National Conference - Women Leading the Future - Conference & Dinner

Thursday 20 April 2023 8:30 AM - Saturday 22 April 2023 12:00 AM

National Conference - Women Leading the Future - Conference & Dinner

All event fees are listed net of VAT.

Delegates will hear from engaging speakers on themes including Inclusive Design and Public Realm, Social Anthropology, the Psychology of


Thursday 20th April - Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol

8:30 - Coffee and Networking

9:30 - Morning Session

Jaya Chakrabarti MBE, CEO of supply chain transparency platform and Vice President of Bristol Chamber of Commerce, will give the opening address, discussing Corporate Transparency, Ethical Supply Chains and the Bristol Effect.

Chris Stanton, Director of Landscape at BDP, will look at how, with evermore pressure on public space to deliver multi-functional credentials, building inclusivity into public realm designs from early concept is vital.

Dr Camilla Morelli, Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Bristol will explore how the built environment shapes who we are, and its interplay with Social Value, in conversation with National Chair, Chithra Marsh, Associate Director of Buttress Architects.

12:30 - Lunch (buffet lunch included in price)

13:30 - 16:00 - Afternoon Session

Caroline Gourlay, Chartered Psychologist, will cover ‘Defining your professional identity – female leadership in the built environment’.

Cathy Stewart, professional coach for Behavioural Change and Mentoring Consultant for Women in Property describes ‘Coming full circle:  the impact of mentoring on a career’.

Great Minds - all our speakers come together to discuss and debate issues raised during the course of the day, chaired by Nicola Jones, former National Chair and Executive Project Manager at Gleeds.

18:00 - Drinks Reception - click here to book to attend the Conference only

19:00 - Dinner with guest speaker Sallyann Short

We are pleased to welcome Sallyann Short, former Olympian, Commonwealth medallist and, now, STEM business leader.  Sallyann will take us through her career as a 100m and 200m athlete, representing Great Britain at two Commonwealth Games and one Olympics, before embarking on her career in Contact Centre and Cloud Technology with Avaya, where she is Managing Director.

Event closes at midnight

Friday 21st April

Site Studies (included in ticket price).  Five Sites (one per delegate) in and around Bristol (transport provided) are available for delegates:

  • Halo 1 Temple Street, Redcliffe, Bristol, BS1 6EU
  • SAP 3 University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, BS16 1QY
  • Amazon Avonmouth, BS11 0YH
  • One Portwall Square One Portwall Lane, Redcliffee, Bristol, BS1 6BH
  • Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus- Fully Booked

Further details are available here.

This conference will be CPD accredited: Conference: 6 hr & Site Study: 2 hrs

For further details – session content, speaker information, site study locations, dinner menu choices, hotel, travel and accommodation information click here (or refer to the Event Flyer if booking via the app).

Digital brochures providing information on the full programme, speakers biographies, delegates and sponsors will be provided before the event.

Other booking Options: Conference Only or Celebration Dinner Only

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