December Edition
INCLUSION21

Wednesday  1 December 2021

ONLINE  ZOOM starts at 10am CET 

free to attend

Many employers are committed to recruiting a diversity of talent and building an inclusive corporate culture. But where to start ?

 

Can we break the famous unconscious bias?

 

How can human resources and communication teams help create a more inclusive corporate culture? And how to put a relevant and applicable action plan?

 

Thanks to this online conference, you will be better equipped to respond to the new realities of DEI 

Female Presenter

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

AMIR KABEL

GLOBAL
HEAD 
D&I


BURBERRY

Based in London, UK

An award-winning global leader and influencer in D&I, with a 15-year career in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Amir is listed in the global Top 50 Diversity Professionals List; Top 50 Most Influential Diversity Stars 2020 List; READ MORE

KRISTEN ANDERSON

BOARD MEMBER
& CHAIR FOR THE EVENT


EUROPEAN WOMAN ON BOARDS

Based in Parma, Italy

Previously, Kristen was VP of R&D for the Asia, Africa and Australia region for Barilla, based in Singapore.  She joined Barilla in 2010 as VP of Research, based at the Barilla Headquarters in Parma, Italy. READ MORE

 

CHRISTIAN HUG

VP LIFE WORKS &
INCLUSION


DISCOVERY
COMMUNICATIONS

CO

Based in Munich, Germany

Awarded an MA in Human Resources Management as well as a post-graduate diploma in HR Strategies (HRM) from London Metropolitan University. A member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). READ MORE

TANGUY DE BELAIR

CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER

VINCI

Based in Paris, France

Working at VINCI since 1989

Managed HR, administration and finance in 24 countries

8-year foray in high fashion (2001-2008)

VINCI Global Inclusion & Diversity Director since March 2016

READ MORE

DEVI VIRDI

GROUP HEAD of DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

CENTRICA

Based in London, UK

Devi Virdi is Named and Awarded as a Top 50 Women in Travel by WiNiT, Global Business Travel Association in 2021 for her achievements in driving Diversity and Inclusion in the industry. READ MORE

DANIEL
DANSO


CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER

LINKLATERS

Based in London, UK

I’m an enthusiastic and practical professional with a background in Diversity and Equality. I’m also passionate about career development and have been fortunate enough to help individuals realise their true role model potential. READ MORE

NADIA YOUNES

GLOBAL HEAD
D&I

ZURICH INSURANCE


 

Based in Zurich, Switzerland

Nadia has extensive cross-industry and geographical experience leading efforts in DEI and Employee Experience in multinational companies headquartered in Switzerland, the US, Canada, Australia and the UK. Global organizations where she has led these efforts include, Wells Fargo, Amgen, Novartis, Rio Tinto, International Monetary Fund and Zurich Insurance.  READ MORE

RIKIA FAYNE

SENIOR DIRECTOR
D&I


CATALYST

Based in Zurich, Switzerland

As a Senior Director in Catalyst’s EMEA office, Rikia Birindelli-Fayne works with leading global organisations to create more diverse, inclusive, and flexible workplaces READ MORE

ANDREA DERLER

PRINCIPAL, RESEARCH & CUSTOMER VALUE

VISIER

Based in Austria

Andrea is an experienced, published, researcher of human capital practices specialising in organisational change & transformation, talent and leadership development, performance management, DEIB, and organisational growth mindset. READ MORE

GILL
THOMAS


DIVERSITY &
INCLUSION PARTNER



BALFOUR BEATTY PLC

Based in London, UK

A highly experienced and self-motivated HR professional with excellent HR Business Partner and commercial experience gained within leading blue chip organisations and two prestigious national charities. 

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Gaming Event

PROGRAM

 WED 1 DECEMBER 10H00 CET PARIS TIME

10h00 - 10h10

Kristen Anderson
Board Member
European Woman on Boards

CHAIR INTRODUCTION AND OPENING ADDRESS 

10h10 - 10h40

Amir Kabel
Global Head Diversity and Inclusion
Burberry

How to successfully role out a global strategy in local markets

  • How to create a global D&I agenda

  • Taking in different perspectives in local regions

  • Creating a global strategy that’s locally relevant

  • How to roll the D&I strategy

  • Creating accountability and sustaining the D&I agenda

10h40 - 11h10

Christian Hug
VP LifeWorkd  & Inclusion
Discovery Communications

Interview: How do you make a global DEI strategy stick and give it sufficient local relevance

This is a recent case study on how a global media business has shared global DEI directions with the business, identified the need for engagement around the globe generating meaning and essence on a local level.

The interview focuses on the steps and milestones, successes and pitfalls and what it has taken to create meaningful discussions locally and report on them globally, hold leaders accountable and make visible progress.

Leading globally - acting locally!

Corporate businesses set strategic directions that arent always inclusive and create challenges when implementing on a local regional level
How can you go beyond DEI efforts being a tick-box exercise that it tied to People&Culture functions


What milestones can be taken in holding leaders accountable - making it a topic that speaks with regional and personal relevance
How do your report back on your success bottom up

11h10 - 11h40

Helen Ouseley
Global Head Diversity and Inclusion
Freshfields

Allyship in action: focusing on engagement and impact

What does allyship mean in the workplace? What does this look like in practice and what barriers exist?

  • Definitions of allyship and why it matters

  • Examples of allyship in action

  • Navigating engagement and inclusion in a hybrid working world

11h40 - 12h10

GOLD
SESSION AVAILABLE

14h00 - 14h30

Rikia Birindelli-Fayne
Senior Director EMEA
Catalyst

Progress Won’t Pause.  Five Key Takeaways for the Future Workplace

An inclusive work environment has many benefits, and is a key competitive advantage for organisations. It increases innovation and productivity, leads to better performance and problem solving, reduces groupthink, and enhances decision-making.

1.Top of the House Buy-In: Culture change has to come from the top of the organisation. 

2.A hybrid workplace that priorities equity: Flexible and remote work can expand an organisation’s talent pool, ensure better work-life effectiveness, create empowering work environments, and ensure your business can function effectively even at times of crisis.


3.Sponsorship: As more women may opt to work remotely, sponsors will be critical to ensure that women are not overlooked for advancement opportunities. 

4. Allyship - We call on everyone to be allies and support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their workplace by vocally and visibly supporting people from marginalized groups. Also, engage men in women’s advancement opportunities as sponsors, champions and change agents. 

5.Business skills – Employees experience inclusion at work when they feel valued, trusted, authentic, and psychologically safe.

14h30 - 15h00

Gill Thomas
Diversity and Inclusion Partner
Balfour Beatty

ALLYSHIP @BALFOUR BEATTY

CASE STUDY PRESENTATION

15h00 - 15h30

SILVER PACK
SESSION AVAILABLE

15h30 - 16h00

Tanguy de Belair
Chief Diversity Officer
Vinci

D&I, Data & Analytics ; these are words that go together well !

Harnessing the power of diversity data and inclusion analytics.

Navigating demographic data and inclusion indicators to sustain EDI strategies and to report internally and externally on D&I outcomes

  • Diversity data vs inclusion metrics; reconciling hard and soft sciences

  • D&I qualitative and quantitative analytics; both can be turned into hard data disclosure

  • How to collect diversity data; overcoming the million dollar concern : “I cannot ask this!”

  • Measuring inclusion; more straightforward than it may seem

16h00 - 16h30

Nadia Younes
Global Head Diveristy and Inclusion

Zurich Insurance

DEI and Workplace Flexibility's Blind Spot : Intergenerational Demands for Flexibility in a New Era

Many organisations tout and publicize their diversity commitment to generational diversity. In most cases, this is code for a myopic focus on Millennials and Gen Z with little to no emphasis on the millions of workers 50 plus working alongside their younger colleagues and still ready to work, learn and grow in their professional lives. 

The ongoing pandemic has laid bare the plight of the ageing workforce – and pointed out a unique set of problems and opportunities for those DE&I leaders who are far-sighted enough to acknowledge them and build the skills of a truly inclusive and intergenerational workforce. Greater flexibility is being demanded from workers across all generations and "hybrid" isn't the only answer.

Now is the time for diversity and inclusion to reflect a commitment to the very diverse or different ways in which people can work and be most productive. Full time at home, home a few days and in the office a few, 4-day weeks, phasing for retirement and a variety of other life events across an employee's lifecycle should be on the table for a more personalized and optimal employee experience. 

Join the discussion and learn what some organizations are doing beyond hybrid.

  •  DEI and Flex approaches often miss the mark on truly intergenerational needs

  •  Winning on the talent front in the long-term will not happen without an intergenerational approach to flexibility

  •  "Hybrid working" isn't the only way despite this being the only approach to new ways of working most companies are offering

  •  Intergenerational and innovative flex initiatives can measurably benefit your employee and customer experience along with your business results

16h30 - 17h00

HOT POINTS FROM THE DAY

QUESTIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE

CLOSING REMARKS