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The 11th Global Inclusion Seminar

Key Focus Points
  • The Business Imperative of Inclusion
  • Digitalization and Inclusion
  • Global Inclusion & Diversity Strategies
  • Harnessing the Power of Demographic Change to Transform Diversity and Inclusion
  • LGBTQ Programs
  • Moving Beyond Inclusion
  • Unconscious Bias in Recruitment
  • D&I Structural Change
  • Growth Mindset
  • Gender Diversity

Diversity Hack

This year we are delighted to introduce our Diversity Hack which will include 2 open sessions during Day 1 called our ‘Diversity Snacks’ where members of the audience will get the opportunity to give a 2/3mins presentation on their biggest challenges within their day to day diversity work.

The most relevant points ( voted by the audience ) will be the focus of our Diversity Hack at the end of Day 1 whereby the audience will be broken into groups to come up with the best solutions for each major issue.

 

Thursday 22nd

08:00 – 8:30Welcome, Registration & Coffee

08:30 – 09:00Icon Group Introduction & Chair Opening Note

Global D&I Strategy
09:00 – 09:35
Randall Tucker

Randall Tucker
Chief Inclusion Officer
Mastercard

Reimagining Inclusion & Diversity @Mastercard

 

Organizations have a strong desire to reimagine their Global Inclusion strategy.

Randall Tucker will walk you through how he defines inclusion & diversity, his guiding principles used to develop global inclusion strategies and approach to building out Mastercard’s global inclusion strategy.

 

Global Diversity
09:35 – 10:10
Candi Castleberry Singleton

Candi Castleberry Singleton
VP, Intersectionality Culture & Diversity
Twitter

#GrowTogether: A global strategy for Intersectionality Culture & Diversity at Twitter

 

Candi will be discussing #GrowTogether: a global strategy for Intersectionality Culture and Diversity at Twitter.

This is about building shared accountability and ownership into a global organization, helping people develop deeper connections with others beyond what they can visibly see, and leveraging Intersectionality as a framework for growing and inclusive culture.

 

Diversity Snacks
10:10 – 10:25

Food For Thought

These are a series of short burst sessions designed with “Food For Thought” in mind.

We invite 3 participants from the audience to share their specific challenges they face in their own organisations with the entire group. Throughout the day these issues are recorded and then explored for resolution in a Round-table group session titled Diversity Hack!

This provides an arena for the exchange of ideas between you and your peers and the results and findings are recorded by the Chair at the end of the day.

10:25 – 11:00Networking Break courtesy of Marshall-ACM

Silver Partner Presentation
11:00 – 11:25
Simone-Eva Redrupp

Simone-Eva Redrupp
M.D. Customized Learning Solutions
Aperian Global

Developing Asian Women Leaders: Mitigating Gender Bias, Accelerate Career Growth

Engage in a solution-focused conversation with peers to help you formulate your own organizational strategy to mitigate gender bias and accelerate career growth for women leaders.

Simone-Eva Redrupp will be presenting case studies and research on the challenges and successes of senior women leaders, along with the cultural nuances in Asia that can support or hinder women leaders. Take the opportunity to share your own experiences in global gender bias, and brainstorm on what you can do to help mitigate gender bias in the workplace.

 

Interactive Session
11:25 – 12:00
Richard S. Spada

Richard S. Spada
Sr. Global Manager, D&I
Novartis

Advanced Perspectives on Bias:
Using Nudges Theory to Reduce Bias in Life and at Work

This workshop teaches us how to move ourselves and our organization to the “next level of thinking and action” to reduce the risk of bias in the ways we show up and perform our everyday work.

It will equip participants with the knowledge and tools required to further embed D&I in their daily work and to ensure their work is as bias-free as possible.

Specific learning objectives include:

  • Be reminded of the origins of bias, how it forms and the impact it has on individuals and organizations
  • Learn how to recognize bias and create specific actions to address it in our approaches to daily work and how we lead
  • Learn and apply a model for creating everyday behavioral Nudges

Gold Partner Workshop
12:00 – 12:40
Michele Mees

Michèle Mees
Co-founder
Centre for Balanced Leadership

How balanced leaders are changing corporate culture

Creating a culture of inclusion requires building 2 opposite forces: Beloning and Uniqueness. Both are extreme poles on the same dimension, one in the feminine and one in the masculine pole.

Balanced leaders bridge the gap between these opposites and install a corporate culture in which both masculine and feminine qualities are valued, regardless of gender.

Discover how balanced your corporate culture is, how balanced you are, how to build inclusion by developing balanced leadership, and how to engage everyone in the organization in the process.

Expect best practice sharing, practical examples, proven strategies involving women and men, and a set of innovative online and offline tools to accelerate culture change.

12:40 – 14:00Working Lunch

Diversity Snacks II
14:00 – 14:15

More Food For Thought

Continuing with our audience participation we welcome 3 more attendees to share their specific challenges they face in their own organisations with the entire group, contributuing to the Diversity Hack session at the end of the day.

Inclusion Strategies
14:15 – 14:50
Rachel Osikoya

Rachel Osikoya
Director, Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Maersk Group

From Diversity to Inclusion

 

The journey from diversity to inclusion is a tough one, something that most organisations continue to struggle with.

Maersk is on this journey and will share some of the successes and challenges that they have faced moving from a focus on diversity to inclusion.

 

Inclusion Strategies
14:50 – 15:25
Kristen Anderson

Kristen Anderson
Chief Diversity Officer
Barilla

Diversity and Inclusion as a Leverage to Achieving Our Business Strategy

‘Our Barilla journey starts with the recognition that supporting diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do and it is also good for business’

Kristen Anderson, Chief Diversity Officer of Barilla, will discuss how a crisis can motivate a company to accelerate its journey towards a more diverse and inclusive environment.

In order to meet our business strategy goals for the future, we need to represent our customers and consumers in everything we do at Barilla. Diversity and Inclusion is not just part of any company’s business strategy, but is the driver to success in the new, global marketplace.

Let’s discuss how Barilla has adopted Diversity and Inclusion also as a strategy for growth.

15:25 – 15:50Networking Break courtesy of Marshall-ACM

Focus on LGBT
15:50 – 16.25
Emily Coates

Emily Coates
Premier Field Engineer
Microsoft

A transgender journey in the workplace

 

This is the story of one woman’s gender transition and how she ended up landing her dream job.

Join Emily for this session where she will describe her gender transition from male to female, how this affected her career, and how this has changed her perception of what makes a successful modern workplace.

 

LGBTQIA Panel
16.25 – 17:10

LGBTQIA Panel Discussion

Join us for this engaging discussion led by Roland White, Global Director of Diversity & Inclusion for Microsoft. Roland and the panelists will discuss LGBTQIA challenges and strategies with inputs from their various sectors.

Moderated By:
Roland White : Microsoft International

Panelists Include:
Emily Coates : Microsoft
Dr. Sarah Barber : Mindspire
Tanya Odom : Executive Coach

Dr. Sarah Barber

Dr. Sarah Barber
CEO
Mindspire

Emily Coates

Emily Coates
Premier Field Engineer
Microsoft

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.

Tanyo Odom
Global D&I
Executive Coach

Roland J White

Roland White
Global D&I Director
Microsoft

Roundtable Groupwork
17:10 – 17:50

Diversity Hack – Challenge Based Roundtable Session

This session compiles the challenges and thoughts from the Diversity Snacks presented throughout the day.

Different challenges will be assigned to different groups for exploration and our Chair will
highlight and share the findings with the entire group.

17:50End of Day 1

18:00Cocktail Reception Hosted by BROWN-FORMAN

Gold Partner:
Center for Balanced Leadership - Gold Partner of the 11th Global Diversity Seminar

Silver Partners

Hilti - Silver Partners - 11th Global Inclusion Seminar
Thriving Talent - Silver Partners - 11th Global Inclusion Seminar
Aperian Global - Silver Partners - 11th Global Inclusion Seminar
IE Business School - Silver Partners - 11th Global Inclusion Seminar

Support Partner:
Zurich Marriott Hotel - Support Partners - 11th Global Inclusion Seminar

Cocktail Reception Partner:
Brown Forman : Cocktail Reception Partner - 11th Global Inclusion Seminar

Networking Break Partner:
Marshall E-Learning : Networking Break Partner - 11th Global Inclusion Seminar

Media Partner:
Professional Women's Network - Media Partner - 11th Global Inclusion Seminar

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Friday 23rd

08:30 – 08:50Morning Coffee

08:50 – 09:00Chair Opening Note

Gender Diversity Strategy
09:00 – 09:35
Olga Miler

Olga Miler
Managing Director
UBS AG

Keynote Session – Disruption in Action

Four years ago, UBS Wealth Management set out to transform the way the financial industry serves women, devising a new business strategy that recognises women as powerful influencers changing the face of wealth.

In 2017, UBS Wealth Management launched a five-year program to change the way they serve female clients and with a commitment to improve the financial confidence of one million women. Since then, they have gathered a global community of individuals and organisations to join the cause. Olga will discuss how they devised the program and their learnings.

Gender Diversity Strategy
09:35 – 10:10
Karina Govindji

Karina Govindji
Global Head of D&I
Vodafone

Vodafone’s Journey To Be The Best Employer of Women

Vodafone will share its journey towards becoming the best employer of women by 2025.

Giving examples of the work being done to create an inclusive culture and the ground breaking programmes introduced to support this ambition.

Including being one of the first companies to introduce a global maternity policy and the launch of the worlds biggest recruitment programme to bring women on career breaks back to work.

Silver Partner Presentation
10:10 – 10:40

Best Practices on Engaging & Retaining 60% of Your Population – Parents

Imagine a workplace where women and men who start a family are supported and genuinely encouraged to grow their career. Parents represent 60% of the workforce – a critical mass you need to positively influence if you’re serious about inclusivity!

  • What is the impact of parenthood when identifying your pipeline of future leaders?
  • What encourages women to return to work after maternity?
  • How do you prevent invisible attrition?

Deborah Croft and Natalie Wilkins, co-founders at Thriving Talent, enable forward thinking employers to transform the way they support parents and managers during the parenthood transition. They will share best practices on engaging and retaining parents in the workplace and the commercial benefits this creates for organisations.

Natalie Wilkins

Natalie Wilkins
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Thriving Talent

Deborah Croft

Deborah Croft
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Thriving Talent

10:40 – 11:00Networking Break

Generational Diversity
11:00 – 11:35
Uta Menges

Uta Menges
D&I Leader DACH/BNL
IBM Germany

Empowering Millennials to Fast Forward the Future

In July 2014, the idea was born that a group of dedicated global millennials could provide a fresh and honest perspective on IBM’s worldwide initiatives. They have been asked to help harness the collective knowledge and power of millennials (and millennial-minded colleagues) at IBM into a community that can provide feedback, opinions, and innovation on key initiatives within the company.

As digital natives, they have been immersed in the latest digital trends and can bring new approaches to mobile enterprise, engaging the workforce, and more. Since then, Millennial Corps continues to be the community that contribute to IBM’s growth and constant reinvention through a global network of change agents.

This session will provide insights into the group’s initiatives and outcomes.

Silver Partner : Generational Diversity
11:35 – 12:10
Laura Stringer

Laura Stringer
Global D&I Manager
Hilti

Applying the Inclusion lens to Generations in the workplace

Being inclusive of all generations is a topic which all businesses face today. At Hilti, we have 5 generations in our global team. This is both a great strength and a challenge for us.

How do we leverage the strengths across those generations? How do we engage all team members to bring their best? There is lots of noise about Millennials and how their needs are so different to their predecessors

We delved into the real needs of all generations at Hilti and identified 3 common themes spanning all generations. After applying those needs to our core processes in 2017, we embark on a Global Generations focus through 2018. We are happy to share our journey at INCLUSION 18.

12:10 – 12:20Breather Break

Diversity Recruitment & AI
12:20 – 12:55
Florence Lhoste

Florence Lhoste
People Engagement Director
L’OREAL

Effective Diverse Recruitment Using Groundbreaking AI

L’Oréal is a company without borders, creating products for people of all walks of life around the globe. Diversity within our company is not only fair, it is good business.

Designing and marketing products for the international market is done better when team members themselves come from a wide range of backgrounds. It is only natural that we welcome team members as multi-cultural and diverse as the world itself. People matter at L’Oréal, all people.

Committed for the past several decades on diversity and inclusion, l’Oréal has recently revised its recruitment tools working with AI in order to be more efficient in this matter.

In order to dedicate ourselves 100% to our people, we are revising our way of working and using the latest breakthrough technologies. Artificial Intelligence offers amazing opportunities to gain time allowing our Recruitment teams to focus on talent detection and more generally on the qualitative and human dimension of the recruitment process. It gives us the opportunity to explore and attract different profiles and allows our teams to lead effective diverse recruitment.

Silver Partner Presentation
12:55 – 13:25
Joël McConnell

Joël McConnell
Director Europe & Central Asia
IE Business School

IE Business School Insights

Leading corporates and forward-looking institutions have made real advances concerning proactively including the LGBT community in the leadership pipeline, but leading business schools can help fast track access to top-quality talent.

In this session expect to get practical insights on what IE Business School – a global leader in business education – is doing with regards to D&I on campus, and to help more LGBT professionals reach their career potential, especially those professionals with board-level ambitions.

The 30 minutes talk will feature practical insights from the Director for Europe at IE Business School, and from one of IE’s current International MBA students who came to the program from Goldman Sachs in London where she actively supported D&I outreach activities.

IE will also have their Global Head of Recruiter relations on site to meet with company representatives interested in hiring from IE’s top ranked programs, and there will be a draw too, so join us for this interactive session!

13:25 – 14:25Working Lunch

Inclusion
14:25 – 15:00
David King

David King
Director of Diversity and Belonging
Airbnb

Diversity and the Sharing Economy

 

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) efforts exist in many industries. While there have been mixed results , many companies are making D&I a priority.

D&I in the ever-growing sharing economy creates an even greater challenge — affecting change inside and outside of the organization.

David will discuss the successes, challenges and opportunities regarding D&I in the sharing economy and beyond.

Global Diversity
15:00 – 15:35
Gernot Sendowski

Gernot Sendowski
Director, Global D&I
Deutsche Bank

Evolution in the way of embedding Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) is a journey with no specific final end. Deutsche Bank is on this journey for more than 18 years.

Paths, pace and approaches have changed over time and will continue to change. Whilst Deutsche Bank is evolving its business and its HR model D&I is an integral part of this evolution.

As well D&I can and should help to respond to the various business challenges — including the chances and challenges of digitalization and Work 4.0.

This presentation will provide an insight in where Deutsche Bank currently is on this part of the journey and will as well invite the audience to share experience and views.

Panel Discussion
15:35 – 16:10

Guest Panel Discussion

This session provides the final platform for you to pose your specific issues and questions to the guest panel of speakers from Day 2 along with your fellow attendees on the delegate floor.

Moderated By:
Dr. Monique Valcour : Management Professor

Panelists Include:
Laura Stringer : Hilti
Danielle Moens : CFBL
David King : Airbnb
Tanya Odom : Education Consultant

Laura Stringer

Laura Stringer
Global Head, D&I
Hilti

David King

David King
Director of Diversity & Belonging
Airbnb

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.

Tanya Odom
Education Consultant
& Executive Coach

Danielle Moens

Danielle Moens
Co-founder
CFBL

Dr.Monique Valcour

Dr.Monique Valcour
Executive Coach, Speaker
& Management Professor

Event Roundup
16:10 – 16:30

Final Hot Point Review

This final session is led by the Event Chair Monique Valcour & Expert Tanya Odom.

Together they will recap on the event highlight topics and Take-aways while eliciting the final thoughts from the audience.

Dr.Monique Valcour

Dr.Monique Valcour
Executive Coach, Speaker
& Management Professor

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.

Tanya Odom
Education Consultant
& Executive Coach

16:30Event Close

Gold Partner:
Center for Balanced Leadership - Gold Partner of the 11th Global Diversity Seminar

Silver Partners

Hilti - Silver Partners - 11th Global Inclusion Seminar
Thriving Talent - Silver Partners - 11th Global Inclusion Seminar
Aperian Global - Silver Partners - 11th Global Inclusion Seminar
IE Business School - Silver Partners - 11th Global Inclusion Seminar

Support Partner:
Zurich Marriott Hotel - Support Partners - 11th Global Inclusion Seminar

Cocktail Reception Partner:
Brown Forman : Cocktail Reception Partner - 11th Global Inclusion Seminar

Networking Break Partner:
Marshall E-Learning : Networking Break Partner - 11th Global Inclusion Seminar

Media Partner:
Professional Women's Network - Media Partner - 11th Global Inclusion Seminar

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