Agents of Change 2018: Winners’ Reception

A section of the attendees

Last week on International Women’s Day, the Women’s Business Council and Management Today revealed our Agents of Change Powerlist. A list of top 30 Male Change Agents for gender equality, men who have been torchbearers challenging the status quo and promoting gender equality in workplaces across the UK.

The Agents of Change Powerlist, now in its second year, celebrates exceptional male leaders who are supporting women in business, driving gender equality initiatives, and shattering glass ceilings. Over 200 men were nominated from a range of sectors, including technology, the financial services, and healthcare . It was tough narrowing from such an excellent range of nominees the top 30 but a collaborative effort from Management Today’s head of content Kate Bassett; Hilary Spencer, director of the Government Equalities Office; Richard Robinson of Econsultancy; and Denis Woulfe, member of the Women’s Business Council and former vice chair of Deloitte saw our 2018 Powerlist.

Yesterday in partnership with Management Today and BT, we hosted an official celebration and reception for the 30 winners of the Men as Change Agents power list 2018.

The event was well attended, with the winners being joined by leaders from the business world championing gender diversity in their fields, BT, Management Today, officials from the Government Equalities Office and members of the Women’s Business Council. The event shone a spotlight on, the contributions of this year’s winners, a group of inspirational leaders who are champions of women’s contribution in the workplace.

Speakers at the event included Women’s Business Council’s Chair Dame Cilla Snowball DBE, who delivered the opening address. EE’s Chief Executive Officer Marc Allera, and Sir Philip Hampton (Senior Independent Director Anglo American, Chairman GSK, and Chairman of the Hampton Alexander Review) who were both recognized in this year’s power list, spoke about the importance of men’s role in championing gender equality for the good of business, society and economic growth.

Dame Cilla Snowball, DBE, Sir Philip Hampton, Management Today’s Kate Bassett and EE’s Marc Allera spoke at the event

After the speeches, winners and delegates shared stories, personal experiences, tips and reaffirming their commitment to do more, in pushing forward the gender equality agenda.

A selection of photographs from the event can be seen below.

The full list of this year’s winners and a brief profile of the winners is available on the Management Today website here.