Dame Helen Alexander - Women in Leadership Forum Keynote Lecture

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Date of event: 21 March 2017
Event ends: 21 March 2017
Start time: 19:30
End time: 22:00
Price: £25 alumni & programme members / £35 guests
Dame Helen Alexander - Women in Leadership Forum Keynote Lecture

In Real Life the Tortoise Loses!

A Call to Action for Women in Leadership

Dame Helen Alexander, Chairman, UBM plc


You are warmly invited to attend the first Women in Leadership Keynote Lecture, which we are delighted to confirm will be delivered by Dame Helen Alexander, Chairman, UBM plc. The lecture will take place on Tuesday 21 March 2017 and will be hosted at the offices of Coutts, 440 Strand, London WC2R 0QS.

Join us to be a part of this discussion and find out how to contribute to improving gender diversity.

About the Lecture

Having published the first Hampton-Alexander Review, Dame Helen will talk about what led to the review and its key findings. She will reflect on her own leadership journey, look at measures organisations have taken to improve gender diversity and consider the role of business schools in supporting this agenda. As the Review continues, Dame Helen will discuss next steps in ensuring that women's talents and perspectives are contributing to the long-term success of organisations.

About the Speaker - Dame Helen Alexander

Dame Helen is Chairman of UBM plc, a member of PwC’s Public Interest Body, a non-executive director of Huawei UK, and senior adviser to Bain Capital. She is also Deputy Chair of the Hampton-Alexander Review into the representation of women in senior levels of business, and Chancellor of the University of Southampton.  Helen is chairman of the trustees of Thomson-Reuters and is involved with other not-for-profit organisations as a director of the Grand Palais (Paris) and the Said Business School (Oxford) and an honorary fellow of Hertford College, Oxford.

Helen was president of the CBI 2009-2011 and was chief executive of the Economist Group until 2008, having joined the company in 1985 and been managing director of the Economist Intelligence Unit from 1993 to 1997. She has also served on the boards of Northern Foods plc, BT plc, Centrica plc, Rolls-Royce plc, as deputy chairman of esure Group Holdings plc and chairman of the Port of London Authority. Dame Helen has an MA from Oxford, an MBA from INSEAD and in 2015 was awarded the French Legion d'honneur. 

This event is now fully booked. Please contact alumni@henley.ac.uk with any queries.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact the Alumni & Development Team by email at alumni@henley.ac.uk or by phone on +44 (0)1491 418 843.

Getting There


440 StrandLondonWC2R 0QS