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Bright Blue’s Women in work half-day conference provides an opportunity to discuss and champion successes for women in the workplace alongside solutions to the challenges women still face. The half-day conference will begin with a keynote speech from The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, Minister for Women and Equalities.


08.45am Registration

09.00am Introduction by Alexandra Jezeph, Non-Executive Director, Bright Blue

09:05am Keynote speech by The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, Minister for Women and Equalities

10:00am Coffee break

10.30am Panel discussion on ‘Improving employment prospects for women’


  • Jessica Zambrano, Cleaner and representative of Fair Work Campaign, Citizens UK
  • Zamila Bunglawala, Deputy Director, Race Disparity Unit, Cabinet Office and Visiting Fellow, LSE International Inequalities Institute
  • Ruby Peacock Deputy Head of Public Affairs, Federation of Small Businesses
  • Ann Francke CEO, Chartered Management Institute
  • David Isaac CBE Chair, Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Diane Banks Non-Executive Director, Bright Blue (Chair)

11.55am Closing remarks from Rachel Johnson, Non-Executive Director, Bright Blue

12.00pm-13:00pm Networking lunch


Date: Wednesday 21st November, 2018, 08.45 – 13.00

Venue: British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

RSVP: This event is free and open to all, but pre-registration through Eventbrite is required. Please RSVP here.


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