International Women’s Day Event with Hetti Barkworth-Nanton: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality

Strategy International, the British Foreign Policy Group’s parent company, is honoured to be joined by Hetti Barkworth Nanton, the CEO of Ploughshare and of Refuge, as part of its month of activities championing women and gender. We are delighted to invite you to join an event and networking reception, where Hetti will share her reflections and experience on the opportunities and challenges around innovation and technology as forces for good in Gender Equality.

Hetti’s experience covers a variety of different industries, and in the last 10 years of her private sector career she brought her expertise and collaborative leadership skills into the telecommunications industry, being responsible for delivering the commercial model for Openreach on its establishment, and the transformation of the Vodafone UK Enterprise business, which works with many of the large UK businesses including the public sector. She also held financial, commercial and transformational change roles across large blue-chip organisations.

Hetti joined Ploughshare as CEO in 2020, and under her leadership, Ploughshare’s impact and presence across the public sector has been elevated as the focus on innovation has increased. Ploughshare was relaunched in September last year and is now focused on maximising the impact for society as a whole from government-owned intellectual property.

Strategy International’s five interlinked organisations, which share a common purpose to make an emphatic contribution to the prosperity of the UK, are collaborating to bring this event together, and open up discussion around innovation and technology within the gender equality space. Each network is welcoming leading figures for an evening of networking and valuable conversation.


Event Details:

  • Date: 21st March, 2023
  • Time: 17.30 – 20.00
  • Location: In-person, at 23 Grafton Street, London W1S 4EY
  • For further information: Please contact
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