Women in Project Management Conference 2022

Featuring the Think Differently Summit

22 September, London - 8:00-17:00

​Our award-winning Women in Project Management Conference returns this year on Thursday 22 September 2022 at Etc. Venues, 133 Houndsditch, Liverpool Street, London, EC3A 7BX.

There has never been a greater focus on wellbeing in the workplace, but as hybrid working merges our home and work lives, and project deadlines remain unrelenting, how do we maintain a work-life balance in a post-covid world?

The discussions will address the key challenges of modern work, sharing insights from project management experts and providing the opportunity to make new connections in your profession.

The conference will include a Think Differently Summit, which will explore the subject of diversity - its role in teams, the workplace and delivering project success.

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Members: £218.00

Non members: £360.00

Save 50% on your first year of Associate membership - use code APM50 at checkout to join for £71*

Corporate partner employees: £306.00

Students: £25.00 (limited numbers)

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*Offer applies to one year of APM Associate membership only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other. This offer is not available to any member that has lapsed within 30 days. Expires 31 March 2023.

With thanks to our sponsors and exhibitors

HEADLINE SPONSOR

MI-GSO | PCUBED

INTRODUCING OUR OPENING KEYNOTE

Belinda Parmar OBE

Founder and CEO of The Empathy Business

Belinda uses the science of empathy to change the way we lead at work. She changes cultures to bring more empowerment to people’s lives with a focus on belonging and diversity.

Belinda is also the creator of the Global Empathy Index published in the Harvard Business Review which is the first index to measure empathy and inclusion at scale. She works alongside CEOs and leaders of large organisations to transform companies using the power of empathy in a post Covid world.

PROGRAMME

~ Programme subject to change ~

 

TIME (BST)

Women in the Profession - Mental well-being

Think Differently Summit - Diversity and Inclusion
Sponsored by CITI

08:00-09:30

REGISTRATION AND WELCOME REFRESHMENTS

09:30-09:45


WELCOME ADDRESS
Adam Boddison, CEO, APM
Elizabeth Nolan, Senior Legal Project Manager, Sackers (APM Women in Project Management Committee Member)

09:45-10:30


OPENING KEYNOTE
Belinda Parmar OBE, CEO, The Empathy Business

Belinda Parmar is a diversity campaigner. She uses the science of empathy to change the way companies transform their organisations
focusing on leadership, communications, and operations. She created of the Global Empathy Index to measure empathy and inclusion
at scale. Belinda was awarded an OBE in 2015 by the Queen for her services to women in technology.
 

10:30-11:15

THE WORKPLACE WELL-BEING PROFILE

On behalf of the APM WiPM SIG, committee members, Clare Hornsby, Rochelle Sampson-Clarke and Elizabeth Nolan, will share the important tools and will help you create a workplace well-being profile for managing the mental health and well-being of today's project professionals.

*Personal profile: What I'm like
*Wellness management tools
*Wellness indicators and stressors action planning

Speakers: 
Clare Hornsby, Project Manager, BAE Systems Head Office
Rochelle Sampson-Clarke, Estates Project Officer, Solent NHS Trust
Elizabeth Nolan, Senior Legal Project Manager, Sackers

TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP FOR POSITIVE CHANGE - PROMOTING DIVERSITY AND LEVERAGING THE POTENTAI OF A DIVERSE WORKFORCE

Speakers:
Hollie Cregan, Head of Equality, Diversity & FIR, GRAHAM

11:15-11:45

MORNING REFRESHMENTS

11:45-12:45

MENTAL WELL-BEING STRATEGIES FOR PROJECT MANAGERS AND THEIR TEAMS 

The project management profession is renowned for dealing with
fast paced, dynamic workloads. Added to this, the COVID pandemic
has triggered a sudden and fundamental shift in working practices -
bringing a host of new challenges to project managers and their teams.
 

Panellists include:
Chris MacLeod, Project Professional, and Chair, One To One Project
Halle Stewart,
Senior Project Manager, Industrial Science & Technology, Turner & Townsend

DIVERSITY IN TEAMS - EMBRACING DIFFERENCE FOR IMPROVED PERFORMANCE 

Panellists include:
Florence Hanlon, Strategic Advisory Manager, Mace
Sam Olsen, Director of Workplace Transformation, DWP

12:45-14:00

  
LUNCH BREAK
Choose from the following Topic tables:

1) TOP TIPS FOR EARLY CAREERS
Facilitators include:
Daisy Milton, Consultant, Bass Rock Engineering Management Ltd
Bel French, Project Manager, Gleeds Cost Management Ltd

2) MENTORING
Facilitators include:
Caroline Ojo, Project Manager, DMDTS Strategic Solutions
Clare Hornsby, Project Manager, BAE Systems Head Office

3) COMMUNICATION AND MANAGING CONFLICT
Facilitators include:
Marion Thomas, Founder, ExtraordinaryPM
Sharon Nolan, Programme Manager, Bath Swindon Wiltshire, ICB

4) CHAT WITH ChPP's - YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Facilitators include:
Ewelina Kruk, Associate Director, Incendium

5) HOW TO BECOME A D&I AMBASSADOR IN YOUR ORGANISATION, WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

14:00-14:40


 WORK-LIFE BALANCE FOR PRODUCTIVE PROJECT TEAMS

Siân Kitchen, Senior Programme Manager, Health and Wellbeing Programme, NHS England


HAPPINESS IN THE WORKPLACE

Marion Thomas, Founder, ExtraordinaryPM

Based on extensive research, this interactive session will highlight the key findings and what they mean for your team and projects.

14:40-15:40


GENDER EQUALITY -
PAVING THE WAY TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

How we make gender equality a sustainable goal in projects?
Where are the challenges and why? How can organisations encourage senior-level representation?

Panellists include:
Phillippa Groome, Doctoral Researcher, University of Sussex
Neil Simpson, Head of Project Management Delivery, BAE Systems
Lina Söderberg, Lead Engineer, Major Projects, Balfour Beatty
 

STRATEGIES TO PROMOTE INCLUSIVITY

- Inclusive project practices
- Can social sustainability and inclusion be measured - what key performance indicators exist?
- What is the extent of the project manager's responsibility ?
Panellists include:
John Cassidy, BBC News Digital Special Projects Producer
Jenny McLaughlin, Project Manager, Heathrow
 

15:40-16:10

AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS
 

16:10-17:00


MANAGING YOUR CAREER JOUNEY: STORIES FROM WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

Panellists will include leaders who have taken different journeys,
and developed their project management careers
into different directions, raising the bar for the profession. Panelists will also explore the generalist vs. specialist aspect of project management.

Panellists include:
Harriet Clark, Vice President, Sustainment, BAE Systems Air
Karen Elson, Knowledge Director, Co.Cre8, and Industry Champion, Learning Legacy
Amy Morley, Project Management Office Director, HS2

Moderator:
Caroline Ojo, Project Delivery, DMDTS Strategic Solutions

 

17:00-17:30


CLOSING KEYNOTE: 
Championing equality, diversity and inclusion in the project profession

  Karina Singh, Director, Function, Profession and Standards, IPA

17:30-17:40


CLOSING REMARKS
Adam Boddison, CEO, APM

17:40-18:40


DRINKS RECEPTION

 


Could your organisation benefit from sponsoring future events?

There are sponsorship opportunities for thought leadership, increasing brand awareness and networking. We attract a wide range of project professionals from student to ChPP, university to multinational corporation and social care to aerospace. Our attendees are keen to learn, engage with others and expand their networks.

To discuss how event sponsorship opportunities can be tailored to suit your requirements, please contact Kate Ferrier, Sponsorship Manager.

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