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Gender Champions’ Forum

Feb 16
Date and time
Tue, 16 February  @  14:30  -  16:00
Free of charge to BITC members who have opted for champion level gender advisory support
Diversity and inclusion practitioners/managers, HR/people/talent management practitioners/managers
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Diversity and inclusion practitioners/managers and HR/people/talent management practitioners/managers
Free of charge to BITC members who have opted for champion level gender advisory support

Tue, 16 February 2021  @  14:30  –  16:00

After a turbulent 2020, this Gender Champions’ Forum will focus on horizon scanning for the year ahead and give Business in the Community (BITC) champion members a preview of BITC’s Gender Equality Roadmap which will be released in March.

About the webinar
Key themes for women at work in 2021 will be discussed amongst peers in breakout groups. If there is a particular theme or problem you would like to focus on, then please let us know in advance so that we can build this into the design of the breakout groups.

If attendees would be interested in sharing some insight or a short case study at the session on the themes of making flexible or hybrid work during this period or supporting women’s health and wider wellbeing at this time, please get in touch with Ellie Jefford, Events Coordinator at BITC.


  • Introduction
  • What we’ve learnt from 2020: risks and opportunities to gender equality.
  • Guest speaker insights.
  • Horizon scanning the year ahead – preview of BITC’s Gender Equality Roadmap, including: BITC’s ambitions, core recommendations and stretch targets.
  • Group discussion of key themes for women at work in 2021.

Guest speakers

  • Emma Gage, Wellbeing Campaign Manager at Business in the Community
  • Julie McCarthy, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at Nationwide
  • Juilitta Sofat Barat, People Strategy Manager & Wellbeing Lead at Nationwide

This event is free of charge and only open to BITC members who have opted for champion level gender advisory support. It is suitable for diversity and inclusion managers/practitioners and HR/ people management managers/practitioners.

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.

Learn more about BITC’s Gender campaign.

Contact details and further information
For more information, contact Ellie Jefford, Events Coordinator 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.

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