IWD Panel: How to Take Stock & Invest in Gender Equity with Inspired Search

IWD Panel: How to Take Stock & Invest in Gender Equity with Inspired Search

Friday 8th March at 12pm - Inspired LinkedIn Page

You may have seen that this year, to make our 25th anniversary, Inspired have been running LinkedIn Live sessions each month – ‘Inspired Live’. January’s was on the topic of AI, whilst February’s was on Networking and all are taking place on our company LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/inspired-selection 

We are delighted to say that for March, Inspired Live has been taken over by Inspired Search – the executive search division within Inspired, run by Abigail Barclay. On Friday 8th March – International Women’s Day – we will be bringing to you a discussion on gender equity in the workplace – How to Take Stock & Invest in Gender Equity. We will be speaking to the IWD theme of #InspiringInclusion through taking stock of some of the most inspiring initiatives of the moment, discussing impactful ways in which businesses can invest in gender equity and considering how companies’ most valuable asset – its staff - can effectively influence Boards and Senior Leadership Teams to make change happen.

This session will address:

  • What are some of the current most inspiring initiatives towards gender equity both from within publishing and out of sector?
  • What are the existing boundaries to gender equity in the workplace that necessitate further investment?
  • What does it mean to have an inclusive culture?
  • Practical advice to building inclusive cultures

So if you want to join the conversation of a more gender equitable 2024, sign up for free here: https://www.linkedin.com/events/7170379986992893952/comments/ 

There will also be a Q+A following this session (More details to follow soon).

Abigail will be joined by two fantastic speakers: 

Laura Meyer - CIO|Angel investor|Advisor

Laura Meyer has over three decades of invaluable experience in the world of technology and operations, with a particular focus on leading media industries through transformative change and growth. As Senior Vice President, Technology and Operations for Turner Broadcasting (Warner Discovery), Laura was involved in the launch of multiple TV channels, headed technical due diligence on numerous acquisitions and led a large team of skilled professionals across over 10 departments.  

As Chief Information Officer (CIO) at HarperCollins UK, Laura’s responsibilities extended beyond technology. As a passionate advocate for the environment, Laura played an instrumental role in ensuring that HarperCollins became independently certified as Carbon Neutral. 

Recognising the importance of fostering inclusivity in the workplace, Laura co-founded HarperCollins's Menopause at Work network five years ago, in order to create a supportive environment for women experiencing this transition. HarperCollins UK was among the first non-government organisations to sign the ‘Menopause in the Workplace Pledge’ and Laura played an instrumental role in creating the company's Menopause policy. 

Additionally, Laura was a co-founding member of the women's cross-sector mentoring group, WING, in order to champion the advancement of women across various industries.

Now, as well as an advisor, Laura is a passionate believer and investor in female entrepreneurship, seeking to elevate the profile of female investors in the commercial world. 

Yanmin Zhuchen-Mander

Yan (she/her) is Senior Marketing Manager at John Murray Press, Hachette UK and is the Head of Operations for The FLIP, a non-profit platform that aims to inspire people in publishing. Driven by a commitment to intersectionality, diversity and transparency, The FLIP helps to empower future leaders and facilitate important conversations whilst working with other industry organisations like The Bookseller, The Women’s Prize Trust, Publisher’s Association and the IPG as well as Inspired Selection. Yan was also the Co-Chair of ELEVATE, HarperCollins’ BAME network, as well as being SYP London Treasurer between 2019-2022.

Hope you can make it! 

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