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UK WEN Annual Networking Event - 7 Feb 2024

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Date: Wednesday 7 February 2024

Time: 8:30-12:00 followed by optional networking lunch 12:00 – 13:00

Venue: Nomura Asset Management, 1 Angel Lane, London  EC4R 3AB 

 

Recordings from the event can be found here:

Part 1 (Welcome, Keynote speech and UK WEN update

Part 2 (Panel discussions and closing remarks) 

 

A written summary from the event can be found here. 

Sarah Breeden’s speech can be found here.

Slides from Almudena Sevilla’s update on UK WEN can be found here. 

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Event Programme

8:00 – 8:30     Arrival and registration 

 

8:30 – 8:40     Welcome and opening remarks

  • Briana O’Hare, Head of Senior Relationship Management, EMEA, and Co-Chair of the Gender Balance Network, Nomura in EMEA
  • Catherine Connolly Founder, Economicsense and Councillor, SPE
  • Prof Sir Chris Pissarides Professor of Economics, LSE & RES President-Elect

 

8:40 – 9:10     Keynote speech

  • Sarah Breeden, Deputy Governor for Financial Stability, Bank of England
    • Chair: George Buckley, Chief European Economist, Nomura and Chair, SPE

 

9:10 – 9:30     Update on UK WEN: Progress and future plans

  • Prof Almudena Sevilla, Professor of Economic and Social Policy, LSE and Chair, UK WEN

 

9:30 – 10:00   Coffee break 

 

10:00 – 10:45 Panel discussion: Transforming structures to foster a positive change

  • Alison Johns, Chief Executive, Advance HE
  • Alicia Kedzierski, Head of ESG and D&I, Financial Conduct Authority
  • Sarah Maynard, Global Head, External Inclusion & Diversity, Strategies and Programs, CFA Institute
    • Chair: Prof Sir Chris Pissarides Professor of Economics, LSE and RES President-Elect

 

10:45 – 11:45 Panel discussion: What leaders can do to support women in their workplaces

  • Jo Swaffield, Professor of Economics and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Southampton & Chair of RES Women’s Committee
  • Dharshini David, Chief Economics Correspondent, BBC News
  • Jumana Saleheen, Chief Economist & Head of Investment Strategy Group, Europe at Vanguard Asset Management 
    • Chair: Misa Tanaka, Head of Research, Bank of England

 

11:45 – 12:00 Closing remarks

  • Tera Allas CBE, Director of Research and Economics, McKinsey and Ambassador, UK WEN

 

12:00 – 13:00 Networking lunch (optional)

For further information please contact Victoria Parkinson (ProgrammesOfficer@res.org.uk).

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