Be Inspired Virtual Conference 2020

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  MONDAY 15 JUNE
9.30 - 9.40

CHAIR OPENING: Welcome to Be Inspired

Speaker: Charlotte Hardie, Founder, Be Inspired

9.40 - 10.10

KEYNOTE: Rock the boat, it’s time to make waves

Speaker: Samantha Renke, actress, presenter and disability campaigner

10.10 - 10.40

PANEL: Be your colourful self: using your strengths to get results

Speakers: Louise Stonier, chief people and culture officer, Pets at Home
Sach Kukadia, co-founder, Secret Sales
David Grunwald, vice-president of innovation, Farfetch
Astrid Phillips, founder and CEO, Women in Leadership Level-Up Academy

10.40 - 11.15

PRESENTATION: How to support black people right now and effect real change

Speakers: Charlotte Williams, consultant and founder, SevenSix Agency

14.00 - 16.00

MENTORING HUBS
BOOKING IN ADVANCE REQUIRED

Our mentoring hubs are back by popular demand, but this time they’re virtual. Choose a theme below and get 10 minutes of one-to-one time with one of our esteemed ambassadors. Registered attendees will be sent a link to book a mentoring hub slot.

  • 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: how to be a great manager
  • Realising potential: identifying and playing to your strengths
  • Gaining gravitas: what it is and how everyone can demonstrate it.
   
  TUESDAY 16 JUNE
9.25 - 9.30

Retail Week Welcome

9.30 - 10.00

FIRESIDE CHAT: #MotivationMondays… and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Speaker: Maria Hatzistefanis, founder, Rodial

10.00 - 10.40

PANEL: Navigating challenging times

Speakers: Sharon Blackman, managing director, Citi
Jenni Burt, head of Figleaves
Wendy Gardner, retail GTM leader UKI/EMEA, Salesforce
Penny Grivea, managing director of UK and Ireland, Rituals

14.00-15.30

SENIOR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY WORKSHOP: Navigating your team through a period of change
INVITE-ONLY SESSION FOR SENIOR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY MEMBERS

The last couple of months have bought massive change to the way that we work, adapting and evolving is more important than ever to a company’s success.

Leaders are having to embrace change and try new things whilst preparing for an uncertain future.

The old leadership style of “command and control” is no longer fit for purpose, during the pandemic female leaders globally have demonstrated how to lead in a crisis and take people with them.

What are the qualities that female leaders can bring to the fore that will make staff feel valued, create champions for change within your teams and achieve the goals and objectives of your business?

In this Senior Leadership Academy workshop, our expert speakers will delve into the subject of leading change and how to help your team navigate it.

Speaker: Jo Hind, cofounder, Birdsoup
Alison Wilde, cofounder, Birdsoup

   
  WELLBEING WEDNESDAY 17 JUNE, brought to you by retailTRUST
9.25 - 9.30

retailTRUST welcome

Speaker: Chris Brook-Carter, chief executive, retailTRUST

9.30 - 9.50

Morning Meditation

Speaker: Will Williams, Beeja Meditation

9.50 - 10.20

INTERACTIVE SESSION: Good stress, bad stress and when to get help

Speaker: Francesca Rogers, Founder, North Star Therapies

10.20 - 10.50

PANEL Mental health matters: finding balance

Speaker: Gill Smith, MD, The Perfume Shop
Jan Duckworth, Head of Marketing, Sofology
Jade Stanley, Senior Client Manager, Spotify
Phil Dobson, Founder, BrainWorkshops

10.50 - 11.15

Influencing workplace wellbeing in the new normal

Speaker: Amanda Cox, stores and people director, Dunelm
Manju Malhotra, chief operating officer, Harvey Nichols
Rebecca Ryman, customer performance director, Intu
Emma Mamo, head of workplace wellbeing, Mind

14.00-15.30

LEADERS WORKSHOP: Out with the old, in with the new: leading cultural change
INVITE-ONLY SESSION

How do you make sure that everyone is part of the conversation around changing culture for the better? Should leaders alter their approach when dealing with different strands of diversity? And how can you ensure your organisation isn’t just paying lip service to a set of ‘values’, but really embodying and communicating them in the working environment?

KEYNOTE: Catherine Gillespie, HR director, Coca-Cola European Partners

Our workshop will start with an expert on leading cultural change sharing how they made a difference in their business.

PANEL: Catherine Gillespie, HR director, Coca-Cola European Partners
Peter Pritchard, chief executive, Pets At Home
Lynne Weedall, non executive director, Greene King

Following on from this, our panel will go into more detailed invite only roundtables, where we will discuss what we have heard and the culture of our own workplaces, before reporting back to the group with actionable insights to take back to the office.

There are 5 roundtable topics, these are:

  • Creating a culture of employee engagement
  • The value of diversity and inclusion businesses' bottom line
  • Measuring cultural change: what does success look like?
  • Recruitment, retention and ensuring diversity all the way to the top
  • Value statements: how do you ensure you practise what you preach?
  • Allowing for and encouraging new ways of working

Please contact Habba.Heimisdottir@retail-week.com if you would like to find out further information.

   
  THURSDAY 18 JUNE
9.25 - 9.30

Retail Week Welcome

9.30 - 10.00

PRESENTATION: Catching the moment in a changing retail landscape

Speaker: Edwina Dunn OBE, founder, Starcount and dunnhumby

10.00 - 10.40

WORKSHOP: Finding resilience and fighting the fear

Speaker: Kate Walker-Miles, actress and tutor, RADA Business

10.40 - 11.15

PRESENTATION: Creating your vision and setting goals

Speakers: Bianca Miller-Cole, founder and personal branding expert, The BE Group

14.00-15.00

MENTORING HUBS
BOOKING IN ADVANCE REQUIRED

Our mentoring hubs are back by popular demand, but this time they’re virtual. Choose a theme below and get 10 minutes of one-to-one time with one of our esteemed ambassadors. Registered attendees will be sent a link to book a mentoring hub slot.

  • 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: how to be a great manager
  • Realising potential: identifying and playing to your strengths
  • Gaining gravitas: what it is and how everyone can demonstrate it.
   
  FRIDAY 19 JUNE
14.55 - 15.00

Retail Week Welcome

15.00 - 15.30

FIRESIDE CHAT: Lessons learned from my journey to the top

Speaker: Jane Shepherdson CBE, chairperson, My Wardrobe HQ

15.30 - 15.35

CHAIR CLOSING REMARKS

Speaker: Charlotte Hardie, Founder, Be Inspired

15.35 - 16.20

IT’S QUIZ TIME!

Speaker: Jayde Adams, comedian

Click here to view our full 2019 programme.

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