9.30 Sign-in and Welcome Coffee
10:00 Welcome and Introduction
What is going on? How do changes in our environment impact our
strategy making? Let’s
consider whether an inclusive organization can foster innovation? Let’s also
look at how we go about creating an inclusive organization? Finally, let’s
build the relationships for it, beginning now.
Kristin Engvig, Norwegian, CEO & Founder, WIN
10.45 Key Note Address
What does the research say about the environments in which women
thrive? In which contexts, do they feel included? How does an inclusive
organization make it easier to not only innovate but also accelerate women to
the top? And what are the consequences of not having an inclusive environment?
Paul Vanderbroeck, Dutch/Swiss, Leadership Expert, PVDB Consulting
11.45 Corporate Panel: Creating an
Innovative and Inclusive Organization
Corporate leaders, passionate about the
topic of inclusion share their D&I practices from their organizations. We
will explore what works and what doesn’t. They will also speak of the practical
tools that they have implemented in the attempt to attain/create an inclusive
organization. We will hear their thoughts and experiences on culture, in
particularly an inclusive culture where innovation and creativity occurs.
Ultimately, how can we move forward from a place of separation to one of
inclusion and integration with unyielding, meaningful innovation?
Adam Travis, Dutch, Senior Advisor, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Shell
Fabrice Spenninck, French, Vice President HR & Com, Honeywell Technologies Sarl
Fiona Pattiselanno, Dutch/Swiss, Director Brand, Marketing Communications and Conventions EMEA, Medtronic International
Hulya Kurt, Swiss/Turkish, Business Strategy Implementation Manager, Thomson Reuters
Sonia Studer, Swiss/German/Algerian, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Nestle
Tarun Sarwal, British, Innovation Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross
14.30 Forum Discussion & Group Work
It is clear that gender balance is good
for business and we will look at how to make this happen. We will also look at
the role of collaboration in accelerating progress. Ultimately it is about creating good relationships and so we
right there and then extend our important network of influence.
With the theme of the day in mind, we will
explore what works and what doesn’t when it comes to governance, talent
management, mentoring, women’s networks and more. How can we use governance,
talent management, mentoring and sponsorship (to name only a few) to move us
from a place of separation to one of inclusion, integration and better
innovation? What would this mean for the organisation at large? What would such
an organization look like, feel like and be like? Would this be the Future
15.15 Return to Plenary
for final sharing
16.15 The End
Paul Vanderbroeck, Dutch/Swiss, Leadership Expert, PVDB
Dr Paul Vanderbroeck is an
international Leadership Expert specialized in the success of women leaders in
complex organizations and the success of such organizations by leveraging
female talent. Through research and experience he has identified four obstacles
to gender diversity at board level and developed a set of methods to remove
these. He frequently publishes on the subject of gender and leadership. He is
the author of "Leadership Strategies for Women: Lessons from Four Queens
on Leadership and Career Development".
Paul believes in the importance of a solid diagnosis, followed by clear
and ambitious objectives. He thrives on the success of the women and men he
accompanies. He coaches at IMD and INSEAD. Previously he has held senior level
positions in HR with several blue chip multinationals, where he has designed a
number of gender diversity strategies. Paul is married to Joëlle, who has her
own successful leadership career as a senior civil servant. He is father of two
Fabrice Spenninck, French, Vice President HR & Com,
Honeywell Technologies Sarl
Vice President, HR and Com for
Honeywell Transportation Systems. Prior to this role, he served as Vice
President, Human Resources, E&ES for Honeywell Automation & Control
Solutions. He joined Sperian in 2005, which was acquired by Honeywell in 2011
and became One Honeywell HR Country Manager for France and North Africa. In
2014, he became Vice President, LER, for EMEA, where he managed all transition
and transformation plans for its 18 businesses, covering 41 countries. He held
various HR roles with L’OREAL from 1995, including serving as a lawyer and
director of HR. He has held positions with the French Embassy in Mexico, and
Dell. Throughout his career, Fabrice gained valuable expertise in leading
global teams, staffing, coaching, development, the creation and implementation
of HR processes. He earned a degree in labor relations and HR from the
University of Warwick in the UK and a master’s degree from the University of
Montpellier. Fabrice is fluent in French, English and Spanish.
Sonia Studer, Swiss/German/Algerian, Global Head of Diversity &
Sonia Studer, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Nestle
International. Over 14 years’ experience in Human Resources Management in large
organisation in Switzerland and abroad: Nestle International, Nestle Suisse,
Nespresso, Nestle Purina Petcare Europe, Credit Suisse, DHL. Held various
functions as HR Director and senior manager. Holds a master Degree in Business
Administration of University of St Gallen, Switzerland. Works in English, French and German. I m passionate about people and I looking forward to be
inspired, network and exchange at WIN.
Fiona Pattiselanno, Dutch/Swiss, Director Brand, Marketing
Communications and Conventions EMEA, Medtronic International
In her current role, Fiona has
responsibility for the Medtronic brand in the EMEA region and manages a team of
convention and marketing communications experts. She is also a member of the
Global Brand team and is works on global brand and corporate initiatives. Fiona
is a strong believer in gender balance and is a steering committee member of
the Medtronic European Women's Network Group as well as the hub leader for the
EMEA Head office in Switzerland. She is a passionate communications
professional who enjoys travelling, reading and family quality time.
Fiona has dual Dutch/Swiss nationality and lives in Switzerland with her
husband and 8-year old daughter.
Adam Travis, Dutch, Senior Advisor, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Shell
Adam has more than 15 years HR experience and his last role was as Senior HR Business Partner with Aon Hewitt based in London. Prior to that, Adam was HR Director Global Diversity & Inclusion with Nokia Corporation, where he led a significant programme to further develop retail sales channels for female customers as well as leading initiatives on change management and building high performing teams. Prior to Nokia, Adam was Vice President, Talent Management for ABN AMRO Bank and before that he was Head of D&I at TNT. Adam has a passion for helping business grow profitably by developing talent and building cultures that promote diversity and inclusion. Adam holds a Bachelor of Business degree with a focus on HR, Psychology, and Marketing from Swinburne University in Australia and has also completed post graduate studies. He thoroughly enjoys travelling and has lived in multiple countries over the course of his career.
Hulya Kurt, Swiss/Turkish, Business Strategy Implementation
Manager, Thomson Reuters
Grown up in Germany, origin Turkish. Started career in exReuters
as a sales secretary and became Business Admin Manager looking after Turkey and
Israel prior accepting the offer to move to Geneva as a Team Manager for
Customer Admin looking after 80 countries in 2005. After 3 years in same
position, moved to project Management. Currently I am Business Strategy
Implementation Manager and responsible of several global projects. Supporting
Innovation events and initiatives and fostering continuous improvement ideas
throughout the organization. Being an innovator myself looking forward to
this event. I have been recently elected as the C-Chair for our Global
Women@Thomson Reuters Steering committee. Personal level : Mum of a big son.
Love dancing , sports and all sorts of outgoing events. In addition, I am
executive VP for OWIT ( Organization Women International Trade).
Tarun Sarwal, British, Innovation Advisor, International
Committee of the Red Cross
Tarun Sarwal is currently head of the Innovation
Initiative at the ICRC where he practices and tried to spread his mantra that
diversity leads to innovation. Prior to working with ICRC, Tarun worked in the
UK NGO sector and with the British Red Cross, and previously in a variety of
positions with Oxfam. ‘What I find most
fulfilling is supporting people to push through their internal and external
barriers, and try to discover themselves as they change the world around them.
The innovation initiative that supports ICRC innovators to develop, test and
scale their ideas, gives me the perfect platform to do so’.