Why men win at work – and how to make gender inequality history – Gill Whitty-Collins
February 23 @ 19:00 - 20:00 CET
Author of ‘Why Men Win at Work’, Keynote Speaker, Board Member, Consultant, Executive Mentor & Coach
“For 20 years of my career I didn’t experience the gender diversity issue. And then I saw it. And once I had seen it, I saw it everywhere.”
Why are men still winning at work? If women have equal leadership ability, why are they so under-represented at the top in business and society? Why are we still living in a world where virtually all the top jobs are occupied by men and women are pathetically under-represented in leadership, wherever you look. And why do we accept it?
Gill Whitty-Collins spent 26 years with Procter & Gamble (P&G), latterly as Senior Vice President, running leading global brands such as Olay, Always and Pantene.
She was born near Liverpool, to a Scouse Catholic family, the youngest of 3 sisters. After attending the local comprehensive school, a love of language and steely determination took Gill to study Modern & Medieval Languages at Selwyn College, Cambridge University.
Upon graduating and with a baby son in tow, she joined P&G, where she quickly progressed through the ranks, earning a reputation as a world-class Brand Architect and Business Renovator. Gill thrived in the highly competitive business environment and her success in business saw her move swiftly up the career ladder to Marketing Director, General Manager and finally Senior Vice President. This was when she started to see the impact of gender diversity issues on women and their careers, and saw that it is affecting and defeating talented women everywhere.
What Gill has experienced, witnessed and learnt about gender equality as a woman in senior management will resonate with people, whatever their gender, wherever they are working. She now works to drive gender equality and diversity as a key lever to build stronger businesses and stronger societies. Her story and vision will inspire you to join the force to make inequality history.