Turning the spotlight on women in the media

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Susanna Dinnage Bella Vuillermoz Turning the spotlight on women in the media

Susanna Dinnage, executive vice-president and managing director of Discovery Networks UK and Ireland, and Bella Vuillermoz, director of Women in Leadership at Sky, will talk about the role of women in the media at a conference at 116 Pall Mall on 13 November

The Women in Business event will see the pair discuss the media’s role in promoting gender equality and the challenges they have faced in their rise to the top. Journalist and conference host Juliet Morris will hold a Q&A session to garner their views on the issue.

Dinnage has extensive experience working in television. Before taking up her role at Discovery Networks she was part of the launch team for Channel 5 and 5USA as well as several MTV and VH1 channels. Vuillermoz is focused on creating a gender balance at senior levels within Sky. Her previous roles include working for the broadcaster’s sustainability team and as Sky’s head of corporate and financial communications.

The pair will join an impressive line-up of speakers, including England World Cup rugby winner Maggie Alphonsi, Viv Dykstra, the founder of mentoring organisation The Artemis Network, and Lara Morgan, founder of Company Shortcuts.

Women in Business takes place from 9.30am to 5pm and the ticket price of £300 (plus VAT) for members includes a drinks reception, lunch and an Eve Lom gift worth £60. 

For more information about the Women in Business conference and to book tickets, go to iod.com/womeninbusiness

CVs

Susanna Dinnage Turning the spotlight on women in the mediaWho Susanna Dinnage

Role Executive vice-president and managing director of Discovery Networks UK and Ireland

Career highlights Dinnage joined Discovery in 2009 to set up a research and scheduling function for the UK business. Before joining Discovery, she was schedules and planning director for Channel 5.

 

Bella Vuillermoz Turning the spotlight on women in the mediaWho Bella Vuillermoz

Roles Director of Women in Leadership at Sky

Career highlights Before her current role she was part of Sky’s sustainability team. Previously she worked in the corporate communications team at Marks & Spencer.

 

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