The rationale for the event is the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 which paved the way for movement towards equality for women in the workplace. At the event, we celebrate six female professionals working in different sectors, who have each broken down barriers to be successful in their careers. Our six story-tellers will share their personal journeys with the audience in an intimate setting. No notes, no slides and no CV summaries. These are stories from the heart, shared with others to inspire, encourage reflection and maybe generate change?
17:00 - 17:30 Registration
17.30 - 17:40 Welcome by KBS and host of the evening, Lisa Settle
17:40 - 18:00 Education: Karen Cox, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Kent
18:00 - 18:20 Construction: Rachel Sanders, Director Bo Concept Canterbury and Chartered Quantity Surveyor
18:20 - 18:40 Finance: Jenni Adams, Area Director, Kent Corporate Banking, HSBC Plc
18:40 - 19:00 Break
19:00 - 19:20 Law: Caroline Armitage, corporate lawyer, Girlings Solicitors
19:20 - 19:40 Creative Sector: Mehjabeen Patrick, CFO Creative England
19:40 - 20:30 Networking
The event is FREE but spaces are limited so please register in time. We look forward to welcoming you to the Gulbenkian Theatre on Thursday 26 September from 17:00 hrs onwards.