Previous Events

Gender Networks (formally TNON Gender) has run over 30 events since inception and has been actively supported by leading organisations, speakers and charities.

Key themes by year

  • 2009/10 – The Lord Davies Review, Women on Boards, Building robust networks
  • 2011-12 – Effective network management
  • 2013-2014 – Effective network strategies
  • 2015 – Pay Gap, Network collaborations, Women in Sport
  • 2016 – Engaging Men, Talent Attraction & Retention
  • 2017 – Hampton-Alexander Report, Women’s Equality Party with Sophie Walker, Women’s Business Council with Dame Cilla Snowball, Strengths Finder skills session at Investec, and annual survey results at BBC
  • 2018 – #BehindEveryGreatCity with Sadiq Khan, #Vote100 centenary with Dr Helen Pankhurst, Women on Boards with Brenda Trenowden, 30% Club, CMI Research – Cracking the Glass Pyramid, with Ann Francke
  • 2019 – Annual survey results in partnership with EY, The Rt. Hon. Nicky Morgan, Women in Finance report. Network governance models with Rob Neil MBE, Ministry of Justice.

Examples of charity speakers

  • The Rosa Fund for Women
  • Military Wives
  • Unicef
  • Cancer Research
  • WomanKind
  • Girls out Loud
  • YMCA
  • Smart Works
  • Dress for Success
  • Breast Cancer Care
  • From Babies With Love
  • Care UK
  • Female Inspiration through Rugby
  • Founders4Schools
  • The Eve Appeal

Examples of meeting speakers

  • Dame Cilla Snowball, Women’s Business Council
  • Sophie Walker, Leader, Women’s Equality Party
  • Denise Wilson OBE, Chief Executive, Hampton-Alexander Review
  • Sadiq Khan, London Mayor
  • Dr Helen Pankhurst, CARE International
  • Ann Francke, CEO, CMI
  • Heather Melville OBE
  • Brenda Trenowden CBE, Global Chair, 30% Club
  • Catherine Spencer, former England Rugby Captain
  • Jo Bostock, Women’s Sports Trust
  • Alex McMurtrie, The Cabinet Office

Example of Network Hacks

  • Mission Statements
  • Objectives
  • Network structures
  • Access to data
  • Engaging volunteers
  • Engaging men
  • Engaging regional offices
  • International Women’s Day
  • International Men’s Day
Additional sessions have been held on social media, engaging LGBT networks, motivating volunteers.