How do you recruit women into senior roles? this event is now fully booked

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Start Date: 28 Oct 2015

Start Time: 6:00 PM

End Time: 9:00 PM

Duration: 3 hours

Capacity: 40

Venue: BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, London, WC2E 7HA › View map

** 28/10/15 - This event is now fully booked.

The number of women in senior roles remains to be a problem in business. So how do you encourage more women to take up senior roles? What are the challenges women face to step up and what incentives are there to encourage more women to take on senior roles.

Join us for a lively evening as we hear from Lady Chisholm a founder director of Boardwalk Consulting, an organisation helping to improve the performance and diversity of leadership at all levels of Management. We  will also hear from Professor Liz Bacon, Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Greenwich  and Harry Gooding, Mortimer Spinks, a leading recruitment agency who recently conducted a survey looking at the barriers and opportunities for Women in Technology.

So what needs to change in order for more women to reach the most senior positions?
What are the challenges women face to step up and what processes and behaviours need to be in place to enable them to achieve senior roles?
What do organisations need to put in place to enable more women to achieve senior roles?

Join us for this event co-hosted by Women in Management London and SE with the BCS Women’s Group.


 6.00pm      Registration and Teas/coffees
 6.30pm  Introductions and housekeeping
 6.40pm  Professor Liz Bacon - Welcome talk
 7.00pm  Questions
 7.05pm  Harry Gooding, Mortimer Spinks
 7.30pm  Lady Kitty Chisholm, Boardwalk Consulting
 7.50pm  Questions
 7.55pm  Panel Discussion
 8.30pm  Closing remarks
 8.40pm  Networking and refreshments
 9.00pm  Close



Liz Bacon

Professor Liz Bacon, Past President BCS, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Greenwich

Professor Liz Bacon is Immediate Past President of the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and a Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Greenwich in London, with a University wide remit leading the development of technology enhanced learning. She is a past Chair of the BCS Academy of Computing, and the CPHC (Council of Professors and Heads of Computing) national committee.

Liz is a Professor of Software Engineering with over a hundred publications and a Co-Director of the eCentre research group. Liz has been involved in many professional activities during her career which include working with e-skills UK, the Science Council, Parliamentary IT Committee (PITCOM), and the University of Cambridge as an ICT Thought Leader for their International Examinations. She also researches, publishes, and is a regular international speaker, on the supply and demand of e-skills to the IT industry.

Liz is passionate about the development of the discipline and keen to inspire more people to choose computing as a career, particularly women, and during her presidential year she set up STELLAR, a senior women’s network in STEM. In 2015, Liz Bacon became a Principal Fellow of the HEA and was identified as the 35th Most Influential Women in UK IT 2015, by Computer Weekly.

Kitty Chisholm

Lady (Kitty) Chisholm, Founder Director, BoardWalk Leadership

Kitty Chisholm specialises in achieving transformational change in leadership effectiveness. Kitty is a founder Director of Boardwalk, formed in 2011 to support able, aspiring women in achieving their full leadership potential at Board level in the private, public and non profit sectors. Boardwalk's programmes have been adapted and proved effective for high-flying men too.

Kitty was involved in pioneering work in corporate learning through the Open University and was on the advisory boards of the BT Corporate University, VTES and Board Intelligence.

Kitty has been involved in creating leadership development programs in a range of industries, and has been instrumental in a number of organisational start-ups. She has an interest in innovation and enterprise within both the public and private sectors.

Kitty was a Trustee of the Science Museum Group and chaired the Advisory Board of the School of Management of Royal Holloway.

She has an MA from Cambridge, a BSc (majoring in Psychology) from the OU and her interest in the neurological bases of behaviour change led to an MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change from Henley. She is a Fellow of Brunel University, the RSA, and the Knowledge Media Institute. Kitty’s book, co-written with Tara Swart and Paul Brown, Neuroscience for Leadership, was published last January. Championing Women Leaders, written with Dr Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj, will be published on November 4, 2015

Additional Information

Bookings for this event are being taken at:

Costs to attend:

Member: £12.00

Non-Member: £18.00

This is an accessible venue but please notify us of your specific requirements.  There is no parking available on site.


  • Refreshments provided

Enquiries contact

Questions about this event should be addressed to Networks Support at or by telephone on 01536 207394.

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