Alison is an experienced conference speaker, chair and facilitator. As an expert on women in business, leadership and the changing workplace, she has spoken at events across North America, Europe and Australia. She has addressed many public conferences, as well as internal events at a wide range of companies including Sodexo, PwC, BBVA, Shell, RBS, Jive Software, and Unilever.

Her international engagements have included the Agile Future series run by Women on Boards Australia, the International Monetary Fund seminar for International Women’s Day in Washington D.C., the launch of the Center for Creative Leadership’s  EMEA campus in Brussels, and the International Women’s Forum World Leadership Conference in Vancouver, as well as numerous internal corporate events.

Alison has worked with  The Conference Board, a global, independent business membership and research association since 2007. She is Programme Director of the Board’s Academy for Diversity, Inclusion & Culture  Change.  From 2007 to 2016, she  directed the Board’s Europe-based Council for Diversity & Inclusion in Business, a peer-to-peer network of senior executives from multinational companies.

As an independent moderator, Alison has chaired a wide range of events including: a debate on women in economic decision-making at a  European Union conference on Gender Equality; a panel on board quotas at the Board Impact conference in Oslo; and the opening session of the European Employment Lawyers’ Association conference in Dublin. She chaired expert round-tables on diversity in Shanghai and London in 2011-12 for a joint project  by ACCA, the global body for professional accountants, and the Economic and Social Research Council, and wrote the introductory and concluding reports. She also facilitates in-house corporate events on gender, leadership and/or the future of work.

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“Alison’s presentation had fantastic content and was authoritatively developed.”

“Very professional, loved the presentation and slides, high knowledge level, brilliant!”

“Alison was excellent, spoke naturally, and gave a good overview.”

Delegates’ feedback from Agile Future event, Sydney