FREE Online Panel Discussion: Celebrating International Women’s Day – Lessons From Female Leaders

FREE Online Panel Discussion: Celebrating International Women’s Day – Lessons From Female Leaders


March 18


12:00 pm - 02:00 pm



Forward Ladies


Celebrating International Women’s Day – LESSONS FROM FEMALE LEADERS

The future is exciting. The Future is Female! 

FL is delighted to present our annual celebration of International Women’s Day. 

An equal world is an enabled world. How will you help forge a gender-equal world?
Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.

Everyone has a part to play. Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action for being equal. This is a call to motivate and inspire friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be the leaders needed to create an inclusive future. 

Join us for an unmissable online panel discussion with female leaders who are passionate about gender equality and increasing opportunities for women. They will be sharing their leadership lessons. 

Why Should You Attend? 

FL International Women’s Day 2020 online discussion is a celebration which we hope you can join us for. The driving forces behind this event are female leaders passionate about diversity and inclusion. This panel discussion will educate, enable and empower YOU to lead because we need more women in leadership.

*You can join this online event at any time for FREE at any time during the programme. 

Come With Your Questions  

5 minutes will be allocated to questions at the end of each panellist’s session.  


Alex Depledge | Founder & CEO, Resi 

Alex is one of the leading female lights in the UK’s tech scene. An innovative, principled and inspiring businesswoman; she co-founded the pioneering, which sold for £27 million in 2015. 
She has now started Resi, a groundbreaking online architectural service that is revolutionising how Britons renovate. Alex has also won the title of Oustanding Business Woman of the Year 2019 at the FL National Awards & Summit. 

Cecilia Harvey | Founder, Tech Women Today &  CEO, Hyve Dynamics 
*Leading Lady in Tech by Forbes Magazine 

An outspoken advocate for women’s opportunities and success in the workplace, Cecilia Harvey is both the founder of the influential Tech Women Today ( platform and the Chief Executive Officer of Hyve Dynamics (, the pioneering technology firm providing robotics and sensory technology. With over 20 years in banking and technology and one of the small number of women holding a C-Suite position within technology, Cecilia is an advocate for not only women in technology and banking, but also for those aspiring to leadership anywhere.

After working her way up in the FinTech industry, her roles have since included being the COO of Citigroup Markets and Securities Services Technology, and positions with Morgan Stanley, Barclays Capital and IBM.

Cecilia’s recent achievements include being featured in Forbes Magazine in 2019 as a leading lady in technology, a 2018 WeAreTheCity TechWomen100 winner. 

Lobna El Shafie | Tumblr – Automattic

Lobna is commercially focused, curious and inventive. With a can-do attitude, she works cross borders and organisations to drive launches of large-scale products in international markets, with stellar results. Having been the core driver of the commercial launch of Tumblr in Europe, she now leads Tumblr internationally at Automattic. Lobna is also a national winner of the FL National Awards & Summit. 

Charlotte Armitage | Media and Business Psychologist. 

Bio: Charlotte Armitage BSc (Hons), MBPsS, PGCert, PPABP, FRSA is the Managing Director of the YAFTA Group of businesses. Charlotte is an award-winning businesswoman, business psychologist & media psychologist, specialising in Duty of Care in Film & TV and Doctoral Counselling Psychologist in training. As the found of YAFTA & YAFTA Talent Agency, Charlotte has vast experience of the film & TV industry. In 2019 Charlotte won Inclusivity Director of the Year in the Institute of Directors Awards for her work promoting diversity and inclusion in the film & TV industry. 

Charlotte will be offering insights into the nature of anxiety, its function and how its presence may be hindering our rational thought processes. She will be discussing what we can do to remain calm and grounded throughout the difficult time that we are likely to experience personally and professionally throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. Charlotte will also be offering positive suggestions about how to manage the period of time where schools may be closed, and how we can use this experience to teach our children about working in the modern world.

Your Host: Griselda Togobo | FL, CEO 

Griselda began her career as an electrical engineer, she then veered into business having been influenced by the challenges and successes that her parents experienced as entrepreneurs. She trained and qualified as a chartered accountant with one of the BIG 4 professional services firms but now runs her own businesses, Forward Ladies included. Griselda is a mother of two beautiful children. She is extremely passionate about positively impacting the future of women and girls in the workforce. 

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