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The STIR: Mind The Gender Gaps – Bridging Say, Pay & Stay Gaps

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

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While the transatlantic business community has made significant strides towards equalizing opportunities in the workplace, there is still much work to do to overcome the deeply entrenched gaps in opportunities for women. BritishAmerican Business brings together a panel of thought leaders to have an honest conversation on the gaps that still exist for women in the workplace today, and how we can bridge them. This includes:

  • The Pay Gap How effective has legislation aimed to equalize pay for women, a long-standing issue?
  • The Say Gap… There is a relative lack of opportunities for women to speak publicly and take authoritative roles as a representative of the institutions they work for, which has wide-ranging repercussions on women’s careers;
  • The Age Gap A candid look at the disparate experiences and varying challenges that women of different age groups have in the workplace— from millennials to seasoned executives in senior ranks.
  • The Stay Gap… What are effective policies for UK and USA employers to overcome the “Stay Gap” and encourage women to return to work after career breaks?

Meet the Speakers:

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Megan Doberneck,
General Counsel & Company Secretary, Vodafone Business
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Claire Mason

Claire Mason,
Founder & CEO, Man Bites Dog
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Bill Bradshaw, Withum

Bill Bradshaw,
Director of Inclusion and Diversity, Withum
To learn more about Bill click here

 

Moderator:

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Gill Whitty Collins
Keynote Speaker, Board Member, Consultant, Executive Coach & Mentor & author of “Why Men Win at Work”
To learn more about Gill click here


Doing Business in the USA

Doing Business in the USA

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

6:00 – 7:15 AM EST

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The British American Business Council North West, in partnership with the Department for International Trade North West, is inviting companies to join this webinar on practical tips and advice on doing business in the USA from experienced panel speakers. We will also hear from businesses who are experienced and have been successful in the USA market.

Why attend?

Delegates will hear from two panels of experts, hosted by Dr Frank Levene, of Blue Link Worldwide Inc & Blue Link UK:

  • Opportunities in the USA: for market information, tips, research, and planning
  • A Professional Approach to the USA: for practical advice on doing business in this growing market

We’ll also hear from DIT Export Champions Direct Access and Clarke Energy on their experience with the USA.

Delegates will be given the opportunity to book 1-2-1 sessions with our expert speakers following the core webinar.


BAB – Business Travel: Resetting Expectations for a New Normal

BAB – Business Travel: Resetting Expectations for a New Normal

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

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It’s been more than a year since many business travelers have passed through an airport or conducted a business trip, and enough has changed to surprise even the most experienced business traveler.

As business travel returns, there are added stress points from what the business traveler experienced pre-COVID. We will address some of those stress points and discuss how a traveler’s expectations can best be managed. What is being done differently now versus 2019 and is there anything new that travelers should expect in the upcoming months?

Please join us for a robust discussion on how the traveler’s journey may look going forward and how we can do our best to set realistic expectations as business travel returns.

Key Questions this Session will address: 

  • What is the most proficient way to maneuver through an airport and what efficiencies have the airports put in place?
  • Airport screening staff remain well below pre-crisis levels, especially in the United States. How are airport security teams handling this?
  • What steps have the airlines taken to help make the return of business travel less stressful? How are they addressing customer service issues while operating under normal staff levels?

Brexit Grace Periods: What Rules are Changing and When? 

Brexit Grace Periods: What Rules are Changing and When? 

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

9:00 – 10:00 AM EST

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While the Brexit transition period ended on the 31 December, not all of the changes that affect businesses have taken place as of yet.

Several grace periods have been introduced in order to give businesses more time to get up to speed with the new requirements and ensure they are in full compliance with the new regulations before they take effect.

Join this webinar to find out more about the key changes coming up over the next six months that businesses need to be aware of.

This event will cover upcoming changes to:

  • Import controls
  • Rules of origin
  • Product marking (UKCA marking)

Changes to Right to Work Checks: Business Immigration Update

Changes to Right to Work Checks: Business Immigration Update

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

6:00 – 6:50 AM EST

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The UK government has made a number of important updates recently relating to right to work checks, with further change set to take place from the 1 September 2021. On the 31 August, the temporary concessions introduced during the pandemic, which enable employers to perform right to work checks virtually, will cease to apply.

This webinar will mainly focus on the recent changes to the way in which EU citizens prove their right to work in the UK following the closure of the EU Settlement Scheme to most applications on the 30 June. Employers will receive advice and guidance around key areas of concern such as what to do if you discover an employee has not applied to the EU Settlement Scheme.

Businesses will also have the opportunity to ask any questions relating to the new UK immigration system.


Duane Morris: Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Webinar Series

Duane Morris: Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Webinar Series

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

2:00 – 3:00 PM EST

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Among the nonfinancial criteria businesses must increasingly consider to stay relevant to their employees, customers and boards is ESG ‒ Environmental, Social and Governance. Beyond making smart business sense, ESG initiatives can help drive efficiency, increase engagement and involve constituents in critical ecological and social improvements. Increasingly, investors and money managers want to know that a company does more than just turn a profit; indeed, having a positive impact on the world at large is now often a metric used to gauge the long-term health and viability of a commercial enterprise. Investments in real estate and development are now being evaluated for ESG sustainability by and for players in capital markets. Join our panel of executives from companies at the forefront of the field for a discussion of the metrics and methods used to gauge success and guard against losing ground.

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Speakers

  • Helee Lev, Chief Revenue Officer, Goby
  • Sunil Misser, Chief Executive Officer, AccountAbility
  • Chris Cayten, Senior Director of Strategic Growth, CodeGreen Solutions
  • Marta Schantz, Senior Vice President, ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance

A Conversation on Climate

A Conversation on Climate

Thursday, July 22, 2921

12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

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Please join us for a virtual panel discussion with global climate experts to:

  • Understand why setting targets to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 is imperative and the opportunity for US industry in the transformation to a net-zero, low carbon future.
  • Share best practice for leadership in green recovery and sustained economic growth while achieving significant reductions in emissions.
  • Learn about Race to Zero and how to join.
  • Understand the opportunities committing to net-zero emissions offers in terms of industry influence, competitive advantage, and innovation.
  • Hear how US businesses are demonstrating climate leadership from companies who have joined Race to Zero and how they have set ambitious science-based targets for decarbonising their business and supply chains.

The global low carbon transition is inevitable and accelerating. Now is the time to join!


BABCPHL September Social – Happy Hour Virtual Networking Event

On Thursday, September 9, 2021, a group of BABCPHL members and friends gathered virtually for a short British-themed networking session. Attendees each brought the drink of their choice and a special personal memento and story related to the UK. 

Participants shared stories of their British travels and experiences through food, books, football jerseys, dolls, sustainable British branded gifts, and other various items. It was a common theme among the group that everyone longs to be able to travel and network again in-person. 

Originally, we planned to host this event in-person at the Victoria Freehouse, a British pub in Old City Philadelphia, and longtime supporter of the BABCPHL. Unfortunately we needed to pivot to a virtual format due to the increasing spread of the Delta variant. We are grateful for everyone’s support and participation through these challenging times, and we look forward to continuing to gather virtually until we can meet again in person.

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Summer Senses Series 2021

Summer Senses Series 2021

The Series

Summer Senses Series 2021 – With Top Chef star Gregory Gourdet

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

3:00 PM EST

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Check in with Top Chef star Gregory Gourdet as he discusses the importance of sustainable foods, and demonstrates an easy, healthy, and delicious summertime main course.

Summer Senses Series 2021 – With Golf Coach Hank Haney 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

3:00 PM EST

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Golf coach to the stars Hank Haney will share his tips on how to better utilize touch in your short game. Hank has taught over 200 PGA Tour professionals, including Tiger Woods and Mark O’Meara so get ready to ask him your golf questions!

Summer Senses Series 2021 – With Tony award nominee Lauren Patten

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

3:00 PM EST

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With Broadway back this fall, sing along to the sounds of Broadway with many of the brightest stars performing live for you, including Grammy and Tony award nominee Lauren Patten as well as actors from Phantom of the Opera, Hamilton and more.

Summer Senses Series 2021 – With Dr. Ruth Bennett

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

3:00 PM EST

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Brew, smell and taste a more biodiverse, sustainable world each morning with Bird Friendly® Coffee. Hear from Dr. Ruth Bennett, Research Ecologist, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and learn how smell is the first sense explored in a coffee tasting.

Summer Senses Series 2021 – With 4-time Grand Slam singles champion Jim Courie

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

3:00 PM EST

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Former world #1 and 4-time Grand Slam singles champion Jim Courier gives us a preview of the US Open and wraps up the summer tennis scene.


Her Majesty The Queen Toured Independence NHP

Her Majesty The Queen Toured Independence NHP

Last week, acting Consul-General, Hannah Young and a team from the British Consulate were in Philadelphia for a series of meetings and a special tour of Independence Hall. Their visit coincided with the anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen’s 1976 Philadelphia tour of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, to commemorate America’s 200th birthday. 45 years ago, Her Majesty presented the US with the Bicentennial Bell, a gift on behalf of the UK. The US-UK relationship is deeply rooted in history, spanning economic, political and social ties between the two nations. Special thanks to Hannah and her team for visiting our region and strengthening UK interest throughout Greater Philadelphia. The BABCPHL looks forward to our partnership as we build upon and create new bonds.

 

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip began their visit by going to see the cracked Liberty Bell. Photo courtesy of the Toronto Star Photograph Archive, Courtesy of Toronto Public Library.

The second photo showing Queen Elizabeth at the dedication of the Bicentennial Bell is provided by Independence Historical Trust.

The view of the Bicentennial Bell by Tom Davies (1976) is courtesy of Independence Historical Trust.

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The BABCPHL recognizes our Club Level Members:

  • Almac
  • American Airlines
  • Cigna
  • Cigna
  • Duane Morris
  • EisnerAmper LLP
  • Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Fisher Phillips
  • HSBC
  • International Products Corporation
  • Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, Inc.
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Penn Medicine
  • Welsh Government