Balance Begins Within


Start Date: 08 Mar 2019

Start Time: 9:30 AM

End Time: 3:30 PM

Duration: 6 hours

Capacity: 76

Venue: The Queens Hotel, City Square, Leeds, LS1 1PJ › View map

Member price: £45

Non-member price: £55

Event Capacity: Full

Enabling self-belief for gender equality at work.

Establishing gender equality at work can seem like an insurmountable challenge, for both employees and employers alike. Where do you start?

Logic tells us to focus on things like policies and pay gaps — but while it’s vital that barriers like these are addressed, there’s only so much any one individual can do about them. Meanwhile, those who can devise solutions can ensure they put the individual at the heart of the policy change.

Join us for an exciting International Women’s Day celebration, packed with inspiring speakers’ unique personal experiences and insights, as we explore the pivotal relationship between practical know-how and self-belief in women at work. Whether you’re female, male, a senior decision-maker or not, there’ll be a wealth of useful tips and advice you can take away to help you.

Our Speakers:

  • DJ China L'One, Founder/CEO, We Run The World Female DJ Agency Ltd
  • Peter Dodd, Chief Operating Officer, Welcome to Yorkshire
  • Ieva Baublyte, Motorcycle racer
  • Danielle Keeling, Personal Tax Assistant, EY & former Student Ambassador Champion.


China LOne

China L'One, CEO, We Run The World

China L’One is a British citizen, who was born in Sierra Leone and migrated at the age of 13 years old, to join her mother in the UK. China L'One is a two time Entrepreneur Award Winner and a BA Degree holder in Media Art and Music Technology. She is also an International Female DJ, along with being the Founder and CEO of the first all female DJ Agency in the world going by the name of WE RUN THE WORLD FEMALE DJ AGENCY LTD, which are based in London.
China L’One formed the agency in 2012, with the aim of finding in-roads into a male dominated industry and to raise the awareness of female DJs worldwide.
In 2018 both China L’One and her Agency were nominated for the 2018 BWB Award for Business Woman of the Year and Business of the Year respectively.
China works with both DJs and clients that are both national and international; Where in June 2018, We Run the World Female DJ Agency sent one of their New York Female DJs to represent them for Mercedes Benz's AMG launch in Canada. Also on the cards in 2019 is the launch of a new bar in Accra, Ghana where they are looking to book one of the agency's DJs to play for the opening.
Not only does she work with established female DJs, but she also mentors and helps aspiring female DJs as well.

Peter Dodd

Peter Dodd, Commercial Director at Welcome to Yorkshire

Peter Dodd joined Welcome to Yorkshire in January 2009 with a background of 20 years in the tourism industry. He played an instrumental part in the bid to bring the Grand Départ of the Tour de France to Yorkshire in 2014.

He has been pivotal in creating and delivering the Tour de Yorkshire, which has seen some of the world’s best riders’ race through the county.

Peter also has over 15 years of global marketing experience with airlines, sea carriers, airports and destinations. He has led international trade missions, hosted receptions and events at British Government Embassies and Consulates around the world. He has promoted Yorkshire across the world with three editions of the Clipper Round The World Yacht race, including Yorkshire hosting the start and finish of this global race.

Peter has a proven track record of successful networking worldwide and the ability to interact and influence at the highest levels.

Leva Baublyte

Ieva Baublyte, Motorcycle Racer

Ieva was born in Kaunas, Lithuania in 1997. She started riding bikes at the age of 17 and soon progressed within the competitive arena in a male dominated sport.

By 2017 she had progressed to the British Superbikes support class Ducati Trioptions (2017). It was a mixed grid which consisted of the new Ducati 959 as well as 899 Panigales. She embraced the challenge of racing against some of the fastest boys in Britain but used the opportunity to learn from them.

In 2018 she joined the YAS Racing Team to compete in Italy on an Yamaha R6 Supersport machine in CIV National Trophy. This meant a new team, new country, new circuits, new bike and different riding style. Again she embraced the challenge and threw herself in the deep end and with lots of training and team support has achieved some amazing results

Danielle Keeling

Danielle Keeling

Danielle is a Personal Tax Assistant at Ernst & Young and a recent graduate of the University of Derby. Danielle consciously chose to study a CMI accredited degree in BA (Hons) Business Management and overcame a number of challenges to achieve a First Class Honours degree as well as a CMI Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management. Danielle is also the founder of the CMI Student Board at the University of Derby and a former member of the CMI East Midlands Regional Board.

Danielle has helped to grow and develop the CMI Student Ambassador programme throughout the country for the past 4 years and she has also worked behind the scenes with the CMI to conduct research for The Sunday Times in to the gender pay gap within the FTSE 100 companies which was published in August 2018. Danielle has been inspired by many of the successful female figures connected with the CMI and hopes to one day inspire others.


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  • Refreshments provided
  • Wifi

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