Global Women's Executive Summit

Owning our future

Thursday, 8 November – Claridge's – London

6:15 pm Reception and Networking
7:20 pm Dinner

7:30 pm Opening remarks
7:40 pm Keynote address
Ruby Wax, comedian and mental health campaigner

Friday, 9 November – Claridge's – London

8:30 am Registration and breakfast      

9:00 am Opening remarks
9:10 am Fireside chat: What does the future hold for business?
Carolyn Fairbairn, Director-General, Confederation of British Industry
9:45 am Panel: Owning our future
Risa Goluboff, Dean, University of Virginia School of Law
Samallie Kiyingi, General Counsel, African Export Import Bank
Shannon Thyme Klinger, Group General Counsel, Novartis

10:45 am Networking break

11:15 am Panel: The Patchwork Foundation
11:50 am Fireside chat: Old vs new economy
12:30 pm Fireside chat
Cressida Dick, Commissioner, Metropolitan Police

1:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm Discussion: Tech and innovation
Helen Hayes, Legal Director for Northern & Eastern Europe, Uber
2:50 pm Discussion: Diversity and inclusion
Funke Abimbola MBE, Solicitor, Business Leader and Diversity Campaigner
Kyle Williams, Managing Director & Senior Counsel, Goldman Sachs

3:40 pm Closing keynote 
Kirsty Wark, Journalist and presenter, BBC
4:15 pm Closing remarks
4:20 pm Cocktail reception