Sustaining Culture Change: Promoting diversity in the workplace & beyond

Sustaining Culture ChangePromoting diversity in the workplace & beyond

17th February 2016 Registration at 17.30 Speakers 1800 
Medical Lecture Theatre 1, University of Sheffield Medical School, S10 2RX


It is increasingly recognised that creating an open and supportive culture within organisations leads to improved working environments for both women and men, and in the NHS can lead to improved patient care and safety. Sustaining change can be challenging. The NHS has a predominately female workforce, how do we ensure that the culture within the NHS recognises, supports and encourages talent?
Join us for an evening of inspiring women who are helping to promote gender equality through culture change within society and the NHS.
Listening to their thought-provoking stories and experiences then join us for an informal networking session with opportunities to discuss supporting and sustaining culture change in the NHS.

Clare Marx CBE, DL, MBBS: President of the Royal College of Surgeons
Clare is an orthopedic surgeon at Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust. Clare was elected the first female President of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2014. The low numbers of women entering surgical training is an area that Clare is working to improve. We will hear her experience of becoming a leader in surgery. Clare will share her knowledge on helping to change culture in the NHS to promote gender equality, with particular focus on sustaining the pipeline of female surgeons and women leaders.

Caroline CriadoPerez, Author, Journalists and Feminist Campaigner
Caroline became publicly known following her to campaign to ensure that women continued to be represented by the Bank of England on sterling notes. She has recently written a book called ‘Do it like a woman..and change the world’. She also won the Liberty Human Rights Campaigner of the Year Award 2013. Caroline will share with us the imperative for culture change for gender equality in society and how the use of social media, networks and belief in the future vision can sustain change.

Registration with refreshments 5.30pm – 6pm
6.00pm – 6.15pm Welcome
6.15pm – 6.50pm Clare Marx
6.50pm – 7.25pm Caroline Criado-Perez
7.30pm Networking in Café 1828

Chairs: Jenna Fielding and Claire MacDermott, Leadership Fellows

Best wishes
The SWiM team

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