Celebrating International Women’s Day – 5 March, 2020
Location: London, UK
Willis Towers Watson HQ
From Bias to Thriving: Women, Leadership and Better Wellbeing
True change starts with genuine and intentional collaboration. That’s why we are inviting company leaders, advocates for women, and students to lend your voice and experiences to a conference dedicated to raising the bar for women’s mental wellness, promoting equity for women at work, and eliminating the gender-wage gap in London on International Women’s Day!
Hosted by GW4W, you will have the opportunity to gain the foresight you’ll need for greater resilience for you and your organization. Our strength is bringing together unconnected parts to accelerate positive change for women through our data and connections.
We’ve carefully curated a group of cross disciplinary voices that include top business leaders, academics, and research-based experts who don’t just “talk” about wellness and gender equity but will bring action-based solutions to narrow the gap and help female leaders thrive. Our speakers include: Dr. Dale Atkins, Chetan Bagga, Dr. Verity Brown, Tangy Morgan, Oana Neumayer, Leo Nicholas, Dr. Susan Nicholson, and Asif Sadiq.
Why is this conversation important?
Less than 6% of all health research funding goes specifically to women’s health. Proceeds from this event will be used for much needed health research, and development of more strategic solutions to address this gap and to deliver resources to business and community leaders. Sponsors will be listed as a contributor to the research. Our research partner is SHINE, The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
World Health Organisation – Mental Health/Wellbeing and the Gender Gap
Gender is a critical determinant of mental health and mental illness. The morbidity associated with mental illness has received substantially more attention than the gender specific determinants and mechanisms that promote and protect mental health and foster resilience to stress and adversity.
Gender determines the differential power and control men and women have over the socioeconomic determinants of their mental health and lives, their social position, status and treatment in society and their susceptibility and exposure to specific mental health risks.
Depression is not only the most common women’s mental health problem but may be more persistent in women than men. More research is needed to better understand why.
Dr. Dale Atkins is a licenced psychologist, PhD and is the author of seven books, including her most recent, “The Kindness Advantage.” She is a lecturer and keynote speaker as well as a recurrent guest expert in the U.S. media. She frequently appears on U.S. NBC-TV’s “The Today Show” and CNN’s Headline News.
Chetan Bagga, Founder of Archetype Solutions Group, a Venture Capital firm that partners with mid-market enterprises to incubate disruptive product, operations, and distribution solutions. Chetan has been an early supporter and advocate for GW4W.
Tangy C Morgan MSc, CII, is Senior Advisor to the Bank of England and Strategia Worldwide Ltd as Diversity & Inclusion, Technology, Resilience and Governance head. She is also Senior Advisor to the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority focused on capital, liquidity, solvency ratios, governance, senior management and operational resilience as well as internal and external work with banks and insurers operating within the UK. She is a mentor and advisor for technology start-ups and accelerators such as Techstars Barclays Shoreditch London. Ms. Morgan frequently speaks on topics such as operational resiliency, risk management, governance, diversity & inclusion and algorithmic bias.
Dr. Susan Nicholson, a physician and Vice President of Women’s Health for Johnson & Johnson (J & J), is responsible for the development and overarching strategy of J & J for Women’s Health globally. J & J has a long history in mother and baby care dating back to the very early days of the company. Dr. Nicholson is helping J & J with partners around the world to reimagine how to develop and deliver science-based, effective solutions to mothers and healthcare providers to minimise preventable injury.
Leo Alexander Nicholas, Diversity & Inclusion Business Partner for NEST – National Employment Saving Trust of Great Britain. Leo has management of the D & I steering group and works on design and distribution of all trainings for NEST.
Corporate Sponsors – Join us!
GW4W invites sharing of successful gender building and leadership initiatives from our partnering organisations as we collaborate in our shared mission for better mental health and wellbeing.
If your organisation would like to discuss a bespoke/customised partnership, please Contact Us.
Together we can empower more healthy female leadership (at all levels) to close the gender equity gap in the workplace. By addressing key health and wellbeing concerns, we better understand the complexity and can build more sustainable solutions together. We celebrate progress and offer a better future for the next generation of leaders.