Networking Breakfast – 07.02.24

Join us on 7th February for our second networking breakfast of 2024.

We’ll be at M Restaurant and joined by Florence Brocklesby* of Bellevue Law,  leading a discussion about regulators’ approaches to workplace culture and non-financial misconduct, and the implications for financial services and law firms, and those who work in them.

Stories of “toxic workplace culture” in financial services and law firms regularly hit the headlines, from allegations of serious sexual misconduct to more commonplace stories of bullying, exclusion and excessive working hours.

Recent witness evidence given to the Treasury Committee’s Sexism in the City inquiry has demonstrated that women are particularly impacted by these issues.

Regulators have been inundated with complaints of sexual misconduct since the birth of the #metoo movement, and are now looking to address workplace culture more widely.

Do these developments have the potential to create a step-change in professional services workplace culture, and if so how can women in M&A and their allies help drive those changes?

The discussion will be governed by the Chatham House Rule

Location: M Threadneedle Street, 60 Threadneedle St London EC2R 8HG

Date: February 7th 2024

Time: 8:30am – 10:00am

 

*Florence is an employment lawyer, ranked in both Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 (Legalease) for her practice, which focuses on advising clients on sex discrimination cases, particularly in the legal and financial services sectors. A former City lawyer herself, Florence founded Bellevue Law ten years ago to offer lawyers truly flexible working. 80% of her team of 20 partner level lawyers are women and the firm is committed to ethical business practices, and currently being assessed for B Corp status.

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