Roy Sheppard and Carolyn Fairbairn

Our sponsor, London Speaker Bureau, has been running a series of webinars over the past few months.  These episodes are focussed on sharing advice, support and insights to businesses on how to navigate these troubling and uncertain times. We are lucky enough to have one of those episodes to share with you.

Dame Carolyn Fairbairn recently stepped down as the first female Director General of the CBI – the Confederation of British Industry. She was invited to share her point of view on the future role and opportunities women have in the business world today.  This insightful discussion also covers topics such as inclusion in the workplace, digital transformation and international trade.  The discussion is hosted by Producer, Presenter and Interviewer Roy Sheppard.


Carolyn Fairbairn Bio

As the first female Director-General of the CBI (2015 – 2020), Carolyn Fairbairn has incredible appreciation for the role of women in global business. With her outstanding academic achievements including a BA in Economics from Cambridge University, an MA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA with distinction from INSEAD, she shares with us a wealth of knowledge and her own personal experiences from the boardroom. As a partner in McKinsey’s media practice and Director of Strategy at the BBC, she speaks to us about the role of leadership and how we can develop that to adapt to our current climate, whether that be gender, diversity or inclusion.  International Women’s Day is something she cares about deeply and helps us to see how we can pave the way for women today, as she has done.

Roy Sheppard Bio

Roy Sheppard is a specialist conference moderator, relationships speaker and the author of six books. He has vast experience chairing complex, highly confidential and unscripted conference discussions and has moderated large-scale international conferences in almost every business sector. In 2011, Roy was called in to moderate the World Summit on bidding for future Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Previously, he had also moderated the global Olympics conferences in Lausanne, Rio de Janeiro and Beijing. Roy’s natural interview style brings energy and further insights as he engages with both his audience and speakers.

Recorded on: 19th January 2021


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