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Building on the success of previous events for women, LGBT and minorities, our Breaking Barriers forum now takes a wider look at diversity and inclusion within our industry.
This is an area the entire community needs to address, so join over 200 people for a day of networking and candid discussion to inspire and ignite change. We are pleased that Level 20 and Diversity VC will be collaborating with us on the day, which combines expert speakers with premium networking opportunities.
Three sponsored breakfasts under Chatham House rulePlease note, these breakfast roundtable sessions are by invitation only.
09:30 Welcome Address
Helen Steers, Partner, Pantheon Ventures, BVCA Chair 2017/18, Level 20 Co-Founder
Helen will set out why the forum now covers all aspects of diversity and inclusion in the industry, and why this is a strategic area for the BVCA Council
09:35 Introduction to the day and the BVCA activities
Gurpreet Manku, Deputy Director General and Director of Policy, BVCA
Gurpreet will provide an update on how the BVCA is looking at diversity within its own activities including events, research, outreach and the organisation’s governance
09:40 Keynote interview: Tackling inequality in London’s startup ecosystem
Deborah Okenla, Founder and CEO, YSYS
Interviewed by Anu Adebajo, Investment Manager, British Patient Capital
10:00 Investing into diverse teams
Presentation of the UK venture capital and female founders research
Alice Hu Wagner, MD of Strategy, Economics and Business Development, British Business Bank
Panel discussion with firms reflecting on the research and their investment approach
Moderated by Alice Hu Wagner, MD of Strategy, Economics and Business Development, British Business Bank
Camilla Dolan, Partner, Eka Ventures
William McQuillan, Partner, Frontline Ventures
Camilla Richards, Head of Investor Relations, Atomico
Francesca Warner, Co-Founder, Diversity VC
10:40 Presentation: Wellbeing and mental health in the workplace
Arden Tomison, Founder and CEO, Thalamos
11:30 Workshop: Diversity & inclusionHanna McCloskey, Founder & CEO, Fearless FuturesHanna will address the following points in her session:
– the concept of privilege: what it means and how it plays out in our lives
– visualising the micro everyday instances of inequality in our working lives
– how privilege can innovate our D&I thinking
12:00 Presentation: BVCA and Level 20 research on women in LPs Noelle Buckley, Research Director, BVCA12:05 Panel: The LP perspective
Moderated by Kathleen Bacon, Managing Director, HarbourVest, Level 20 Co-Founder
Louise Boothby, Partner, Coller Capital
Ken Cooper, Managing Director, British Business Bank
Gordon McCullough, Head of Talent (Europe), CPPIB
12:35 Panel: What next for firms in the industry?
Senior figures in the industry sharing plans to improve diversity within their own firms and perspectives on their careers (what it takes to succeed)
Moderated by Tim Farazmand, Chairman, Palatine Impact
Johanna Barr, Managing Director, Advent International
Reece Chowdhry, Founder and CEO, RLC Ventures
Antje Hensel-Roth, Senior Manager Director HR, ICG
Neil MacDougall, Chairman, Silverfleet, BVCA Vice Chair 2019/20
13:05 Fireside chat: BVCA and UKBAA association alliance
Tim Hames, Director General, BVCA
Jenny Tooth, Chief Executive, UKBAA
13:20 Closing remarks
Tim Hames, Director General, BVCA
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Members - advisers and banks £495 +VAT
Members - GPs and LPs £180 +VAT
Non-members: Please enquire by emailing Jack Hughes
Due to current concerns surrounding the potential spread of the coronavirus BVCA events are postponed until the end of September and are being rescheduled. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to ask about alternative dates.
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