Stepping into the Spotlight: International Women’s Day

Inspire Inclusion

The Stepping into the Spotlight series offers mid to senior level adlanders the tools and strategies to help turbo boost your skills and confidence - and in turn, transform your belief in yourself and motivate you to take your career to the next level.

Building on this year’s theme for International Women’s Day - Inspire Inclusion - this edition of Stepping into the Spotlight will focus on the importance of creating an inclusive working environment that fosters a sense of belonging, relevance and empowerment in all women.

Join us to hear from inspirational speakers, receive tangible advice from a panel of industry trailblazers and learn from DE&I experts Fearless Futures in our interactive workshop.

In this workshop, Fearless Futures will introduce you to one of the most important and effective approaches to DE&I: intersectionality, to acknowledge that everyone has their own experience of discrimination. Fearless Futures will take the audience through this powerful tool for change, enabling us to understand how we can - and must - centre intersectionality to inspire inclusion for all women. Not just on International Women's Day, but all year round.


9.00am Breakfast and networking

9.30am Introduction

  • Leila Siddiqi, Director of D&I, IPA

9.40am Keynote: The state of the industry

  • Tabitha Morton, COO, UN Women UK

9.55am Panel discussion: Exploring charisma in female leadership 

  • Nicky Kemp, Editorial Director, Creativebrief (moderator)
  • Zoe Eagle, Creative Agency Co-Chief, Accenture Song
  • Polly McMorrow, CEO, McCann
  • Belinda Surjadi, Client Service Director, We are Futures

10.25am Coffee Break

10.45am Coaching: Inspiring intersectional inclusion

  • Rubie Clarke, Director of Consultancy and Data Solutions, Fearless Futures

11.45am Closing remarks

12.00pm Event ends

More details to follow.

Last updated 16 February 2024