Think Global Women: Inspire Inclusion


Think Global Women

Celebration of International Women’s Day 2024

‘Inspire Inclusion’

How can we create a more inclusive workplace?


Institute of Directors – IoD

116 Pall Mall, London

Friday, 8 March 2023

10.00am – 2.30 pm


Following our highly successful and impactful International Women’s Day (IWD) event last year, we highlight this year’s theme of ‘Inspire Inclusion’ to champion inclusion in all its forms. Explore the value of international experience and how to share knowledge and expertise to deliver greater equity for women and girls and help to grow sustainable jobs and opportunities around the world.

Our event this year on 8 March will not only support your own personal and professional development but will provide practical tools to accelerate change in your own organization or community.

Inspired by the publication of ‘Men Stepping Forward’, we encourage men to join us to explore how to create an environment at work to achieve gender-inclusive leadership opportunities.

You will take away a wealth of connections, new ideas and practical solutions to put into practice in your own workplace.


Joy Burnford headshot

Our Keynote Speaker for 2024 is Joy Burnford.  Joy Burnford is the Founder of Encompass Equality and author of bestselling book ‘Don’t Fix Women’. With over 25 years' experience as a business leader, podcast host and speaker, Joy helps organisations accelerate their journey towards gender equality by providing them with strategic advisory services and a range of practical solutions that create equitable places to work.


Relocate Global is delighted to offer all attendees a special discount on the paperback edition of Joy Burnford’s bestselling book ‘Don’t Fix Women: The practical path to gender equality at work’. This is available to purchase at a discounted rate of £10 per copy (RRP £14.99). To redeem your offer, please click on the following link and apply the coupon code RELOCATE10DFW before checkout:

Joy will be delighted to sign copies of her book at the event if you purchase a copy in advance and bring it along on the day.


How can we create a more inclusive workplace that provides opportunities for people of all genders, ethnicity and backgrounds?

Journalist Marianne Curphey will host a discussion on how organisations can leverage diversity to sustain growth and bring innovation to future-proof their business models.

The distinguished panel of thought-leaders and industry experts includes Patrizia Kokot-Blamey and Amira Kohler.


Patrizia Kokot-Blamey, author of Gendered Hierarchies of Dependency, senior lecturer, School of Business and Management Queen Mary, University of London.


Read Patrizia’s article ‘Gender and lessons from the top’ in our Autumn 2023 digital magazine.


Amira Kohler is a CIPD Fellow and is a highly experienced performance management and change management leader with 30 years’ organisational and consulting experience.




Exchange insights and hear cutting-edge examples of how international organisations are supporting all employees, in particular women, to flourish in the fast-changing global workplace. Delegates will rotate around the tables and exchange views with experts from a range of industry sectors and disciplines throughout the morning.


You will meet inspiring women who are making a difference at the morning workshop. There will be plenty of opportunity to network over drinks and enjoy a delicious lunch with our guests, experts, clients and colleagues. Guaranteed to be a lively, informative occasion to swop ideas and experiences and make valuable connections.


Meet some of the women profiled in the last year. Discover their journey and how they have made a real impact on business and their professions often with surprising twists and turns along the way.

Read the 40 profiles here


Raise awareness and align your brand with the importance of inspiring inclusion in today’s fast-moving, global business environment. Be part of the panel or facilitate a table discussion. Contact us and discuss your options +44 (0)1892 891334 or email

Enjoy video highlights from our Think Global Women Event in 2023


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Key takeaways Think Women Celebration of IWD 2023



09.45   Registration

10.00   Introduction - Fiona Murchie

10.15   Keynote speaker

             Joy Burnford, author of bestselling book ‘Don’t fix women: the practical path to gender equality at work’

11.30   Panel interview

12.00   Roundtable discussions

13.00   Drinks reception

13.30   Lunch

14.30   Closing remarks

15.00   End of event



For further details to book a table or to find out about sponsorship Catherine Simms or call +44 (0)1892 891334.

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