Programme at Women in Business & Tech Expo 2021

2021 agenda is here…

13 October 2021

10:00-10:30

Keynote

Keynote Address: Women In The Work Place and Domestic Abuse - How Employers Can Help

As Patron of Woman's Aid and as a survivor of an abusive relationship herself, Melanie will give her own thoughts and insight on the impact of being in a work place for women who are suffering from any form of domestic abuse.

Speaker

Mel B, TV Personality, Author, Patron of Women’s Aid, One fifth of Spice Girls

13 October 2021

10:40-11:10

Business Starter & Franchise Education zone

Sponsored by McDonald's

Seminar from UKafrolista

Speaker

Rachael Sealy, Founder of UKafrolista

13 October 2021

10:40-11:10

Women in Tech zone

Sponsored by Capgemini

Seminar from Accenture

Speaker

Katriona Buchanan, Strategy and Consulting Managing Director and Accent on Gender Lead at Accenture

13 October 2021

10:40-11:10

Women in Business zone

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Intellectual Property Explained

Intellectual Property (IP) touches everything that makes modern life more enjoyable, easier, safer, and more prosperous. In the session you will learn the different types of IP and how they affect your business.

Speaker

Emma Richards, Business Engagement and Communications Manager at the Intellectual Property Office

13 October 2021

11:20-11:50

Keynote

The Power of Mentoring

Throughout this interactive and practical session Vanessa will share her top tips having mentored over 100 individuals during her 25 year career in Finance. She will also share her reflections of being a successful mentor for programmes such as Parligender, a House of Parliament Mentoring campaign and the hugely successful CRUK Women of Influence mentoring programme.

Speaker

Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director of WeAreTheCity

13 October 2021

11:20-11:50

Business Starter & Franchise Education zone

Sponsored by McDonald's

How do you Build a Business around Family Commitments?

Franchising can offer autonomy and more control over work/life balance, allowing you shape a fulfilling career around family commitments.

Speakers

Jayne Aspin-Mayne, McDonald’s Franchisee at McDonald’s Restaurants Limited, Joanne Jones, McDonald’s Franchisee at McDonald’s Restaurants Limited, Tina Dekker, SVP, Chief Legal & Corporate Relations Officer for McDonald’s Restaurants Limited

13 October 2021

11:20-11:50

Women in Tech zone

Sponsored by Capgemini

Survive; Thrive then Come Alive: Three Stages Navigating a Tech Career

Join this session to hear Mags’ insight into how to survive and thrive a career in tech; then a realisation that, for her, this is insufficient.

Speaker

Mags Houghton, Head of Enterprise Architecture UK&I at Experian

13 October 2021

11:20-11:50

Women in Business zone

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

How to Protect Your Business from Cyber-Crime

Andy Bone and Jason Crawford will highlight where businesses are most vulnerable and offer tactical ways to help small business owners and decision-makers protect themselves against cybercrime.

Speakers

Andy Bone, Solutions Specialist at Dell Technologies, Jason Crawford, Solutions Specialist at Dell Technologies

13 October 2021

12:00-12:30

Women in Tech zone

Sponsored by Capgemini

Aim High: Be Your Own Kind of Leader

It has never been more important than now to understand not what you do but why you do it. Discover how you can be the kind of leader you would follow, being your own kind of leader and the powerful impact and influence we all have on each other.

Speaker

Rachel Daka, VP and Head of Projects & Consulting CIS at Capgemini

13 October 2021

12:00-12:30

Women in Business zone

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Inner Critic Masterclass

Clarity on how your inner voice impacts your life. Ditch your inner critic, and shift your mindset for true confidence, wellbeing and success.

Speaker

Harriet Waley-Cohen, Change Catalyst

13 October 2021

12:00-12:30

Keynote

Being Brave: Leveraging your experience with purpose

Bringing courage and purpose to build a portfolio career leveraging your experience and true to your values.

Speaker

Carolyn Clarke, Founder & CEO of Brave Consultancy

13 October 2021

12:40-13:10

Women in Business zone

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

“You don’t have to be great to start but you do have to start to be great.” (Zig Ziglar)

A lively no-nonsense session for anyone who wants to take the leap into a leadership role or into self-employment or who just needs to believe that they are credible, capable, worthy and ready!

Speaker

Kim Morgan, CEO & Founder of Barefoot Coaching Ltd

13 October 2021

12:40-13:10

Keynote

How to Attract Investor’s Interest as a Female Startup Founder

Come and learn precisely what it takes to be ready to pitch to investors, how to attract thair interest and make your pitch compelling.

Speaker

Paulina Sygulska Tenner, Founder of GrantTree

13 October 2021

12:40-13:10

Women in Tech zone

Sponsored by Capgemini

Women in Cyber Security: Breaking the Ceiling

Join the conversation with leaders at Bank of America as they share personal stories and perspectives about breaking glass ceilings in cyber security, and career tips for women looking to enter the field.

Speakers

Erin Cassell, Regional Information Security Officer for EMEA and Global Cyber Security Engineering at Bank of America, Ragna Sveinsdottir, Senior Vice President, Cyber Crime Senior Specialist at Bank of America

13 October 2021

12:40-13:10

Business Starter & Franchise Education zone

Sponsored by McDonald's

Get More Clients Now - How To Effectively Market Your Services

If you'd like to have more of your ideal clients walking through your door, join the Seminar and get more clients now.

Speaker

Anna Goodwin, Managing Director at Heart Centred Business

13 October 2021

13:50-14:20

Keynote

Championing a More Equitable Workforce

Explore how to effect change and create a more equitable workforce, focusing on core moments in the recruitment journey.

Speaker

Danny Stacy, Senior Manager, Employer Insights at Indeed

13 October 2021

13:50-14:20

Women in Business zone

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Seminar from Vodafone

Speaker

Kathy Quashie, Head Of Indirect Business at Vodafone UK

13 October 2021

13:50-14:20

Women in Tech zone

Sponsored by Capgemini

Automation and The Key to Digital Transformation

Join Sam Pirog, global co-head of Digitization and Workflow to hear how engineers at Goldman Sachs are at the forefront of digital transformation, building world-class technology solutions to automate critical business processes.

Speaker

Sam Pirog, Managing Director, Digitization and Workflow Engineering at Goldman Sachs

13 October 2021

14:30-15:00

Keynote

Keynote Address: Karren Brady

Speaker

Baroness Karren Brady CBE, Vice Chairwoman of West Ham FC

13 October 2021

15:10-15:40

Women in Business zone

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Seminar from UK Black Business Week

Speaker

Raphael Sofoluke, Founder of the UK Black Business Show

13 October 2021

15:10-15:40

Women in Tech zone

Sponsored by Capgemini

Visibility for Women in a Hybrid Workspace

In this session a panel from CGI Women's Network reflect on the seismic changes that have taken place within the workplace as a result of the pandemic, the impacts they’ve had on women in the workplace and why it’s important to stay visible.

Speaker

Stacey Van Bergen, Client and Account Lead at CGI

13 October 2021

15:10-15:40

Keynote

Back Yourself!

Join Emma to hear about her business journey with Killing Kittens and sistr and the importance of being unapologetically selfish when it comes to succeeding at bringing your purpose, passion and personality together in business.

Speaker

Emma Sayle, CEO & Founder of The KK Group

13 October 2021

15:10-15:40

Business Starter & Franchise Education zone

Sponsored by McDonald's

Seminar from Like Minded Females

Speaker

Sonya Barlow, Founder, Like Minded Females

13 October 2021

15:50-16:20

Business Starter & Franchise Education zone

Sponsored by McDonald's

Digital Inclusion: How to tap into £274 billion of inclusive growth

Digital Inclusion: Case studies and advice on how to achieve 20% inclusive growth and tap into £274bn spending power in the UK.

Speaker

Rene Perkins, CEO & Co-Founder of CityMaaS

13 October 2021

15:50-16:20

Women in Tech zone

Sponsored by Capgemini

How the insurance industry could propel your tech career – 4 inspiring women share their experiences”

13 October 2021

15:50-16:20

Keynote

Menopause Awareness and the Workplace

Celebrating menopause awareness and creating opportunities for furthering equality in the workplace.

Speaker

Dr. Louise Taylor, GP, Author, Founder of Your Midlife Magic and Co-Founder of Work with the Menopause

13 October 2021

15:50-16:30

Women in Business zone

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Bauer Panel

Join the panellists from Bauer as they discuss the reseach conducted byGrazia earlier this year around women’s changing priorities and how they expect brands to change accordingly.

Speakers

Hattie Brett, Editor for Grazia, Lauren Holleyoake, Publisher for Grazia, Victoria Easton-Riley, Content Director for Bauer Radio Scotland, Lucie Cave, Chief Content Officer at Bauer Media

13 October 2021

15:50-16:20

Women in Tech zone

Sponsored by Capgemini

How the insurance industry could propel your tech career – 4 inspiring women share their experiences

Speakers

Lisa Hill, DevOps Concepts & Tooling Manager, IT at Allianz, Victoria Chadwick, Recruitment Business Partner, HR at Allianz, Hayley Eastman-Dale, Head of Information Security at Allianz, Michelle Cope, IT Senior Enterprise Architect, Strategy & Architecture at Allianz

13 October 2021

16:30-17:00

Women in Tech zone

Sponsored by Capgemini

Seminar from RS Components

14 October 2021

10:00-10:30

Women in Tech zone

Sponsored by Capgemini

Building teams in Hypergrowth

In this talk, hear about some of the biggest learnings from scaling Shopify Plus and Shopify EMEA in how to build for fast and lasting growth

Speaker

Shimona Mehta, EMEA Managing Director at Shopify

14 October 2021

10:00-10:30

Keynote

Relationships with Yourself, Work & Partner

Join Caprice to hear her inspirational and motivational story. She will talk about learning how to survive in business, the effects of Covid, how to maintain confidence, how to get creative and how important it is to stay positive.

Speaker

Caprice Bourret, Award-winning Model, Businesswoman

14 October 2021

10:00-10:30

Women in Business zone

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

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

Learn our 5 Step System for Heart Centred Sales so you can better serve your clients and have them happily pay you more.

Speaker

Chris Lambert-Gorwyn, Director at Heart Centred Business

14 October 2021

10:40-11:10

Women in Business zone

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Empowerment through Education

Education in its truest sense goes beyond academic work, book learningorexamination results; It is about the preparation of well-rounded, confident people with a leadership mindset for the future.

Speaker

Yejide Akiode, Founder / CEO of Eduspace Limited

14 October 2021

10:40-11:10

Keynote

Seminar from Harriet Scott, Bauer

Speaker

Harriet Scott, Broadcaster and Presenter for Bauer Media

14 October 2021

10:40-11:10

Women in Tech zone

Sponsored by Capgemini

Designing my work life, a career change story

Find out about Tijana’s journey across sectors, industries and roles and get inspired to start designing your work life.

Speaker

Tijana Tasich, Consulting Director, Experience Design at Zuhlke Engineering

14 October 2021

10:40-11:10

Business Starter & Franchise Education zone

Sponsored by McDonald's

Seminar from Moonworkers

14 October 2021

11:20-11:50

Business Starter & Franchise Education zone

Sponsored by McDonald's

Fear of Going it Alone? You’re Never Alone when you Partner with a Franchisor

Hear how sharing in success could help you to start your own business, equipped with an established system and experienced network.

Speakers

Sarah Lloyd, McDonald’s Franchisee at McDonald’s Restaurants Limited, Jacqui Moore, McDonald’s Franchisee at McDonald’s Restaurants Limited, Sarah Carter, Vice President - Operations North at McDonald’s Restaurants Limited

14 October 2021

11:20-11:50

Women in Business zone

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Financial Milestones for Women

The session highlights the importance of having a trusted financial adviser as part of your ‘power team’.

Speaker

Samantha Kaye, Adviser at Her Wealth at Wellesley Wealth Advisory & Fellow of the Personal Finance Society

14 October 2021

11:20-11:50

Women in Tech zone

Sponsored by Capgemini

Seminar from Santander

14 October 2021

11:20-11:50

Keynote

Seminar from Anoushé Husain

Speaker

Anoushé Husain, Civil Servant: diversity and staff engagement lead, public speaker, paraclimber, disability and intersectional advocate

14 October 2021

12:00-12:30

Keynote

Glass Ceiling or Sticky Floor?

You’ve heard of the glass ceiling, but what about the sticky floor? Tara McGeehan will share tips for becoming ‘unstuck’ to excel in your career.

Speaker

Tara McGeehan, President of CGI in UK and Australia

14 October 2021

12:00-12:30

Women in Tech zone

Sponsored by Capgemini

How Techy do you Need to be to Succeed in a Tech Organisation?

In the session, two of Capgemini’s ‘less technical’ women leaders will discuss the different paths available in a tech business, those roles that are highly technical, those that are highly consulting or advisory and the middle path with encompasses a balance of the two.

Speakers

Joanne Peplow, Director Insights and Data | UK AI & Analytics Team Lead at Capgemini, Anda Ziemele, Senior Insights & Data Consultant & Data Scientist at Capgemini

14 October 2021

12:00-12:30

Women in Business zone

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Seminar from In-Space

14 October 2021

12:40-13:10

Women in Tech zone

Sponsored by Capgemini

Create the Career You Want

Speakers

Victoria Howells, Engineering Operations & Strategy Director at Thales, Nicola Glassborow, Team Leader, Maritime Mission Systems at Thales, Sarah Milnes, System Engineer at Thales

14 October 2021

12:40-13:10

Women in Business zone

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

23onme by Business Yoga

Join us during your lunch break for our 23onme class designed to improve performance and boost your energy levels!

Speakers

Emily Rider, Co-Director of Business Yoga, Ella Mesma, Founder and Co-Director of Business Yoga

14 October 2021

12:40-13:10

Keynote

Shifting the Culture of your Organisation

Learn how to unlock the potential of your people through storytelling, sponsorship and tapping into your internal influencers. Finding out practical ways you can create a more inclusive culture.

Speaker

Katie Lloyd, Development Director for BBC News & Current Affairs

14 October 2021

12:40-13:10

Business Starter & Franchise Education zone

Sponsored by McDonald's

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

In this seminar you will learn how to change your Money Mindset, so you can start keeping more of the money you make!

Speaker

David Roylance, Head of Strategy at Heart Centred Business

14 October 2021

13:50-14:20

Keynote

Employee Wellbeing: The best investment a company can make

Louise O’Shea, CEO of Confused.com shares how being branded a female CEO was the lightbulb moment for realising that wellbeing in the workplace still has a long way to go. Listen to her advice on how to create a work environment that harbours employee wellbeing and inclusion.

Speaker

Louise O’shea, CEO of Confused.com

14 October 2021

13:50-14:20

Women in Tech zone

Sponsored by Capgemini

Woke Women at Work: A force for good

Join Helen as she explains some of the issues she’s noticed during her career,  and the five techniques she recommends to overcome them.

Speaker

Helen Trim, SVP Marketing, EMEA & APAC at Coupa

14 October 2021

13:50-14:20

Women in Business zone

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Investing for the Future: How to make your money work harder

Join this session and let us show you the powerful impact that investing can have on your finances.

Speakers

Alice Proctor, Chartered Investment Manager at Brewin Dolphin, Naomi Dickinson, Divisional Director – Investment Management at Brewin Dolphin

14 October 2021

13:50-14:20

Business Starter & Franchise Education zone

Sponsored by McDonald's

Seminar from Lavinia Osbourne

Speaker

Lavinia Osbourne, Blockchain, Welltech & NFT Specialist and Thought Leader

14 October 2021

14:30-15:00

Keynote

Keynote Address: Karren Brady

Speaker

Baroness Karren Brady CBE, Vice Chairwoman of West Ham FC

14 October 2021

15:10-15:40

Women in Tech zone

Sponsored by Capgemini

Different Ways in Which Women Can Enter and Build Careers in Technology

Hear how technology is a great career choice for women to contribute, grow and have a great work-life balance.

Speakers

Arti Godkhindi, Business Analysis Manager, Technology at McDonald’s Restaurants Limited, Tina Marley, PMO Manager, Technology at McDonald’s Restaurants Limited, Susan Devally, Senior Product Manager, Technology at McDonald’s Restaurants Limited

14 October 2021

15:10-15:40

Keynote

How To Turn Adversity Into Achievement

Have you ever had to face adversity? On your knees asking for help adversity? Juggling children and career progression adversity? Trying to navigate your way through business adversity? Did you ever have to pick yourself up from rock bottom adversity? Join Scarlett Allen-Horton as she shares her inspiring and vulnerable personal journey.

Speaker

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

14 October 2021

15:10-15:40

Women in Business zone

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Seminar from London Business School

14 October 2021

15:10-15:40

Business Starter & Franchise Education zone

Sponsored by McDonald's

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 2021

15:50-16:20

Keynote

3 Reasons You’re Not Making Money Using Instagram

Join Author, Speaker and Instagram Expert, Estelle Keeber, as she shares her incredible and easy to understand tips on how every business can make money on Instagram.

Speaker

Estelle Keeber, Instagram Expert & Founder of Immortal Monkey

14 October 2021

15:50-16:20

Women in Tech zone

Sponsored by Capgemini

Confronting bias – In products, machine learning, and myself

Join this session to learn how to solve the bias in the surfacing and selecting of images on the world’s leading image buying platform.

Speaker

Andrea Gagliano, Director, Head of Data Science at Getty Images