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Women in Defence UK host panel talk at DSEi 2023 


Jennifer Patterson

Account Manager

2 min read

Aug 28, 2023

Women in Defence UK are at DSEi on Wed 13th Sep. If you are planning to be there that day, why not join us?

We are hosting a panel session in the Land Theatre from 1600 to 1650. This is in collaboration with the Women in Defence Charter and brings together experts from across defence and internationally to address how a cognitively diverse workforce can bring strategic advantage and what the UK can do to attain it. We are delighted to lead a discussion on why diversity is a strategic need, not just a nice thing to do, and delve into what we can learn from our existing acquisition approaches and how they might apply to the diversity demand.

Our speakers include:

  • V Adm Philip Hally, Chief of Defence People, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Ruth Cairnie FEI, Chair, Babcock International Group
  • HE Judith Gough CMG, British Ambassador to Sweden
  • Dr David Banks, Lecturer in War Studies (Wargaming), Kings College London

Changing the Game: Avoiding groupthink and maintaining the strategic advantage

Wednesday 13th September 2023


Land Theatre, DSEi

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP for a reserved seat by emailing us at

And, courtesy of our Founding Partner PA Consulting, we will have a base in the Land Collaboration Zone. Please call by if you’re passing, it would be great to see you.