Media release: The Times Scotland supports Aberdeen Standard Investments’ Gender Summit


TODAY, Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) hosts its fourth annual Gender Summit at the Hub in central Edinburgh, ahead of the Aberdeen Standard Ladies Scottish Open that tees off at Gullane Golf Club in East Lothian this Thursday.

The event will be supported by The Times Scotland, as the media partner.

Titled ‘A Better Balance’ the summit features a number of high profile speakers including:

* First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon;

* Ruth Davidson, leader of the Conservative Party in Scotland;

* Judy Murray, former captain of the British Fed Cup team as well as coach to multiple champion tennis players, including her sons Andy and Jamie;

* Tracey Neville, England Women’s netball coach;

* Mike Whan, chief commissioner of the Ladies Professional Golf Association; and

*Richard Bogie, Managing Director of News Scotland & News Ireland.

The afternoon will be hosted by BBC journalist and broadcaster, Sarah Smith.

Sarah Smith will be joined by First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, and Judy Murray to discuss ‘inspiring the next generation’ and how a pipeline of young talent can be supported throughout their careers by employers, government and society.

Over 180 people from the world of sport, business and entertainment will gather at the Hub to explore the opportunities to drive positive change within each sector, drawing on their own experiences, in what promises to be a lively and engaging discussion.

Magnus Llewellin, editor of The Times Scotland, said: “The Times Scotland is delighted to be supporting the fourth annual Gender Summit of Aberdeen Standard Investments. It is an excellent initiative, firmly established in Scotland’s calendar of events. With senior levels of participation across politics, business and sport, the Gender Summit can make a significant contribution to achieving a better balance across Scottish society, and The Times Scotland is proud to be part of it.”

Richard Bogie, managing director of News Scotland & News Ireland – publishers of the The Times Scotland, The Sunday Times Scotland and The Scottish Sun – is speaking in a panel session on: ‘What can we learn from business and sport?’.

He said: “There is no doubt that other walks of life have a great deal to learn from the worlds of business and sport, and that they can also learn a lot from each other. A balanced team, containing all the strengths of its available members, will always be more successful than an unbalanced team. Achieving gender balance is good for society as a whole, and the quality and calibre of this annual summit is an important part of making it happen.”


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