A Cambridge College is the venue for an important conference which will explore the issue of gender inequality at work and create a strategy to tackle this high profile issue.

The Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce event is being hosted by Murray Edwards College on Friday 14th September (10.00am-1.30pm) at which the findings and recommendations of some new research undertaken by the College will be revealed.

Open to all, the event will provide a focus on how men and women can work together to champion change in the area of workplace gender inequality which remains a challenge in many organisations.

The programme will comprise the benefits of more inclusive cultures; understanding women's (and some men's) issues with workplace culture; looking at individual interventions to tackle gender bias behaviour; building closer relations between men and women; and action points for leaders to model gender-inclusive behaviour and communicate the benefits.

Speakers include: Fiona Duffy, Director of Development, Murray Edwards College;
Qun Yang, Co-founder of Biorbyt Ltd and Executive Director of Wo+Men's Leadership Centre, Cambridge Judge Business School; Anne Bailey, Co-founder, Form the Future CIC; and Sarah Howard, Vice President of the British Chambers of Commerce who will deliver the keynote address at the beginning of the event.

Freya Vaughan, Marketing & Events Officer at Murray Edwards College said: “We are delighted to be hosting this high profile conference on behalf of the Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce’s Business Women’s Sector. As a college for women we take the issue of gender inequality very seriously and it is timely that we will be able to present the results of some recent research on this topic.”

The Conference costs £25.00 (plus VAT) for Chamber members and £32.00 (plus VAT) for non-members.

Register to attend online at www.bit.ly/AuthenticLeadershipConf or please telephone 01733 370809.


The Business Women's Sector is a thriving part of Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce with activities focussing on three strands – development, inspiration and networking.