International women’s day: #BreakTheBias panel discussion

Collectively every person and all groups can make a difference within their sphere of influence by taking concrete action to help build a more gender equal world. Can you imagine a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination?

As part of WLB member Moore Kingston Smith’s commitment to challenge inequality in our community and to celebrate International Women’s Day, we invite you to join us for a panel discussion around this year’s theme #BreakTheBias.

Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for many to move ahead. Knowing that bias exists isn’t enough, action is needed to level the playing field. The panel who will share their personal experiences of smashing stereotypes, how they navigated the challenges that prejudice presents, and challenged bias to achieve success.

The panel

Bernadette Thompson OBE, is the Associate Director of Inclusion for NHS Bart’s Health Trust. Bernadette is a notable diversity advocate and public speaker, working with leaders across government and the public sector to drive a culture of inclusion, specifically focusing on increasing the pace on representation of Black and Minority Ethnic employees at more senior levels.

Chloë Davies is Head of Social Impact at Lucky Generals, a creative campaign agency. Chloë is a volunteer for UK Black Pride, a Trustee for London’s LGBTQ Centre, and an Ambassador for Mental Health First Aid England.

Jani Guest is CEO of Creators Inc, a media production company. Formerly Managing Director of Independent Films, Jani recently launched a new company that spans TV, Film, Commercials, Documentary and Audio production, which aims to put social impact at its heart.

Steve Ingham is CEO of PageGroup, a global recruitment services business with a headcount of almost 7,500 employees across 37 countries. Following a skiing accident in 2019 and the subsequent permanent loss of the use of his legs, Steve had become a disability rights champion, hoping to become a role model for young disabled people, many of whom find themselves excluded from the workplace.


Maureen Penfold, Managing Partner, Moore Kingston Smith

Paul Samrah, Partner, Moore Kingston Smith

If you have a question for one of the panellists please email it to Kirstin Stewart:

Date: Tuesday 8 March 2022
Time: 10:00 – 11:00
Location: Zoom


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