FT Women at the Top 2019


On Thursday 17th October, Katie Barker, Business Development Director at Adoreum attended the FT Women at the Top, Money and Power summit at The Landmark Hotel.

This years FT’s summit focused on gender equality in business. Leaders shared their stories of success and setbacks, discussions about the obstacles stalling further progress and focused debates with the women and men driving change. The summit was full of wisdom from some brilliant role models discussing women and diversity in business.

Here’s a snapshot of Katie’s favourite quotes from the event:

‘Mass extinction, that’s the price we pay for our comfortable lifestyle. We need to change the economy to one world rent, to work in harmony with nature. True wealth is land and human cleverness’ Dame Vivienne Westwood

‘We must performance manage and move better people into leadership roles. Fix broken structures not women’ – Julia Gillard, ex PM Australia, Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership

‘Always take opportunities and jobs you don’t think you can do. Take risks on young people, the learning is invaluable’ Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE, ex CEO, Mitie Group

‘Model kindness, inclusion and respect in modern leadership even in small teams, so people can bring their whole selves to work – Sarah Gordon CEO Impact Investing Institute, former Business Editor Financial Times

‘Use belongingness gestures to create a safe space for individuals in diverse teams and call out bad practise’ Aneeta Rattan


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