Levelling the Playing Field
Kindly hosted by Simmons & Simmons
Join First 100 Years for our flagship event, the SPARK21 conference, on 7th November 2018.
The conference is a one-day event with three keynote speakers, a selection of insightful panel discussions and a drinks reception to finish.
09.00 – 09:20 Registration and Coffee
09:20 – 09:30 Welcome
09:30 – 10.00 Keynote Speech followed by Q&A: Lord Chancellor, David Gauke
10:00 – 11:00 Views from Outside the Law Panel
Anjali Pindoria, Project Surveyor, Avi Contracts
Sarah Langford, Barrister turned author, In Your Defence
Leonora Saunders, Photographer
Dr Helen McCarthy, Historian, University of Cambridge
Dr Jess Wade, Physics Research Associate, Imperial College London
11:00 –11:30 Tea Break
11:30 – 12:00 Keynote Speech followed by Q&A: Dany Cotton, Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade
12:00 – 12:30 Keynote Speech: Rowena Collins Rice, Director General of the Attorney General’s Office
12:30 – 13:10 Lunch
13:10 – 14:10 Networking Panel
Caroline Kenny, Facebook
Laura Matthews, Debenhams
Lara Oyesanya, Klarna
Jemilla Olufeko, ROLI Group
Lucy Barbet, 11KBW
14:10 – 14:25 Networking Tips
14:25 – 15:25 Leadership and Pay Panel
Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, Women in Leadership Magazine
Harini Iyengar, 11KBW, Women’s Equality Party
John Van Der Luit-Drummond, Legal 500
15:25 – 15:45 Tea Break
15:45 – 16:45 Accessibility Panel
Mary Bonsor, F-LEX
Katrin Nikolova, Amazon
Rachel Lipscomb OBE, Magistrates’ Association
Karen Whyte, CILEx
Marjana Uddin, BBC
16:45 – 17:30 ‘In Conversation’ with Christina Blacklaws and Amanda Pinto QC
17:30 – 17:50 Closing speech: Rebecca Hilsenrath, Chief Executive to the Equality and Human Rights Commission
17:50 – 19:00 Drinks Reception with These Four Walls Exhibition
Tickets include refreshments throughout the day, access to the full day of panel discussions, interviews and speeches and the drinks reception to finish.
Buying a ticket helps us to tell the stories of inspirational women who have made an impact in the law in the last 100 years, to ensure we inspire women for the next 100 years.
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Testimonials from last year’s conference:
– “Invigorating and inspirational”
– “Reminded me that I have a responsibility to be a role model”
– “Extremely inspirational and reminded me to ‘pass on the baton'”
We look forward to seeing you on 7th November!
If you have any specific dietary requirements or have any questions about the conference please email: [email protected]