Events with tag “HR and D&I professionals”

May, 20 8:00 AM CEST
Big Ideas Stage
Panel Discussion

Creating a Diverse Talent Pipeline in the Absence of Diverse Candidates

Identifying the root problem interfering with inclusive hiring can help organizations boost both growth and progress. The speakers in this panel will talk about:

  • How to enlarge the talent pool when the market lacks diverse talent
  • How to promote the inclusion of minority employees
  • How to ensure psychological comfort for diverse employees in the post-COVID workplace
Speakers
Ezequiel Massa Head of Diversity & Inclusion at SAP Latin America & Caribbean
Tina Vinod Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at ThoughtWorks
Emmanuel Michael Leadership and Career Success Coach
Leslie Gray Head of Diversity and Inclusion and Chief of Staff, Office of the CEO at Mozilla Corporation
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May, 20 11:00 AM CEST
Big Ideas Stage
Panel Discussion

Diverse Teams as the Foundation for Inclusive Products and Services

Getting feedback and keeping in mind issues facing disadvantaged groups are essential, yet an undiverse team is never likely to know all the questions to ask or the experiences to consider. An inclusive organization, on the other hand, with multi-background employees, is more likely to be truly innovative and come up with products and experiences for all individuals, not just the presumed majority.

Our speakers will cover the following issues during this panel:

  • How diverse teams can help enlarge your company’s customer base
  • How inclusive products can boost customer loyalty
  • What ethical issues to consider in developing inclusive products and services
Speakers
Liam McNally Diversity & Inclusion Partner at GitLab Inc.
Siddhi Trivedi Founder at Beyond Identity
Tania Duarte Co-Founder at We and AI
Peter Mousaferiadis CEO at Cultural Infusion
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May, 21 2:00 PM CEST
Visionary Stage
Panel Discussion

Overcoming Barriers to a Workplace that is Inclusive Towards Refugees and Immigrants

What can employers do, to be more inclusive of these individuals and allow them to fully contribute their skills? Our speakers will discuss three key topics:

  • The importance of refugees and immigrants in a post-COVID economic recovery
  • What prevents most companies from hiring newly-arrived workers
  • Challenges to the inclusion of immigrants and refugees in the workplace
Speakers
Arifur Rahman Prodhan Head of Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion Team at UNHCR Rwanda, the UN Refugee Agency
Joséphine Goube Executive Director at Techfugees For Impact
Jenny Okonkwo Founder and President at Black Female Accountants Network
Maura Di Mauro Intercultural Trainer, Coach & Consultant, D&I and Innovation Specialist
Lakshmi Natarajan Founder of Travel Plus Them
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May, 21 3:00 PM CEST
Big Ideas Stage
Panel Discussion

Solving DEI Challenges in a Remote Workforce

How to make sure remote employees all receive equal support? And how to build truly inclusive remote teams? Our speakers in this panel will consider the following topics:

  • The new challenges and opportunities presented by remote work
  • Harnessing the power of analytics and DEI to transform the future workplace
  • Conceptualizing and measuring workplace diversity in a remote setting
Speakers
Monika Navandar Founder and Chief D&I Consultant at NeoSeven Solutions
Kristen Anderson Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Barilla
DK Bartley Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Moody’s
Tinisha Agramonte Chief Diversity Officer at Motorola Solutions, Inc.
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May, 21 4:00 PM CEST
DEI Solution Stage
Panel Discussion

An Intersectional Approach to Addressing All Inequalities in one DEI Strategy

The term intersectionality is becoming more common in discussions of DEI. Still, many employers aren’t sure what it means—or why it matters in their workplace.

Many HR and diversity professionals tend to focus on one type of discrimination at a time. But humans themselves aren’t one-dimensional. For instance, Black women earn substantially less on average than their white, non-Hispanic male counterparts for doing the same jobs. And the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is more than twice the rate for people without disabilities. For a worker who is a Black woman with a disability, these two issues are compounded.

If corporate inclusion efforts don’t prioritize intersectionality, they risk being counterproductive—and can potentially even be harmful.

So how to build an intersectional DEI strategy with true belonging, empathy and inclusion in a company?

Our speakers will examine the following topics in this panel:

  • How to boost awareness of intersectionality among DEI and HR officers across the company
  • How a holistic approach can provide greater support for all employees
  • The power of Allyship programs in fostering a culture of belonging
Speakers
Cornell Verdeja-Woodson Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Headspace, Founder & CEO at Brave Trainings
Mx. Pips Bunce Head of Global Markets Technology Strategic Programs at Credit Suisse
Lydia Smith Diversity & Inclusion expert
Susi Collins Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (ID&E) Leader at Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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May, 21 6:00 PM CEST
Big Ideas Stage
Panel Discussion

Rehumanizing Work in an Age of Accelerating Technological Progress

How do we rehumanize our workplaces and boost empathy in the age of accelerating technological progress? Our speakers will cover the following topics:

  • The dominance of the digital identity inside and outside the office
  • Boosting emotional intelligence, compassion and understanding within hybrid teams of remote and offline workers
  • New type of humane behavior in a digital environment
Speakers
Annie Yu Chief of Staff at Vox Media
Sandra Healy CEO at inclusio, Founding Director of the DCU Centre of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion
Wei-Li Chong U.S. President of MindGym
Scott Domann Chief People Officer at Calm
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May, 21 6:00 PM CEST
Visionary Stage
Keynote

How can We Make the Financial Compensation Part of the Corporate Inclusion?

In his keynote talk the speaker will provide his perspective on how corporate financial compensation systems should change to create a stimulus for all employees regardless of their rank, position and seniority to be able to thrive and be fairly rewarded for their efforts. Also he will share his view on how the financial compensation system can improve inclusion in the workplace.

Speakers
Kostiantyn Gridin Partner at CFC Big Ideas
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May, 21 7:00 PM CEST
DEI Solution Stage

Inclusive Business Awards Final

Join us to meet the finalists of the GIOF 2021 Inclusive Business Awards.
Speakers
Melinda Briana Epler Founder, CEO at Change Catalyst
Joe Thurman CEO & Head of Product at interviewIA
Anna Krys Head of Diversity & Inclusion Practice at CFC Big Ideas
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May, 22 10:00 AM CEST
Workshop

Boosting Inclusion at a Workplace by Including Invisible Disabilities

Disabilities can come in many different forms. Most people are familiar with a "visible" disability. If you see someone at work using a wheelchair, wearing a hearing aid or using an assistive device, you likely are aware the person has a disability. However not all disabilities are obvious to the eye.  An invisible disability is just as life-affecting as a visible one, but they're not as talked about and easily understood. Disability is consistently overlooked in conversations about diversity & inclusion".

Speakers
Loubna Charef Organizational Psychology Consultant
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May, 22 12:00 PM CEST
Workshop

The Power of Experiential Learning to Drive Inclusive Mindsets and Behaviors

This workshop will introduce participants to the power of experiential learning and how to properly implement it in support of diversity & inclusion efforts. First, we will discuss what it means to use experiential learning. Participants will then learn how to properly prepare facilitators from marginalized groups and be able to avoid the dangers of poor preparation. Finally, participants will learn how to utilize experiential learning and put it in practice. Lessons from Special Olympics case studies will help the participants build a strong understanding of experiential learning and help them consider how to apply it in their own context to drive inclusive mindsets to inclusive behavior.


Speakers
Emily Klinger Senior Director, GL&OD
Benjamin Haack Athlete Representative Director at Special Olympics Australia Board
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