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WIN's has been the industry reference for leaders and organizations pursuing a more authentic, global, inclusive and sustainable approach for over two decades. WIN has worked with over 90 world-class companies, 30% of which have worked with WIN for more than 3 years in a row. Providing inspiration, ideas, connections and strategic direction, WIN works with companies, UN organizations and other institutions to create future-fit and thriving  workplaces. 

The Corporate Learning Series (previously, the Corporate Network Group) and the Diversity & Inclusion Forum are important quarterly meetings that further explore the topics at WINConferences. 

We are your partner for transformation, creating strategies for change, guiding internal diversity initiatives and offering practical learning programmes both in person and online. 

 

Corporate Learning Series

embrace diversity, celebrate authenticity, find common purpose and create inclusive organizations

The WIN Corporate Learning Series is a platform for leaders and organizations committed to creating conscious business, innovating, developing inclusive practises and focusing on women in leadership. Together we explore what the larger trends and changes in technology, politics and gender mean for companies and individuals. How can we overcome hurdles that prevent us from being ourselves, looking within, speaking out and stepping up?

Corporate Learning Meetings (previously called CNG Meetings) have run since 2002. Each meeting, now online, is hosted by a partner organization and includes a company case presentation or panel discussion, practical workshop and facilitated networking. These meetings provide invaluable opportunities to benchmark best practices, exchange ideas and information with other leading organizations, promote team work and network mindfully.

WIN is a leading learning organization with 20 years’ experience in creating, designing, curating and running high quality programmes on diversity, inclusion, women leadership, authenticity and conscious business. This series forms part of the overall WIN vision to accelerate the development and growth of global, authentic and feminine leadership, and to ensure that businesses flourish and people thrive. Each year, we host four half-day meetings as well as the full-day Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Forum.

Topics covered in the sessions range from attracting, retaining, developing and promoting female leaders, building deeper self-awareness for better leadership, to creating a culture of collaboration. The sessions also deal with new business trends, diversity of thinking, innovation and technology, culture, and running successful and creative business networks. WIN's trademark focus on beauty and authenticity shines through in all that we do and be assured, you will come away connected to your fellow participants, new ideas and yourself. This network of like-minded organizations creates real business benefits for all of its member organizations and individual participants alike. WIN co-creates the Corporate Learning Series with the world-class organizations we partner with.

Corporate Forum on Creating an Inclusive Organization​

1 December 2022 | 14:00-16:15 CET | Online

14.00    Let's Get Started
Welcome and introduction to the topic.

14.05    Setting the Stage: A World in Transformation

What are the changes in our environment and how do they impact gender equality, women’s advancement, women’s leadership and a more inclusive workplace? As a result, what are the new strategies and ways of working? How do we embrace diversity and find equity in a world of polarisation and increased disparity? How do we go about creating inclusion, recognizing its importance to innovation and a sustainable future? 

  • Kristin Engvig, Founder & CEO, WIN

  • Fiona Pattiselanno, Director, Brand & Corporate Marketing EMEA, Medtronic

  • Alice Maillot, Engagement Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross

14:25   Facilitated Connections

14.40   Creating an Inclusive Organization from Technology to Product Design and Talent Management

How does technology change the way we live and work? How do we ensure it works for women, facilitates inclusion and embraces diversity? How do we design our products based on a female way of working, thinking, sensing and feeling? How do we redesign work to provide purpose and meaning, and organizational environments that enable women to thrive? How do we become architects of new and inclusive organizations? Let’s look at examples how products and organizations are designed, and how science and technology are used to accelerate our work of inclusion and sustainability. 

  • Hajar el Haddaoui, Senior Director Switzerland, NTT Ltd.

  • Delphine Donne, VP / General Manager, Logitech Personal Workspace Solutions

  • Mirna Zerekli, Head of Global Talent Management, Iveco Group 

15.15   Facilitated Connections

15.30    Leading Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Rohini Anand, CEO & Founder, Rohini Anand LLC, Senior Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisor

15.45    Making It Happen: Best Practices for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Corporate leaders share DE&I practices from their organizations, lessons learned and practical tools. How can we manage change at the organizational and individual level as we embrace diversity, equal pay, gender equality and women in leadership?

  • Chantal de Vaan, Human Rights & Equity Lead, Royal DSM

  • Kathleen Smith, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Partner, Sanofi

  • Pınar Yücealp, HR Director, Middle East & Africa, IBM

 
14:15    End of Session

Speakers

Fiona Pattiselanno, Director, Brand & Corporate Marketing EMEA, Medtronic
Fiona has proven experience in leading multi-lingual, multicultural teams to build and nurture international brands. After graduating with honours in Business Comms & PR, she started working in internal comms & retail marketing with Toyota Europe, followed by a strategic planning role in an international creative agency. After a year she returned to Toyota Europe and held several positions in Advertising and Branding at both the Toyota and Lexus brands. Building on that experience she moved to Switzerland and joined Medtronic in 2006 where she run the Medtronic EMEA brand, marcom & conventions group. Since 2019, she is responsible for Brand and Corporate Marketing in EMEA. She is also a member of the Extended Global Communications Leadership Team. Beyond that, Fiona is a committed champion of gender balance. She sits on the global advisory board of the Medtronic European Women's Network Group and is the hub leader for EMEA chapter. Fiona holds dual Dutch and Swiss nationality and lives in the Geneva area with her husband and 13-year old daughter. 

 

Alice Maillot, Engagement Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross

Alice Maillot is a humanitarian practitioner and team leader at the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva, where she serves as Engagement Advisor on topics such as Strategy Design and Execution, Organizational culture transformation, User centricity, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Staff engagement, and Engagement with external partners. Her professional life has included time as a parliamentary attaché in Paris, a special project on cooperation between civil societies in the Gulf and NAME regions at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, time at the UN offices in New York and Geneva, at the L'Oréal corporate foundation in Paris, and at the think-tank Institut des Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS). She has an academic background in international relations (IRIS, Paris France and Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge USA) and an Executive Masters in Business Administration (IMD, Lausanne Switzerland).

Hajar el Haddaoui, Senior Director Switzerland, NTT Ltd.Alongside her “side job” as an advisor /consultant, Hajar is a senior Director and member of the executive Board at NTT Switzerland and has been with the IT industries over 18 years. Proven executive with global experience, client leader and change agent.  She has held global and regional roles focused on Corporate Strategy, Transformation, Change and Innovation. Combining an MBA degree from IMD with Law background, Hajar focuses on balancing both the business and human perspective in all my work. Her passion lies in creating inclusive and empathetic work environments in which people are encouraged and supported to be the best they can as their most authentic selves. Hajar has had the privilege to live and work in Europe, Canada and the Middle East. She was granted the Business leader Award for best all-round female In IT in Europe. Having experience the power of recognition of authentic behavior first hand, she wanted to make sure she paid it forward and gave other women the chance to experience it as well. She is a member of the advisory Board of MOD-ELLE, Member of the Advisory council of WIN conference , Member of the assembly of delegates of Vaud chamber of commerce, frequent public speaker and an active contributor to inclusive leadership and advocate for the SDGs.

Delphine Donne, VP & General Manager, Logitech Personal Workspace Solutions

Delphine is a people-first leader with over 25 years experience in consumer electronics. Lived and worked in China, USA, and Europe she has transformed many global businesses leading innovation and forming cross-functional global teams. Today, she leads Logitech’s biggest business, Personal Workspace Solutions (>2bn$). Her mission is to impact people’s lives by creating simple and delightful experiences. A mission which is influenced by her international journey exposing her to different western and eastern mindsets. People, DEI,  and environmental sustainability are at the center of this mission and rooted in how she builds any new organization. Her current organization is 50% female and hosts 30+ different nationalities. The product portfolio she manages is entirely carbon neutral with 2 in 3 products using PCR plastics. As an executive and mother, she takes her responsibility as role model seriously and devotes herself to driving action for a more equal future. 

Mirna Zerekli, Head of Global Talent Management, Iveco Group 
I am the head of Talent Management at the newly listed Iveco Group. Prior to joining the company, I worked largely at Shell in a number of countries and also worked at Alstom and Danfoss. In addition to my corporate career, I also worked as a consultant with KennedyFitch for a couple of years which allowed me to widen my perspective significantly. I have always had passion for unleashing potential especially for women and young girls. passing forward the support and mentorship that I was given. it is inspiring to participate in the growth journey of fellow human beings! 

Rohini Anand, CEO & Founder, Rohini Anand LLC, Senior Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisor

Dr. Rohini Anand is a strategic business leader, a trusted board member and a recognized pioneer in DEI. She is a thought leader and a published author. Her book, Leading Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A Guide for Systemic Change in Multinational Organizations, is the authority on global DEI and has been endorsed by luminaries like Indra Nooyi, former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo and Michel Landel, Danone Board member and former CEO, Sodexo, amongst others. Most recently Rohini was SVP Corporate Responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer for Sodexo. She reported to the Global CEO and was a member of Sodexo’s North America Executive Committee. Rohini successfully positioned Sodexo as a global thought leader in DEI and Corporate Responsibility. Sodexo’s remarkable global culture change, led by diversity and inclusion, is featured in a Harvard Business School case study entitled Shifting the Diversity Climate: the Sodexo Solution. She serves on the boards of several organizations including Tent Partnership for Refugees, Pulsely and Galt Foundation and on the external diversity advisory boards for Sanofi and Charter Communications. 

Chantal de Vaan, Human Rights & Equity Lead, Royal DSM
As Royal DSM’s global Human Rights and Equity Lead, Chantal is responsible for DSM’s strategy and program implementation on diversity, equity, inclusion (DE&I) and human rights.  She sits on DSM’s DE&I council and Human Rights Steering Committee, and leads DE&I initiatives for the group, including DSM’s partnerships with WIN, Catalyst, Valuable 500 and Workplace Pride. Chantal’s career has focused for more than 14 years on Compensation and Benefits. 2 years ago, she has made a career switch to corporate social responsibility with human rights as an expertise, because she would like to make a more positive impact in a purposeful way. She is culturally sensitive and has been working across multiple cultures and geographies including Aruba, China, Ireland, Singapore and the Netherlands. Chantal is passionate about driving the agenda for gender equality and further build an inclusive work environment free of harassment and bias. Chantal holds a degree in People & Business management and Corporate Social Responsibility. 

 

Kathleen Smith, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Partner, Sanofi
Before this, I supported the global Gender Balance Board & Networks as PMO. At Sanofi for nearly 30 years in various global and regional roles in market analytics, marketing, project management, congress & events, KOL management and government affairs. I am a dual British/Brazilian national, born in Brazil and living in France for 30 years. I hold a degree in International Commerce, speak English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Very sensitive to domestic violence against women. A proud mum of 19-yr-old Lucas who I brought up as a single mum. My passions are connecting with people and exploring the world. I enjoy trekking, swimming, scuba-diving, cycling, adventure travels, personal development, good food/wine. Making things happen, engaging others to make them happen makes me wake up in the morning.

 

Pınar Yücealp, HR Director, Middle East & Africa, IBM
Working as IBM Middle East and Africa Human Resources Director, Pınar Yücealp has corporate, consulting and academic background for over 20 years. After graduating from Hacettepe University English Language Teaching Department, she worked as a Lecturer and Trainer at Bilkent University between 1996 and 2001. She is also specialized in adult education and educational psychology. She then moved to business and worked for DHL Human Resources, moved to consultancy at Management Center and later held Human Resources management positions in Groupama Insurance and Groupama Pension, Zurich Insurance and IBM Turkey. Before her current role in which she oversees Middle East and Africa HR for IBM, she was the consulting HR Leader for IBM MEA. 


Kristin Engvig, Founder & CEO, WIN 
A global pioneer for women and authentic leadership, Kristin created WIN 25 years ago to bring alive a vision of a more feminine, global and sustainable way at work, in communities and life. Thousands of individuals and hundreds of world-class companies have attended WIN’s live experiences. She has worked with women from all over the world and brought WIN to India, Nigeria, Japan, Middle East and most European Countries. She was recently awarded the EuroKnowledge Outstanding Women Leadership Award at the House of Lords and has also received recognition from the CEO for Life Awards, Diversity Global Magazine and the International Alliance of Women. In her early career she worked for companies such as JP Morgan, Citibank and Innovation Norway, EU and as an international strategy and marketing consultant. A business economist (BI, Oslo) with an MBA (Milan’s Bocconi), she has also completed a wealth of interdisciplinary studies including acting and yoga. She attends global meetings such as the W7 of the G7 and the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, and she also chaired the Women in Leadership meeting at the Davos SDG tent in 2020. 

 
WHO ATTEnds

Senior leaders, middle management, talent managers, strategy executives, HR executives and anyone interested in engagement, diversity and inclusion. Participants join from partner organizations and independently.

additional offerings
  • Corporate learning and development programmes

  • Corporate strategy and advice

  • Expert speakers and trainers on authentic leadership, conscious business, communication, resilience and more

  • Benchmarking for best practices in diversity and inclusion

past corporate learning meetings

Corporate Forum on Creating an Inclusive Organization

2 November 2021

Creating inclusive and sustainable business cultures has never been more important. During this session, we will look at sharing experiences, accelerating learning, elevating and evolving the impact of creating cultures of inclusion and belonging for organisational and individual success, “wellness” and sustainability. The first part of the session will involve an expert panel of corporate speakers which will present case studies, highlight innovative programmes and benchmark best D&I (DEI) practices which support Inclusion and help to ensure that people feel a sense of belongingness. The second part will involve everyone in an interactive online discussion to brainstorm and identify creative solutions.