ABHI Diversity and Inclusion: What about the men?
17:30 PM - 21:00 PM
For our fourth event looking at diversity and inclusion, we will be asking ‘What about the men?’
Responsibility for addressing the challenge belongs to us all - but what can men and women actually do? During the evening we will be hosting an interactive panel debate on positive discrimination. Featuring cross-industry leaders we will be looking into what actions can or should be taken to help tackle the inequality across HealthTech. Are quotas and targets helpful or do they simply make the problem worse? What is the best way forward for all genders?
Past events have attracted nearly 100 delegates to hear inspirational stories and discuss how ABHI can help the industry become more inclusive.
We have a stellar cast confirmed already including:
- Dr Stephanie Aiken, Associate Director of Nursing (Education and Learning), Royal College of Nursing
- Alison Dennis, Partner, Fieldfisher LLP
- Joanne Ferris, Chief People Officer, Babylon
- Isabel Hunt, Director of Improvement, NHS Digital
- Nick Thorpe, Partner, Fieldfisher LLP
- Martin Tod, Chief Executive, Men's Health Forum
A key take-away from past events 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 a past event 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."
This event is open to all members and partner organisations.
I had the opportunity to meet with key NHS suppliers under the umbrella of ABHI where we opened a dialogue about service quality, innovation and value management.Lord Carter of Coles (Patrick Carter) (Chair of NHS Procurement and Efficiency Board )