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Gender Equity Conference: Retaining & Returning Female Talent in Hong Kong

FLEXImums & Back to Work Hong Kong

Thursday, 29 September 2016 from 08:30 to 17:00 (HKT)

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This discounted ticket gives the early buyers a 10% discount. Only 50 tickets available for early bird action. This counts for male and female corporate professionals. At the entrance a business card will need to be presented. Should you have any questions, you can contact the organisers directly via info@fleximums.com
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The afternoon-only ticket gives you access to the panel focused on Returning Female Talent and the networking session following the panel. The Women Panel which takes place over the lunch break can also be attended with this ticket. This ticket gives access to those that are representing an organisation or company. At the entrance a business card will need to be presented. Should you have any questions, you can contact the organisers directly via info@fleximums.com
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This ticket gives access to professional women who are looking for companies supporting gender equity arrangements and women looking to return to work. This ticket gives a 50% discount on the 2nd ticket; bring a friend and pay 1500HKD for 2 tickets instead of 2000HKD.
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GENDER EQUITY: RETAINING & RETURNING FEMALE TALENT IN HONG KONG

Thursday, 29 September 2016 at Butterfields, Tai Koo Place, Quarry Bay

For the first time a unique conference will be held on the gender equity effort in Hong Kong. This conference is for both organisational representatives interested in what can be done and individuals who are seeking a role with an employer who is actively addressing this issue.

International gender equity experts, senior representatives of organisations who have made changes to improve gender balance and professional women will openly discuss how to improve gender balance and women in leadership in Hong Kong. The situation in Hong Kong has been static for a while – how can this be improved?

Four panels will showcase what has and can be done to change corporate culture, structure and hiring processes to enable organisations to become more gender-diverse at all levels in the organization. This is a challenging issue with no one answer, so come to learn and contribute your own experience and view.

 Retaining Female Talent:

Senior Executives from American Express, KPMG, Telstra and Zurich Insurance will speak openly during the panel discussion about the initiatives their corporations have taken in order to create an attractive workplace for their employees in Hong Kong. They have been able to retain senior female talent throughout the years by launching efficient initiatives that have led to be an employer offering good work-life balance.

Returning Female Talent:

There are many reasons for women to take a break from the workforce, the most common one being children. Re entering the workforce is not always easy because traditional recruitment patterns don’t work well for these women. In order to initiate change, companies like AXA, Bernstein, Bank of America Meryll Lynch and Kering Group have been working hard to make change to recruitment strategies and looking at different approaches to assist those who have taken a break reintegrate into the workforce.. Meet Senior Executives from the above companies during their panel discussion.

Keynote Geoff Wilson, International Ambassador of Male Champions of Change & COO APAC of KPMG HK will introduce Male Champions of Change, launched in Australia in 2010 when a group of senior men met with Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick to explore the idea of a group focused on increasing women’s representation in leadership. The heart of The Male Champions of Change strategy involves men of power and influence forming a high profile coalition to achieve change on gender equality issues in organisations and communities. They are now working on setting up a Male Champions of Change Asia Pacific.

“What women want”

It’s not all about the employer… Suzanne Price, MD of Price Global, a leading organisation in the field of diversity, inclusion and unconscious bias, will interview a diverse panel of female professionals who have taken a break from work, continued with their career after maternity leave or who are having to face similar decisions in the future. They will share their experience and insights into the factors that shaped their decisions and what organisations could do that would make a difference.

Community partners

There are many individuals and organisations who work passionately on supporting gender equity in Hong Kong & Asia. Meet representatives from Price Global, Community Business, Male Allies and The Women’s Foundation and found out how with less money but a lot of drive they work with organisations and individuals to drive improvements in gender balance, particularly in leadership roles, within the region.


Conference details:

Theme: Gender Equity – Retaining & Returning Female Talent in Hong Kong

Date: Thursday, 29 September 2016 

Location: Butterfields, Tai Koo Place, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

Check our blog for more details on the panelists.

Attendee profile: This event will be attended by Business and Team Leaders, Leadership team, Diversity & Inclusion team, Senior Human Resources, Chief Operation Officers as well as professional women. 

If you have any questions, you can contact Marie Swarbreck via genderequityconference@fleximums.com


With the support of:

Thought Leadership Partner:

Community Business 



 

Supporting partners:

Australian Chamber of Commerce
Auscham  

Back To Work Hong Kong


British Chamber of Commerce 

Ellevate

FLEXImums
 
Price Global

The Women's Foundation 


Women in Law Hong Kong
 
 
Sponsors:


  • Lynne Barry

    Lynne Barry

    Telstra

    Global Head of Learning and Development

  • Sarah Bower

    Sarah Bower

    KPMG

    Senior Deal Advisory Partner & In House Legal Counsel.

  • Laura Nelson Carney

    Laura Nelson Carney

    co-President

    Ellevate’s Hong Kong chapter

  • Geoff Wilson - Male Champions of Change

    Geoff Wilson - Male Champions of Change

    KPMG

    Chief Operating Officer, APAC

  • Beth Ann Day

    Beth Ann Day

    Bernstein

    Chief Talent Officer, Global Director of Research

  • Stuart Harrison

    Stuart Harrison

    AXA Hong Kong

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Jo Hayes

    Jo Hayes

    The Women's Foundation

    Director of Pipeline Initiatives

  • Brian Henderson

    Brian Henderson

    COO, Baker & McKenzie

    Co-Chairman, TWF Male Allies

  • Kabir Julka

    Kabir Julka

    American Express

    Vice President & Head of Human Resources, Asia

  • Trish Meecham

    Trish Meecham

    Director

    Talent and Development, Talent Gap (HK) Ltd and Justice Centre Hong Kong Ltd.

  • Fern Ngai

    Fern Ngai

    Community Business

    CEO

  • Alessandro Paparelli

    Alessandro Paparelli

    Kering Group

    Vice President of Human Resources

  • Suzanne Price

    Suzanne Price

    Price Global

    President and Managing Director of Inclusion and Diversity Consulting, Training and Coaching

  • Liam Quinn

    Liam Quinn

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    Asia Pacific Preparedness and Response Executive

  • Marc Scheidegger

    Marc Scheidegger

    Zurich Insurance & EDGE Representative

    Chief Claims Officer, General Insurance Hong Kong

  • Anna Stephenson

    Anna Stephenson


    Co-Chair of Women in Finance


 

Full Conferene Programme

 

8:30 – 9:00: Registration

9:00 – 9:10: Welcome Remarks

9:10 – 10:15: 

Headline Speaker: Suzanne Price, Director & Founder Price Global (Top 10 Consultant in The Economist Global Diversity List 2015)

“We know about unconscious bias – but what do we do?”

10.15-10.30: Break

10:30 – 12:00    

Panel 1: Engaging Women & Women in Leadership    

- Marc Scheidegger, Chief Claims Officer, Zurich Insurance & EDGE Cert. representative
- Lynne Barry, Global Head of Learning and Development, Telstra
- Sarah Bower, Partner, Chief Legal Counsel, China, KPMG
- Kabir Julka, Vice President & Head of Human Resources, Asia, American Express (AMEX) 
 
Moderator: Trish Meecham, Director, Talent and Development, Talent Gap (HK) Ltd and Board Director, Justice Centre Hong Kong Ltd.

 

12:00-12.30: Networking Q&A

12:30 – 13:45: Lunch – including special panel                            (light lunch options provided)

Panel 2: Women’s panel: ‘What women want’

- Returner – short break: Lisel Varley
- Returner – long break: Rebecca Clayton
- Gen-Y – Eliza Mathews
- Stayer – Sam Gaudois

Moderator: Suzanne Price, Director & Founder, Price Global

13:45 – 14:30: Headline Speaker: Geoff Wilson, International Ambassador, Male Champions of Change and Chief Operating Officer, KPMG Asia Pacific

‘What can men do?’ 

14:30 – 15:45

Panel 3: Returning Women – bringing female talent back into the workforce

- Beth Ann Day, Chief Talent Officer, Global Assoc. Dir. of Research, AB Bernstein
- Alessandro Paparelli, Vice President of Human Resources, Asia Pacific, Kering
- Stuart Harrison, Chief Executive Officer, AXA Hong Kong
- Liam Quinn, APAC Head of Business Continuity & Recovery, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Moderator: Anna Stephenson, Chief Executive Officer, Inflection Point Solutions Limited and Co-Chair of Women in Finance Asia

 

15.45 – 16.15: Break & networking Q & A

16. 15 – 16.55

Panel 4: Supporting partner panel

“Who else can help”

- Fern Ngai, Chief Executive Officer, Community Business
- Jo Hayes, Director of Pipeline Initiatives, The Women’s Foundation
- Laura Nelson Carney, Co-Chair of Ellevate HK and Senior Research Analyst, Asia-Pacific Healthcare, AB Bernstein
- Brian Henderson, Co-Chair, The Women’s Foundation Male Allies Initiative and Chief Operations Officer, Baker & McKenzie Asia

Moderator: Caroline Carson, Founder, Back to work Hong Kong

 

16.55-17.00: Conference close

17.00 – 18.00: Networking drinks with special guests from Morgan Stanley Return to work program

Do you have questions about Gender Equity Conference: Retaining & Returning Female Talent in Hong Kong? Contact FLEXImums & Back to Work Hong Kong

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Butterfields
2F, Dorset House, Taikoo Place
979 King's Road
Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, 香港島
Hong Kong SAR China

Thursday, 29 September 2016 from 08:30 to 17:00 (HKT)


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FLEXImums & Back to Work Hong Kong

Back to Work Hong Kong

In 2015 Caroline Carson set up Back to work Hong Kong to offer a range of short programs and personal coaching to assist anyone wanting to return to the workforce.

The aim is to provide a structured and supportive environment for individuals to determine their career goals and then go out and achieve them. This was extended in 2016 to assist organisations who wish to attract returnees and BTWHK also offers short programs and coaching to employees.


FLEXImums

FLEXImums stands for mums who want to work! We offer flexible work arrangements for mothers looking for a better work-life balance.

FLEXImums was established during 2015 by Marie Swarbreck with the vision to empower and connect working mothers and mothers returning to work with full-time and part-time jobs.

We offer recruitment and consulting services as well as back to work programs in collaboration with BTWHK.

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