12:30 Welcome: Host, Nicky Marr and Investing Women CEO, Jackie Waring
12:45 Striving for World Best: Building a World Class Team
Global Headliner: Jaime Nieto, Head of People for Richard Branson’s The Spaceship Company, the first aerospace-system manufacturer building and testing a fleet of carrier vehicles and spaceships that will form Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight system. Jaime will speak on building a world class team to lead one of the world’s most innovative companies, in its race to take us into space.
13:05 Q & A
13:15 AccelerateHER Award Finalist Pitch Film – Exclusive Preview
13:20 Striving for World Best: Helping Businesses to Perform
Nicky Marr, in conversation with athlete, broadcaster and ambassador, Mark Beaumont. World record holder for cycling round the world, Mark also inspires and helps businesses to perform.
13:40 Q & A
13:50 AccelerateHER Award Finalists Pitch Film – Exclusive Preview
13:55 Striving for World Best: Building the Team to Succeed
Jaime Nieto and Mark Beaumont are joined by Shelley Kerr, Manager, Scotland Women’s National Football Team. Panel and audience discussion on striving to be the best in the world and building the team to do it.
14:25 Coffee and Sweet Treats | Exhibition
15:00 Why we need More Women in Tech
Nicky Marr, in conversation with Ana Stewart – Scotland’s only female founder to float a fintech company.
15:20 Q & A
15:30 AccelerateHER Award Finalists Pitch Film – Exclusive Preview
15:35 Why we Need More Women in Tech
Ana Stewart is joined by DrSteve Ewing, Director of Operations – Informatics Ventures, The University of Edinburgh and others (to be announced). Panel and audience discussion on why we need and how we get, more women in tech.
16:00 Women in Investment
Global Headliner: Kate Rogers, Portfolio Director, Cazenove Capitaland co-leader of Cazenove’s Charities business. The Charities business is the largest in the UK with around £9bn under management. Kate also leads their Diversity and Inclusion Programme.
16:20 Investor Question Time: Kate Rogers is joined by a global legal expert and Angela Scott, COO and Founder, TC Biopharm a multi-billion biotech firm backed by Investing Women Angels. Get investment-ready advice from the best.
16:40 AccelerateHER Award Finalists Pitch Film – Exclusive Preview
16:45 Ministerial Closing Address to be announced.