The FT Women at the Top summit returns to London on September 27 to tackle one of the most complex challenges we face today: how to fix the gender imbalance in the top ranks of business in Britain.
FT Women At The Top
Even in the wake of the financial crisis and Brexit's shock to the status-quo, the composition of top UK management remains stubbornly uniform. The cost in terms of lost potential to companies and the economy of male-dominated leadership are well documented. Yet many employers are still inadvertently turning away future leaders – male and female – by continuing business as usual.
Join us in September to discuss how to effect change and to learn from regulators and the most far-sighted company leaders already tackling the problem.
FT Moderators (4)
Angela Mackay is Global Publisher of FT Live and Managing Director of FT Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, she is a member of the FT’s global board. In Asia Pacific, Ms Mackay focuses on developing the group’s significant potential across the region. This includes FTChinese.com, the mainland's leading foreign-owned, Chinese-language news site, as well as the FT's burgeoning executive education business.
As Global Publisher for FT Live, Ms Mackay leads business and strategy development for events, membership and communities, such as 125 Forum and the Non-Executive Directors (NED) programmes. The FT stages more than 200 events around the world annually. Ms Mackay joined the FT in 2003 on its editorial team, serving as the Asia investment editor for two years.
Before joining the FT, she was Asia editor for Sunday Business from 1998 to 2001. Her previous roles include editor at The Economist Group, supervising producer at CNBC, deputy news editor at The Times in London, and UK correspondent for the Australian Financial Review.
Ms Mackay is a non-executive director of the FT/IE Corporate Learning Alliance, and a board member of the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, Asian Youth Orchestra and the Sovereign Art Foundation. She holds a BA in English Literature and an LLB, and was admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales and Victoria, Australia.
Sarah Gordon is the Financial Times’ Business Editor and an Associate Editor, with overall responsibility for covering business developments in Europe. She took up the role in 2014. Prior to this she was the FT’s Companies Editor and an Assistant Editor, and before that she was the International Company News Editor, overseeing the coverage of international company news in the daily newspaper and on FT.com.
Ms Gordon previously spent three years as a writer and Assistant Editor on the Lex column, and before that she was Deputy Personal Finance Editor. She joined the Financial Times in 2001 on the UK companies desk. Before joining the Financial Times Ms Gordon worked in emerging markets fund management for Citigroup's asset management business, and before that she worked as an economist in London, reviewing political and economic events and producing analysis of the global economy. She started her career working for the UN Conference for Trade and Development debt management programme in Geneva. Ms Gordon holds a BA Honours in English Literature from Clare College, Cambridge, and a Master’s degree in Latin American Politics and Economics from Oxford. Follow Sarah Gordon on Twitter at @sarahgor
Andrew Hill is an Associate Editor and Management Editor of the Financial Times. He writes a weekly column, a blog and in-depth articles on global business, strategy and management. Mr Hill was City Editor of the FT and Editor of the daily Lombard column on British business and finance from 2006 to 2010. Since joining the FT in 1988, he has also worked as Financial Editor, Comment & Analysis editor, New York Bureau Chief, Foreign News Editor, and correspondent in Brussels and Milan. Mr Hill is the author of Leadership In The Headlines (2016). He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge with a degree in English.
Leyla Boulton is Editor of FT special reports. Prior to a decade of news editing and digital experimentation, she was the Financial Times’ Turkey Correspondent (1998-2003). Having focused on Russian at Cambridge University, Ms Boulton joined the newspaper as a correspondent in Moscow (1990-94). She then became Global Environment Correspondent. She was part of the British Press Awards’ reporting team of the year in 1993 for an FT investigation into Robert Maxwell. More recently, she founded ft.com’s Women in Business page.
FT Live has a reputation for delivering very senior board level audiences at world class thought-leadership events across the globe and this Summit is no exception.
Women at the Top is designed for senior male and female business leaders and representatives from leading corporate organisations, large-scale institutions, SMEs and start-ups, academia and government, including:
- Chief Executives
- Chief Operating Officers
- Chief Compliance Officers
- Chief Human Resource Officers
- Chief Marketing Officers
- Heads of Social Responsibility
- Heads of Strategy
- Heads of Diversity
- Senior Academics
- Inclusion influencers
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