Women in Business Expo 2019

Seminars

Women in Business Expo Virtual has a packed seminar programme including keynotes and panel discussions. 

Hear from business leaders, professionals, entrepreneurs and specialists share their success stories and insights to empower you to take action and excel in your professional journey, during this challenging time whatever your situation.

More seminars are being added to the programme..

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10:00-10:30

14 October 2020

Keynote

Getting Ahead - Play to your strengths, support each other & own it!

Speaker

Caprice Bourret, Founder of By Caprice

10:00-10:30

14 October 2020

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Developing an Inclusion Learning Mindset

A workshop to equip you with the skills to build more inclusion and belonging into day to day practice by focusing on redefining leadership, teamwork, and emotional intelligence.

Speaker

Aduke Onafowokan, Lead Consultant at Inclusivitii

10:00-10:30

14 October 2020

Women in Tech

Sponsored by Avast

WFH not WTF

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Speaker

Jaya Baloo, Chief Information Security Officer at Avast

10:40-11:10

14 October 2020

Business Starter & Franchise Education

Giving back has never been more important

She’s gone from police officer, to running her own post office, to now owning five McDonald’s restaurants as a franchisee in South Wales. Come and meet Jane and hear her inspiring story.

Speaker

Jane Blackwell, Franchisee Owner of McDonalds

10:40-11:10

14 October 2020

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Work Faster and Smarter with Dell Technologies most Intelligent Solutions

Join us on a journey of small business evolution, and discover how the right technology can propel your business to new heights, increase employee productivity and ensure that you avoid the pitfalls that could render a business to a standstill.

Speakers

Andy Bone, Solutions Specialist at Dell Technologies, Jason Crawford, Solutions Specialist at Dell Technologies

10:40-11:10

14 October 2020

Keynote

Changing Banking for Good: My Story

Join Anne Boden, the first woman to found and build a bank in the UK from scratch, to hear her inspiring story of the determination, innovation and entrepreneurism needed to do what everyone said couldn’t be done.

Speaker

Anne Boden, Founder and CEO of Starling Bank

10:40-11:10

14 October 2020

Women in Tech

Sponsored by Avast

Cyber Security Professionals at work and at home

This session aims to provide the audience with an insight into cyber security careers and staying safe at work and at home.

Speakers

Chair: Chantel Dyason, GIS EMEA COO - Senior Vice President, Bank of America

Sheenagh Meghen, Chantel Dyason, GIS EMEA COO - Senior Vice President, Bank of America, Michelle Garrigan, Country Information Security Officer, Bank of America, Louise Cloney, Senior Technical Manager, Bank of America

11:20-11:50

14 October 2020

Keynote

The 4 things no one tells you about leadership

Award-winning editor-in-chief Farrah Storr shares her experience from the front line of female leadership to tell you the 4 counter intuitive things to do to be a truly original leader.

Speaker

Farrah Storr, Editor-in-Chief of Elle UK

11:20-11:50

14 October 2020

Women in Tech

Sponsored by Avast

Starting up a cycling tech and data company - our journey (so far!)

Great ideas are important, but so is execution. In this session, successful entrepreneur Irene McAleese shares the story of cycling technology and data startup See.Sense, that has taken a great idea for a product, and brought it to life. Their work is now helping to transform cities for more cycling, so that they can reduce congestion, pollution and improve health.

Speaker

Irene McAleese, Co-founder & CSO of See.Sense

11:20-11:50

14 October 2020

Business Starter & Franchise Education

Let Go and Start Living: Your journey to a better life and business

We all have the power within us to create EVERYTHING we want. Learn how to let it go and begin your journey to a better life and business.

Speaker

Schnel Hanson, Transformation Coach and RTT Therapist at Developing The Inner You

12:00-12:30

14 October 2020

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Boosting your Cashflow with Research and Development Tax Relief

Calling all Women in STEM businesses. Not heard of, or claimed R&D Tax Credits, you really should attend this seminar.

Speaker

Simon Bulteel, Founder of Cooden Tax Consulting

12:00-12:30

14 October 2020

Business Starter & Franchise Education

Thinking caps come in all shapes and sizes- how the World's fastest-growing children's education franchise can help you achieve your dream

An award-winning tutoring franchise that empower franchisees to achieve their dreams while changing the trajectory of students’ lives.

Speaker

Nigel Mayne, Director of International Franchise Development at Tutor Doctor

12:40-13:10

14 October 2020

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Time for a career change?

Helping successful people change careers and become qualified Financial Planners & Wealth Managers

Speaker

Carole Stubbs, Academy Engagement Manager at St. James’s Place Academy

12:40-13:10

14 October 2020

Keynote

Say yes to progress

Jayne-Anne Gadhia will discuss the events that influenced, shaped and inspired her throughout her career.

Speaker

Jayne-Anne Gadhia, Founder and Executive Chair of Snoop

12:40-13:10

14 October 2020

Women in Tech

Sponsored by Avast

Seminar by Goldman Sachs

Speaker

Amanda Creak, Managing Director, Head of EMEA Technology Risk at Goldman Sachs

13:20-13:50

14 October 2020

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

How to achieve greater confidence in you and your business

How to achieve greater confidence in your business straight away, with a ten step plan to implement the next day.

Speaker

Jamie Fergus Crockett, Founder and CEO of Developing Business Performance

13:20-13:50

14 October 2020

Keynote

Get More Clients Now - How to get more clients without going online

Speaker

Chris & Karene Lambert-Gorwyn, Heart Centred Business

14:00-15:00

14 October 2020

Keynote

Keynote Address: Baroness Brady

Speaker

Baroness Karren Brady CBE, Vice Chairwoman of West Ham FC

14:00-14:30

14 October 2020

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

How to Find Your Passion & Start Earning Money From it

Speaker

Chris & Karene Lambert-Gorwyn, Heart Centred Business

15:10-15:40

14 October 2020

Keynote

People Pleasing, Perfectionism and Impostor Syndrome (and how to overcome them)

In this fun, lively 30 minute seminar, Kim Morgan will share examples and real-life anecdotes about how overdone traits play out in our lives, our relationships and our businesses.

Speaker

Kim Morgan, CEO & Founder of Barefoot Coaching Ltd

15:10-15:40

14 October 2020

Women in Tech

Sponsored by Avast

IBM: Women in Tech

Hear about IBM's proud history of female accomplishments and contributions as well as an overview of some of the enterprise-wide initiatives aimed at helping some of the world's most talented women in tech flourish at IBM.

Speaker

Lee Andrews, Director of Talent Acquisition at IBM

15:10-15:40

14 October 2020

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Intellectual Property Overview for businesses

An overview of Intellectual Property rights and how you can use them to protect the creative elements of your business.

Speaker

Emma Richards, Business Engagement Manager, Intellectual Property Office

15:50-16:20

14 October 2020

Keynote

5 Ways to Create the Career You Really Want

Identify the fulfilling career you would love to do, and create a career you really want?

Speaker

Suzy Walker, Editor-in-Chief of Psychologies

15:50-16:20

14 October 2020

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

How to create a successful online presence for your business or personal brand

Find out how you can easily create your own professional website and market your business effectively with 123 Reg.

Speaker

Camille Simpson, Head of Product Marketing at 123 Reg

15:50-16:20

14 October 2020

Women in Tech

Sponsored by Avast

Personal Branding Simplified

Your personal brand defines what you do and who you are. Kristen McNamara de-mystify Personal Branding so you can approach a return to work, a promotion or a career change with confidence and conviction.

Speakers

Kristen McNamara, Senior Director - Staff Development & Talent Acquisition at Robert Half, Jennifer Holloway, Personal Branding Expert

16:30-17:00

14 October 2020

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

The Power of the Pivot & Processes in the New Normal. How a positive mindset will help you thrive post COVID-19

Mindset, pivoting and processes for businesses post corona and the importance of staying agile and streamlining.

Speaker

Adewale Lawal, Owner & Education Director of AJLS Consultants

16:30-17:00

14 October 2020

Keynote

The Service Business Roadmap - The 3 Phases of Business and what's needed in each Phase to succeed.

Speaker

Chris & Karene Lambert-Gorwyn, Heart Centred Business

12:00-12:50

15 October 2020

Women in Tech

Sponsored by Avast

Women in Tech Panel

Speaker

Beckie Taylor, CEO and Co Founder, Tech Returners

10:00-10:30

15 October 2020

Keynote

Diversify: Six Degrees of Integration

Learn about six revolutionary steps to help you and your business overcome unconscious bias. This session will help you become part of a better society.

Speaker

June Sarpong OBE, Director of Creative Diversity at the BBC

10:00-10:30

15 October 2020

Women in Tech

Sponsored by Avast

WFH not WTF

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Speaker

Jaya Baloo, Chief Information Security Officer at Avast

10:00-10:30

15 October 2020

Business Starter & Franchise Education

How to own your self-limiting beliefs ... so that they don't own you!

Award-winning entrepreneur Sarah King shares 5 steps to changing your self-limiting beliefs to build the business you dare to dream about.

Speaker

Sarah King, co-Founder of we are radikl

10:00-10:30

15 October 2020

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Maximising the potential of your female talent pipeline

Join this seminar to hear Jacqueline share how she has guided a range of global companies to successfully attract, retain, and promote their future female leaders.

Speaker

Jacqueline Frost, Creative Director of Elevate Talent

10:40-11:10

15 October 2020

Business Starter & Franchise Education

How I conquered the Imposter Syndrome

Overcoming imposter syndrome and chasing new opportunities with a global brand. Shafali left her corporate career and is now training to become a McDonald’s Franchisee. Come and hear her story.

Speaker

Shafali Shown-Keen, Franchisee of McDonalds

10:40-11:10

15 October 2020

Women in Tech

Sponsored by Avast

Benefits of networks, mentors and advocacy for women in tech

This session features three women revealing their journeys into tech, how technology has advanced their businesses, the role of women in tech and what the future holds.

Speakers

Chair: Emma Gregan, Compute & Networking Specialist / DWEN Ireland Chapter Lead at Dell Technologies

Emma Gregan, Compute & Networking Specialist / DWEN Ireland Chapter Lead at Dell Technologies, Anna Jordan, Co-Founder & Operations lead at Alchera Technologies, Jackie Cuyvers, CEO at Convosphere, MBA

10:40-11:10

15 October 2020

Keynote

How to attract diverse talent into your business

An informative presentation with key tips to attract, retain and develop diverse talent within your business, along with recommendations to support individual career growth.

Speaker

Scarlett Allen-Horton, Founder of Harper Fox Partners and BBC Apprentice Finalist 2019

10:40-11:10

15 October 2020

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Financial Planning for extraordinary business women

The session highlights the areas of financial advice that every business owner should incorporate into their business plans.

Speaker

Samantha Kaye, Financial Adviser, Wellesley Wealth Advisory

11:20-11:50

15 October 2020

Keynote

Be Your Authentic Self

Arguing that conformity is not the answer, Perminder lays out her manifesto for change and shares an honest account of her path to success.

Speaker

Perminder Mann, CEO of Bonnier Books UK

11:20-11:50

15 October 2020

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Establishing Real Customer Success: how to grow revenue with the customers you already have

Practical ways to grow revenue by identifying, prioritizing and nurturing your most profitable customers.

Speaker

Harriet Ansell, Customer Success Manager EMEA at Maximizer CRM

11:20-11:50

15 October 2020

Women in Tech

Sponsored by Avast

My new adventures in Data

Join Lucy for a fireside chat talking about her 20 year career at Sky and why Data is crucial for today’s businesses. Lucy will reflect on how her team adapted throughout the Coronovirus pandemic and lessons she’ll be taking forward to the new way of working. Lucy will also touch on the importance of creating diverse teams and what Sky is doing to help support diversity in the Technology industry.

Speaker

Lucy Thomas, Chief Data Officer at Sky

12:00-12:30

15 October 2020

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Imposter to Invincible

Speaker

Harriet Waley-Cohen, Leadership Coach

12:00-12:30

15 October 2020

Keynote

The Power of Profile

Speaker

Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director of WeAreTheCity

12:00-12:30

15 October 2020

Business Starter & Franchise Education

Starting up with the Start Up Loans

Thinking of starting up? Find out about support available through the Start up Loans scheme, part of the British Business Bank.

Speaker

Louise McCoy, Commercial Director at British Business Bank

12:40-13:10

15 October 2020

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Getting Paid on Time

The Small Business Commissioner was created to support small business tackle the scourge of late payment, ensuring they are paid promptly.

Speaker

Suzanne Burke, Head of Operations, Small Business Commissioner

12:40-13:10

15 October 2020

Women in Tech

Sponsored by Avast

Seminar by BAE Systems

12:40-13:10

15 October 2020

Keynote

From foodbank to Forbes

Join Author, Speaker and Instagram Expert Estelle Keeber as she shares her inspirational story of how she went from foodbank to Forbes – Turning passion into profit.

Speaker

Estelle Keeber, Founder of Immortal Monkey and Cofounder of MIBA

13:20-13:50

15 October 2020

Keynote

Heart Centred Sales - How to better serve your clients and make more money

Speaker

Chris & Karene Lambert-Gorwyn, Heart Centred Business

13:20-13:50

15 October 2020

Women in Tech

Sponsored by Avast

Re-imagining Customer Experience…..finding Talent to Transform!

Hear the story of Cirrus, co-founded by a female entrepreneur – how we grew from 3 to 60 and now disrupt the contact centre market with ground breaking technology.

Speaker

Nikki de Kretser, General Manager at Cirrus

13:20-13:50

15 October 2020

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Taking the Entrepreneurial Leap - how an MBA can transform your career path

How an MBA has the ability to transform your career path - the realities of what an MBA is really like and how to balance studies with family life

Speaker

Fiona Sweny, Founder of Ingo Health

14:00-15:00

15 October 2020

Keynote

Keynote Address: My Life - Against All Odds - From madness to mindfulness

Speaker

Ruby Wax OBE, Mental health campaigner

14:00-14:30

15 October 2020

Women in Business

Sponsored by Dell Technologies

Money Mindset! - How to make more & keep more in a heart centred way

Speaker

Chris & Karene Lambert-Gorwyn, Heart Centred Business

15:10-15:40

15 October 2020

Keynote

Time vs Money - How to have more of both when running your own business!

Speaker

Chris & Karene Lambert-Gorwyn, Heart Centred Business

15:10-15:40

15 October 2020

Women in Tech

Sponsored by Avast

Seminar by TalkTalk