This conference focused on the further steps that can be taken by government, employers and others to improve opportunity and equality at work for women.
With the first full year of data available from the gender pay gap reporting requirement, which revealed a 9.7% median pay gap in favour of men, delegates examined what further action can be taken to tackle pay disparities.
Delegates also considered the steps that can be taken to improve representation in positions of leadership in the context of the findings from the Hampton-Alexander Review, including the call for investors to place greater attention on the gender diversity of company boards - including how the provision of careers advice might be improved to raise career aspirations.
Sessions looked at how employers can better address bias and discrimination in the workplace, including priorities for enhancing support for pregnant women and new parents, the challenges for encouraging the uptake of flexible working, and the steps that can be taken to reform workplace cultures.
This seminar brought together key policymakers with businesses and trade unions, employment lawyers, charities and campaign groups, universities and academics, and reporters from the national and trade media.