PANELS WIE SYMPOSIUM 2013

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COMPERE: Margherita Taylor
DJ: Classic & Heart FM
08/03/2013
PANEL: Get On Board

Women may be chipping away at the glass ceiling, but when it comes to elbowing our way into the boardroom, progress is painfully slow. What can be done to change this?

Moderator: Helena Morrissey
Chairwoman 30% Club
Baroness McDonagh
Chairwoman Standard Life
India Gary
JP Morgan
Dame Gail Rebuck
Chairman & CEO Random House
Martha Lane Fox
Co-Founder of Lastminute.com
08/03/2013
9:30 - 10:30 AM
Stage 1



PANEL: Women in media.

The panel will look at the importance of having a diverse group of women present in newsrooms, on air, in print and online, in film, entertainment, and theater, as sources as well as subjects.

Moderator: Kay Burley
Anchor: Sky News
Melanie Leach
MD TwoFour
Katie Taylor
Head of In-House Entertainment BBC
Andrea Wong
President of international production Sony Pictures Television & President of international Sony Pictures Entertainment
08/03/2013
10.30 - 11.30AM
Stage 1
PANEL: Go Fund Yourself

How budding female entrepreneurs can best improve their chances of raising VC and angel funding.

Moderator: Jack Hidary
Founder of Dice.com
Michelle Giddens
CO-Founder of Bridges Ventures
Sian Westerman
CEO Rothschild Bank
Lisa Winning
Founder of HeTexted.com
Sophie Cornish
Founder of "Not On The High Street"
08/03/2013
11.30 - 12.30 PM
Stage 1



LUNCH: 12:30-1:30PM
PANEL: Working Mums - An Everyday Balancing Act

Female entrepreneurs and executives discuss how to successfully balance parenthood and the rigors of running a business.

Moderator: Tania Bryer
Anchor: CNBC HOST
Justine Roberts
CEO & Founder of Mumsnet
Katie Powell
Mamajeanius
Michelle Gayle
Actress & Author
Claire Irvin
Editor-in-Chief / Bauer Media
Sasha Havlicek
CEO Institute of Strategic Dialogue
Rachel Stevens
Singer / Actress
08/03/2013
1.30 - 2.30PM
Stage 1
PANEL: Chromosomes XY - The Men Speak

Women communicate through dialogue, discussing emotions, choices and problems. Males remain action-oriented -- the goal of communication is to achieve something. A discussion with some of the UK most forward thinking men.

Moderator: June Sarpong MBE
WIE Co-Founder & Broadcaster
David Gandy
Supermodel
Ozwald Boateng OBE
Founder of Ozwald Boateng
Peter Thum
Founder of Ethos Water & Fonderie47
Mike Harris
Founder of First Direct & Egg
Dave Berry
DJ: Capital Radio Breakfast
Alastair Campbell
Journalist, Broadcaster and Political Expert
Charlie Siem
Musician
08/03/2013
2.30 - 3.30 PM
Stage 1
PANEL: Can Women Have it All Yet?

Have women been buying into a myth for the past 40 years? Or has the next generation simply lost touch with the ideals of feminism? How would gender equality look in a perfect world?

Moderator: Emma Barnett
Editor of Telegraph Woman
Kelly Hoppen MBE
CEO Kelly Hoppen Interiors & Dragon's Den Judge
Lady Lynne de Rothschild
CEO EL Rothschild
Lynne Franks
Founder of Bhive
08/03/2013
3.30 - 4.30 PM
Stage 1
Lorraine Candy - Digital Innovation Empowers Women.

Lorraine Candy, Editor-In-Chief of ELLE UK, talks about the digital evolution of the world's biggest selling fashion magazine, ELLE, and the impact digital innovation is having on women and enterprise.

Lorraine Candy
Editor-In-Chief of ELLE UK
08/03/2013
4.30 - 4.50 PM
Stage 1
PANEL: MORE THAN WHAT YOU SEE (Presentation is Everything)

Can the way we present ourselves, from demeanour to style to language, have a significant impact on career success or failure?

Melissa Odabash
Founder & CEO Melissa Odabash Swimwear
Tara Smith
Founder Tara Smith Haircare
Gerry DeVeaux
Style Guru & Founder GDX Ltd
Reena Hammer
CEO Urban Retreat
Shingai Shoniwa
Lead Singer Noisettes
Tamzin Merchant
Actress
08/03/2013
4.50 - 5.30 PM
Stage 1
Spotlight - Senior UK Government Cabinet Member 17:30-17:50PM
WIE PRIZE - in association with Smarta.com and Venrex Ventures

Start Up Woman pitch competition

Simon Franks
WIE Chairman & Co-Founder Lovefilms
Shaa Wasmund
CEO & Co-Founder Smarta.com
Luke Johnson
CEO Highrisk Capital & Chairman of Channel 4
Kanya King MBE
Founder & CEO MOBO
Linzi Boyd
Co-Founder & CEO Surgery Communications
Tom Fleming
Partner Venrex Ventures
08/03/2013
17.50 - 6.30 PM
Stage 1
BREAKOUT: Effective Networking

A lot of people hate the word, but networking is the single most valuable skill you need in order to put you on the path to success. Connecting with your people networks save you time, energy, and money.

Carol Stone
Founder of YouGov
08/03/2013
9.30 - 10.30 AM
Screening Room
BREAKOUT: Food. No Reservations

Moderator: Kate Spicer
Author & Sunday Times Style Journalist
Natasha Corrett
Honestly Healthly
Ruthie Rogers
Chef
Vicki Edgson
Nutrition
08/03/2013
13.30 - 14.30 PM
Screening Room
BREAKOUT: Social Media 101.

Social Media is not just about Facebook dramas and picture tagging, if used in the right way you can connect, build and expand your community.

Lisa Goodchild
Founder & CEO DigiWoo
08/03/2013
13.30 - 14.30 PM
Screening Room
BREAKOUT: Healthy Living, Ageless Beauty.

Karen believes in adding in the good stuff before taking away the bad. And 'good stuff' at her healthy living workshop includes mini massages by the COMO Shambhala Urban Escape at the Metropolitan and a wellness hamper from The Organic Pharmacy.

Karen Cummings Palmer
Health & Beauty Expert
08/03/2013
15.30 - 16.30 PM
Screening Room
BREAKOUT: May Cause Miracles.
Gabriel Burnstein
Author & Spiritual Guru
08/03/2013
16.30 - 17.30 PM
Screening Room