Did you know that in 1995, there were no female CEOs on the Fortune 500 list? By 2017, the share had reached 6.4% and in 2018 it fell back to 4.8%. Although positive change is definitely happening, progress is slow and there are still many challenges and obstacles on the way to achieving gender equality, especially when it comes to women in innovation and in business leadership positions.
Meanwhile, various research has supported the direct correlation between women in leadership positions and positive outcomes in organisations they are leading. But attracting and retaining female leaders remains a challenge for many organisations. So how can we ensure the steady and consistent growth of women in leadership?
In this Innovation Breakfast session, we will be discussing why there should be more women in leadership and what are the most innovative and effective ways to attract more females in C-suite executive positions. What are the main challenges for women on their way to advancement in their careers and what challenges are they facing once they get there?
Join us in this interactive panel discussion to learn and be inspired about:
- Why there are not enough women in leadership positions
- Why there should be more female-lead companies
- What are the ways to positively influence the gender balance in C-suite executive positions
- What challenges female leaders face in their companies and how to overcome them
Who is it for:
- C-suite execs including CIOs, CEOs, COOs and Innovation Directors.
- Heads of corporate communications, HR and continuous improvement
08:30 Registration, breakfast & networking
09:00 Opening remarks by Charlie de Rusett
09:15 Panel discussion with Zoe Bailey, Wendy Walton
10:15–11:00 Networking and event close