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Agenda – Annual Networking Conference

Agenda – Annual Networking Conference

Day 1 – 9 November– Virtual -InEvent online conference platform

Day 2 – 10 November – Hybrid at the Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JJ


 DAY 1 Agenda



Topic Time



About BWHR


10:00 to 10:05am


Frank Douglas / Adese Okojie


Opening &  welcome message

The BWHR Journey and Future plans



10;05am to 10;30am


Jenny Garret OBE– Executive Coach & Leadership Development Specialist


Host – Sola Olubanwo

The future is Now 10.30am to 11.15am
Break Networking booth / Music 11.15am to 11.30am
Yvonne Akinmodun, Executive Career Coach


Host- Paul Oyefusi

The role of HR in supporting career development for minority groups.





11.30am am to 12.30noon



Networking booth – Games 12:30pm to 1pm
Melvyna Mumunie

Employment Solicitor


Host – Ife Gidado


1pm to 2pm

Masterclass – Oby Bamidele, Founder of Bare Life Class


Host – Seun Isiaka


Redefining The Strong Black Woman


2pm to 3pm

Masterclass – Mel Agotini, Managing Director Big Fish



Host – Paul Oyefusi

How to get the best result from Recruiters and Organisations


3pm to 3:45pm
Break Networking Booth / Music 3;45pm to 4pm
Masterclass Julie Turney – Founder & CEO HR Heart Consulting


Host – Ife Gidado

Harnessing Resilience and Agility in HR



4pm to 5pm
Tracy Forde, HR Manager      (Barbados)

Dr Lisa Mone Lamontague, People Success Manager  (USA),

Alysha M Campbell, Founder & CEO CultureShift HR (USA) and

Felicia Odumosu, Founder Talent Bureau LTD (Africa)

Host – Adese Okojie

Panel discussion – Around the world with HR female leaders – What does HR look like in your region





5pm to 6pm


Adese Okojie



Closing and thank you 6pm


DAY 2 Agenda



Type Time
Registration and Networking


9am to 10am
Book signing / Meet & greet

Hannah Awonuga, Global Head of Employee Egagement Diversity & Inclusion at Barclays

Author – Career Journal


Hallam Cafe 9am to 10am
Frank Douglas, CEO at Caerus Executive Welcome 10:00am to 10:05am
Adese Okojie Message from the CEO & Founder of BWHR 10:05 to 10:10am



Peter Cheese, CEO of CIPD & People Management Opening keynote plus Q&A 10:10am to 10:50am



Yetunde Oladipo, Senior HR Consultant,

Lisa Harry –Young – CEO HSBC Pension LTD,

Marjorie James, Global HR Director YMCA Group,

& Gavin Lewis, Managing Director at Black Rock


Host – Adese Okojie


Round table discussion – Breaking the glass ceiling – You can do it too! 10:45am to 11:30am

Tea / Coffee Break 


Networking 11:30 to 11:40am
Fiona Hathorn – CEO Women on Boards UK



7 key reasons why the board is good for you, your community and organisation 11:40am to 12:10noon
Kubi Springer – International Brand Consultant and speaker with 25 years experience Crisis made my brand 12:10 to 1pm

 Lunch – Refreshment provided at Reception Hall

1pm to 2pm


Book signing – DR Dayo Olomu, Chair Black on Board Community

Author – The Premium Leader


Reception Hall 1pm to 1.30pm
Kubi Springer– Private masterclass / meet & greet

Purchase her book using the link below for entry access to the masterclass


Please note, code only gives acess to masterclass not the conference

Hallam Cafe 1pm to 2pm

Book signing – Peter Cheese, CEO of CIPD

Reception Hall 1.30pm to 1:50pm
Jodie Williams – Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Sytner Group Understanding and Navigating racial micro-aggressions in the workplace


2pm to 2.30pm
Caroline Andrew- HR Vice President at DHL,

Cheryl Samuels – Deputy Director of Workforce Transformation NHS

and Adeife Onwuzulike – Head of Diversity & Inclusion CBI


Host – Frank Douglas


Round table  discussion-

Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging – The Black Narrative



2.30pm to 3.20pm

Tea / Coffee Break / networking – 3:20 to 3:30pm


Dr Jummy Okoya – Senior Lecturer, Organisation Behaviour & HRM Psychological safety: The missing key to sustainable high performance


3.30pm to 4pm
Sponsored by Bates Wells




Employment Law updates,

Health and safety update

post pandemic vaccination / GDPR updates

and new ways of working plus Q&A

4pm to 4:40pm
Bernadette Thompson OBE, Deputy Director for Inclusion, Wellbeing & Employee Engagement Closing keynote – Lifting others as you climb – Leadership in Action 4:40pm to 5:10pm
Adese Okojie / Frank Douglas Closing and Thank you 5:10pm to 5.30pm




Nov 09 - 10 2021


10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Nov 09 - 10 2021
  • Time: 5:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Virtual plus Hybrid at The Hallam Conference Centre
44 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JJ.
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Black Woman In HR


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