This unique event will host progressively-minded decision makers from a variety of industries. Attendees will be exposed to the latest cutting edge principles provided by the brightest minds from various high performing organisations globally.
Karen Blackett is an OBE, business leader and champion of diversity. She is the current Chairwoman of MediaCom, the largest media agency in the UK, with clients such as Sky, Tesco, GSK, Coca-Cola and Audi, to name a few.
During Karen’s tenure at MediaCom, the agency has won “Agency of The Year” for an unprecedented two years in a row (2013 and 2014). In her personal capacity, Karen has won “Women in Marketing” and has featured 5 times in the Power List of Britain’s 100 Most Influential Black People (heading the list in 2015, the first businesswoman to do so).
Countless studies show that a happy and diverse workforce leads to greater productivity, creativity and success. In this session, Karen will draw on her experiences which show that great cultures generate great success. She will discuss how to create a culture where people can bring themselves to work.
Karen will also examine the traits of some of the most successful business leaders in the UK and discuss how to create a talent pipeline to ensure retention.
Dr. STEPHANIE FITZGERALD
HEAD: MENTAL HEALTH
Prof. Sally Maitlis
PROFESSOR OF ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR & LEADERSHIP
OXFORD UNIVERSITY: SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL
Oxford University is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. There is evidence of teaching as early as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s second-oldest university in continuous operation.
Sally Maitlis is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Leadership at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, where she directs the Oxford High-Performance Leadership Programme. Sally’s main area of research is how individuals deal with challenging issues in their work, including the experience of pursuing and losing meaningful work, and the impact of common mental health conditions on those in senior leadership positions. Sally specialises in qualitative research, closely observing individual, team and organisational processes.
In this session, Sally will present her latest work and findings on lessons for “resilient leadership”, discussing how to look after yourself and lead others in uncertain times, and the implications for building mental healthy organisations.
DIRECTOR: YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
GOLD COAST SUNS
Andrew is a former professional AFL player, who played for Richmond Football Club, Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast Suns. He became one of the only players in AFL history to be awarded the ‘Most Professional Player’ at more than one AFL club.
The Gold Coast Suns in Australia were quick to confirm Andrew as the head coach of the Gold Coast Suns Talent Academy, where he now coaches, motivates, educates and mentors standout young AFL talent. Andrew’s insight, skillset and experience working with young athletes day to day, makes him an invaluable asset to any organisation looking to bridge the generational gap on or off the field.
In this session, Andrew will provide insight into mentoring and developing young talent, specifically working with “Millennials & Gen Z’’. He will focus on areas such as professionalism, high performance, talent management and generational challenges.
Michelle has two decades of international experience working in the private sector and is recognised globally as an expert on gender equality and organisational culture. In 2019, the Women Tech Founders, which is dedicated to advancing women in the tech industry, awarded Michelle with the Inspiring Innovator Award, for her outstanding achievements in the sector. Her most recent position was as the Director of Inclusion at Netflix.
Michelle is currently a senior advisor to the UN Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign, where she leads the NextGen Leadership Development Programme. She also heads up the global Leadership Inclusion Academy at the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute. She has been featured in The Economist, Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, Business Insider and The Times.
Equality stops and starts with leaders. The call for leaders to advance gender equality at work is really an invitation for them to lead. In this session, Michelle will provide you with the tools and practical ways which every leader can use to create inclusive cultures and advance both men and women equality in the workplace.