How can we increase the diversity of London’s leaders?

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London has a reputation for being an inclusive, diverse and progressive city. Yet women continue to be paid less than men, and are consistently underrepresented in senior roles across the public, private and third sectors. This isn’t just a moral issue; evidence suggests that there is a strong economic case for gender equity too.

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McKinsey & Company’s recent report Delivering through diversity reinforces the link between diversity and company financial performance – and suggests how organisations can craft better inclusion strategies for a competitive edge.

Join us to discuss the benefits diversity can bring to London boroughs, business and anchor institutions. We’ll discuss the proactive steps London’s major employers need to take to achieve gender equity in their workplaces, and discuss the importance of diversity to London as a global capital.

Questions we’ll explore include:

  • Is there a case for gender quotas in leadership positions?
  • What can be done to tackle gender bias, whether conscious or subconscious?
  • How can we ensure a variety of career paths are modelled for young women? And what can schools do to support this?
  • How can childcare be made more flexible to support working families?


8:30am Coffee / Pastries
9:00 – 10:00am Opening address, presentation, panel discussion, Q&A
10:00 – 10:30am Networking

With featured speakers

Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Mayor for Business, Greater London Authority
Councillor Clare Coghill, Leader and Executive Member for Business, Europe and Good Growth, London Borough of Waltham Forest
Vivian Hunt, Managing Partner for the UK & Ireland, McKinsey & Company
Sarah Mulley, Executive Director for Communities and Intelligence, Greater London Authority
Ben Rogers, Director, Centre for London
Lisa White, Group Head of Organisation Performance, Head of People & Culture (Europe), Lendlease

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