Wednesday 4th October 2023

Metrics to action to impact: Taking an intersectional approach

  • Optimising DEI measurement
  • Women in the workplace
  • Addressing the pay gap challenge
  • Taking an intersectional approach to DEI
  • Enhancing wellbeing and belonging
Opening Keynotes
Mimi Kurniawan

9:00am EDT /
2:00pm  BST

Metrics to action to impact: How to showcase DEI value through measurement
  • Challenging economic and political times have put pressure on leaders to show real value of DEI initiatives—but effective measurement can help
  • Learn how measurement can help improve buy-in from top business leaders within your organization and move everyone in the same direction
  • Hear about Philip Morris International’s Inclusive Future research, which identifies possible solutions to common measurement challenges

Mimi Kurniawan, Head of Diversity, Philip Morris International

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9:30am EDT /
2:30pm  BST

Understanding and embracing intersectionality in the workplace
  • Why it makes sense to move away from addressing individual identities (gender, race, disability etc) 
  • Consolidating diversity & inclusion intervention efforts with a focus on the needs of all people, all identities and all intersectionalities
  • Building intersectionality into talent acquisition and recruitment strategies
  • The four quadrants of psychological safety: Examining the relationship between intersectionality, psychological safety and DEI 

Kylie van Luyn, Founder, Elevated Coaching and Consulting Global

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Emma Codd

9:50am EDT /
2:50pm  BST

Women at work – A global insight
  • Highlighting the outcomes from Deloitte’s 2023 Women at Work report
  • Where gender equality is still falling short in terms of women’s experience in the workplace
  • An insight into the mental health of Gen Z & Millennials

Emma Codd, Global Inclusion Leader, Deloitte

Carol Frost

10:20am EDT /
3:20pm  BST

Assessing the gender pay gap, and why it is critical to be intersectional in approach
  • What has been the impact has the Covid-19 pandemic had on the gender pay gap
  • How does this breakdown intersectionality, when we consider BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ women, and women with disabilities
  • What steps can companies make to address this, and what role does reporting play
  • Analysis of the impact working from home has had for women, and what changes should companies implement to address the imbalance

Carol Frost, Chief People Officer, Metro Bank

Rafael Peels
Jae-Hee Chang

10:45am EDT /
3:45pm  BST

Optimising DEI measurement and metrics
  • What measurements are already in place?
  • What is working? What isn’t? What gaps are there?
  • A global view of regulation
  • How to measure effectively: and why there is no silver spoon

Rafael Peels, Specialist in Workers’ Activities, ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities, International Labour Organisation (ILO)

Jae-Hee Chang, Senior Programme and Operation Officer, International Labour Organisation (ILO)

Tahitia Timmons
Sarah Macdonald
Nilufer Demirkol

11:10am EDT /
4:10pm  BST

Panel Discussion: ‘The Great Breakup’: Women in the workplace 2023
  • Women are just as ambitious as men but are leaving their jobs in unprecedented numbers in order to find the right role for them, finds research from McKinsey.
  • The number of women leaders leaving their roles is at a higher rate than men. Why is this and what implications does this have for representation of women at leadership level?
  • How are these dynamics more pronounced for women of colour?
  • According to research, female leaders are doing more to support employee well-being and foster inclusion, but this critical work is spreading them thin and going mostly unrewarded.
  • What is most important to female leaders and how can companies prioritise this?

Moderator: Tahitia Timmons, Chief Disrupter and Lead, Conscious By Us


Sarah Macdonald, Head of People and Culture, Reload Media (Australia)

Nilufer Demirkol, Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Nestle

Sarah Dixon
Seema Duggal

11:50am EDT /
4:50pm  BST

Fireside chat: The hidden DEI issue: Infertility in the workplace
  • Why there’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to fertility
  • What organisations need to do to support staff on their fertility journeys
  • Why employees are often reluctant to share their struggles with employers – and what to do about it
  • Providing reasonable adjustments and better support to those who require it

Sarah Dixon, Development Officer, Fertility Network UK

Seema Duggal, Development Officer, Fertility Network UK

Meredith Brown

112:20pm EDT /
5:20pm  BST

The menopause in the workplace: What you need to know
  • The importance of focusing on menopause in the workplace
  • Understanding the impact menopause can have on women’s physical, emotional and mental health 
  • Steps to support a menopause-confident and inclusive work environment
  • Providing workplace support to women, their line managers and the wider business

Meredith Brown, Founder, Menopause51

Andreena Leanne
Katrin Terwiel
Ruth Pott
Phyllicia Smith

12:40pm EDT /
5:40pm  BST

Panel Discussion: How can we keep wellbeing at the top of the agenda?
  • How to ensure employee wellbeing gains are not lost against cuts to budgets
  • How can organisations ensure that wellbeing is a priority?
  • How is the cost of living crisis affecting budgets for wellbeing initiatives? What low-cost initiatives still might help?
  • Best practices for including mental health first aid training in your organization
  • Identifying particular wellbeing challenges of our age, such as hybrid and remote working
  • Identifying the economic value of investing in workplace wellbeing

Moderator: Andreena Leanne, Wellbeing Workshop Facilitator, Author & Poet


Katrin Terwiel, Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Deutsche Telekom

Ruth Pott, Head of Workplace Wellbeing, BAM UK&IRL

Phyllicia Smith, VP, M&T Bank

Ilanna Mandel
Aldaine Wynter
Kristy Singletary
Tandalea Mercer

1:25pm EDT /
6:25pm  BST

Panel Discussion: Improving transparency and clear communications
  • Identifying key challenges when the organisation operates around the world
  • Navigating inclusive language
  • How to say what you mean and mean what you say
  • The power of language, transparency and clear communications for real progress and making marked change

Moderator: Ilanna Mandel, Founder, ReadyBe


Aldaine Wynter, Director of International-Mindedness, Diversity and Inclusion (IDI), Washington International School

Kristy Singletary, Learning Development and Strategy Lead for Enabling Functions, Pfizer

Professor Tandalea Mercer, Head of Diversity, Inclusion, Culture and Equity, Nextracker Inc. and Adjunct Professor

Networking Session

An excellent opportunity to make new connections with a host of professionals who are passionate about Diversity & Inclusion. Come and network with our fantastic, energised speaker line-up, and meet other professionals who are committed to bringing about real change, sharing their implementation strategies too.