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Event Date

24 May 2017

Additional Info

Event Location

, 8 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BY View on map

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Breaking Barriers

Overview

Open to men and women, the Women in Private Equity & Venture Capital Forum returns on 24 May at 8 Northumberland Avenue as the BVCA continues to promote gender diversity in the industry.

The forum is a platform for over 200 men and women to discuss candidly how we can increase the participation of women in the industry and encourage greater representation of women in senior roles. We are pleased that Level 20 will be collaborating with us on the day, which combines expert speakers with premium networking opportunities.


Please click here to view a list of companies attending the Breaking Barriers Forum

Agenda

08:00
Registration and networking breakfast

09:00
Welcome address

Helen Steers, BVCA Chair 2017/18, Level 20 Co-Founder, Partner and Head of European Primary Investment at Pantheon

09:10
Introduction to the day and the BVCA activities

Gurpreet Manku, Assistant Director General and Director of Policy, BVCA

09:30 
Panel discussion: Career pathways

  • Insights from senior professionals in investment teams
  • Career backgrounds and progression
  • Firm culture and the deal/transactions environment
  • Q&A

Moderated by Emily Almond, Executive Director, Global Solutions, Willis Towers Watson
Eleanor Blagbrough, Investment Director, ECI Partners
Zoe Clements, Partner, Palatine Private Equity
Liz Jones, Partner, Livingbridge
Cathrin Petty, European Healthcare Chief, CVC Capital Partners

10:15
Unconscious bias - an introduction

Louise Weston, Managing Psychologist, Pearn Kandola

10:35 
Refreshment break

11:05 
Panel discussion: Learning from other industries: how wider business is approaching gender diversity

  • How different industries, including sectors within financial services are seeking to address low levels of female representation and participation
  • Government and industry initiative to improve the executive pipeline
  • Q&A

Moderated by Felicia de Laat, Partner, Mourant Ozannes L.P.
Jennifer Barker, Head of Human Resources for EMEA, The Carlyle Group
Yasmine Chinwala, Partner, New Financial
Marjorie Strachan, Global Head of Inclusion, RBS

11:50
Level 20: Update from the Chair

Jennifer Dunstan, Level 20 Co-Founder and Chair, Partner and Head of Fund Investor Relations, 3i

12:05
Panel discussion: The venture capital and private equity managers’ perspective

  • Approach taken by firms to recruitment and retention of women
  • Expectations for promotion to the management team
  • Structural barriers and addressing these (e.g. size of firm, entry level requirements)
  • The role of men in the gender diversity discussions
  • Q&A

Moderated by Deborah Sayagh, Senior Business Development Manager, Investec
Paul Shea, Co-Founder, Beechbrook Capital
Christian Strain, Managing Director, Summit Partners
Andrew Garside, Partner, Livingbridge
Stuart Veale, Managing Partner, Beringea 

12:50
Lunch and networking

14:00
Women and angel investing

Jenny Tooth OBE, Chief Executive, UK Business Angels Association

14:20
Panel discussion: The investors’ perspective

  • Diversity in the context of fund manager selection/due diligence
  • Perception of the industry and effect on recruitment and retention levels
  • Increased diversity and performance
  • Q&A

  • Moderated by Kate Ashton, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton
    Farah Buckley, Executive Director, Adveq
    Kathleen Bacon, Managing Director, HarbourVest
    Michael Collins, CEO, Invest Europe
    Simon Faure, Director M&G Investment Management Limited and BVCA LP Committee Chair

    15:05
    Diversity.VC research on the venture capital industry
    Presentation on new report with Q&A

    Francesca Warner, Associate, Downing Ventures
    Travis Winstanley, Games Investment Director, Catalis Group and Data Project Lead, Diversity VC

    15:45
    Closing remarks

    Tim Hames, Director General, BVCA

    16:00
    Drinks reception

    18:00
    Guest departure


    Location

    8 Northumberland Avenue
    London
    WC2N 5BY


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    Price

    If you would like to register you interest, please email events@bvca.co.uk

    Exclusive to BVCA Members - OPEN TO MEN AND WOMEN

    Member  £495.00 + VAT Per Place

    Bookings are non-refundable. Please see our Terms & Conditions.

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     +44 (0)20 7492 0400

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