Women’s Network Conference 2017

Tomorrow’s World, Tomorrow’s People

Tomorrow’s world is fast approaching; bringing with it opportunities, challenges and new perspectives for us all. How are you preparing yourself for the future workplace? How do you think AI will impact your work environment? What might the future hold and how can you adapt?

These questions are only the start of what will be explored as the BAB Women’s Network brings you an all-star line-up of leading female and male executives who are at the forefront of shaping the ways in which the worlds of work, technology, data and people interconnect.  Get a head start in navigating the ever-changing business environment and join us on the 1st of November for our 2017 Women’s Conference. Hear insight, practical tips and real life examples of how you can be better informed and best prepared to leverage opportunities and challenges that arise in your future.



Conference Programme


8:30 am Registration and refreshments

9.00 am Seated for Welcome & Introductory Remarks

Stephen Barter, Co-Chair of the Global Advisory Board, Chicago Booth, and Chairman Real Estate Advisory, KPMG

Wendy Mendenhall, Global Executive In Charge, BritishAmerican Business

9.12 am Introduction from Conference Moderator

Iain Anderson. Executive Chairman, Cicero

9.15 am Keynote remarks from Futurologist

Jacques Bughin, Director, McKinsey Global Institute and Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

9.35 am Keynote Remarks: Baroness Ruby McGregor Smith CBE followed by Q&A

10.00 am AI – Friend or Foe

Amanda Borthwick, Executive Account Partner, IBM

10.30 am How digital technology is transforming the customer experience

Linda Jojo, EVP, Technology and Chief Digital Officer, United

11.00 am Break for refreshments, networking and interactive technology

IBM Technology

United Polaris VR stand

11.45 am Panel discussion: Preparing the Workforce for Tomorrow

Emma Codd, Managing Partner, Talent, Deloitte

Mary Bright, Senior Manager, UK CEO Office, Aviva

Julie Morton, Associate Dean, Career Services and Corporate Relations, Chicago Booth

Steve Lewis, Head of Global Accounts, Search &Staffing, LinkedIn EMEA

12.45 pm Closing remarks

Yvonne Smyth, Chair of BAB Women’s Network, Hays

Event Details:


Wednesday 1 November 2017


8:30am to 2:00pm including a networking lunch



University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Woolgate Exchange
25 Basinghall St.
London EC2V 5HA







Complimentary – In the spirit of collaboration and inclusion we ask
each member to invite a male colleague and a client to join us at this event.

Closest Tube Station: Moorgate, Bank and Mansion House

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Who this event is for:

Women in business
Rising C-suite
Diversity & Inclusion professionals