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International Women's Day is an occasion to celebrate the achievements of women and to advocate for gender equality and inclusivity. In today's rapidly changing world, innovation plays a crucial role in driving progress and creating opportunities for all.

This panel aims to explore the intersection of inclusion and innovation, highlighting how diverse perspectives, experiences, and voices can drive transformative change and unlock new possibilities. The aim of the IWD 2024 #InspireInclusion campaign is to collectively forge a more inclusive world for women.

Join industry leaders, King's Business School faculty, staff and students to celebrate International Women's Day with an inspiring panel discussion exploring “Women’s Role at the Intersection of Inclusion and Innovation” followed by a reception with cocktails and refreshments.

Our expert panel of female leaders will share their insights on what it takes to drive progress, create opportunities for all, and what tools are necessary for empowering individuals and communities.


  • Sparsh Sehgal (BSc Business Management, 2020), Founder of Unlock Consultancy - an international, non-profit student consultancy to support startups and businesses run by ethnic minority and disadvantaged sections of society. Keynote speaker at the Academic Prize Award event in January.
  • Fidan Javadova (MSc Accounting, Accountability and Financial Management, 2015), CEO & Founder of BeWorks Automation - specialising in accessible EV charging and green energy solutions
  • Lea Henry (MA Arts and Cultural Management, 2018) - Co-Founder & Company Director of CocoRio, an award-winning creative experience for kids that promotes emotional and mental health with creative nannies.


18.00 - 18.30: Registration and arrival drinks

18.30 - 19.15: Panel discussion

19.15 - 19.35: Q&A

19.35 - 21.00: Networking reception

Event details

8th Floor North Side
Bush House
Strand campus, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG