motivated workforce, while also helping organisations retain talent.

Joy Burnford

Book Special Offer

Relocate Global is delighted to offer all attendees a special discount on the paperback edition of Joy Burnford’s bestselling book ‘Don’t Fix Women: The practical path to gender equality at work’. This is available to purchase at a discounted rate of £10 per copy (RRP £14.99).

Dr-Patrizia-Kokot-BlameyTo redeem your offer, please by from Practial Inspiration Publishing and apply the coupon code RELOCATE10DFW before checkout

Joy will be delighted to sign copies of her book at the event if you purchase a copy in advance and bring it along on the day.

Panel discussion: ‘Inspire inclusion for sustainable growth’

How can we create a more inclusive workplace that provides opportunities for people of all genders, ethnicity and backgrounds?

Journalist Marianne Curphey will host a discussion on how organisations can leverage diversity to sustain growth and bring innovation to future-proof their business models.

Introducing our distinguished panel

Dr-Patrizia-Kokot-Blamey

Dr Patrizia Kokot-Blamey, author of Gendered Hierarchies of Dependency, senior lecturer, School of Business and Management Queen Mary, University of London.

About Dr Patrizia Kokot-Blamey

Patrizia’s research interests are in gender at work. In her current research, she seeks to better understand the experiences of women undergoing IVF while working. Her broader research interests focus on motherhood, breastfeeding and women’s bodies at work.

She has a particular interest in the accounting profession, comparatively and historically, and women’s careers in Professional Service Firms (PSFs). Her past research focused on the careers of women who made partnership in PSFs in Germany and the United Kingdom and to examine the challenges women experiences on the way to partnership from a feminist perspective.

Patrizia holds a PhD in Gender Studies from the London School of Economics. She completed a Master’s degree as well as her undergraduate studies in Economics at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Before pursuing an academic career, Patrizia worked as a financial journalist and correspondent for Reuters News and Thomson Financial, dpa-AFX and the Swedish Wire reporting on European equities and economics.

Amira Kohler

Amira Kohler is a CIPD fellow. She is a highly experienced performance management and change management leader with 30 years’ organisational and consulting experience and a deep track record of performance management and employee engagement strategy, design and delivery, Independent HR and change consulting, thought leadership and project-based delivery.

About Amira Kohler

Amira has worked for a huge variety of organisations, from global giants to small start-ups, in the private and public sector, from the ‘complex and corporate’ to the ‘scrappy and agile’.

Amira has the ability to ‘speak sense’ and galvanize business leaders and teams into action. She loves managing complex, emotive HR and change projects, keeping a strategic eye on the big picture as well as delivering the detail.  She enjoys advising and influencing stakeholders and loves constructively challenging the status quo. 

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Facilitated roundtable discussions

Exchange insights and hear cutting-edge examples of how
international organisations are supporting all employees, in particular women, to flourish in the fast-changing global workplace. Delegates rotate around the tables and exchange views with experts from a range of industry sectors and disciplines.

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Programme

09.45 Registration
10.00 Introduction-Fiona Murchie
10.15 Keynote speaker

Joy Burnford, author of bestselling book “Don’t Fix Women: the practical path to gender equality at work”

11.30 Panel interview

Journalist Marianne Curphey will lead the discussion with Dr Patrizia Kokot-Blamey and Amira Kohler.

12.00 Roundtable discussions
13.00 Drinks reception
13.30 Lunch
14.30 Closing remarks
15.00 End of event

For further details to book a table or to find out about sponsorship  contact

Catherine Simms events@thinkglobalpeople.com or call +44 (0)1892 891334.

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