Tackling the Gender Pay Gap, Supporting Women and Promoting Equality in the Workplace

10:15 AM - 4:30 PM, 18 January 2018
Public Policy Exchange , Grange Wellington Hotel, London, United Kingdom

Delegates will:  

  • Scrutinise the impact of the Government’s recent reforms towards tackling the gender pay gap
  • Examine the impact of the employment tribunal fees abolition on tackling gender discrimination and harassment in the workplace
  • Analyse the cultural underpinnings and structural contexts in which discriminatory actions occur
  • Discuss how to remove barriers to promotion to increase the number of women in senior positions
  • Examine the gender pay-gap among BME women and explore ways to tackle it within your organisation
  • Share best practices in ensuring women are supported at all levels in an organisation including through flexible working, shared parental leave and re-skilling


09:30 Registration and Morning Refreshments
10:15 Chair's Welcome and Introduction

Panel Session One: 

Tackling Gender Inequality in the Workplace: Understanding the National Picture and Reviewing Latest Policies 

  • Reviewing mandatory gender pay gap reporting: assessing the progress made, evaluating the data collection methods and considering its impact
  • Analysing the impact of the employment tribunal fees abolition on tackling gender discrimination and harassment in the workplace
  • Harnessing society’s collective talent and potential: assessing how to maximise the economic contribution of women and tackle underemployment
  • Women in power and decision making: improving female employment in the public sector and local government
  • Gender pay-gap in BME women: implementing measures to tackle the ethnicity pay gap injustice amongst women
11:15 Morning Coffee Break
11:30 Open Floor Discussion and Debate with Panel One
12:30 Networking Lunch

Panel Session Two:  

Embedding Gender Equality: Supporting Women in your Workplace

  • Building a female talent pipeline: providing the pathways for women to progress in the workplace
  • Considering gender-blind screening: tackling bias in the recruitment processes and developing a recruitment strategy that attracts a range of applicants
  • Tackling the motherhood penalty: supporting women returning from maternity leave and developing flexible working allowances
  • Supporting women into senior roles: increasing female leaders and gender balance on boards
  • Tackling sexism in the workplace: educating and shifting cultures
14:15 Afternoon Coffee Break
14:30 Open Floor Discussion and Debate with Panel Two
15:30 Chair's Summary and Closing Comments
15:40 Networking Reception


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