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31 August, 2018 - 18:58 By Kate Sweeney

Cambridge summit to tackle gender inequality in the workplace

Sarah Howard British Chambers of Commerce

A Cambridge University college is the venue for a conference which will explore the issue of gender inequality at work and create a strategy to tackle the high profile issue.

The Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce event is being hosted by Murray Edwards College on Friday September 14 (10.00am-1.30pm) at which the findings and recommendations of new research undertaken by the college will be revealed.

Open to all, the event will provide a focus on how men and women can work together to champion change in the area of workplace gender inequality which remains a challenge in many organisations.

Speakers include: Fiona Duffy, director of development at Murray Edwards College; Qun Yang, co-founder of Biorbyt Ltd and executive director of Wo+Men's Leadership Centre at the university’s  Cambridge Judge Business School; Anne Bailey, co-founder, Form the Future CIC; and Sarah Howard, vice-president of the British Chambers of Commerce, who will deliver the keynote address at the beginning of the event.

The programme will comprise the benefits of more inclusive cultures; understanding women's (and some men's) issues with workplace culture; looking at individual interventions to tackle gender bias behaviour; building closer relations between men and women; and action points for leaders to model gender-inclusive behaviour and communicate the benefits.

Freya Vaughan, marketing & events officer at Murray Edwards College said: “As a college for women we take the issue of gender inequality very seriously and it is timely that we will be able to present the results of some recent research on this topic.”
The Conference costs £25 + VAT for Chamber members and £32 + VAT for non-members. To register visit www.bit.ly/AuthenticLeadershipConf or call 01733 370809.

• PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS: Keynote speaker, Sarah Howard

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