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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.
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
Moderated by Emily Almond, Executive Director, Global Solutions, Willis Towers WatsonEleanor Blagbrough, Investment Director, ECI PartnersZoe Clements, Partner, Palatine Private Equity Liz Jones, Partner, LivingbridgeCathrin Petty, European Healthcare Chief, CVC Capital Partners
10:15Unconscious 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
Moderated by Felicia de Laat, Partner, Mourant Ozannes L.P.Jennifer Barker, Head of Human Resources for EMEA, The Carlyle GroupYasmine Chinwala, Partner, New FinancialMarjorie 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
12:05Panel discussion: The venture capital and private equity managers’ perspective
Moderated by Deborah Sayagh, Senior Business Development Manager, InvestecPaul Shea, Co-Founder, Beechbrook CapitalChristian Strain, Managing Director, Summit PartnersAndrew Garside, Partner, LivingbridgeStuart 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
Moderated by Kate Ashton, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton Farah Buckley, Executive Director, AdveqKathleen Bacon, Managing Director, HarbourVestMichael Collins, CEO, Invest EuropeSimon 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 VenturesTravis 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
8 Northumberland AvenueLondonWC2N 5BY
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Exclusive to BVCA Members - OPEN TO MEN AND WOMENMember £495.00 + VAT Per Place
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Due to the social distancing measures currently in place for COVID-19, BVCA events are currently being rescheduled. A programme of webinars and digital events is now available and further sessions are being developed, please view the events calendar for further details or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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