FT Engage is a series of events that offers our readers the opportunity to engage directly with journalists and editors in a conversation about the big issues, the trending topics, and the people and places we cover. This includes everything from the consequences of Brexit, the rise of populism, and investing through the uncertainty of a Trump presidency, to football, start-ups and the generational divide.
Come join us for the discussion, follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #FTEngage and learn about upcoming events listed below.
Closing The Gender Gap — 19 April 2017 — London
Women make up a majority of university graduates in the UK yet remain under-represented in management and leadership positions. Those women who do make it up the ladder often earn less than men at the same level. At the current pace, closing the gender pay gap would take another 24 years.
Join Brooke Masters, FT companies editor, Laura Noonan, investment banking correspondent, for a conversation about what companies are doing to attract, retain and promote women. What is working — and what has not worked — in the past? What is the difference between unequal pay and the gender pay gap, and how are companies approaching these challenges? What are the solutions?
The New Normal of Slower Growth — 26 April 2017 — Singapore
What can we expect politically and economically from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in the coming years? The growing middle class has driven economic growth, but domestic consumption is signalling some weakness, which may require new policy and investment approaches.
In China, the government has indicated there will be slower growth and more reform in 2017. Yet the closer we get to China’s 19th Party Congress, held later this year, the more pressure there is for local officials to maintain stability, which in this case means growth.
Join Jamil Anderlini, FT Asia editor, Jeremy Grant, managing editor of FT Confidential Research, and Jeevan Vasagar, FT Singapore and Malaysia correspondent, for conversation and refreshments.
21st Century Skills with Lucy Kellaway — 23 May 2017 — London
What are the biggest forces affecting people at work today? What skills do you need to succeed? Now more than ever, working life is like a marathon that has to be planned and prepared for. It will require job transitions and changes — some that you may choose to take on yourself, while others could be forced on you.
Join Lucy Kellaway, FT management columnist, for conversation and drinks about the new ways of doing business and how to navigate the ever-changing world of work.
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