Balance in Business:
Who leads? Who 'still' cares?
The CEO's perspective

25 November  |  Digital Event via Zoom  |  18.00-19.30 (UK)


Registration and coffee


Chair’s Opening Remarks

  • Florence Hamilton, Chair ‘Balance in Business’ Initiative, NAA UK VP, Founder Impact Mentoring


Introduction to Executive Keynote and Panel

  • Aparajita ‘Aps’ Ajit, ‘Balance in Business’ Event Lead


Balance in Business – The Executive’s Perspective

  • Charlie Nunn, GMD, Chief Executive, Wealth and Personal Banking, HSBC
  • Cain Ullah, CEO and Co-founder, Red Badger
  • Sally Boyle, International Head of Human Capital Management and member of the European Management Committee, Goldman Sachs
  • Emma Wheeler, Director UBS Global Wealth Management
  • Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, CEO 20-first, leading gender balance Consultant, Author and Executive Coach (Moderator)

Our senior executive panel will discuss their perspectives and experiences including: 

  • What is the role of leaders in driving gender balance? 
  • How can we better engage men to develop high performance diverse organisations?
  • Can gender balance actually create value for businesses?
  • What successes have you had and which difficulties have you faced in implementing gender balance initiatives?

This will lead to an Active Audience Discussion followed by an open Q&A session.


Introduction to The Board’s Perspective

  • Aparajita ‘Aps’ Ajit, ‘Balance in Business’ Event Lead


Balance in Business – The Board’s Perspective

  • Melanie Richards CBE, Deputy Chair KPMG UK and Hamilton Alexander Review Steering Group
  • KP Santosh, Senior Vice President and Board Member, Genpact UK
  • Stanislav Shekshnia, Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
  • Helen Pitcher OBE, Experienced FTSE Chairman, SID, NED, Board Evaluator and Coach (Moderator)

Our Board panel will share their views on a series of topics including:

  • Why promoting women to senior executive positions and Boards is essential to creating shareholder value?
  • What the role of the Board is in influencing the talent pipeline and in addressing the absence of women chairs?
  • Do we need to think far more broadly as digital transformation is likely to alter the entire gender balance landscape?


Chair’s Closing Remarks


Networking Cocktail (drinks and canapes)


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