Wednesday 12 December 20129:00am
The Scott Room, The Guardian
King’s Place, 90 York Way
London N1 9GU
We will be asking why there is such a low percentage of women on boards across Europe and how this imbalance can be addressed. Hearing from representatives of countries where quota systems are in place, we will ask whether quotas are the right solution in the UK and Europe.
This conference will include two panels, one focused on the view from abroad and the other on the debate within the UK.
9:00am – 9:30am Refreshments & Registration
9:30am – 11:00am International Panel
Deborah Hargreaves, Founding Director, The High Pay Centre
Richard Emerton, Senior Client Partner & Head, EMEA Board Services, KORN/Ferry Whitehead Mann
Jutta von Falkenhausen, Vice-President, FidAR German Association promoting women on corporate boards
Pierre-Henri Leroy, President, Proxinvest ECGS
Alicia Martìnez Poza, Sociologist and Researcher, Institute of the Spanish General Confederation of Workers’ Commissions
Mari Teigen, Institute for Social Research, Oslo, author of ‘Women on Board: The Norwegian Experience’
11:00am – 11:30am Tea & Coffee
11:30am – 1:00pm UK Panel
Julia Finch, Business Editor, The Guardian
Natalie Bennett, Leader of The Green Party
Rachel Reeves MP for Leeds West
Justine Roberts, Founder & CEO, Mumsnet
Sacha Sadan, Director of Corporate Governance, LGIM
Nadhim Zahawi, Conservative MP for Stratford-upon-Avon, Founder & CEO, YouGov
This event will also be accompanied by the publication of exclusive new research carried out by The High Pay Centre and KORN/Ferry Whitehead Mann.
The event will take place in The Scott Room at The Guardian, map & directions available here.
The conference is free of charge but places are limited.
If you would like to attend, please send us an email.