|7:30 – 8:15 AM (Optional, Spaces Limited)|
Jumping to Inclusion: Your Morning (Learning) Workout
Featuring CatalystX and Leading With Inclusion
Rev up your inclusive leadership learning engine for the day ahead with our interactive pre-Conference session featuring CatalystX and Leading With Inclusion. In this 45-minute, fast-paced learning session, you will participate in a hands-on inclusive leadership activity while learning about our online inclusive leadership learning experience, CatalystX, as well as our blended in-person courses, Leading With Inclusion. Grab a colleague, a coffee, and come join us for some early morning learning fun!
Krista Brookman, Vice President, Inclusive Leadership Initiative, Catalyst
Emily Troiano, Senior Director, CatalystX and Information Center
Tolonda Tolbert, Director, Inclusive Leadership Initiative, Consultant, Global Member Services
9:45 – 11:00 AM
Catalyst Breakout Sessions - First Run
(ATTENDEES SELECT ONE)
Empowered Employees: Effective in Work and Life
Women are often asked if they can “have it all,” but how often are men asked if they want more? How can corporate policies and public actions help all employees achieve true work-life effectiveness? Recently, the public and private sectors have started to focus on creating workplaces that empower employees to be effective in all aspects of their lives. Innovations include adopting gender-neutral family leave policies, instituting flexible work scheduling, and conducting pay equity studies in order to close the wage gap. How can corporate policies influence societal changes and vice versa? In this session, women and men with and without children will discuss how to build workplaces that engage and support employees at all life stages.
Emily Cohen, Senior Associate, Information Center, Catalyst
Serena Fong, Vice President, Government Affairs, Catalyst
Prof. Brad Harrington, Executive Director, Boston College Center for Work & Family
Matt Krentz- Senior Partner and Managing Director, Global People Team Chair, Boston Consulting Group
Barb McAteer, Sr. Director; Americas Enterprise Sales and Head of Sales Strategy & Execution, Adobe
Troy Roderick – Head of Diversity & Inclusion. Telstra Corporation Limited
Accountability in Action: Aligning Efforts Globally
How do you achieve success across different parts of the world? How do you scale up and sustain momentum for an initiative when it is rolled out across a global enterprise? In this session, we’ll look at ways to align global inclusion efforts, consider global and local implementation approaches, and design solutions for your most pressing diversity and inclusion challenges. Through interactive planning with Catalyst experts and organizational leaders, participants will explore accountability mechanisms to implement in their own organizations, walking away with actionable strategies and tools to enhance accountability across global D&I programs.
Sponsored by: Alcoa Foundation
Julie S. Nugent, Vice President & Center Leader, Catalyst Research Center for Corporate Practice, Catalyst
Alixandra Pollack, Director, Research, Catalyst
Rohini Anand, PhD, Senior Vice President Corporate Responsibility & Global Chief Diversity Officer, Sodexo (PM Session)
Sue Dodsworth, Global Diversity Officer and VP Executive Development, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Pat Harris, Global Chief Diversity Officer, McDonald's Corporation
Satya-Christophe Menard, Chief Executive Officer, South America, On-site Services, Sodexo (AM Session)
Leslie D. Shuman, Operational Readiness Director – TN Automotive Expansion, Alcoa Aerospace, Transportation and Industrial Products
Courage Counts: Inclusion Across Gender, Race and Ethnicity
Creating solutions for inclusion across gender, race, and ethnic identity requires a hard look beyond the numbers. It requires courageous leadership from people across all levels who dare to break down persistent barriers and create safe spaces, challenge prevailing ways of thinking, and inspire change in workplace policies and practices. In this session, we uncover strategies that individuals and organizations can take to facilitate inclusion and discuss “unspoken” issues that underpin the struggles faced in creating inclusive environments where all can thrive.
Sponsored by: Walmart
Katherine Giscombe, PhD, Vice President and Women of Color Practitioner, Global Member Services, Catalyst
Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon, PhD, Director, Panel Manager, Research, Catalyst
Dnika J. Travis, PhD, Vice President, Women of Color Research & Center Leader, Catalyst Research Center for Corporate Practice, Catalyst
Lisa Gutierrez, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, Cardinal Health
Ben Hasan, Senior Vice President and Chief Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Walmart Stores, Inc.
Lauren N. Williams, Features Editor, Essence Magazine
Humility Helps: Turning Missteps Into Next Steps
Nelson Mandela famously said, “Do not judge me by my successes. Judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” We can’t be afraid of failure—it contributes to organizational and personal learning, and is a prerequisite for innovation. This session will explore how stumbling blocks can lead to opportunity if organizations and individuals are humble enough to see them as breakthroughs.
Sponsored by: Barilla America
Deepali Bagati, PhD, Executive Director, United States, Catalyst
Heather Foust-Cummings, PhD, Vice President & Center Leader, Catalyst Research Center for Equity in Business, Catalyst
Jeff Barth, Program Director, MARC (Men Advocating Real Change), Catalyst
Talita Ramos Erickson, General Counsel (Americas) and Chief Diversity Officer, Barilla
Luke van Hengel, Corporate Vice President, Business Operations, PAREXEL
2:45 – 4:30 PM
Closing Session - Catalyst Award Winner Panels
Gap Inc.—Women and Opportunity
Susannah Gouinlock, Senior Associate, Catalyst Canada
Shachi Irde, Executive Director, Catalyst India WRC
First Panel Moderator:
Liz Mulligan-Ferry, Director, Research, Catalyst
First Panel Speakers:
Dan Briskin, VP of Global Employee Relations and HR Shared Services, Gap Inc.
Erin Nolan, Representative Director of Gap Japan K.K., Vice President & General Manager for Gap Specialty Japan, Gap Inc.
Heather Robsahm, Senior Director, Talent Management, Banana Republic
Second Panel Moderator:
Juju Chang, ABC News Nightline Co-Anchor
Second Panel Speakers:
Dan Henkle, President, Gap Foundation and SVP Global Sustainability, Gap Inc.
Bobbi Silten, EVP, Global Talent and Sustainability, Gap Inc.
Sonia Syngal, EVP, Global Supply Chain and Product Operations, Gap Inc.
Keith White, SVP, Loss Prevention and Corporate Administration, Gap Inc.