Smashing the Glass Ceiling

When: March 8 2018

Where: London, United Kingdom


<h3>An ACCA Women&#39;s South East network event</h3>



<p>Forty-years on from the phrase &lsquo;glass ceiling&rsquo; being used to define thwarted careers and ambitions &ndash;&nbsp;especially for women &ndash; the current landscape is calling for business leaders to show real progress on diversity issues, as it marks International Women&rsquo;s Day.&nbsp;</p>

<p>Join ACCA and its Women&rsquo;s South East Network panel in this prestigious evening of debate around:&nbsp;</p>

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


<p><strong>Panel Debate</strong></p>

<p>Panel Moderator &ndash; <strong>John Williams</strong>, Head of Employer Engagement ACCA UK&nbsp;</p>

<p><strong>Heather Andrews</strong>, People Director of Employee Experience at Virgin Media</p>

<p><strong>Rhonda Best</strong>, BSc (Hons) FCCA MBA ACCA council member and director at Alexander Bain and Associates Ltd</p>

<p><strong>Heather Melville</strong>, Director of Strategic Partnerships at RBS&nbsp;</p>

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<li>17:30 - registration and welcome drinks</li>
<li>18:00 - welcome, Sarah Datson, chair of ACCA women&rsquo;s south east network&nbsp;</li>
<li>18:10 - keynote speech, Claire Bennison, head of ACCA UK&nbsp;</li>
<li>18:30 - panel debate</li>
<li>19:30 - Q&amp;A</li>
<li>20:00 - networking drinks and canap&eacute;s&nbsp;</li>
<li>21:00 - close</li>


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