Please note, this event will be delivered in person only
The Bayes Global Women’s Leadership Programme is pleased to welcome:
- Sarah Garton (Managing Director at Accenture and Menopause Warrior)
- Saghar Kasiri (Embryologist and Director at Cryos International)
- Dr Lara Owen (Academic and organisational consultant on menstruation and menopause)
To discuss how women’s health issues affect women’s decisions in the workplace.
We’ll speak about how fertility, menstruation, and menopause influence women’s career decisions and why these topics can be difficult to discuss in the workplace. We’ll also talk about best practices and advice for employers to support women as they navigate health issues and their careers.
Following the event there will be a drinks reception for all.
More about our speakers:
Sarah Garton is a Client Account Lead at Accenture where she has worked for 20 years progressing her career from Senior Analyst to Managing Director. A desire to partner with clients and their customers, to tackle their pain-points and challenges is what drives Sarah in her day-job.
Given her role Sarah recognises that it’s not easy in a digitally enabled world where we operate at a relentless pace, to lead in a truly human and inclusive way. As an Accenture leader Sarah is passionate about creating an environment where colleagues feel safe, seen, connected and courageous, and able to show up as their authentic selves every day. It’s this passion and her own personal experience of menopause that has led to the creation of the Accenture UK ‘MenoWarriors’ movement designed to support and educate male and female colleagues and make menopause a core component of Accenture’s health and wellbeing agenda.
Sarah is married with two children and has a degree in French and German from Manchester Metropolitan University.
Saghar Kasiri, BSc, MSc, RC Path Diploma, MBA
Saghar Kasiri is Director of European Operations, Cryos International,where she has worked for five years. She was responsible for setting up Cryos’ first European Donor Egg Bank in Cyprus. Saghar is a Healthcare professional with an Executive MBA with Distinction from Bayes Business School, with a background in Clinical Embryology and Fetal Medicine, and a track record of combining medical and scientific knowledge with commercial expertise, having managed departments both in the NHS and in the private sector. She received the Businesswoman of the Year Award for providing an insight into the transformation of UK healthcare management.
Her background speciality is in Clinical Embryology and she has an MSc in Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis & Fetal Medicine, and over 26 years’ experience of working in the fertility field. She has advanced presentation skills obtained via high-profile media appearances on TV, in magazines and online. She has provided expert opinion as a fertility specialist on current topics for the BBC World Service and Channel 5 News. For the past 11 years she has regularly presented on fertility issues (over 200 episodes) for a TV programme screened by Manoto TV (www.manototv.com) - a London-based international satellite channel (viewed by over 20 million viewers worldwide).
Saghar is married to Kaveh, has two sons and lives in London but travels frequently to Cyprus, Denmark, and other European countries.
Dr Lara Owen
Dr Lara Owen’s work is concerned with the organization, culture and politics of menstruation and menopause. She holds a PhD in menstrual organization from Monash Business School, is a founding member of the Menstruation Research Network (UK), and is now an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews. Her fieldwork has explored menstruation and menopause across a wide range of contexts in the UK, USA and Australia. As a consultant she has worked for global institutions, corporations, and the third sector. She teaches a master’s level course in Contemporary Menstrual Studies, and lectures at universities internationally. Dr Owen is the author of Her Blood Is Gold, which details her early research on indigenous beliefs and practices, and a forthcoming book from Oxford University Press, which analyses the impact of recent innovations in menstrual organization on individuals, workplaces and broader society. (For more information visit laraowen.com.)
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