Keynote: Dr. Ann Francke, OBE, Chief Executive Officer at Chartered Management Institute (CMI) -WIE ILC 2021

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Title: The 5 benefits of Gender Balance

Equality at work expert and CEO of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Ann Francke reveals how to understand and tackle the damaging consequences of gender imbalance in the workplace

Gender balance is first and foremost a business issue. McKinsey estimates we could add 28 trillion to global GDP if we achieved gender equality everywhere - that is more than the GDPs of the US and China combined. But it's so much more than that. Gender balance is one of the best levers we can pull to build better managers and leaders at every level, improve team performance and create better cultures where everyone can thrive.

In this presentation, Ann Francke, introduces her solution to combating the problems at the heart of the continued imbalance and offers clear, actionable strategies for making a positive change in your organisation.

Ann Francke is Chief Executive of the Chartered Management Institute the UK’s leading professional body for management and leadership with a global member community of over 150k.  She started her career at Procter & Gamble and has held senior executive positions at Mars, Boots, Yell and BSI. In 2020, Ann was awarded an OBE for services to workplace equality.

Ann is an expert on gender balance in the workplace and speaks frequently in the media and conferences on this and other management topics. Her book on gender balance - Create a Gender-balanced Workplace, published in September 2019.  Ann also authored the ‘Financial Times Guide to Management’ and has been named in the top 100 women to watch in the 2015 Female FTSE Cranfield report. She was awarded the MemCom award for outstanding leadership of a UK professional body in 2016. 

Ann holds several Board positions and five Honorary Doctorates for her work in management and leadership. 

Ann and her husband live in West London; she has one daughter.

Title: The 5 benefits of Gender Balance

Equality at work expert and CEO of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Ann Francke reveals how to understand and tackle the damaging consequences of gender imbalance in the workplace

Gender balance is first and foremost a business issue. McKinsey estimates we could add 28 trillion to global GDP if we achieved gender equality everywhere - that is more than the GDPs of the US and China combined. But it's so much more than that. Gender balance is one of the best levers we can pull to build better managers and leaders at every level, improve team performance and create better cultures where everyone can thrive...

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