Equality in Employment: Gender, Diversity and Inclusion in the Financial Service Sector
Date: Thursday 8 March 2012
Time: 12.30 – 16.30 (half day) (lunch provided)
Location: To be held in Central London: Nomura International PLC, 1 Angel Lane, London, EC4R 3AB
Despite nearly 40 years of equality opportunities policies, evidence suggests the financial services sector could do more to progress women to positions of seniority and has more to do to reduce the gender pay gap than other parts of the economy.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission in collaboration with City HR Associates and the Financial Services Authority are holding an International Women’s Day Symposium to consider some of the challenging questions around progression and compensation of women in the finance industry. The financial services regulator, and leading finance experts, will provide a unique insight around how we can promote equality of opportunity and pay for women working in the sector.
We are delighted to invite you to this free event which is being hosted by Nomura.
Delegates will explore:
- Talent management strategies for helping organisations to identify and develop female talent
- The views of business leaders within the sector
- Best practice within leading organisations and their peer group as well as understanding the aspirations of women currently working in the industry
Who should attend?
- Senior Executive roles in the financial services sector, Employment Lawyers, Diversity and Inclusion Specialists, Director of People Services, HR and Reward Specialists, Remuneration specialists, Talent Management and Learning Specialists and Employee Associations
Reserve your free place today
- Register your place online at http://www.city-hr.co.uk/, alternatively with Brid Scanlon, Policy Officer, Earnings Inequalities Team, Tel: 020 3117 0223, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Places are limited so early booking is therefore advisable
- Registration opens at 12.00 with an opening luncheon from 12.30
- Welcome address begins at 13.30
Confirmed guest speakers include:
- Chairs’ Welcome address
Robert Potter, Chair, City HR (CONFIRMED)
- Keynote –Diversity on Boards and Talent Management Strategies
Virginia Bottomley, Chair of the Board and CEO practice at Odgers Berndtson (CONFIRMED)
- Aspirations of Women and Hurdles they face
Heather Melville Regional Director, SME London, Cash and International Trade , RBS (Awarded Women’s Champion by WiBF and Head of the RBS Women’s Network) (CONFIRMED)
- Guidance on Executive Pay and Effective Boardroom Performance
Otto Thoresen, Director General of the Association of British Insurers (CONFIRMED)
- Concluding recommendations of EHRC Financial Services Inquiry follow up report
Alan Christie, Equality and Human Rights Commission (CONFIRMED)
- Results of Financial Services Diversity Demographics Survey.
Tracey McDermott, Director of Enforcement, Financial Services Authority (CONFIRMED)
- Key Research and Published Inquiries into Gender Diversity in the Financial Services sector
Charlotte Sweeney, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, EMEA, Nomura International and Board Member of City HR Association (CONFIRMED)
- Summary and Closing Panel
Chaired by Robert Potter (CONFIRMED)
City HR Associates - Louise Redmond - Board Governance, Board Pay and Talent Development
EHRC - Commissioner – Kay Carberry – on how FS organizations can raise the bar and best practice in other industries
FSA - Tracey McDermott - on why this issue is important to the Regulator.