Day 1. Chair opening: Welcome to Be Inspired


Charlotte Hardie, chair of Be Inspired, opens the conference and explains why Be Inspired is a force for change.

This is a recording of the session that took place 09:30 - 09:40 on Monday 15 June during the Be Inspired Virtual Conference 2020.

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Inspirational stories, practical advice, career guidance and a 25,000-strong community – Be Inspired has become more than just an initiative to promote gender balance in the workplace; it’s a force for change across the entire retail sector.

Though current conditions mean we are coming to you in a different format this year, the sentiment is the same and the need for community even more critical.

Hear from the chair of Be Inspired as she opens the first ever online event of this kind.

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Retail Week’s Be Inspired programme exists to promote diversity at all levels across retail and encourage everyone, whoever they are and whatever their background, to fulfil their career aspirations.

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