Smashing the Glass Ceiling

When: March 8 2018

Where: London, United Kingdom


An ACCA Women's South East network event



Forty-years on from the phrase ‘glass ceiling’ being used to define thwarted careers and ambitions – especially for women – the current landscape is calling for business leaders to show real progress on diversity issues, as it marks International Women’s Day. 

Join ACCA and its Women’s South East Network panel in this prestigious evening of debate around: 

  • Driving gender pay parity: pace of change, progress and future challenges
  • 100 years since women got the vote in the UK: how far have women come since ? 
  • Examples of effective leadership and best practices in businesses 
  • Diversity, open discussion and transparent reporting as key items for progress


Panel Debate

Panel Moderator – John Williams, Head of Employer Engagement ACCA UK 

Heather Andrews, People Director of Employee Experience at Virgin Media

Rhonda Best, BSc (Hons) FCCA MBA ACCA council member and director at Alexander Bain and Associates Ltd

Heather Melville, Director of Strategic Partnerships at RBS 


  • 17:30 - registration and welcome drinks
  • 18:00 - welcome, Sarah Datson, chair of ACCA women’s south east network 
  • 18:10 - keynote speech, Claire Bennison, head of ACCA UK 
  • 18:30 - panel debate
  • 19:30 - Q&A
  • 20:00 - networking drinks and canapés 
  • 21:00 - close




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