May 16, 2019 | London

Bloomberg Equality Summit

London agenda coming soon. Click here to see the agenda from our 2018 summit in New York.

Equality is the single most important ethical issue businesses today need to face head-on. Creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce – to serve an increasingly diverse consumer base – is also vital to the success of virtually every business operating today.

The Future of Equality

Complementing Bloomberg LP’s investment in creating the Gender Equality Index (GEI) – a tool that tracks key elements of gender and equality balance, allowing companies to drive accountability around diversity initiatives – we present the Bloomberg Equality Summit, a cross-platform editorial initiative that will bring together business, academic and political leaders as well as nonprofits and activists to discuss the future of equality, how we get there and what is at stake for the economy and society at-large.

Anchored in a full-day conference, Bloomberg Equality Summit will foster forward-looking conversations and spotlight influential business leaders who are paving the way.

Click here for last year’s highlights

May 16 - Thursday

8:00 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00 am

Morning Session

  • Opening Remarks
  • Brexit: Opportunity for Embracing New Partnerships or Reflection of an Exclusionary Mindset
  • The Future of Human Rights amid Asylum Denials and Wall-Building
  • Using Data to make a Difference: The Impact of Compulsory Ethnicity Pay Reporting
10:50 am

Networking Break

11:20 am

Late Morning Session

  • Opportunity Knocks: Answering the Call to Combat Socio-economic Inequality
  • Data Analysis: Gender Pay Gap Reporting
  • CEOs on the Frontlines: Bridging the Gender Pay and Opportunity Gap
12:20 pm

Networking Lunch

1:30 pm

Afternoon Session

  • Equality in Banking and Financial Services
  • Advocating Acceptance: Speaking Up for the Transgender Community
  • Spotlight on Mental Health: Putting an End to Discrimination
3:10 pm

Late Afternoon Session

  • Supporting LGBTQ Youth
  • Driving Equality in the Entertainment Sector
  • Closing Remarks
4:45 pm

Closing Cocktail Reception

Featured Speakers


Ana Botín

Banco Santander Executive Chairman

Kiersten Barnet

Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index Global Head

Caroline Casey

The Valuable 500, #valuable Founder

Stephanie Flanders

Bloomberg Economics Senior Executive Editor

Pamela Hutchinson

Bloomberg Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion

Sandra Kerr

Business in the Community Race Equality Director

Neil Laybourn

This Can Happen Founder

Rachel Lord

BlackRock Senior Managing Director, Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa

Nicola Mendelsohn

Facebook EMEA Vice President

John Micklethwait

Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief

Nicky Morgan

Member of Parliament for Loughborough, Chair of the Treasury Committee

Reggie Nelson

Legal and General Investment Management Graduate Analyst

Quintin Price

Actis Chair