Nov 03, 2016
London, United Kingdom
The Early Career Talent Program is hosted by Barclays
ICEDR partner companies may send 4 early career talents (target audience: men and women in first decade of their careers in line roles). ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.
Are you an early career leader looking to enhance your business skills and develop strategies to achieve your goals? What is key in your journey from individual contributor to manager? How can you become a better “reverse” mentor and learn from your interactions? At this interactive program, you will connect with peers from top firms, take a strategic approach to your professional development, and be inspired by executive speakers.
Who Should Attend
ICEDR partner companies may send 4 early career talents (target audience: men and women in first decade of their careers in line roles). ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.
Head of HR, Microsoft Services UK
A passion for investing in Early in Career has been a constant throughout my career. Firstly, at the Research Councils developing apprenticeship and graduate schemes, then 4 years in the HE Sector at the University of Reading and now at Microsoft. My career spans 16 years as a true HR Generalist, starting in HR Operations then onto HR Manager and Business Partner roles and more recently strategic HR, organisational development, change management, talent and development and diversity and inclusion. I truly believe that people are their best when they can be themselves and through my work with leadership teams I strive to create this environment.
Group Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, BAE Systems
Abu joined BAE Systems in July 2016. As Group Diversity & Inclusion Specialist he oversees the strategic development and implementation of the organisation’s Diversity and Inclusion strategy for the UK. He is responsible for the strategic direction BAE Systems takes with regards to its commitment to diversity and inclusion; broadly focusing on recruitment, employee engagement, accelerating the drive to create gender balance at senior levels within the business and embedding the principles of D&I into how BAE Systems runs its P&S business and thinks about its talent pipeline, working with the senior executive teams on equality and HR related issues, as well as communicating all diversity and inclusion strategic plans effectively. Abu is a senior HR executive with over eighteen years’ experience in business and human resource management.
In addition to his role at BAE Systems, Abu supports a number of organisations focused on equality and diversity. In 2015, he joined the board of NTCJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists), to drive forward their work in the D&I area and to set challenging targets. He is a founding member of the National Equality Standard, the National Equality Standard is a ground-breaking initiative developed for business, by business, which sets clear equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) criteria against which companies will be assessed. He is acknowledged as one of the leading experts in diversity in the UK and one of the leading speakers in the field – Invited to speak at The Economist Diversity Summit, London Book Fair, ICEDR Global Summit, NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference and numerous corporate conferences.
Abu is the former Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Pearson, the world’s leading education company (FTSE 100 Company) visit, www.pearson.com
Human Capital Director - Talent, Inclusion & Wellbeing, PwC
Sarah is a senior Human Resources professional with over 25 years' experience. She is currently leading on Talent Management, Diversity & Inclusion & Employee Wellbeing at PwC, the leading professional services firm in the UK.
Her career has been dedicated to helping large, complex organisations deliver the transformation required to attract, develop and retain a diverse talent pool which in turn supports business growth through innovation and enhanced client relationships in a rapidly changing, diverse and global market place.
She has more than 13 years’ experience in the specialist area of Diversity & Inclusion and is one of the country’s most experienced professionals in this field. Over the years this specialism has been closely aligned with Sourcing/Recruitment (she was also the Student Recruitment leader from 2003 – 2007) and Employee Engagement (Engagement Leader 2008 – 2011). Her role now includes leading on Talent Management at PwC. She is widely regarded as a thought leader and is frequently quoted in the media on issues such as women on boards, social mobility, work-life balance and generational diversity. Her work has been shared across multiple industries (including financial services, telecoms, construction, legal services and retail) and geographies.
Chief Internal Auditor, Barclays
Sally was appointed Chief Internal Auditor in July 2014. Her role is to run the 650 strong global function as it provides assurance to key stakeholders on the effectiveness of the control environment at Barclays. She is passionate about helping the Bank become Go To through the work it does with the businesses and functions and through the continuous programme of improvement within the function itself. A qualified Executive coach Sally also mentors staff within Barclays and champions Diversity Initiatives across the Bank.
Until February 2014 Sally was the Chief of Administration for BIA. Her responsibilities revolved around Strategy for the function along with Professional Practices including QA, Training and Development, BIA Operations and Communications.
Sally joined Barclays in September 2012, from RBS where she was Head of Operational Risk, Global Banking and Markets. In her 9 years at RBS, Sally has held various audit roles in Wealth and Corporate Markets along with heading up Audit Strategy, Operations and Development. Prior to this Sally spent 18 years at JP MorganChase where she became Audit Partner and Co-Head of Investment Banking Audit for EMEA. Sally graduated from the University of East Anglia with a bachelors in English and Comparative Literature and she holds an MBA from the University of Warwick. Sally has a track record of success in developing and executing strategy, driving operational excellence and audit delivery.
Production Control Lead, UTC
David graduated from Loughborough University in 2010 with a BEng in Manufacturing Engineering and Management and MSc in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Management.
He joined UTC (previously Goodrich) on the first Operational Leadership Graduate Scheme and spent time completing three month rotations across the business, including; Continuous Improvement, Operations (Assembly and Test, and Machining), Supply Chain, and Machine Transfers. David completed the graduate programme and transitioned into a production planner / project manager role where he was responsible for the production of the new production introduction of the thrust reverse system on the new A320NEO and responsible for the transformation of the assembly line from low rate initial production into full rate production.
Following this role, he moved into programme management, accountable for introduction of the new CSeries and MRJ aircraft thrust reverser and power door opening systems and its progress through safety of flight and entry into service qualification. Subsequent to this he progressed into a role of Production Control Lead for Nacelles products, and then onto the entire site. He is responsible for ensuring all deliveries support daily build requirements, planning production across the site, tracking work in progress and ensuring flow to deliver to customers.
Sarah C. Gregory
Inclusion and Diversity Partner, Baker & McKenzie
Sarah C. Gregory practices mainly in employment law in Baker & McKenzie’s London office. She has been recognized by Legal 500 as one of the leading lawyers in the field of
employment law. Chambers UK describes her as "a pragmatic advisor, a tough negotiator and clients' first port of call." Sarah currently serves as co-chair of the
Discrimination Working Party of ELA's Legislative and Policy Sub-Committee. She is also editor of Tolley's Discrimination in Employment Handbook and author of
the case law section in the IRS Handbook of Flexible Working.
Sarah advises clients on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law matters, with particular emphasis on diversity, discrimination and equal pay. She provides high-level advice to clients on high value discrimination claims, confidentiality and the enforcement of restrictive covenants, multijurisdictional redundancies and outsourcing.
Christie Hunter Arscott
Managing Director, Quest
Christie Hunter Arscott is an experienced advisor and strategist, specializing in advancement strategies for women and millennials.
As Managing Director of Quest, ICEDR's global leadership institute for early career women (current) and Deputy Leader of Deloitte Consulting’s National Diversity & Inclusion Service Offering (former), Christie has helped organizations across industries and sectors recruit, retain and advance the next generation of women leaders. Her clients have included Fortune 100 companies, Big 4 professional services firms, national government entities, leading talent research bodies and Ivy League institutions. Her work has spanned geographies – including, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Bermuda and the Caribbean.
On the research front, Christie broke new ground as one of the first Rhodes Scholars to pursue a Master’s Degree in Women’s Studies at the University of Oxford, where she researched women and gendered leadership styles. Christie completed a second Master’s degree in Comparative Social Policy, focused on the impact of family-friendly policies on women’s participation in the workforce. Christie’s research and writing have been featured by the World Economic Forum, London Business School Review, Forbes, Diversity Executive, Bersin by Deloitte, Thinkers50 and the Rhodes Project, among others.
Christie received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Brown University, where she studied gender and race relations, and a certificate of Distinction in General Management from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
In 2014, Christie received her coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and was selected as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. In 2016, Christie was appointed to the Millennial Advisory Board for the Women’s Foodservice Forum of North America.
Managing Director, Human Capital Leader, PwC
Kelly is a Senior Human Resources professional with international experience working in Australia, United Kingdom and now based in the US. Kelly has more than 20 years Human Resource Management experience working in Global Consulting firms, Professional Services, and Banking and Finance. She has lead and managed global cultural and behavioral transformation projects, and has specialist skills in Strategic Resourcing, International Mobility, Talent Management, Diversity, and Assessment strategies. Recently she had responsibility for the implementation of a new performance management and career development model for PwC's Assurance practice.
Kelly is Global Talent Management Leader at PwC, working closely with critical markets to develop talent strategies for future business growth (China, India, Japan, Africa, and Middle East). She also runs PwC's Leadership & Gender Equality Series – ‘Aspire to Lead’. This initiative worldwide, has connected over 30,000 (and counting) students, executives, and PwC employees from over 100 countries to diverse thought leadership. Kelly consults and supports the United Nations Women team on the ‘HeForShe’ Gender Equality movement, for which PwC is a Global Corporate Impact Champion.
Kelly is an active participant in Corporate Responsibility / Social Sustainability & Diversity initiatives both within PwC and outside the Firm, an external speaker on people engagement & diversity / inclusion strategies, and on the Advisory Board of St Mary's College of California for the School of Business & Economics. She is also a steering committee member for the 30% club (Gender Balance on FTSE 100 Boards).
Talent Manager, Deloitte
Specializing in talent strategy, Sarah has helped both external and internal clients to drive change across recruitment, performance management and organisational structure. With over five years of experience with Deloitte, Sarah has directly contributed to the successful merging of Deloitte HR practices across five locations into one shared service, as well as driving impact through recruitment, onboarding and mobility programs.
Sarah has a talent for building relationships to guide and influence business leaders on HR best practices driving greater productivity and increased employee attraction, engagement and retention. She is an effective communicator and collaborative team leader experienced in resolving key business and people issues.
Sarah received her education from Northeastern University, is PHRi certified (Professional in Human Resources – International) and has received Deloitte training in facilitation, recruitment and cultural intelligence.
Managing Director, QUEST
Lauren Noël is the Managing Director of QUEST, ICEDR's global leadership institute for early career women. The International Consortium for Executive Development Research (ICEDR) is a global consortium of 40 world-class companies and 25 business schools.
Lauren is an active researcher and writer. Lauren’s work focuses on engaging, advancing, and inspiring women in the first decade of their careers. Her publications include: 'Winning the War for the Best Female Talent' (European Business Review, July 2016), 'Be the Company Millennial Women Love' (London Business School Review, May 2015), 'How to Be a Company for Millennial Women' (Diversity Executive, July 2015), 'What Executives Need to Know about Millennial Women' (ICEDR, 2015), 'How Women Take Charge of their Careers' (Business Strategy Review, Autumn 2014), 'Taking Charge - A roadmap for a successful career and a meaningful life for high potential corporate women leaders' (ICEDR, 2012), ‘What Executives Really Need to Know about Employee Engagement’ (Accenture Institute for High Performance, 2011) and ‘Talent Management Takes Action’ (ICEDR, 2011). In addition, her research has been featured in Forbes, the HBR Blog Network, Elle, Boston.com, Diversity Executive, and others.
Prior to working at ICEDR, Lauren was with the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), a CEO network for 20,000 CEOS. In that role, she coordinated over 60 leadership development programs for CEOs and their families. Prior to joining YPO, Lauren worked at Harvard Business School, where she partnered with faculty and staff to manage Executive Education programs for global business leaders.
In 2017, Lauren was named to the Thinkers50 Radar list of the 30 thinkers globally who are shaping the future of how organizations are managed and led. In 2013, Lauren was named an Emerging Leader by the Boston Business Journal. She holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA in Economics from Middlebury College.
Director, Diversity and Inclusion (BUK & Barclaycard), Global Lead for Gender, Barclays
Wendy is the Director for Diversity and Inclusion for Personal Corporate Banking, and Barclaycard. She also leads group wide on the multigenerational and gender agendas.
Prior to joining Barclays in 2012, Wendy worked for IBM for 16 years latterly as the Workforce Diversity Manager for IBM’s Major Markets Division (Europe, Japan and Canada). Before joining the HR Team Wendy was a Consultant in the Financial Services Sector of Global Business Solutions.
Before that Wendy worked for Royal Sun Alliance for 13 years in various management positions both in the UK and internationally.
Wendy has previously sat on the Advisory Boards of Catalyst Europe; The Trestle Group Foundation and International Women of Excellence. She currently sits on the Heads of Diversity and Inclusion Council for the British Bankers Association and is a Trustee and Board member of FACET, a social enterprise for adults with learning disabilities.
During her career Wendy has championed dynamic working practices both for her teams; the clients she has worked with and in her own life, having worked virtually; reduced hours; compressed hours and in a job share.
Wendy is married with a teenage daughter.
Founder, Lead Free Consulting
Deborah Rowland brings a unique combination of experience, insight and research to the leadership of change. She has personally led change in major global organizations including Shell, Gucci Group, BBC Worldwide and PepsiCo holding both Group HR and VP of Organizational & Management Development roles. She also founded and grew a consulting firm that pioneered research in the field, and is currently the Change Coach to the executive board of the German company RWE. She has a double first in archaeology and anthropology from Cambridge University – which continues to inform her work – and is the co-author of Sustaining Change: Leadership That Works (Wiley, 2008). She is a member of the Archbishop’s Review Group into leadership development in the Church of England. Her new book, Still Moving, How to Lead Mindful Change is based on ground-breaking research into the realities of leading change and will be published in early 2017.
Lead Systems Engineer, UTC
Danielle Taylor is Lead Systems Engineer at UTC Aerospace Systems. The company is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defence products. They design, manufacture and service systems and components, and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. They are also a major supplier to international space programs. Danielle has been in the aerospace industry for five years, holding roles of increasing technical and managerial responsibility. She started at UTC Aerospace Systems (then Goodrich Actuation Systems) in 2011 as a Graduate Engineer after completing a Bachelor degree with honours in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Glasgow. She has been Lead Systems Engineer at the company’s Wolverhampton facility for over a year, and has a team of 11 Systems Engineers. Danielle is also a Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) ambassador.
November 3, 2016
8:30-9:00 Coffee and Registration
9:00-9:10 Welcome and Introduction
-Lauren Noël, Managing Director, Quest, ICEDR’s Institute for Early Career Women
-Sally Clark, Chief Internal Auditor, Barclays
9:10-9:30 ICEDR Research: What Do Early Career Women and Men Value?
-Lauren Noël, Managing Director, Quest
-Christie Hunter Arscott, Principal, Quest
9:30-10:30 HeForShe: Promoting Gender Equality Around the World
-Panel Moderator: Abu Bundu-Kamara, Group Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, BAE Systems
-Kelly Joscelyne, Managing Director, Human Capital Leader, PwC
-Sarah Churchman, Human Capital Director, Talent, Inclusion, and Wellbeing, PwC
-Wendy Papworth, Director, Diversity and Inclusion (BUK & Barclaycard), Global Lead for Gender, Barclays
11:00-12:30 Reverse Mentoring and Managing Generational Differences
1:15-2:15 Becoming the Boss - Moving from Individual Contributor to Manager
-Panel Moderator: Caroline Bryan, Head of HR, Microsoft Services UK
-David Coombes, Production Control Lead, UTC
-Sarah Gregory, Inclusion & Diversity Partner, Baker & McKenzie
-Sarah Mayor, Talent Manager, Deloitte
-Deborah Rowland, Founder, Lead Free Consulting
-Danielle Taylor, Lead Systems Engineer, UTC
2:15-3:00 Becoming the Boss - Group Discussion and Action Planning Exercise
This ICEDR Program will take place on November 3, 2016 at Barclays’ office in Canary Wharf in London. Registration will begin at 8:30. Please plan to arrive at 8:30 to pick up your materials and enjoy coffee and tea. The program sessions will start promptly at 9:00 and end at 3:00.
Presentation Suite 1
One Churchill Place
London, E14 5HP, UK
Barclays is located at Canary Wharf. The closest airport is London City Airport (LCY - 3 miles/5 kilometers). Taxis are ~Ł16 each way. For transport from all other London Airports, please click here for train, bus and tube information. Please open the travel document at the bottom of this page for a map of the area.
Business casual dress is recommended for the program.
Participants must make their own hotel reservations. Please open the travel document at the bottom of this page for a map and list of hotels.