Upcoming Live Events on Gender Diversity & Inclusion

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Do you want to:

  • Learn what’s new from other professionals in Gender Equality, Diversity & Inclusion?
  • Build strong connections with people in D&I in an informal setting?
  • Feel supported and understood in your role?
  • Renew your inspiration and motivation to continue your work for more gender balance?

Then do join us at the ‘Gender Smart Talk’ Events. These events started because I love to bring people together that I feel really need to meet each other. I was keen to learn from them, and keen that we all learn from each other. The events still serve that same purpose. And they are achieving their aim, people love coming, sharing their experiences and building new connections.

What people say about Gender Smart Talk

“I enjoy hearing experiences from others and what works well and hasn’t worked. When I go home I am buzzing with energy and new innovative and creative ideas. “

“I love learning what other organisations are doing. It’s great you can ask questions freely and share personal experiences. People are really open, which works well, so you also hear different points of view and get feed back on your own initiatives.”

“The events give me such inspiration for change! It is really good to learn about the barriers and challenges. They are great for networking too as you really get to know what people do. “

Who it is for?

Professionals in Gender Diversity, Gender Equality, Gender Balance and Inclusion. HR Managers, Directors keen to improve gender balance, and anyone keen to learn from others on how to create gender balance.


  • 30 min informal chat
  • 15 min each participant introduces themselves
  • 45 min facilitated discussion on the topic

The number of participants at Live Events is limited to 24. That way everyone can share their insights, questions and ideas and we really get to know each other.

These events are for charity

I feel strongly about building a better world for women. That’s one of the reasons I work in this field. I do my bit, and I bet you do yours to help build a better world. Most of us though are incredibly privileged. I work with organisations as that’s where my experience is, and where I can feel I can help most.

However I really do care about less privileged women too, and wholeheartedly support anyone working with women. That’s why I will donate your complete ticket price to HERA – a women’s charity.

HERA (Her Equality Rights and Autonomy) is all about creating a new life for women that have been victim of human trafficking. HERA mobilizes business and academic expertise, creativity, and resources to prevent and redress the £115 billion/annum business of human trafficking and re-trafficking. They help women survivors of trafficking, conflict, and other forms of violence and young women vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation pursue their aspirations and ambitions for a better life. Since its creation, they have trained over 500 women and helped create more than 200 jobs across Europe.

Upcoming Live Events

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  • Diversity & Inclusion: How To Turn A Good Company Into A Great Company!  Tuesday 5 November 2019, 9.00 – 5.00 pm, Central London

    – Are you responsible for D&I in your organisation, and have to learn on the job, at ad hoc events and from others around you?  Do you wish there was one place where you could get all of your D&I related questions answered, and have the opportunity to learn from the best?  Do you want to know what’s current and trending as D&I topics?

– Join us on the 5th November for an exciting programme designed especially for you!

Get connected

    • Interactive programme
    • Plenty of time for networking

Learn from the leaders

    • How to become a Top Inclusive Employer
    • The journey to embedded D&I
    • Raise awareness for better engagement
    • Engage allies for bigger impact

Get it done

    • Get the essential ingredients for your D&I strategy
    • Learn how to influence upwards
    • Know how best to set targets and KPIs
    • Find out how to design inclusive promotion processes

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Upcoming Events Online

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  • Recruiting for Diversity in a Traditionally Male Environment, Thursday 26 September, 1.30 – 2.30 pm

    – This time we will discuss what leads to success.  Key ingredients of a successful approach are: connecting with the target group and involvement of senior leaders.    We will be discussing best practice from the Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service, and of course we want to hear about your own experiences, regarding what has worked, any challenges encountered and next steps.

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  • Best Initiatives for Women in Tech & Engineering, Tuesday 15 October 1.30 – 2.30 pm

    I know that over the last couple of years lots of initiatives have been started to get more women into tech and engineering. Wouldn’t you love to know what they are, and which ones are working? I would! So come and share what you know, and hear from others what they have seen or tried. Perhaps you can even bring a list of your favourite ones. It could be anything, ranging from awards to returnships to girls in primary school. Join to share your experience and learn from others.

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These events are kindly supported by:

Empiric Recruitment

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All proceeds will be donated to