Leadership in HealthTech: Towards Greater Gender Diversity and Inclusion
17:30 PM - 21:30 PM
Over the last year, ABHI has been focusing on steering the industry towards greater inclusion and diversity in its leadership structures. Since September 2017 we have held two events that attracted over 150 delegates, we have co-opted two additional women to the Board and have published the first version of our ‘Women in Leadership: Industry Best Practice Document’.
The date for our next event has now been set and we have a stellar cast already confirmed, including:
- Emily Cox, Director of Public Affairs, Virgin Money
- Dame Louise Makin, MA, PhD, CEO of BTG and member of 30% club
- Dame Angela Pedder OBE, Experienced NHS leader
- Sam Smethers, CEO of The Fawcett Society
- Professor Nigel Nicholson, London Business School
- Audrey Williams, Of Counsel, Simmons and Simmons
A key take-away from our last event was the need to include everyone in the conversation. We therefore encourage you to bring along both male and female colleagues of all seniorities, and your teenage children or siblings. Commenting on the success of our most recent event, the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP said:
"Enjoyable, inspiring and above all, energising. It was an honour to share the stage with such an illustrious array of speakers and I commend the work ABHI are doing to improve diversity and inclusiveness across the HealthTech sector. The message from the evening was clear; with the right level of support, all women, at any career stage, can become the leader they aspire to be."
To build on this great work, the next event will see a re-launch of our Best Practice Document. If your company would like to submit a case study please contact Eleanor Charsley for more information. Deadline for new submissions is Friday 15th June.
ABHI will continue to work with its members on this important issue. Our vision is to broaden diversity and to champion HealthTech as a career choice that is built on equality and inclusion. This must be implicit right across our sector.
This event is open to all members and partner organisations.
17.30 Registration and tea/coffee
18.00 Chair’s Introduction
18.15 Guest Speakers
19.45 Panel Q & A
20.15 Networking Reception
21.30 Event close
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