Spark21 Conference 2018

24th October 2018

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.

Full Programme:

09.00 ​​–​ ​09:20​​ Registration​ ​and​ ​Coffee

09:20​ ​​–​ 0​9:30​ 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.

Click here to purchase tickets.

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]