Day Two: LegalDiversity, Inclusivity & Talent In Law – Thursday, 29 November 2018

08:00

50 mins

Registration and networking

08:50

10 mins

Main Agenda

Chair’s opening remarks

09:00

30 mins

Main Agenda

Welcome statistics: Putting the conversation into context

Christina Blacklaws, President, Law Society
Nicholas Bruch, Senior Analyst, ALM Intelligence

09:30

30 mins

LegalDiversity

Class action lawsuits and the impact of #metoo: Weinstein

10:00

30 mins

Networking break

10:30

60 mins

LegalDiversity

Buying power: The pledge to change GCs can make to overhaul the legal industry

It is hard to create a legal system that is experienced, fair, just and equal by all when it currently underrepresents major portions of the people that it affects…

Janet McCarthy, Group General Counsel, Santa Fe Group
Dana Denis-Smith, Founder, First 100 Years

11:30

20 mins

LegalDiversity

ConnectXTalent 

How does the commercial legal profession need to change to improve, diversify and remain successful? If you know the answer…

11:50

35 mins

LegalDiversity

Gender diversity and the talent pipeline: How to access, develop, maintain and welcome…

Jenifer Swallow, General Counsel, Transferwise
Pansy Wong, Managing Director & Associate General Counsel, Markets Practice Group, JP Morgan
Philip Bramwell, Group General Counsel, BAE Systems

12:25

20 mins

LegalDiversity

ConnectXTalent

The competition continues, as we hear from two more teams as to what it takes to better manage generational differences, diversity and inclusivity for future business success.

12:45

60 mins

Lunch, network, relax…

13:45

30 mins

LegalDiversity

Are you convinced by statements of commitment to gender diversity?

While all law firms call gender diversity a very important or a top priority…

Isabelle Roux-Chenu, Head of Group Commercial & Contract Management, Senior Advisor to the Group Chairman & CEO, Capgemini
Clare Wardle, General Counsel, Coca-Cola European Partners
Shanika Amarasekara, General Counsel, British Business Bank

14:15

20 mins

LegalDiversity

ConnectXTalent

The competition continues, as we hear from two more teams as to what it takes to better manage generational differences, diversity and inclusivity for future business success.

14:35

30 mins

LegalDiversity

Breaking behavioural patterns and adopting effective working practices: Is it all down to the billable hour?

Is the reason behind gender inequality in law firms to do with the ‘value’ of the billable hour placed on employees, and the inability to flex around this…

Kate Burns, General Counsel, Notonthehighstreet.com
Janet Morrison, Global Operations Legal Director, ASOS
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

15:05

20 mins

LegalDiversity

ConnectXTalent

The competition continues, as we hear from two more teams as to what it takes to better manage generational differences, diversity and inclusivity for future business success.

About

LegalDiversity

Informal networking afternoon

After learning about the practical strategies you need to put in place, delegates break out in to a choice of workshops or roundtables, to further their understanding in the area.

Choose from a 1.5 hour workshop or a choice of 2, 45 minute roundtables. Refreshments will be provided in the room.

15:30

90 mins

LegalDiversity

LegalWorkshops

Workshop 1: The story behind Capgemini’s success in gender equality…

Workshop 2: It’s a M.A.D. (Making a Difference) world: Stopping unconscious bias in its tracks…

Workshop 3: Changing culture through gender neutral parental leave…

Workshop 4: Where should we invest to strengthen coaching and formal sponsorship?

– or –

15:30

45 mins

LegalDiversity

LegalRoundtables Circuit 1

Do men get an unfair time on equality in law?

Age – is it a limiting factor?

Fostering the right attitude to avoid inappropriate…

Empowering women? Or lowering the ladder for the next generation?

 

– and –

16:15

45 mins

LegalDiversity

LegalRoundtables Circuit 2

Business and gender diversity: Are businesses ticking boxes?

Does size matter? The journey of leading gender equality across small and large businesses

Culture change for law firms from the outside in

Technology: What can it do to help diversity & inclusion?

17:00

Closing comments

17:10

95 mins

First 100 Years: Inspirational Women In Law Awards and drinks reception

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