Driving Performance through Better Balanced Business – People, Purpose, Profit…Performance - 13th October 2015

The World’s first gender balanced leadership conference – book now to avoid disappointment

Join some of the world’s business leaders, influencers and speakers on talent management, effective leadership and organisational performance

Effective performance of leaders, regardless of gender is paramount to organisational success…

Talent management is one of the key enablers to delivering sustainable business…

This is not a Diversity, HR or Women’s event. It is a Leadership Conference on Effective Performance driven via Talent Management

The effective leadership & organisational performance event of the year – 13th October, London

This is a must attend event for any leader who needs to know more about the subject and delivery of effective performance driven through talent management solutions.


1 Unique Audience

1 Global Forum - 15 International Speakers - 1 Gala Dinner

“The Conference was absolutely WORLD CLASS. I can count on the fingers of one hand full day conferences that have managed to grip the audience’s attention throughout".

Driving Performance through Better Balanced Business

The best performing companies have the best performing teams and attract, retain and develop the best talent, regardless of gender. Talent management is one of the key enablers to delivering a sustainable business. The Balanced Business Forum (formerly known as The Women’s Business Forum) is the World's first gender balanced leadership conference. We challenge, debate and deliver effective leadership and organisational performance via the delivery of progressive and sustainable talent management solutions.

This year's conference is themed "Driving Performance through Better Balanced Business...People, Purpose, Profit...Performance" and will once again be a challenging, thought provoking Forum to support and guide leaders to achieve tangible and sustainable business performance results.  It will focus on the key drivers to this in a 21st Century World - People, Purpose, Profit.  Click here to view the agenda.

This event will continue to deliver and support the objectives around talent management and effective performance solutions, delivered via gender and diverse balanced business.  It emphasises the importance of talent management in a fast moving society and economy and why the deliverables of the conference are so important to leaders of today and tomorrow.

To ensure the sustainable performance of an organisation, each leader has to perform at their peak and continually adapt themselves.  It was Darwin who once said, "it is not the strongest or most intelligent of our species that survies.  It is the one most adaptable to change".  Change is a key theme and focus througout this event.

This year is once again an exceptional year of platforming some key influential and globally recognised speakers.  Confirmed speakers to date include:


Highlights of The Women’s Business Forum 2014

The Forum is a true leadership conference, which challenges thinking and brings together a gender balanced and diverse mix of leadership talent. Last year’s event saw 166 global organisations and some 600 female and male leaders from all sectors of industry in attendance. This event not only delivers thought provoking, visionary, cutting edge leadership discussion but also delivers it to an audience that is truly representative of current and future leadership.

    • “I was absolutely blown away by the exceptional men and women that spoke and the key questions that they asked.” Freya Stone, Head of HR, Entertainment One UK
    • “The speakers were inspirational and some key messages and learnings to really make a difference.”  Damian Kitson, Senior Manager Logistics, Asda
    • “The best business event I have attended this year. It was 5 star excellent from start to finish. I really enjoyed the content, people I met, venue – all of it.” Claire Young, Inspiring Through Business
    • “Takeaways from today's excellent speakers make the clear case that Gender Balance is about diversity of leadership style and mind-set which result in better decision making and better business performance.” Elisabeth Teo-Pennell, Managing Director, Marketing & Investor Relations, Europe, Pramerica Real Estate Investors
    • “Some really thought provoking presentations, and lots of takeaways, from confirmation that we are doing some things right in BP, through to food for thought on what we can do better, through to some personal reflection.”Carolyn Rawlings, CFO, IT&S, BP
    • “The thing which impressed me the most was the big focus on leadership and diversity as a root to better performing companies” Susan Allen, CEO Customer Solutions Group, RBS

2015 Sponsorship

The support of sponsors is vital to the continued success of a conference of this magnitude, and we are proud to attract the support of and work with some of the world’s most recognised brands. Our 2015 sponsors are:

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