2019 Agenda – the 2020 agenda will be published soon

  MAIN STAGE
8:30

GET YOUR ZEN ON

Speaker: Dana Svoboda, Chief Joy Officer, Makers Academy

8.50

Welcome from the Chair of Be Inspired

Speaker: Charlotte Hardie, Chair, Be Inspired

9.00

KEYNOTE: Tackling inequality and smashing the ceiling

Speaker: Maggie Alphonsi MBE, Former English Rugby Union Player

9.25

KEYNOTE: Responsible retail. Why purpose is changing your business world

Speaker: Lynda Petherick, Managing Director and Retail Lead for UK & Ireland, Accenture

9.50

PANEL: The best advice I’ve been given

Speakers: Suzanne Harlow, Chief Executive, Jack Wills
Emma Watkinson, Founder and CEO, SilkFred
Cassandra Stavrou, Founder, Proper
Jo Whitfield, Chief Executive, Co-op Food
Chair: Ria Hebden, TV presenter

10.20 Networking Break
10.45

KEYNOTE: We need to talk about diversity

Speaker: Melanie Eusebe, Awards winning business strategist, entrepreneur, author and founder, Black British Business Awards

11.05

KEYNOTE: Confidence – It's yours if you want it

Speaker: Kiri Pritchard-Mclean, Comedian

11.25

FIRESIDE CHAT: Be brave, take risks

Speaker: Jo Tutchener-Sharp, Founder, Scamp & Dude

11.55

#LeadershipGoals – be the person others want to follow

Speaker: Bridget Lea, Managing Director – North, Sainsbury’s
Annie Murphy, Global Chief Commercial Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Polly Browne, Head of UK Retail Video & Display Sales, Google
Naomi Kasolowsky, Group Insight Director, Tesco

Chair: Natasha Christie-Miller, Chief Executive & President, Ascential Intelligence

12.25 Lunch
13.25

KEYNOTE: Let’s talk mental health

Speaker: Ian Martin, Rational Emotive Behavioural Coach

13.50

INTERACTIVE SESSION: How to make the best first impression

Speaker: Mark Doyle, Owner, The Method

14.15 Networking Break
14.45

KEYNOTE: Why happiness should begin at work

Speaker: Jenny Shiers, Senior Director of Employee Success, Salesforce

15.05

FIRESIDE CHAT: Spotting a rising star: how to stand out from the crowd

Speaker: Theo Paphitis, Chair, TPRG

15.30

KEYNOTE: The truth about female leadership: How to empower women

Speaker: Louise Greenlees, President, TJX Europe

15.55

Closing Address from the Chair & Founder

Speaker: Charlotte Hardie, Chair, Be Inspired

16:00 Networking drinks
 
  WORKSHOP ZONE - UPPER SUGAR ROOM
8:00 - 9:00

AMBASSADORS’ BREAKFAST

9:45

Workshop: Introduction to coding and the web

Speaker: Ewa Magiera, Head of Communities, Code First: Girls

10:30 Networking Break
11:00

INVITATION-ONLY - HR & LEADERS WORKSHOP

Diversity and inclusion: How to make a difference in your business

Join your peers to debate the challenges and solutions to D&I within your business

Keynote Speaker: Tamara Kaye, Head of Women in Leadership, Sky

Chair: Diana Barea, Managing Director and Leader of Talent & Organisation Practice, UK & Ireland, Accenture Strategy

Panel discussion: Hash Ladha, Chief Executive, Oasis & Warehouse, Sandra Kerr CBE, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community
Lynne Weedall, NED, Greene King and Treatt Plc

Roundtable discussion

  1. Intersectionality: why it matters to your workforce
  2. How to nurture and retain your brightest talent
  3. Making returning to work as easy as possible
  4. How to tackle mental health in your business
  5. Fostering a culture of inclusive leadership
12:30 Ambassadors and Speakers lunch (invite-only)
15:00

INVITATION-ONLY - SENIOR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Topic Authenticity

Speaker: Paul Szumilewicz, Global Head of Digital Channel Operations, Retail Banking & Wealth Management, HSBC
Jim Buckle, Chief Operating Officer, Feelunique
Katharine Poulter, Managing Director, Wilko
Alice Cowley, Associate Director, Accenture

Chair: Tim Robson, Managing Director, NSU Media

16:00 Networking drinks
 
  MENTORING HUBS - LOWER SUGAR ROOM
10:00 - 12:00

SPEED MENTORING

A once in a lifetime opportunity to book 15 minutes of mentoring with one of our esteemed Be Inspired Ambassadors.

Booking information to follow shortly

  • Communication: The art of landing a message
  • Planning your career move: Making every step count
  • Finding resilience: How everyone can thrive under pressure
  • Excelling in leadership: Unlock the secrets of great management
  • Realising potential: Identifying and playing to your strengths
  • Gaining gravitas: What is it and how everyone can demonstrate it
    12:30 Lunch
    14:00 - 15:00

    SPEED MENTORING

    A once in a lifetime opportunity to book 15 minutes of mentoring with one of our esteemed Be Inspired Ambassadors.

    Booking information to follow shortly

    • Communication: The art of landing a message
    • Planning your career move: Making every step count
    • Finding resilience: How everyone can thrive under pressure
    • Excelling in leadership: Unlock the secrets of great management
    • Realising potential: Identifying and playing to your strengths
    • Gaining gravitas: What is it and how everyone can demonstrate it
      16:00 Networking drinks

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