4-5 June 2024

Manchester Central

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Tuesday 04 June

10:00

10:00 - 10:45   |   Keynote Theatre

Fireside Chat: A Conversation with Christine McGuniness

Christine McGuinness


Author, Documentarian & Business Owner

11:00

11:00 - 11:30   |   Women in Business & Tech Theatre

Paddling My Own Canoe

Carol Brown


Director, Public Safety Sector,
CGI

11:40

11:40 - 12:10   |   Keynote Theatre

Building a Culture of Belonging

Sam Thomas-Berry


VP, Global Talent and Chief Diversity Officer,
Kellanova (Kellogg's)

11:40 - 12:10   |   Women in Business & Tech Theatre

Steps to Success: Ascending the career ladder and leaving behind a trailblazing legacy

Angela Essel


Senior Account Director MoD,
Thales UK

12:20

12:20 - 12:50   |   Keynote Theatre

The Power of Profile

Vanessa Vallely OBE


Managing Director,
WeAreTheCity

12:20 - 12:50   |   Women in Business & Tech Theatre

Responsible Leadership - Thinking Big!

Rebecca Mahoney


Delivery Director,
Kraken Technologies

13:00

13:00 - 13:30   |   Women in Business & Tech Theatre

What is Intellectual Property (IP)?

Natalie Salkeld


Business Engagement Officer,
Intellectual Property Office

13:00 - 13:30   |   Keynote Theatre

How to Showcase your Skills through Strategic Branding, Networking and a Standout CV

13:40

13:40 - 14:10   |   Women in Business & Tech Theatre

Navigating the Complexities of a Career in Tech and Co-Founding a Tech Business with My Husband

Cate Gwilliam


Assistant Director Roke Intelligence,
Roke

13:40 - 14:10   |   Keynote Theatre

Seminar TBC by Department for Trade & Business

14:20

14:20 - 14:50   |   Women in Business & Tech Theatre

Breaking Barriers: Tech Careers for Women

Jane Gormley


Director of Employer Engagement,
Code Institute

14:20 - 14:50   |   Keynote Theatre

Doing Flexible Working Properly: What true flexibility in business looks like and how to achieve it

Lorna Reeves


Founder & Director,
MyohMy Events

15:00

15:00 - 15:30   |   Women in Business & Tech Theatre

The Confidence Lab | Empowerment is 50/50

Emily Peckitt


Sales Manager,
Zuto

Ellen Peak


Recruitment Manager,
Zuto

Lucy Ironmonger


Tech Lead,
Zuto

Mary Beighton


People & Culture Director,
Zuto

15:00 - 15:30   |   Keynote Theatre

Taming the Dragon

Kate Ball


Founder,
Mini First Aid

15:40

15:40 - 16:10   |   Keynote Theatre

How to be the role model you wish you had when you were younger!

Prianka Jaidka


HR Business Partner

15:40 - 16:10   |   Women in Business & Tech Theatre

Empowering Women in Tech: Exploring Careers in Salesforce

Maria Rajpoot


Business Success Consultant

16:20

16:20 - 16:50   |   Women in Business & Tech Theatre

Seminar TBC by Kellanova

16:20 - 17:00   |   Keynote Theatre

PANEL: Creating a Selection Process where Female Talent will Succeed

17:00

17:00 - 17:30   |   Women in Business & Tech Theatre

How to Use AI to Build your Personal Brand

Sonya Barlow


Founder,
Like Minded Females

Wednesday 05 June

10:00

10:00 - 10:45   |   Keynote Theatre

Fireside Chat: A Conversation with Jenny Campbell

Jenny Campbell


British Entrepreneur & Former Dragon's Den Investor

11:00

11:00 - 11:30   |   Keynote Theatre

How You Can Solve a £250bn Problem: Financing your start-up

Angelene Woodland


CMO,
British Business Bank

11:00 - 11:30   |   Women in Business & Tech Theatre

Why Understanding Your Role as a Leader is Crucial to Growing Your Business

Helen West


Director and Co-founder,
WDC Creative

Claire Pattison


Senior Lecturer – Enterprise in Practice,
Help to Grow: Management Course

Catherine Whelan


Founder and Director,
Spa Beautiful

11:40

11:40 - 12:10   |   Women in Business & Tech Theatre

Leadership at all Levels

Rachel Tadd


Commercial Modelling Data Scientist,
Kraken Technologies

11:40 - 12:10   |   Keynote Theatre

Stop Fixing Women: It’s Time to Fix the System

Lee Chambers


Psychologist and Allyship Specialist

12:20

12:20 - 12:50   |   Women in Business & Tech Theatre

PANEL: Yes, You can Speak in Public

Beckie Taylor


Founder,
Reframe Women in Tech Conference

Ngozi Nneke


Lecturer in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Aysha Khalid


Lead Operations Officer, National Council Member ,
Co-op

Jessica Harwood


Financial Services Consultant

13:00

13:00 - 13:30   |   Women in Business & Tech Theatre

Mentorship and Support Networks: Supporting Women to Thrive

Emma Grant


Head of Programmes,
Manchester Digital

Heather Leonard


Learning Partner,
Auto Trader

Kirsten Peters Roebuck


Learning Partner,
Auto Trader

13:00 - 13:30   |   Keynote Theatre

AI Innovation: A New Era in Business Evolution

Ashlea Atigolo


Founder,
INATIGO

13:40

13:40 - 14:10   |   Women in Business & Tech Theatre

PANEL: Ask the Engineer

13:40 - 14:20   |   Keynote Theatre

The Biggest Mistakes Women Make When Interviewing for More Senior Roles

Lydia Hawthorn


Delivery Director ,
Cprime

14:20

14:20 - 14:50   |   Keynote Theatre

Changing the Ratio: Pioneering Gender Diversity for the Future of Business and Tech

Dr Claire Thorne


Co-Ceo,
Tech She Can

14:20 - 14:50   |   Women in Business & Tech Theatre

The Power of PR: Building a Brand and Scaling for Success

Tara Attfield-Tomes


Founder, EAST VILLAGE and Chair,
Women in Tech Group

15:00

15:00 - 15:30   |   Women in Business & Tech Theatre

Beyond Sisterhood: The meaning of true Allyship

Kellie Kwarteng


Founder & CEO,
HALZAK

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