ACC Europe

London, Straight talk about diversity and gender parity - Skadden


The Allbright*
 11 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1HR


“There are not enough women on the board.”
“Should companies have quotas? If so, is this a gender quota or race quota or something else? Whatever the type of quota, what is the target percentage?”
“It is a pipeline problem – we need to build from the bottom up and there aren’t enough women in our sector.”
“We need to focus on results. How is diversity going to help?”

Chances are, you may have come across something along the lines of the above in your workplace. So, what now? Let’s talk. In association with the Association for Corporate Counsel (ACC), Skadden invites you to attend a panel discussion. The panel will focus on the above questions and comments, Skadden’s below report to the United Nations and much more.

Skadden recently wrote a report in collaboration with a leading campaign organisation, Women@TheTable, and presented it to the United Nations earlier this year. This report examines best practices for nominating and selecting individuals from the perspective of diversity and inclusion, with a specific focus on gender diversity at the highest governance levels. Our panel will discuss the report’s conclusions and how best to implement the recommendations in today’s commercial environment, drawing on their experiences in the corporate and professional world.

5:30 p.m. – Registration
6:00 p.m. – Discussion
7:00 p.m. – Drinks and Networking Reception

The Allbright,our chosen venue, was designed by women with women in mind, launched in March 2018. The club’s name honours Madeleine Albright, who, as a U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, coined the famous phrase: “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.”


Emilie Jones Senior Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs, CAA-GBG

Ruth Murphy Legal Director, In Life and Product, Enterprise, BT
Elizabeth Robertson Partner, Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime, Skadden
Kathlene Burke Associate, Corporate Restructuring, Skadden
James Anderson Partner, Tax, Skadden
Welcome remarks by Radhika Rani, Senior Legal Counsel at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and UK Country Representative, ACC Europe


Annie Dunster


There is no fee to attend.

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