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Know Our Worth. Disrupt. Challenge. Transform.

Join us at our annual conference for a day of inspiring panel discussions, interactive breakout sessions, an evening networking reception - and the chance to hear from women making history.

This year we are thrilled to announce our first keynote speaker as former BBC China Editor and equal pay champion Carrie Gracie. After her long battle for equal pay, Gracie chose to donate her backdated pay to the Fawcett Society earlier this year. The money will fund a legal support service to help low-income women negotiate equal pay, which we are launching this November.

The day will also include a welcome address from Fawcett Chief Executive Sam Smethers, and the opportunity to hear from Fawcett Chair Fiona Mactaggart.

Take part in our panel discussion and breakout sessions to explore themes centred around fighting for our rights, challenging traditional models of leadership, and transforming communities through local activism.

Our morning panel includes trailblazers Jo Swinson MP, Catherine Mayer, Gillian Keegan MP and Julie Jaye Charles, alongside Carrie Gracie and Chair Sam Smethers. See below for our most up-to-date line-up throughout the day. Our marketplace will give you the chance to explore feminist literature, organisations and craft-making.

In the afternoon, we'll be joined by Liv Little, Founder and Editor-In-Chief of gal-dem, a digital and print magazine run by women of color, artist and campaigner Jordan Stephens, and writer and academic Kate Maltby, for our panel discussion 'Can We All Be Feminists?'.

This panel discussion is named after Can We All Be Feminists?, a collection of writing on intersectionality, identity and the way forward for feminism, edited by June Eric-Udorie. 

Your ticket also includes a complimentary drink as a part of a special evening networking reception with like-minded feminists and Fawcett supporters.

We are running a time-limited offer which includes a discounted Fawcett membership rate and a complimentary ticket to our annual conference. We have a limited number available, so register today to avoid disappointment!

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Our line-up:

9 - 10am: Arrivals, registration and networking

10:10 - 10.30am: Welcome from Fawcett Chief Executive, Sam Smethers

10.30 - 11am: Keynote speech from Carrie Gracie, Former BBC China Editor

11 - 12.15pm: Panel discussion ‘Know Our Worth: get equal at work’ with panelists:

  • Sam Smethers, Chief Executive at The Fawcett Society
  • Jo Swinson MP, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats
  • Gillian Keegan MPConservative MP for Chichester
  • Carrie Gracie, Former BBC China Editor
  • Julie Jaye Charles, CEO of the Equalities National Council
  • Catherine Mayer, Author and Co-Founder of the Women's Equality Party

12.15 - 2pm: Lunch & Networking in the Marketplace (1-2pm: AGM for Fawcett members)

2 - 3.15pm: Breakout Sessions. These are:

  • Know Our Rights: This session will promote Fawcett's new Equal Pay fighting fund and also provide information on how to challenge discrimination at work. In partnership with YESS Employment and Leigh Day.
  • Write Your Own Future: A panel discussion featuring feminist authors. Featuring gal-deman online magazine produced exclusively by women and non-binary people of colour, social historian Stephen Bourne, Director of the Centre for Women & Democracy Nan Sloane and Curator of Feminists Don't Wear Pink, Scarlett Curtis.
  • Local Activism - driving change on the ground: A workshop led by Katie Finnegan, Director of ‘Good Night Out’ and Co-Director ‘The Collective Liberation Project’. More details to be announced soon.
  • Herlarious Reverse Mentoring - Reach your potential at speed: Reverse Mentoring led by Lynne Parker and Mariana Feijo from the UK's leading female comedy community Funny Women. Join this reverse mentoring session to find that person who is going to give you the vote of confidence from a place of neutrality and non-judgement. If you're interested in networking for the benefit of your career then this is the session for you.

More exciting breakout sessions to be announced soon!

3:15 - 3:45pm: Break

3.45 - 5.00pm: Panel discussion 'Can We All Be Feminists?' with panelists:

  • Liv Little, Founder and Editor-In-Chief, gal-dem
  • Jordan Stephens, artist and campaigner
  • Kate Maltby, writer and academic

5 - 7pm: Evening Networking Reception

Line-up subject to change

Frequently Asked Questions

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Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

There are no ID requirements or age limit, but children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Am I eligible for a concessionary rate?

We offer a concessionary rate to students, those on low income, pensioners and children under the age of 16 (accompanied by an adult).

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

London Southbank University is easily accessibly by public transport. The nearest Tube station, Elephant & Castle,  is just metres from the campus and offers both the Bakerloo and Northern lines. To plan your tube journey to the University use the Transport for London Journey Planner.

The closest train stations to are London Waterloo, London Bridge and Elephant & Castle. You can use the National Rail website to plan your journey into London by train.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, you can change the name on your ticket up until 48 hours before the event. Please email [email protected] at your earliest convenience to advise of any changes.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, please email [email protected] to update your registration information.

Do I have to bring my ticket to the event?

Yes, please bring your ticket either printed or in scannable electronic format.

What is the refund policy?

Unfortunately, we are unable to refund any tickets cancelled.

I have accessibility or dietary requirements, how do I let the event organiser know?

You will be asked to complete this information in the booking form. Please note that our venue is fully accessible, and that we cater for all dietary requirements - just be sure to let us know when booking your ticket.

Can I bring my child to the conference?

Children between 12 and 16 are welcome to attend the conference with an accompanying adult and are eligible for a concessionary ticket rate. Please note that childcare creche services are available if reserved before the event and we have sufficient demand. We will support attendees with childcare costs if we are not able to provide creche services. Please email us at [email protected] to let us know your requirements.

Are refreshments included in my ticket?

Yes, we will provide lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Dietary requirements can be specified in the booking form.

I would love to help out at the event, do you require any volunteers?

Yes, we would love to hear from you if you are interested in volunteering at the event! Please contact Ben Gerrish at [email protected] to state your interest.

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