Gender Equality Conference hailed a success

July 24, 2019

Women’s Business Committee delighted with success of Authentic Leadership Conference


This September, the Business Women’s Sector Committee were pleased to host another flagship event in their yearly calendar at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge.

The Authentic Leadership Conference was chaired by Karen Beckwith, Chair of the Sector, and attended by businessmen and women from across the region, who looked at the different roles men and women play in the workplace.

Fiona Duffy, Director of Development at Murray Edwards shared research collated by a recent study, Collaborating with Men, showing how men and women view the workplace in different ways, and how this can create challenges for both sexes.
Fiona’s slides can be downloaded here

Qun Yang of Judge Business School and Anne Bailey of Form the Future gave their own inspirational insights into their years of working in a diverse workforce and tackling gender biased behaviours.

The attendees were given time in an informal group session to think of their own experiences within the workplace, and how we can create change to insure men and women work successfully alongside each other at all levels of an organisation. There were some great suggestions, from reverse mentoring schemes, to debates around the usefulness of shared paternal leave rights.

The Collaborating with Men report commissioned by Murray Edwards College is available here

We are also delighted to announce that our flagship Peterborough event of the year, International Women’s Day conference on 8 March, will again be taking place at Peterborough Cathedral in 2019. Please save the dates in your diaries for what is always an inspirational morning.