Latin America Diversity Network Meeting

Latin America Diversity & Inclusion Network

November 28-30, 2018
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Latin America Diversity & Inclusion Network
28 – 30 November, 2018
From the Supplier to the Consumer: Integrating D&I Through the Value Chain

November 28th


Time (EST) Session
9:00 – 9:45
Introductions & Agenda Walk-through [English]
Luna Corbetta, Partner, D&I Latin America Network Chair, Mercer
Pam Jeffords, Partner and Global Leader of Mercer’s When Women Thrive

9:45 – 10:45
An Interview with Rich Donovan [English]
Rich Donovan, Author of Unleash Different & CEO, The Return on Disability Group
John Roberts, Global Lead, Strategic Research & Membership Communities, Mercer
Rich will discuss the business opportunity for organizations ready to look at disability as a virtually untapped market that can help us streamline processes and innovate for the benefit of everyone.
11:00 – 12:00
Option 1: D&I Governance [English]
Pam Jeffords, Partner and Global Leader of Mercer’s When Women Thrive
Based on insights from our network members, consulting experience across industries, and empirical studies, Pam will break down the elements of organization design that can be used to create a sustainable D&I effort – from developing linking mechanisms to conducting impact analysis.
Option 2: LGBTQ Inclusion Diagnosis [Spanish]
Cesar Casas Ferrer, President & Founder, Mexican Federation of LGBT Business
Cesar will discuss his experiences developing LGBTQ-friendly businesses in Mexico, understanding the LGBTQ market opportunity and developing innovative approaches that directly respond to the community’s unique demands. 
12:00 – 1:00 Coaching Moments [English & Spanish Sessions]
Open to Latin America D&I network members.
Luna Corbetta, Partner, D&I Latin America Network Chair, Mercer
John Roberts, Global Lead, Strategic Research, Mercer
Rosa de Koning, Leadership Consultant & Executive Coach
Alejandra Solano, Founding Partner, The Culture Strategist
We will break into small groups of up to 5 people and use the “see, say, do” approach to think about moments when you felt that diversity or inclusion were breaking down in your organization. Get ready to move out of your comfort zone and learn from your peers in this divergent thinking exercise.

November 29th
Time (EST) Session
9:00 – 10:00  Recap & Agenda
Luna Corbetta, Partner, D&I Latin America Network Chair, Mercer

10:00 – 11:00
Option 1: EDGE Certification [English]
Carole Jackson, Leader, When Women Thrive Research & Products, Mercer
Aniela Unguresan, Co-Founder, EDGE Certified Foundation
Marcelo Carvalho, Sr Dir HR, SAP
‘What gets measured gets done’ is a common saying, but does it still apply in the world of diversity and inclusion? In this webinar, Carole will interview an organization that has completed the EDGE Certification process, the leading global assessment and business certification for gender equality, to understand what they measure and how they use the results.
Option 2: The Gender Gap Life Cycle [English]
Laura Maconi, Principal, Oliver Wyman, Brazil
Marina Hellmeister, Sr Consultant, Oliver Wyman, Brazil
Gail Greenfield, Workforce Sciences Institute, Mercer
Laura and Marina will share the results of their research “The Gender Gap Lifecycle: Evidence from the financial services and public sectors in Brazil.” From social and cultural norms to career progression, they suggest actions that companies and public entities can take to create positive change toward gender equity. Gail will add to the discussion, describing how workforce analytics can help us set realistic targets and monitor progress.
Option 3: Generational Diversity [Spanish]
Alexander Ugaz, Mexico Multinational Client Group Leader, Mercer
Lulu Wang Curiel, Founder & President, Ivy Advisors
Carlos Espinal, Socio Director CDMX, Sintec
Cinthia Liliana Hernandez Macias, Global Public Affairs, Cemex
Are millennials and Gen X-ers really that different? In this intimate panel we’ll delve into the unique needs, working styles, and expectations of different generations.
11:00 – 12:30 What’s Next? Moving beyond CEO pledges to create culture change in the #metoo era [English]
Kelly Thoerig, Employment Practices Insurance Lawyer, Marsh
Marcelo Modica, Chief People Officer, Mercer
Nuria Serra, Country HR Head, Merck Mexico
Pilar Maria Aguilar, Investor & Independent Board Member
Pam Jeffords, Partner and Global Leader of Mercer’s When Women Thrive
Pam will moderate a panel discussion around the impact of sexual harassment on business outcomes, exploring how organizations can mitigate the risks of workplace discrimination.
1:30 – 3:30 Design Thinking [English & Spanish]
LatAm D&I Network members prioritized.
Patty Sung, Sr Principal, Mercer’s Global Innovation Hub
Julie van Waveren, Multinational Client Group NA Career Lead, Mercer
Luna Corbetta, Partner, D&I Latin America Network Chair, Mercer
Clara Estevarena, Retirement Consultant, Mercer
Juliana Rodriguez, Sr Consultant, Talent Management, Mercer
Participants will learn the basics of design thinking – from empathizing with the end-user to arriving at innovative solutions to their problems. Participants will break into groups to develop personas, prioritize their pain points, and ideate to generate divergent thinking.

November 30th
Time (EST) Session
9:00 – 9:45 Future of Work [English]
Pat Milligan, Senior Partner & Global Leader, Mercer’s Multinational Client Group
Diego Ramirez, Global Health Benefits Consultant, Mercer
Pat and Diego will discuss the Future of Work, unpacking how diversity and inclusion are imperatives for businesses that want to thrive amid digital disruption and stay competitive as talent trends evolve.
9:45 – 10:45 D&I as a Differentiator in the Future of Work [English]
Brian Reaves, Chief Diversity Officer, Dell
Brian will discuss the evolution of diversity and inclusion – from a compliance issue to a business imperative for organizations that understand the future of work as a collaborative and innovative experience fueled by divergent thinking.
10:45 – 11:30 Closing [English]
Luna Corbetta, Partner, D&I Latin America Network Chair, Mercer
Participants will convene and brainstorm to determine organizational and individual commitments for integrating D&I through the entire value chain.

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