London Business School Tenth Annual

"Embracing Change in a Global Environment"


This year's event focuses is on addressing the theme of “Embracing Change in a Global Environment”.  The conference acknowledges that the global financial and economic crisis has led to a radical re-think of organisational management strategies.  The conference has opened the door to debate opportunities for women in the aftermath of the economic crisis and for the future generation of women in business in all sectors of the economy and in society as a whole.

Keynote speakers:

Dr Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice at London Business School

Lynda Gratton is Professor of Management Practice at London Business School and is the founder of the Hot Spots Movement. She is considered one of the world's authorities on people in organizations.  The Times Ranked her as one of the top 20 business thinkers in the world today in 2007 and in 2008 selected her as the business thinker most likely to make a real difference over the next decade.

Helen Alexander, CBE, President of CBI

Helen Alexander, CBE, is President of the CBI, and Chairman of both the Port of London Authority and of Incisive Media. She is a Non-Executive Director of Centrica plc and Rolls-Royce Plc, and Senior Adviser to Bain Capital. Helen is also Senior Trustee of the Tate Gallery, and a Trustee of the World Wide Web Foundation. She was CEO of The Economist Group from 1997 to 2008.

Panel Sessions:

  • Taking the less trodden path: Pursuing non-traditional Careers

  • Success Stories from Emerging Markets: a Woman’s perspective

  • Pushing Boundaries for Women: Experiences from public and private sectors

Panellists include:

  • Dr Heather McGregor, Principal shareholder of Taylor Bennett and columnist

  • Haleh Janani, Emirates Bank

  • LaVerne Council, Corporate VP and CIO at Johnson & Johnson

  • Louise Redmond, HR Director, Bank of England.


Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Regent’s Park
London Business School
London NW1 4RG