Professionals

TRACK 1 - Professional Delegates

08:30 – 09:30     Registration, exhibition & networking


09:30 – 09:40    Welcome to Inspire Summit
Host Marverine Cole, journalist and broadcaster


09:40 – 10:00     From the suffragettes to today: A reflection on the role of women in industry over the last 100 years
Emma Richman, director of assets, Great Places Housing Group


10:00 – 10:30     Gender matters: The business case for gender parity and how we can achieve it
Marverine Cole (chair)
Panellists:
Laura Bell, graduate project manager, Arcadis
Jane Entwistle, technical director, Thomasons
Dr David Hancock, construction director, Infrastructure and Projects Authority, Cabinet Office
Kat Healey, training manager, Seddon
Bridget Jackson, head of benefits management, HS2


10:30 – 11:00     Time to face the change: How workplace culture needs to evolve
Dr Pragya Agarwal, creative and social entrepreneur


11:00 – 11:20     Coffee, exhibition and networking


11:20 – 11:50     Building dreams: How do we change the image of construction to appeal to the next generation?
Sponsored by
Galliford Try Partnerships

Maria Coulter, construction coach (chair)
Panellists:
Anna Davies, director, David Miller Architects
Dr David Hancock, construction director, Infrastructure and Projects Authority, Cabinet Office
Kathryn Lennon-Johnson, founder, Built Environment Skills in Schools


11:50 – 12:10     A class act: Why we need role models and how we engage with schools and parents
Liz Forrester, education director, Class of your Own
Jo Hall, Deputy Head of Engineering at Riverside College and Cronton Sixth Form
Julia Brunning, Teacher of DEC, London Legacy Development Corporation


12:00 – 12:40     Working 9-5: Can flexible working help to attract and retain talent?
Karen Armitage, CEO, Stafford and Rural Homes (chair)
Panellists:
Michelle Hands, project manager
Rebecca Hartshorn, preconstruction manager, Sisk Group
Kate Ives, development director, Wates
Lisa Raynes, director, Pride Road Architects


12:40 – 13:30     Lunch, exhibition and networking


13:30 – 14:00     Educate to eradicate: How can we combat discriminatory behaviour in the workplace?
Marverine Cole (chair)
Panellists:
Harish Bhayani, senior partner, PRM Diversity Consultants
Paul Chandler, Group Managing Director - Construction Group, Wates
Monika Slowikowska, MD, Golden Houses Developments
Barbra CarlisleDiversity and Inclusion Lead, Arcadis UK


14:00 – 14:40     Man up: How men can be allies and help to increase gender parity
Emma Nicholls, director, Your Red Dress (chair)
Panellists:
Nigel Wilson, CEO, Wythenshawe Community Housing Group
Paul Chandler, Group Managing Director - Construction Group, Wates
Duncan Williams, regional director for housing, Seddon


14:40 – 15:00     Bridging the gap: The gender pay gap and implementing equal pay
Sponsored by
Women in Roofing
Livia Williams (chair) Co Founder, Women in Roofing
Panellists:
Harish Bhayani, senior partner, PRM Diversity Consultants
Helen Yeulet, skills delivery director, Finishes and Interiors Sector Ltd
Sharon Slinger, director, Constructing Rainbows


15:00 – 15:20     Coffee, exhibition and networking


15:20 – 15:50     Resilience training workshop
Caroline Dakin, founder, Caroline Dakin Associates


15:50 – 16:30     Keynote speaker, Barbara Res


16:30 – 16:40     Closing Remarks/Conference Close