8:00 am - 9:00 am

8:50 am - 9:10 am
Co-chair Welcome Remarks

Caroline Kenny, Director & Associate General Counsel, Facebook
Carina Radford, Partner, White & Case

9:10 am - 10:10 am
Leadership Lab: Making Courageous Choices as a Self Leader

You Make Your Choices; Your Choices Make You
Self-leadership equips you to be conscious and mindful of the decisions you make and the impact these have on yourself and others. Whether it is navigating a global pandemic or rallying for the year ahead, we always have a choice, even if it feels incredibly challenging. In this Leadership Lab, which is a highly experiential workshop, you will experience new ways of thinking and discover new perspectives on how to break through what might be holding you back. Using interactive elements and movement of the body, you will leave with fresh ideas and techniques that will equip you to make meaningful and purposeful decisions that are important to you.
Michelle Elstein, Co-Founder of Courageous Co. and GLL Ambassador 

10:10 am - 11:00 am
Navigating the New Working World - The Importance of Networking & Self Promotion

Following the upheaval of the pandemic, businesses are charting a different course than existed before. Here the speakers will discuss the new perception of flexible working and will discuss the pitfalls for women: Do you need to be present to get ahead? Is there a benefit in encouraging women to develop networking and self-promotion as a skill so that they can effectively influence when they are not in the room? Should leaders be building an environment where female lawyers encourage and promote each other?
Moderator: Helen Hayes, Legal Director - Northern & Eastern Europe, Uber 
Sarah Binder, General Counsel, Lime 
Kelly Moses, Senior Director, Associate General Counsel, Head of UK, EU and AU Credit Legal, PayPal
Maria Polemitis, Head of Legal UKMEA Ire & Head of Legal Operations, Robert Walters

11:00 am - 11:20 am
Coffee and Networking Break

11:20 - 12:10
Inclusive Leadership

Together our speakers will explore what it means to be a truly inclusive leader. They will share practical guidance on how to create an inclusive culture and will take questions from the floor on how to navigate the difficult situations that arise when instigating change.
Moderator: Caroline Kenny, Director & Associate General Counsel, Facebook
Caroline Griffin Pain, General Counsel, Colt Technology 
Emma Howes, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, Selfridges Group 
Caryl Longley, Managing Partner and General Counsel, Deloitte North and South Europe

12:10 - 13:00
Raw Authenticity - Controlling Your Narrative

Authenticity is often spoken about in terms of general leadership styles but the conversation needs to move beyond that to break down stereotypes. Each woman has her path, and the idea of the “superwomen” can be unhelpful for junior colleagues. Our speakers will explore what it means to be truly authentic and will discuss if raw honesty is beneficial.
Moderator: Carina Radford, Partner, White & Case
Alexis Alexander, General Counsel, Liberis
Valerie Farkas, Head of Legal EMEA, Bloomberg

Rachel Mullin, Head of Legal, Royal London 

13:00 - 14:00
Lunch and Networking Break

14:00 - 14:45
Managing Microaggression

On a day-to-day basis, microaggression can be incredibly hard to deal with as it is often behaviour that can be hard to explain to HR. Those in the majority group are those in a position of power and it can be difficult to monitor behaviour. Here, our speakers will candidly discuss their own experience of microaggression in the workplace and will offer advice on how to tackle it.
Moderator: Dr. Catherine McGregor, Author and GLL Ambassador 
Mitzi Berberi, Legal Director - Western & Southern Europe, Uber 
Jenny Hacker, Head of Operations Group Legal & Company Secretarial, Royal London 
Charlotte Maxmin, Senior Director, Head of UK Legal, CBRE
Lande Belo, Director, Senior Employment Counsel, Kantar

14:45 - 15:30
What Does it Take to be a Great Mentor?

Today’s great mentors go beyond the traditional mentorship programmes to help future leaders thrive. But what does an exceptional programme look like and how do you select your mentees? Should women-only be mentored by women, or is it better to choose the right person first and then decide the gender? Do female leaders have an obligation to mentor other women in the pipeline?
Moderator: Michelle Elstein, Co-Founder of Courageous Co. and GLL Ambassador 
Natalie Bellwood, Global Head of Employment Law, DXC Technology 
Sophie Bodet, Vice President, Head of Intellectual Property, GSK Consumer Healthcare

Sarah Clements, SVP, Legal Head – Group Transformation and Separation, GSK

15:30 - 15:45
Coffee and Networking Break

15:45 - 16:30
Courageous Leadership and the Importance of Allies

What does it actually mean to be an ally? The speakers will discuss the different levels of allyship and the importance of ensuring that it is not left at a performative diversity point. To be a true ally, leaders have to go above and beyond to put themselves on the line, which can at times mean giving up some of their privileges.
Moderator: Alex Lazarus, Behaviour Change Scientist & CEO, Lazarus & Maverick
Clare Fielding, Partner, Town Legal
Julie Lawrence-Rodriguez, Legal Counsel, CNA Hardy
Simon White, General Counsel EMEA LATAM, Cognizant

16:30 - 17:00
Keynote: Championing Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

Moderator: Alex Lazarus, Behaviour Change Scientist & CEO, Lazarus & Maverick
Melanie Eusebe MBE, Chair & Co-Founder of the Black British Business Awards, Professor, Author and
 I&D Lead for Europe UKI at Accenture
Keri Gilder, CEO, Colt Technology

Co-Chair Closing Remarks
Caroline Kenny
, Director & Associate General Counsel, Facebook
Carina Radford, Partner, White & Case