GLL Women's Day Agenda 2022

Tuesday 11th October 2022
The Ned, London 


09:00 am - 09:15 am | Opening Comments from the Co-Chairs
Sarah Binder, General Counsel, Lime
Carina Radford, Partner, White & Case

09:15 am - 10:05 am | Speaking Up on Social Change
Increasingly, shareholders are expecting organisations to respond and take a stronger stand on social change and injustice, for instance, Roe v Wade, Russian Sanctions and Black Lives Matter. Here, the speakers will discuss the role of the in-house profession in the context of the social change that we are seeing. They will share their thoughts on how General Counsel can help businesses publicly respond and will outline the strategies you can adopt to navigate the global social issues in a way that is inclusive. 
Moderator: Jill Christie, Partner and Chair of the Global Women’s Initiative, White & Case
Nicolette Henfrey, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Company Secretary, InterContinental Hotels Group
Jennifer McCarron, Director of Legal Operations & Technology, Netflix 
Molly Moran, Associate General Counsel EMEA, Uber 

10:05 am - 10:45 am | Prioritising Health & Wellbeing - Navigating the Menopause
Health and wellbeing should be at the top of the agenda but women's health issues are often overlooked. Many women experience impactful health issues during menopause. Here, our panellists will discuss the cultural changes required to ensure team members feel they have the freedom to speak about their experiences and have the support that they need. The speakers will also candidly share their own personal journeys, including how menopause has impacted them. 
Aine Lyons, SVP & Deputy General Counsel, Global Legal Services S.T.A.R. Operations and Privacy, VMware
Valerie Farkas, Head of Legal - EMEA, Bloomberg 

10:45 am - 11:05 am | Coffee Break 

11:05 am - 11:50 am | Keynote

Chemmy Alcott, 4 Time winter Olympian, overcame almost 50 broken bones including a fused neck to follow her goals to sporting success. Despite overcoming a huge amount of adversity Chemmy's effervescent attitude to life shines through. Using her sporting stories and retirement hindsight she will entertain using her model of the 3 Ps, Positivity, Passion and Perseverance to leave you inspired to push your own limits.
Chemmy Alcott, 4 time Winter Olympian, TV Presenter & Challenge Do-er

11:50 am - 12:40 pm | Leadership Mindset: Your 30, 60 and 90-Day Plan
Today,  General Counsel can have a huge remit but how does your mindset affect how expansive your role can be? Here, our panellists will discuss how you can successfully approach a new role, including how to seize the opportunity to expand your remit in the best way. They will share their tactical handbook on creating and delivering a plan for the legal function and the key lessons they learned in the first few weeks of their roles. 
Moderator: Sarah Binder, General Counsel, Lime 
Oyesanya, Group General Counsel, WorldRemit
Terra Potter, General Counsel - EMEA/AP and Industrial, Hexcel Corporation 
Banke Odunaike, Executive Director, Head of Legal - EMEA, CBRE
Helen Hayes, General Counsel, Bourne Leisure

12:40 pm - 1:30 pm | A Year of Yes? 
What would your year of yes look like? Confidence is such a key part of growing and developing as a leader. Here, we will hear from several leaders who have not taken a linear career path to discover how they have stepped out of their comfort zone. 
Moderator: Natalie Bellwood, Director, Legal, Global Head of Employment Law, DXC Technology 
Frances Coats, Group General Counsel, Howden Group Holdings 
Angela Yotov, General Counsel, Close Brothers 
Karen Kerrigan, Chief Operating Officer and Acting General Counsel, Moneybox
Rosie Teo, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Salary Finance 

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm | Lunch and Continued Discussion 
Table discussion - What is your purpose beyond GC? 

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm | Speed Mentoring

3:20 pm - 3:30 pm | Closing Comments from the Co-Chairs
Sarah Binder, General Counsel, Lime
Carina Radford, Partner, White & Case

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm | Drinks and Networking