The Modern Woman Show Agenda

An innovative experience which reinvents the traditional business conference to enrich, elevate & support remarkable women achieve their ambitions

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Thursday 25th April, 2024 in London

Key Themes at the Modern Woman Show

Money & Investing – Love it or loathe it

Research highlights that women are generally more risk adverse than men, prompting us to question whether this trait acts as a barrier for women in raising investment and effectively managing their finances. Our experienced panel will explore avenues for boosting women's confidence when making personal investments and discuss strategies to make our money go further on both personal and business fronts.

Women-owned businesses receive less than 1pence for every £1 in VC investment. Our focus shifts to the challenges impeding women from securing more investment, and we explore potential solutions to overcome these hurdles. Simultaneously, we delve into the advantages and disadvantages of organic growth as opposed to pursuing external investment.

Inclusive Evolution: Fostering Positive Change in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Despite positive strides in ED&I, there are numerous areas that require ongoing attention and proactive measures. Ensuring employees are heard and understanding how to communicate our wants and needs is vital for a happier workplace and bolstering staff retention.

We explore how businesses can embrace neurodiverse talent, fostering inclusivity for career success irrespective of background or identity.

Addressing the rising challenges of burnout and loneliness in women, we explore preventatives and remedies for individuals experiencing overwhelm. Additionally, we discuss the sensitive subject of grief addressing situations such as losing a loved one, experiencing miscarriage, or going through divorce. Conclusively, we offer insights into revitalising team passion, empowering both employees and business owners to excel and fulfil their ambitions.

The Mature Workforce – The stuff no one talks about

The Mature Workforce signifies a transformation in our workplaces, influenced by factors like financial considerations, increased life expectancy, and a desire for personal reinvention. We highlight the considerable value this demographic brings, exploring methods to harness their talents and mentor the next generation. This also brings to light the topic around menopause, discussing symptoms, effective management at work, and the essential support women need.

As we navigate life's journey, many become caregivers for aging parents, with the associated strain and concerns impacting our work. In this conversation, we explore coping mechanisms and emphasize the importance of realising that individuals facing these situations are not alone.

Shaping Tomorrow: Advancing Toward Netzero and Beyond

We bring together industry leaders to address the rising concern of talent shortages in the property and construction sectors.

Our discussion focuses on initiatives to attract more women to the industry and ensure their progression into senior and leadership roles. Additionally, we explore the impact of retrofitting on achieving Net Zero targets and improving EPC ratings whilst also addressing associated costs.

Even with the expected decrease in interest rates, we raise the questions as to whether housing can achieve a level of affordability that makes it feasible for a larger portion of the population to enter the property market, shifting the perception of ownership from a luxury to an accessible opportunity.

Driving Innovation, Powering Progress

Even though women often drive household car-buying decisions, it's concerning that only 12% of the UK automotive workforce and 24.7% across Europe is comprised of women. Our expert panel, consisting of industry leaders, will discuss ways to make the sector more attractive to women and explore the challenges they face in progressing to senior roles. Additionally, the panel will examine the influence of technology on the automotive industry during this dynamic and innovative period, looking ahead to the future of electric vehicles and the impact of autonomous driving on our lives.

Global Beats, Global Business: Music as a Universal Language

We bring together leading figures encompassing record labels, technology, artists, radio, and events to illuminate the current challenges facing the music business.

This includes discussions on how artists can enhance their earnings and how emerging talents can break into the scene. We discuss why women are still underrepresented and what is holding back their progress.

Technology has transformed the industry, making music more accessible, but at what cost to the artists, producers, and DJs? Our conversation explores the pros and cons of emerging technology. Additionally, we delve into the intrinsic value of live music experiences and understand how consumers choose to engage with and experience their music.

Workshops

Patricia Seabright, Founder, Archimedes Consulting

A Woman´s Voice: Communicating your wants and needs

What gets in the way in the way of you powerfully articulating what you want / need? This could be from your management, your team in a corporate environment or  your team / customers / investors in an entrepreneurial environment. In this workshop you’ll come away with: An understanding of the subtle unconscious biases that impede your ability to articulate your wants and needs. Tips on how to speak with clarity and natural authority. How to deal with any gender-based criticism of your communication style.

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Paul Hutchinson, Founder, Rockin Social Media Agency

Just how social are you?

Delve into the dynamic world of social media, specifically Instagram. As a seasoned social media expert with over a decade of experience, Paul Hutchinson is here to guide you on a transformative journey towards harnessing the power of social media effectively. In today's digital landscape, understanding the nuances of platforms like Instagram is crucial for business growth and brand visibility. Join Paul as he helps you explore strategies to navigate social media with precision, unlock the secrets to cultivating a loyal following, and propel your business to new heights. Personal branding is not about self-promotion but about showcasing what makes you unique and relatable to your audience, curating content that reflects your brand identity, and engaging authentically to build a strong personal brand. Get ready to elevate your online presence and revolutionise your approach to social media marketing. 

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Speed Mentoring

Looking for that extra guidance and support to take your career or business up a gear? Or perhaps advice around a specific area of your work you want to excel in? Our speed mentoring session is the perfect opportunity to meet with a number of qualified mentors/coaches with various skill sets and industry experience in a relaxed yet professional manner.

Patricia Seabright

Founder, Archimedes Consulting

Patricia has been coaching since 2004 and has worked with hundreds of women (and men) over that time. She is currently undertaking a masters in executive coaching at Ashridge. As a coach she particularly focuses on working with women to help them overcome the challenges they face in the workplace. What she has observed throughout her career is that women can be held back by not recognising the (sometimes subtle) challenges and bias that surround them; these challenges and biases can negatively affect women’s careers, whether they realise it or not. She is passionate about gender balance in the workplace. During lock down, she made good use of her down time by writing a book, “She Said!” about the women being heard, which became an Amazon best seller. Like all executives, the pressure of the workplace for women is often intense and Patricia’s coaching seeks to provide the precious opportunity to have space and support to identify and process all the challenges faced. She supports her clients in formulating and executing plans for personal and professional progress.

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Dr Susan Rose

Founder, Rose and Bloom Coaching

Susan is the founder of Rose + Bloom Coaching. She works with women in mid to senior level positions to support their personal development and growth to achieve their career potential. She also works with female entrepreneurs and SMEs providing business planning for growth. Susan had a career in marketing and media before becoming an academic at Henley Business School where she held senior leadership roles. She continues to work as a coach, academic and writer.

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Mateja Rajacic

Confidence Coach

Mateja is a confidence coach specialising in helping professional and business women have unshakable confidence so that they can calmly and authentically face any challenge and achieve their fullest potential. Mateja is a certified business coach and NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) practitioner with experience in coaching, psychology, spirituality, and trauma healing. She is also a Compassionate Inquiry® trauma healing trainee and Reiki master. Her work is informed by her six-year-long deep personal healing, self-realisation, and self-awareness practice. To empower women in these changing times, Mateja has built a coaching program that enables women’s holistic body/mind/soul transformation. Mateja also holds webinars, talks and workshops in organisations to support their D&I efforts in gender equality and breaking the glass ceiling for female managers and leaders. In her free time, Mateja enjoys yoga and long walks. When it’s rainy, you can find her reading in coffee shops, painting mandalas, learning graphic design, or indulging in hot (dark) chocolate.

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Ian Lyons

Managing Director at Vertical Evolution

As co-founder and developer of a National market leading online legal services company; Ian developed and implemented a million pound plus; industry disruptive sales and marketing strategy. He has mentored and advised 0000's of successful new business start ups from multiple sectors. Implemented the sales strategy for a now successful; regional Accountancy Practice. Founded and developed a niche Debt Management Company from start up to profitable trading company. Re-designed and implemented the business plan to re-establish a key Social Enterprise for a large National Charity.

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Kate Goodwin

Founder, Amplio Coaching

Kate’s forward focus is on her coaching and mentoring business. As an ICF (International Coaching Federation) and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) trained coach, Kate has a track record of delivering transformative coaching for all levels of leadership and management, working across multiple industries, and has recently added go-sober coaching to her credentials. She is the author of an empowerment programme to support anyone who is experiencing a period of change, big or small. She also acts as a tactical thinking partner for business owners and leaders who benefit from a safe space in which to build out the tactics needed to successfully achieve their strategic goals. An experienced non-executive Director with great people and communication skills, Kate has spent 30 years in the automotive collision repair industry and continues to offer strategic support and best practice guidance for businesses operating in the automotive claim and repair arena. Away from work, Kate is mum to two teenagers, a committed runner, and is also the Chair of Trustees at a teaching Academy, a role that she enjoys and has conducted for the last five years.

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Hannah Beko

The Authentic Lawyer Coach

As a practicing commercial property lawyer (and legal business owner) I know very well the pressures and demands inside a legal career. In 2016 I founded Authentically Speaking my training and coaching consultancy for the legal profession. It’s mission is to change the culture in law so that stress isn’t simply accepted as part and parcel of the job and no one is leaving the career they trained so hard to join, because they can’t reconcile their career with their family/life. As the author of The Authentic Lawyer (2022) I am passionate about encouraging more authenticity inside the law for the benefit of clients, firms and lawyers. My mix of training & coaching/mentoring enables my clients to create the careers and lives they want to lead.

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Mary Jarrett

Executive Coach

Mary is a Chartered Accountant, MBA and EMCC accredited coach based in London’s Docklands. She coach’s SME business owners and employed leaders who have fallen out of love with what they do to rekindle their passion, rediscover fun and successfully navigate the constant change that we call life. It all started with a TEDx talk “Becoming Successfully Shy” when she truly understood that it is human connections that make a difference and not just performance targets. Following an extensive corporate career in FTSE 100 companies, Mary is now following her passion helping others achieve their goals. Whether you are already C-suite, have aspirations to get there or want to grow your business to compete with the best in your industry, her finance and IT experience together with her MBA and accounting qualifications will help you get there.

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Tickets

DAY PASS

£210

(Non-Members Second Release)

£100

(Rose Quartz, Sapphire & Emerald Members)

Pass includes:

  • Full access across the day (9am-5pm)
  • Access to keynotes, panel discussions, masterclasses & speed mentoring across the day (9am-5pm)
  • Exclusive networking opportunities
  • Breakfast, lunch, mid-day snacks & refreshments
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Goody bag
FULL DAY PASS

£350

(Non-Members Second Release)

£150

(Rose Quartz, Sapphire & Emerald Members)

Pass includes:

Full access across the day and evening (9am-11pm)

  • Access to keynotes, panel discussions, masterclasses & speed mentoring across the day (9am-5pm)
  • Exclusive networking opportunities
  • Breakfast, lunch, mid-day snacks & refreshments
  • 1 ticket to our exclusive music ball with live artists, DJ’s & entertainment (6:30pm-midnight)
  • Drink on arrival and 2-course gala dinner
  • 1/2 bottle of wine and 1/2 bottle of water on your table
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Goody bag
  • Plus a FREE* 1 year Modern Woman Rose Quartz membership (*worth £250, applies to non-members only).
EVENING PASS

£140

(Non-Members Second Release)

£80

(Rose Quartz, Sapphire & Emerald Members)

Pass includes:

  • 1 ticket to our exclusive music ball with live artists, DJ’s & entertainment (6:30pm-midnight)
  • Drink on arrival and 2-course gala dinner
  • 1/2 bottle of wine and 1/2 bottle of water on your table
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Exclusive networking
  • Goody bag

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