Ada's List Conf 2017: Agenda for the Day

Ada's List Conf 2017, our second annual conference, is on October 7th at Imperial College in London. We are excited to announce the full agenda!

We're looking forward to seeing many of you at Ada's List Conf 2017! As a reminder, the event is open to people of all genders, so this is a good chance for non-members and male allies to get to know us; we hope to see you there. Early bird ticket sales end on Saturday September 16th, after which they go up slightly. Get yours now!

Here is the background to the event if you are hearing about us for the first time.


10:00 - Arrival & Coffee

10:30 - Welcome Address 

10:40 - Ada's List Year In Review

11:00 - Opening Keynote: Shefali Roy

11:30 - 12.45 - Talks

12:45 - Lunch

13.45 - 14.35 - Talks

14.35 - Break 

14:45 - Workshops

15:30 - Closing Keynote: Debbie Wosskow

16:05 - Speed Networking

16:45 - Closing Remarks

17:00 - 18:00 - Networking Drinks

Get to know our keynote speakers:


Shefali Roy is the Chief Operating Officer of fintech company TrueLayer. She is the former Chief Compliance Officer of Stripe (Europe) and MLRO for Stripe. Prior to Stripe, she led compliance, business conduct and risk across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa for Apple, was the Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer for Christie's worldwide, and was responsible for private wealth compliance for Goldman Sachs across Europe and the Middle East. She currently sits on the boards of Ada's List as well as Photoworks, a photography collective. 

Shefali has undergraduate qualifications in law, economics and finance, and postgraduate qualifications in journalism and economic history from RMIT, Oxford and LSE respectively; she recently graduated from Oxford's Said Business School with an Executive MBA. In 2016, Shefali was named on Innovate Finance's Most Powerful Women in FinTech list, and in 2017, she delivered her first TEDx talk on ethics and business.


Debbie Wosskow OBE is recognised as one of the most prominent serial entrepreneurs in the UK, known for successfully launching and scaling businesses in the areas of digital disruption, the sharing economy and female empowerment. Thanks to her knowledge, track record and authority in those areas, Debbie holds a number of prominent leadership positions across associated sectors and is regularly interviewed on those subjects in the media, on TV and on radio. She was the Founder and CEO of Love Home Swap, sold to Wyndham Destination Networks for $53m in July 2017.

As co-founder and chairperson of AllBright, Debbie, along with her co-founder Anna Jones (former CEO at Hearst), aims to close the gender-based funding gap that currently prevents many women from launching and succeeding with their business ideas. 

A long standing investor herself, Debbie has personally backed a number of female-led businesses including LifeStyler, a digital marketplace for style services, and Vinaya, wearable technology products. 

Debbie is the Chairman of Sharing Economy UK (SEUK) and sits on the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board. In 2015, Debbie was named as one of the Evening Standard’s 1000 most influential people in London. Hailing from a family of female entrepreneurs, her entrepreneurial journey started at the age of 25 when Debbie launched her first company called Mantra, a marketing consultancy, which she later sold to Loewy Group in 2009. Debbie is also a Trustee of the Hampstead Theatre.


Rebecca KempBeing Feminist At Work [WORKSHOP]

Emily HuntWhat The F*ck Just Happened? How Technology Is - And Isn't - To Blame For Growing Intolerance

Ana FlorescuIncreasing The Diversity Of Communities Solving Problems

Janet OganahPersonal Brand & Digital Leadership [WORKSHOP]

Yasmine BoudiafVR For Behaviour Change: Fostering Positive Behaviour Towards Women In The Workplace

Mary McKenna - How To Catch An Angel

Hessie Coleman - How Tech Businesses Keep Their High Performing Cultures As They Grow And Mature


This event would not be possible without the generous support of:

If you're interested in sponsoring Ada's List Conf 2017, we would love to talk. Please purchase a sponsor ticket on our Eventbrite page and we'll be in touch.

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September 28, 2017
Anjali Ramachandran