May 6, 2020 | London

Bloomberg Equality Summit

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 – are also vital to the success of virtually every business operating today.

The Future of Equality

Complementing Bloomberg L.P.’s investment in creating the Gender Equality Index (GEI) – a tool that tracks key elements of gender and equality balance, thus enabling 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, the Bloomberg Equality Summit will foster forward-looking conversations and spotlight influential business leaders who are paving the way.


May 6 - Wednesday

8:00 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:10 am

Opening Remarks

9:20 am

The New Europe: Advancing Equality in an Age of Change

9:50 am

The Class Gap: Boosting Socioeconomic Mobility in Business

10:20 am

Open for Business: Tapping into the Talent of 1.3 Billion People with Disabilities Around the World

10:50 am

The Changing Face of the Middle-East: Furthering Inclusivity

11:20 am

Networking Break

11:50 am

Bloomberg New Voices

12:00 pm

Climate Change and its Impact on the Worlds Most Vulnerable

12:30 pm

Religion’s Role in Preaching Openness

1:00 pm

Calculating the Cost of Inequality in Banking and Finance

1:30 pm

Networking Lunch

2:30 pm

Mental Health: Tackling the Problem Head-on

3:00 pm

Losing the Labels: How the Non-Binary Community are Reclaiming their Narrative

3:30 pm

Networking Break

4:00 pm

Representation Matters: Incorporating New Voices in the Entertainment Industry

4:30 pm

LGBTQ Rights: The On-Going Fight for Equality

5:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Past Speakers

John Allan

Chairman of Tesco plc, Barratt Developments plc and President of the CBI

Patricia Arquette

Actress and Activist

Nicolas Aubert

Head of Great Britain Willis Towers Watson

Kim Azzarelli

Co-Founder Seneca Women

Kiersten Barnet

Global Head Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

Ana Botín

Executive Chairman Banco Santander

Ann Cairns

Executive Vice Chairman Mastercard

Caroline Casey

Founder The Valuable 500, #valuable

Richard Chapman-Harris

Head of Inclusion and Responsibility Mott MacDonald

Gary Coombe

President, Global Grooming P&G

Ella Cox

Debate Mate Student

James Currell

President, Northern and Eastern Europe Viacom International Media Networks

Anna Edwards

Anchor Bloomberg Television

Paul Farmer

Chief Executive Mind

Stephanie Flanders

Senior Executive Editor Bloomberg Economics

Chantal Free

Managing Director, Human Capital & Benefits Western Europe Willis Towers Watson

Marchu Girma

Deputy Director Women for Refugee Women

Yves Givel

Vice President Human Resources – Europe, Africa, Middle East & Southwest Asia Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hannah Graf

Captain British Army

Jake Graf

Writer, Filmmaker and Actor

Susie Green

Chief Executive Officer Mermaids

Rebecca Greenfield

Reporter Bloomberg

Arminka Helic

British Politician House of Lords International Relations Committee

Mark Hoplamazian

President and Chief Executive Officer Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Mike Hughes

Zone President UK & Ireland Schneider Electric

Pamela Hutchinson

Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion Bloomberg

Lewis Iwu

CEO and Co-Founder Purpose Union

Sandra Kerr

Race Equality Director Business in the Community

Leah Kreitzman

Mayoral Director for External and International Affairs Mayor of London

Francine Lacqua

Anchor Bloomberg Television

Neil Laybourn

Founder This Can Happen

Rachel Lord

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

Nicola Mendelsohn

Vice President Facebook EMEA

John Micklethwait

Editor-in-Chief Bloomberg

Gina Miller

Co-Founder SCM Direct; Transparency Campaigner

Mark Miller

Global Editor Bloomberg Live

Pauline Miller

Head of Talent Development and Inclusion Lloyd’s Corporation

Nicky Morgan

Member of Parliament for Loughborough, Chair of the Treasury Committee

Dame Helena Morrissey

Head of Personal Investing Legal and General Investment Management

Reggie Nelson

Graduate Analyst Legal and General Investment Management

Adebayo Odusola

Executive Programme Director Debate Mate

Ndidi Okezie

Director of Digital and Customer Voice Strategy Pearson

Marc Perrier

TOPLive Blog Editor Bloomberg

Quintin Price

Chair Actis

Zoey Ribbons

Young Ambassador Albert Kennedy Trust

Mary Robinson

First Female President of Ireland and Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Michelle Rodriguez



Debate Mate Student

The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC

Secretary-General of the Commonwealth

Tim Sigsworth

Chief Executive Officer Albert Kennedy Trust

Jackie Simmons

Senior Executive Editor, Americas Bloomberg

Kelly Simmons

Director of Women's Professional Game The FA

Kelly Smith

Former England International and Arsenal Football Player

Gideon Skinner

Research Director and Head of Political Research Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute

Sanj Srikanthan

Senior Vice President Europe & Executive Director UK International Rescue Committee

Janet Thomas

Chief Executive Officer Intellect Design

Lenah Ueltzen-Gabell

Managing Director, Europe and Middle East Wasserman

Ambassador Melanne Verveer

Co-Founder Seneca Women

Jasmine Whitbread

Independent Non-Executive Director Standard Chartered


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