7:00 PM - 9:30 PM | Women, Influence & Power in Law Celebratory Dinner

If you would like to attend the dinner please book your place here

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM | Arrival and Breakfast

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM | Welcome Comments

Helen Hayes, Legal Director - Northern & Eastern Europe, Uber
Carina Radford, Partner, White & Case

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM | Lead with Authenticity 

Can embracing your authentic self accelerate your leadership? Our panel will explore the natural proclivity towards creating a public version of oneself, based on others' expectation of "a leader". The speakers, with input from the floor, will discuss among other things surviving stereotypes, myth-busting, and embracing non-traditional leadership qualities like EQ and empathy.
Moderator: Carina Radford, Partner, White & Case 
Caryl  Longley, General Counsel and Managing Partner, Deloitte North & South Europe 
Maria Polemitis, Head of Legal UKMEA Ire & Head of Legal Operations, Robert Walters
Nancy Roberts, VP Legal – Finance & Corporate, Pearson

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM | Executive Presence Masterclass - Walk the Talk

Learn easy practical tips (from Esther’s BBC background) you can use immediately…

  • Own the room and own your ‘space’
  • Be visibly brilliant not just technically brilliant
  • Speak with more gravitas, confidence and impact
  • Combat nerves when in the spotlight so you look and feel confident
  • Be your authentic self
  • Leverage ALL your unique talents & figure out your USP (unique selling point!)
  • Understand the power of body language and those important ‘non-verbals’

Esther Stanhope, Executive Coach and Former BBC Producer

11:15 AM - 11:40 AM | Coffee and Networking Break

11:40 AM - 12:25 PM | Curating your Network

With help from the floor, this panel will explore curating a personal brand, finding both allies and mentors, and eventually becoming a mentor yourself. The speakers will explore the challenges that female general counsel face when promoting themselves, managing backlash – and the strategies they have implemented to overcome them. 
Moderator: Huma Allana, Vice President, Legal and Company Secretary, Great Britain, Coca-Cola European Partners
Kim Arnold, International Marketing, Branding & Writing Consultant
Karen Kerrigan, Chief Operating Officer, Seedrs
Nancy Scott, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, EMEA Regional Lead, VMWare 

12:25 PM - 1:25 PM | Lunch and Networking Break

1:25 PM - 2:10 PM | Removing Obstacles: Imposter Syndrome and the Art of Self Advocacy

A recent study has found that over two-thirds of women have suffered from imposter syndrome in the last 12 months. Our panel will look to the root of the issue, share their methods for overcoming self-doubt, and explore their strategies for implementing self-advocacy in order to push for what they deserve. They will look to the floor to outline the ways in which our delegates are combatting this issue in their wider teams. 
Moderator: Helen Hayes, Legal Director - Northern & Eastern Europe, Uber
Philippa Dodd, General Counsel - Trading & Supply, Shell 
Caroline Kenny, Associate General Counsel, Facebook 

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM | Coffee and Networking Break

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM |  Be Brave: Embracing Failure as a Resilient Leader

In order to succeed in the corporate world, one must be resilient. This is particularly challenging when faced with an uphill struggle to succeed in a male-orientated world. We will look into self-compassion and strategies for overcoming the fear of failure – and indeed bouncing back from those failures which are inevitable – in order to influence, motivate and showcase your value-add to the organisation.
Moderator: Helen Hayes, Legal Director - Northern & Eastern Europe, Uber
Alexis Alexander, General Counsel, Liberis 
Elizabeth Messud, Chief Legal Officer, Kingfisher
Kelly Moses, Legal Director, PayPal UK

3:15 PM - 4:05 PM | Success Stories: Tips from Top Female Leaders

Interviewer: Dana Denis-Smith, Founder, First 100 Years
Lottie Dominiczak, Head of Communications, Northern Europe, Uber
Sarah-Jill Lennard, Former UK Diplomat and Former Chief Security Officer & Chief Information Security Officer, Deloitte 
Neeta Patel, Founding CEO, The New Entrepreneurs Foundation (NEF) 

4:05 PM - 5:30 PM | Closing Keynote – The Neuroscience of Leadership & Persuasion

Helena Boschi will outline the neuroscience behind persuasion and will share key strategies that you can implement as a leader: 

  • Why it is difficult to persuade others (especially when we have mastered an expertise that not everyone has. e.g, lawyers versus non-lawyers)
  • Our brain’s ability to rewire but how our ‘humanness’ stops us from effecting change in ourselves and others
  • The nocebo effect of language and how not to influence
  • Language that works in the brain  - and why
  • Emotion versus reason: why it is important to connect on a human level first
  • Why fairness is critical to other people
  • How we are influenced by context and comparison
  • Influencing below the level of consciousness and why this works best

Dr Helena Boschi, Psychologist

5:30 PM - 5:35 PM | Closing Comments

Helen Hayes, Legal Director - Northern & Eastern Europe, Uber
Carina Radford, Partner, White & Case

5:35 PM - 7:00 PM | Drinks Reception