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What is the role of a women-only network in the current landscape?

Feb 13, 2017 – 7:00 pm

In 2023 we will celebrate our centenary as a club. As we approach that big moment we have decided to start a new series of ‘Bring Your Own’ lunchtime sessions that will be exclusive to WACL members. The idea is to encourage informed and ongoing debate within the Club, and give us all the opportunity to continue to learn and educate ourselves on the whole subject of diversity and inclusion. We want to explore the current state of ‘feminism’ and our role as a women-only club in the future. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if as a result of this dialogue we were clearer on the role we might play in accelerating the rate of change in our industry?

The first of these will take place on Monday 13th February between 12.30 and 2.30. Alison Lomax has very kindly offered to host the event at Google’s, St Giles offices, 1-13 St Giles High St, London WC2H 8AG (closest Tube station Tottenham Court Road). BYO really does mean bring your own lunch and refreshments, however, in this instance, Alison has generously offered to provide sandwiches. Places will be award to the first 40 members, so please complete the attached booking form and send to Shiona Charlery at Shiona.charlery@aviva.com if you would like to secure your place.

Entitled ‘What is the role of a women-only network in the current landscape?’ we will be led by Caroline Ellis. She will ensure we have a shared understanding of the benefits of diverse and inclusive industries and how bias operates in the workplace at an individual and operational level. We will then be able to have an informed discussion about the role of WACL.

Caroline is a skilled consultant and expert in social change, with a particular focus on enabling women and marginalised communities to flourish. Her clients include Cambridge University, Government departments (including MI5), Accenture, Lloyds, and NHS. She is former senior director of LGBT charity Stonewall where she was the architect of a suite of personal and professional development programmes which are now integral to the charity’s on-going work. She has kindly agreed to give us the benefit of her services and advice pro bono.

Hope to see you then.