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COVID-19: working women and where we go next

Jan 20
Date and time
Wed, 20 January  @  09:30  -  11:00
Free of charge to members and non-members of BITC
Open to BITC members and non-members, C-suite/senior leaders, Diversity and inclusion practitioners/managers, HR/people/talent management practitioners/managers
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Open to BITC members and non-members, C-suite/senior leaders, Diversity and inclusion practitioners/managers and HR/people/talent management practitioners/managers
Free of charge to members and non-members of BITC

Wed, 20 January 2021  @  09:30  –  11:00

As we start a new year and experience our third lockdown, Business in the Community (BITC) is convening a panel discussion to consider the experiences of women at work right now, how businesses can best respond, and what the experiences of the last year could mean for gender equality at work in the future.

About the event
Sarah Churchman OBE, Chief Inclusion, Community & Wellbeing Officer at PwC UK),  Damien Shieber Head of Culture, Inclusion & Experience at Santander UK will share how their organisations have responded at this time and their expectations for what might happen going forward;  Dr. Sarah Forbes of the Birmingham University Business School will reveal the results of a large scale survey looking at how the ‘great remote working experiment’ has fared and it’s impact on attitudes to flexible working in the future.

Chaired by Charlotte Woodworth (Gender Equality Campaign Director at BITC) this event is aimed at senior business leaders, HR practitioners and others wishing to take practical steps to support working women right now, while also looking to ensure greater gender equality at work in the future.

Key speakers:

Gender at BITC
Achieving a truly gender-balanced workforce means employers must recruit and progress the best talent – irrespective of gender.

The commercial imperative for realising women’s potential in the workplace is clear: gender equality enhances employee engagement, boosts productivity, meets the diverse needs of customers and suppliers, and improves brand reputation.

Find out more about BITC’s Gender campaign.

Contact details and further information
This event is for BITC members only. For more information, contact Florence Hughes, Events Manager at BITC.

Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.

Following government advice on social distancing, all BITC events over the coming months will be delivered remotely via digital technology. Details on how to join will be sent prior to the event.

Business in the Community is creating a skilled and inclusive workforce for today and tomorrow

¹ Sector shutdowns during the coronavirus crisis: which workers are most exposed? Institute for Fiscal Studies
² 2018 WBG Briefing: Women, Employment and Earnings: WBG (Women’s Budget Group)
³ Women in the Workplace 2020: McKinsey & Company