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Meet & Eat: Sir Tom Shebbeare

  • Virgin Money 1 Eagle Place London, SW1Y 6AF United Kingdom (map)

Future Leaders Network cordially invite you to meet and eat with Sir Tom Shebbeare.

Sir Tom is the Chairman of Virgin Start Up, Virgin Money Giving and Spring Films. From 1988 he was the Director of The Prince’s Trust and subsequently of The Prince of Wales’ Charitable Foundation - the largest multi-cause charitable enterprise in the UK with annual revenues exceeding £130 million. Between 1980 and 1987, Sir Tom was on the permanent staff of The Council of Europe (Strasbourg).

Our discussion for the evening will be led by the posing of the following question: How can society foster genuine equality of opportunity, rather than simply promoting equality of access?

Often, the political answer to the search for equality of opportunity has focussed on initiatives such as setting quotas for women on boards, or targeting percentages for the number of students from disadvantaged backgrounds attending University. While such initiatives have underpinned a general uplift in the participation of under-represented groups, have they served to genuinely improve equality of opportunity? Do those from under-represented groups go on to witness significant disadvantages anyway? How can policy-makers tackle the underlying causes that lead to such disadvantages?

Future Leaders Network strongly encourage those interested in our recently launched opportunity to represent the United Kingdom at the Y7 Summit in Tokyo, Japan, this April, to come along and discover more about the opportunity.

Your ticket price includes a hot buffet.

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