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Entrepreneurship, Corporate Culture, and the Gender Agenda

KL Gates Hosted Event
Date: 10 March 2021
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM United Kingdom Time
Location: via Webinar

International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This year’s IWD theme calls on individuals and organisations to #ChooseToChallenge inequality, call out bias, question stereotypes, and help forge an inclusive world.

We are hosting a virtual panel discussion where we will explore this theme through the lens of entrepreneurship. Over morning coffees we will bring together four inspiring entrepreneurs to exchange insights and experiences on how individually and collectively we can:

  • #ChooseToChallenge the values that make a “successful” business
  • #ChooseToChallenge outmoded corporate cultures, and explore approaches entrepreneurs take when given the opportunity to define their own cultures
  • #ChooseToChallenge traditional models of leadership and decision-making

Our guests will include:

  • Malene Birger, who co-founded two of Denmark's most iconic international fashion brands DAY Birger et Mikkelsen and By Malene Birger and has since turned her attentions to her other passions, interior design and painting
  • Margaret Dabbs, who pioneered a new category in the cosmetics sector with leading luxury foot care brand Margaret Dabbs London and has led its global expansion plans including a sale of a stake to Singapore beauty group BWI
  • Asaf Navot, a former army captain, and founder and CEO of Home Made, the property-tech startup aimed at fixing a broken lettings industry and making the process of home rental simple, fair, transparent and more affordable for renters and landlords
  • Samantha Woodham, barrister and co-founder of The Divorce Surgery, whose unique “One Couple One Lawyer” service has attracted awards, backing and a high profile advisory board for its ethical proposition aimed at minimising conflict and cost in separations
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