Programme at Women in Business Expo

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14 October 2020

10:00-10:30

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Developing an Inclusion Learning Mindset

A workshop to equip you with the skills to build more inclusion and belonging into day to day practice by focusing on redefining leadership, teamwork, and emotional intelligence.

Speaker

Aduke Onafowokan, Lead Consultant at Inclusivitii

14 October 2020

10:00-10:30

Women in Tech

Sponsored by Avast

WFH not WTF

In this session, Jaya Baloo, Avast Chief Information Security Officer, shares her experience of moving a global company to fully remote working as the COVID-19 lockdown swept worldwide.

Speaker

Jaya Baloo, Chief Information Security Officer at Avast

14 October 2020

10:00-10:30

Keynote

Success, Even in Hard Times - Starting a Business, Change & Mental Health

Speaker

Caprice Bourret, Award-winning Model, Businesswoman

14 October 2020

10:00-10:30

Business Starter & Franchise Education

Prepping for Investment as a Woman

This session will cover the fundamentals of creating a future-proof plan and understanding the fundamentals of your business before you start pitching to investors.

Speaker

Joanne Baban Morales, CEO & Founder of Nunude & Diginnova

14 October 2020

10:40-11:10

Business Starter & Franchise Education

Giving back has never been more important

She’s gone from police officer, to running her own post office, to now owning five McDonald’s restaurants as a franchisee in South Wales. Come and meet Jane and hear her inspiring story.
Speaker

Jane Blackwell, Franchisee Owner of McDonalds

14 October 2020

10:40-11:10

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Work Faster and Smarter with Dell Technologies most Intelligent Solutions

Join us on a journey of small business evolution, and discover how the right technology can propel your business to new heights, increase employee productivity and ensure that you avoid the pitfalls that could render a business to a standstill.

Speaker

Andy Bone, Solutions Specialist at Dell Technologies

14 October 2020

10:40-11:10

Keynote

Changing Banking for Good: My Story

Join Anne Boden, the first woman to found and build a bank in the UK from scratch, to hear her inspiring story of the determination, innovation and entrepreneurism needed to do what everyone said couldn’t be done.

Speaker

Anne Boden, Founder and CEO of Starling Bank

14 October 2020

10:40-11:10

Women in Tech

Sponsored by Avast

Cyber Security Professionals at work and at home

This session aims to provide the audience with an insight into cyber security careers and staying safe at work and at home.

Speakers

Chair: Chantel Dyason, GIS EMEA COO at Bank of America

Chantel Dyason, GIS EMEA COO at Bank of America, Michelle Garrigan, Country Information Security Officer at Bank of America, Louise Cloney, Senior Technical Manager at Bank of America

14 October 2020

11:20-11:50

Keynote

The 4 things no one tells you about leadership

Award-winning editor-in-chief Farrah Storr shares her experience from the front line of female leadership to tell you the 4 counter intuitive things to do to be a truly original leader.

Speaker

Farrah Storr, Editor-in-Chief of Elle UK

14 October 2020

11:20-11:50

Women in Tech

Sponsored by Avast

Starting up a cycling tech and data company - our journey (so far!)

Great ideas are important, but so is execution. In this session, successful entrepreneur Irene McAleese shares the story of cycling technology and data startup See.Sense, that has taken a great idea for a product, and brought it to life. Their work is now helping to transform cities for more cycling, so that they can reduce congestion, pollution and improve health.

Speaker

Irene McAleese, Co-founder & CSO of See.Sense

14 October 2020

11:20-11:50

Business Starter & Franchise Education

Let Go and Start Living: Your journey to a better life and business

We all have the power within us to create EVERYTHING we want. Learn how to let it go and begin your journey to a better life and business.

Speaker

Schnel Hanson, Transformation Coach and RTT Therapist at Developing The Inner You

14 October 2020

11:20-11:50

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

The Most Fun You Can Have Whilst Doubling Your Turnover

Ever considered entering a business/industry award? Curious to learn one of the best kept secrets to growing your business whilst having huge amounts of fun? Yes? Then this is the session for you!

Speaker

Rachel Hargrave, Founder & Chief Award Writer at The Awards People

14 October 2020

12:00-12:30

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Boosting your Cashflow with Research and Development Tax Relief

Calling all Women in STEM businesses. Not heard of, or claimed R&D Tax Credits, you really should attend this seminar.
Speaker

Simon Bulteel, Founder of Cooden Tax Consulting

14 October 2020

12:00-12:30

Business Starter & Franchise Education

Thinking caps come in all shapes and sizes- how the World's fastest-growing children's education franchise can help you achieve your dream

An award-winning tutoring franchise that empower franchisees to achieve their dreams while changing the trajectory of students’ lives.

Speaker

Nigel Mayne, Director of International Franchise Development at Tutor Doctor

14 October 2020

12:00-12:30

Women in Tech

Sponsored by Avast

From Entrepreneur to Intrapreneur - 5 Strategies for Finding Your Fit

From Entrepreneur to Intrapreneur - 5 Strategies for Finding Your Fit in the Tech Industry Without Compromising Your Values.

Speaker

Helen Trim, SVP Marketing, EMEA & APAC at Coupa

14 October 2020

12:00-12:30

Keynote

Leading from the front - Reimagining the Future

Speaker

Bunmi Durowoju, Senior Business Development Manager, Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Cloud at Microsoft

14 October 2020

12:40-13:10

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Time for a career change?

Helping successful people change careers and become qualified Financial Planners & Wealth Managers
Speaker

Carole Stubbs, Academy Engagement Manager at St. James’s Place Academy

14 October 2020

12:40-13:10

Keynote

Say yes to progress

Jayne-Anne Gadhia will discuss the events that influenced, shaped and inspired her throughout her career.

Speaker

Jayne-Anne Gadhia, Founder and Executive Chair of Snoop

14 October 2020

12:40-13:10

Women in Tech

Sponsored by Avast

Impact of COVID-19 on the Cyber Security Landscape

Join Amanda Creak, managing director and Head of EMEA Technology Risk, for an update on the impact of COVID-19 on the cyber security landscape and the ways in which our engineers have adapted through these unprecedented times.

Speaker

Amanda Creak, Managing Director, Head of EMEA Technology Risk at Goldman Sachs

14 October 2020

13:20-13:50

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

How to achieve greater confidence in you and your business

How to achieve greater confidence in your business straight away, with a ten step plan to implement the next day.

Speaker

Jamie Fergus Crockett, Founder and CEO of Developing Business Performance

14 October 2020

13:20-13:50

Keynote

Get More Clients Now - How to get more clients without going online

14 October 2020

13:20-13:50

Business Starter & Franchise Education

Lessons from Lockdown – Inspiring Futures

Challenging situations come along all the time but never has the world been forced to stop and rethink things! This presentation shows how you can turn a negative into a positive.

Speaker

Jo Scalpello, Group Marketing Director, Stagecoach Performing Arts

14 October 2020

14:00-14:30

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

How to Find Your Passion & Start Earning Money From it

14 October 2020

14:00-14:30

Keynote

Keynote Address: Baroness Brady

Speaker

Baroness Karren Brady CBE, Vice Chairwoman of West Ham FC

14 October 2020

15:10-15:40

Keynote

People Pleasing, Perfectionism and Impostor Syndrome (and how to overcome them)

In this fun, lively 30 minute seminar, Kim Morgan will share examples and real-life anecdotes about how overdone traits play out in our lives, our relationships and our businesses.

Speaker

Kim Morgan, CEO & Founder of Barefoot Coaching Ltd

14 October 2020

15:10-15:40

Women in Tech

Sponsored by Avast

IBM: Women in Tech

Hear about IBM's proud history of female accomplishments and contributions as well as an overview of some of the enterprise-wide initiatives aimed at helping some of the world's most talented women in tech flourish at IBM.

Speaker

Lee Andrews, Director of Talent Acquisition at IBM

14 October 2020

15:10-15:40

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Intellectual Property Overview for businesses

An overview of Intellectual Property rights and how you can use them to protect the creative elements of your business.

Speaker

Emma Richards, Business Engagement Manager, Intellectual Property Office

14 October 2020

15:50-16:20

Keynote

5 Ways to Create the Career You Really Want

Identify the fulfilling career you would love to do, and create a career you really want?
Speaker

Suzy Walker, Editor-in-Chief of Psychologies

14 October 2020

15:50-16:20

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

How to create a successful online presence for your business or personal brand

Find out how you can easily create your own professional website and market your business effectively with 123 Reg.

Speaker

Camille Simpson, Head of Product Marketing at 123 Reg

14 October 2020

15:50-16:20

Women in Tech

Sponsored by Avast

Personal Branding Simplified

Your personal brand defines what you do and who you are. Approach a return to work, a promotion or a career change with conviction and confidence.

Speakers

Jennifer Holloway, Personal Branding Expert, Kristen McNamara, Senior Director - Staff Development & Talent Acquisition at Robert Half

14 October 2020

16:30-17:00

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

The Power of the Pivot & Processes in the New Normal. How a positive mindset will help you thrive post COVID-19

Mindset, pivoting and processes for businesses post corona and the importance of staying agile and streamlining.
Speaker

Adewale Lawal, Owner & Education Director of AJLS Consultants

14 October 2020

16:30-17:00

Keynote

The Service Business Roadmap - The 3 Phases of Business and what's needed in each Phase to succeed.

14 October 2020

16:30-17:00

Women in Tech

Sponsored by Avast

Pivot, Power and Purpose

Join this session to understand how you can define your purpose, find your power and use your profile to create a strong successful pivot!

Speaker

Sonya Barlow, Founder, Like Minded Females

15 October 2020

12:00-12:50

Women in Tech

Sponsored by Avast

PANEL: Women, Wisdom & Wins in Tech

Join this exciting session to hear from our panel of experts about getting into tech, the wins, the challenges, the things they wish they'd known and the exciting future ahead.

Speakers

Chair: Sonya Barlow, Founder, Like Minded Females

Beckie Taylor, CEO and Co Founder, Tech Returners, Simone Roche MBE, Founder of Northern Power Futures & Northern Power Women, Charlene Hunter, Founder of Coding Black Females, Caroline Vaughan, Head of Commercial and Business Development at Innovate Finance

15 October 2020

10:00-10:30

Keynote

Diversify: Six Degrees of Integration

Learn about six revolutionary steps to help you and your business overcome unconscious bias. This session will help you become part of a better society.

Speaker

June Sarpong OBE, Presenter and Award-Winning Author

15 October 2020

10:00-10:30

Business Starter & Franchise Education

How to own your self-limiting beliefs ... so that they don't own you!

Award-winning entrepreneur Sarah King shares 5 steps to changing your self-limiting beliefs to build the business you dare to dream about.

Speaker

Sarah King, co-Founder of we are radikl

15 October 2020

10:00-10:30

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Maximising the potential of your female talent pipeline

Join this seminar to hear Jacqueline share how she has guided a range of global companies to successfully attract, retain, and promote their future female leaders.

Speaker

Jacqueline Frost, Creative Director of Elevate Talent

15 October 2020

10:00-10:30

Women in Tech

Sponsored by Avast

WFH not WTF

In this session Jaya Baloo, Avast Chief Information Security Officer, shares her experience of moving a global company to fully remote working as the COVID-19 lockdown swept worldwide.

Speaker

Jaya Baloo, Chief Information Security Officer at Avast

15 October 2020

10:40-11:10

Business Starter & Franchise Education

How I conquered the Imposter Syndrome

Overcoming imposter syndrome and chasing new opportunities with a global brand. Shafali left her corporate career and is now training to become a McDonald’s Franchisee. Come and hear her story.
Speaker

Shafali Shown-Keen, Franchisee of McDonalds

15 October 2020

10:40-11:10

Women in Tech

Sponsored by Avast

Benefits of networks, mentors and advocacy for women in tech

This session features three women revealing their journeys into tech, how technology has advanced their businesses, the role of women in tech and what the future holds.

Speakers

Chair: Emma Gregan, Compute & Networking Specialist / DWEN Ireland Chapter Lead at Dell Technologies

Emma Gregan, Compute & Networking Specialist / DWEN Ireland Chapter Lead at Dell Technologies, Anna Jordan, Co-Founder & Operations lead at Alchera Technologies

15 October 2020

10:40-11:10

Keynote

How to attract diverse talent into your business

An informative presentation with key tips to attract, retain and develop diverse talent within your business, along with recommendations to support individual career growth.

Speaker

Scarlett Allen-Horton, Founder of Harper Fox Partners and BBC Apprentice Finalist 2019

15 October 2020

10:40-11:10

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Financial Planning for extraordinary business women

The session highlights the areas of financial advice that every business owner should incorporate into their business plans.

Speaker

Samantha Kaye, Financial Adviser at Wellesley Wealth Advisory

15 October 2020

11:20-11:50

Keynote

Be Your Authentic Self

Arguing that conformity is not the answer, Perminder lays out her manifesto for change and shares an honest account of her path to success.
Speaker

Perminder Mann, CEO of Bonnier Books UK

15 October 2020

11:20-11:50

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Establishing Real Customer Success: how to grow revenue with the customers you already have

Practical ways to grow revenue by identifying, prioritizing and nurturing your most profitable customers.

Speaker

Harriet Ansell, Customer Success Manager EMEA at Maximizer CRM

15 October 2020

11:20-11:50

Women in Tech

Sponsored by Avast

My new adventures in Data

Join Lucy for a fireside chat talking about her 20 year career at Sky and why Data is crucial for today’s businesses. Lucy will reflect on how her team adapted throughout the Coronovirus pandemic and lessons she’ll be taking forward to the new way of working. Lucy will also touch on the importance of creating diverse teams and what Sky is doing to help support diversity in the Technology industry.

Speaker

Lucy Thomas, Chief Data Officer at Sky

15 October 2020

11:20-11:50

Business Starter & Franchise Education

Demystifying Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Learn the three fundamental pillars of a solid SEO campaign and how each can impact your performance and bottom line.

Speaker

Hannah Meadows, Head of Client Services at Footprint Digital

15 October 2020

12:00-12:30

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Imposter to Invincible

Speaker

Harriet Waley-Cohen, Leadership Coach

15 October 2020

12:00-12:30

Keynote

The Power of Profile

Speaker

Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director of WeAreTheCity

15 October 2020

12:00-12:30

Business Starter & Franchise Education

Starting up with the Start Up Loans

Thinking of starting up? Find out about support available through the Start up Loans scheme, part of the British Business Bank.

Speaker

Louise McCoy, Commercial Director at British Business Bank

15 October 2020

12:40-13:10

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Getting Paid on Time

The Small Business Commissioner was created to support small business tackle the scourge of late payment, ensuring they are paid promptly.
Speaker

Suzanne Burke, Head of Operations, Small Business Commissioner

15 October 2020

12:40-13:10

Keynote

From foodbank to Forbes

Join Author, Speaker and Instagram Expert Estelle Keeber as she shares her inspirational story of how she went from foodbank to Forbes – Turning passion into profit.

Speaker

Estelle Keeber, Founder of Immortal Monkey and Cofounder of MIBA

15 October 2020

13:20-13:50

Keynote

Heart Centred Sales - How to better serve your clients and make more money

15 October 2020

13:20-13:50

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Taking the Entrepreneurial Leap - how an MBA can transform your career path

How an MBA has the ability to transform your career path - the realities of what an MBA is really like and how to balance studies with family life

15 October 2020

13:20-13:50

Women in Tech

Sponsored by Avast

Re-imagining Customer Experience…..finding Talent to Transform!

Hear the story of Cirrus, co-founded by a female entrepreneur – how we grew from 3 to 60 and now disrupt the contact centre market with ground breaking technology.

Speakers

Michelle Watkins, Co-Founder of Cirrus, Nikki de Kretser, General Manager at Cirrus

15 October 2020

14:00-14:30

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Money Mindset! - How to make more & keep more in a heart centred way

15 October 2020

14:00-14:30

Keynote

Keynote Address: My Life - Against All Odds - From madness to mindfulness

Speaker

Ruby Wax OBE, Actress, Comedian, Mental Health Campaigner, Author

15 October 2020

15:10-15:40

Keynote

Time vs Money - How to have more of both when running your own business!

15 October 2020

15:10-15:40

Women in Tech

Sponsored by Avast

The Seven (Eight?!) Seas: Musings on Important Words

In this talk, you’ll hear Jen's story and her priorities/passions on the themes of Creativity, Curiosity, Communication and Confidence. And about her thoughts on careers in business and technology, knitting in some additional important themes on Community, Commerciality, Customers, Connections, Colleagues etc.

Speaker

Jen Mossop Scott, Technology Director at TalkTalk