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ICMA Women’s Network & UniCredit Diversity Network: Challenging Perceptions: Unconscious bias – how it affects networking & career progression
 
Hosted by UniCredit

Date and Venue


Date: 15 November 2017
Time: 17:30 - 20:30

Venue:
UniCredit
Moor House
120 London Wall
London
EC2Y 5ET


Event Overview

Unconscious bias training has become a standard feature of workplace diversity programmes, but outside the formal office environment, is our tendency to make snap judgements based on stereotypes affecting the way we network? This event from the ICMA Women’s Network and UniCredit Diversity Network will take a practical look at how unconscious bias may be subtly influencing our ability to make and maintain the contacts that we need to help us progress in our careers.

The evening began with an introduction to the theory of unconscious bias and its effect on networking by Louise Weston, Development & Diversity specialist at Pearn Kandola, a business psychology consultancy. Louise is a Chartered Business Psychologist with over 10 years professional experience, who designs and delivers training on a wide range of diversity topics - including unconscious bias - for a range of corporate clients.

A panel of senior capital market professionals then joined Louise to discuss unconscious bias in practice: how to identify it, how to approach it and how to overcome it in order to successfully develop diverse networks to support our careers:
  • Mandy DeFilippo,Managing Director and Head of Risk Management for Fixed Income & Commodities, EMEA, Morgan Stanley and ICMA Board Member
  • Georgiana Lazar, Head of HR Global Markets Business, Head of UK HR, UniCredit
  • Armin Peter, Global Head of Syndicate, UBS Investment Bank and ICMA Board Member
The panel was followed by structured networking.

ICMA IWN provides an impartial and open forum to discuss issues relevant to professional women in the international capital market and gives members the opportunity to build their network and focus on their career progression. IWN is designed for women at the intermediate stages of their career: the ‘pipeline’ into senior management. It is open to all employees of ICMA member firms around the world, now involving nearly 1000 individuals and growing all the time.

UniCredit London Diversity Network is an initiative coordinated by a committee of employees at UniCredit London Branch. It seeks to grow awareness on diversity issues by discussing them openly and by sharing experiences among UniCredit employees through workshops, social events and other activities.


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Agenda

17.30 
Registration

18.00
Welcome Remarks
Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, ICMA

18.10
Keynote Presentation
Louise Weston, Managing Psychologist, BSc (Hons), MSc, CPsychol, AFBPsS, Assessment, Development & Diversity specialist, Pearn Kandola
 
18.30
Panel: Unconscious Bias
Moderator: Louise Weston, Pearn Kandola
Panellists:
Mandy DeFilippo, Managing Director and Head of Risk Management for Fixed Income & Commodities, EMEA, Morgan Stanley and ICMA Board Member
Georgiana Lazar, Head of HR UK & Global Markets, UniCredit Bank AG
Armin Peter, Global Head of Syndicate, UBS Investment Bank and ICMA Board Member
 
19.10
Closing remarks
Graham Williams, Head of Markets, UK, US and Asia, UniCredit
 
19.15
Structured Networking
20.00
Free Networking
20.30
Event Close