AccelerateHER LIVE

On Friday 12 June, accelerateHER LIVE returns to the airwaves as an anchor event of #LTWConnects, London Tech Week’s digital event series.

We’re convening virtually to spotlight the founders and CEOs shaping the future of their sector and to unpack how tech can lead the transition out of this period of global upheaval to drive equality.


·  13:20 – 13:30  |  Welcome from your hosts Laura Stebbing (Co-CEO, accelerateHER) & Brent Hoberman (Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Founders Factory, Founders Forum, accelerateHER & firstminute capital)

·  13:30 – 14:15  |  Leading with Purpose with Nancy Dubuc (CEO, Vice Media), Steve Demetriou (CEO & Chair, Jacobs), Federico Marchetti (Chairman & CEO, YOOX NET-A-PORTER), Sharon White (CEO, John Lewis) & Elizabeth Broderick AO (Founder of Male Champions of Change Institute, Convener of MCC Global Tech Group and UN Special Rapporteur on Discrimination Against Women & Girls)

·  14:25 – 14:40  |  Fire-Side Chat: Burst! Mental Health and Micro-Habits with Arianna Huffington, (CEO, Thrive Global) & Reeva Misra (Founder & CEO, Walking on Earth)

·  14:50 – 15:20  |  Cyber Security and the Future of Work with Poppy Gustaffson (CEO, Darktrace) & Michelle Zatlyn (Co-Founder & COO, Cloudflare)

·  15:30 – 16:00  |  Fire-Side Chat: Covid-19 and the Power of a Pivot with Julia Cheek (Founder & CEO, Everlywell) & Simmone Taitt (CEO & Founder, Poppy Seed Health)

·  16:10 – 17:00  |  The State of the World for Women with former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton & Cherie Blair CBE QC in conversation with Vivian Hunt DBE (Managing Partner for Uk & Ireland, McKinsey)

·  17:15 – 18:00 | Black Lives Matter: Leading with Action in Tech with Abadesi Osunsade (Founder & CEO, Hustle Crew), Deborah Okenla (Founder & CEO, YSYS), Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE (Co-Founder & CEO, Stemettes) & Karen Blackett OBE (UK Country Manager, WPP & UK CEO, GroupM)