2016 WHEN WOMEN THRIVE CONFERENCE

June 1–2, Washington, DC

Conference Agenda

Titles with an arrow can be expanded

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1

13:00–15:00PRE-CONFERENCE: Understanding Global Legislation and Anticipating Future Political Impact

From pay equity, to benefit mandates, to quotas, get an in-depth look at key trends and developments around the world that impact women in the workplace. We will take a look at the US presidential candidates' gender equality commitments, and consider how to mitigate potential conflict between global mandates and US law as well as how to push the inclusion agenda whilst remaining in compliance.

Facilitated by:

Deirdre GoldenPrincipal, Talent, Mercer

Deborah KellyPartner, Blank Rome LLP

Geoff ManvillePrincipal, Washington Resource Group, Mercer

Fiona WebsterPrincipal, Washington Resource Group, Mercer

15:00–17:00PRE-CONFERENCE: Developing an Evidence-Based Diversity Strategy

Utilizing data and benchmarks from Mercer's When Women Thrive research, this interactive working session will guide participants through our scientific approach to diagnosing and targeting your organization's best opportunities to advance gender diversity.

Facilitated by:

Linda ChenPrincipal, Workforce Strategy & Analytics, Mercer

Carole JacksonPrincipal, Product Leader for When Women Thrive

Min ParkPrincipal, Workforce Strategy & Analytics, Mercer

Delivered in collaboration with faculty from Mercer's extended Workforce Analytics and Planning Team.

17:00–18:00Registration

18:30–21:30Welcome Reception and Dinner at the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery

Experience the WONDER exhibit at the historic Renwick Gallery, followed by dinner and keynote remarks by Mercer's CEO, Julio Portalatin, and award-winning journalist, Candy Crowley.

Julio PortalatinPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Mercer

Candy CrowleyAward-winning journalist and former Chief Political Correspondent for CNN

THURSDAY, JUNE 2

07:00–07:45Breakfast

07:45–08:30The Energy Project: Sustainability and High Performing Leaders

We know that 59% of workers are physically depleted, emotionally drained, mentally distracted, and lacking in meaning and purpose — and for women in particular, it's significantly affecting their ability to thrive. By virtue of their authority, leaders can have a dramatic impact on the energy of those they lead. This session will help you rethink and prepare to embrace this responsibility to lead teams that are renewed and positioned to sustain and perform.

Facilitated by:

Dana Asher, Ph.D.Senior Vice President, Organizational Transformation, The Energy Project

Michelle BottomleySenior Partner, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, Mercer

08:30–08:45Navigating the Day

Get a comprehensive overview of the program and how best to maximize your experience and takeaways.

Pam JeffordsPartner, When Women Thrive, Mercer

08:45–09:15When Women Thrive: Driving Vision, Strategy, and Impact

Learn the top global issues affecting leaders and businesses and what progressive organizations are doing to accelerate growth, innovation, and results.

Pat MilliganSenior Partner, Global Leader Multinational Client Group and When Women Thrive, Mercer

09:15–10:00From Across the C-Suite – The Imperative for Advancing Progress

Gain insights and strategies from this diverse panel of leaders representing key roles in the C-Suite.

Facilitated By:

Cindy GentrySenior Partner, Client Manager, Mercer

Panelists:

Rasmani BhattacharyaExecutive Vice President and General Counsel, Gates

Mike KaufmannChief Financial Officer, Cardinal Health

Elaine La RocheSenior Advisor, China International Capital Corporation US Securities

10:00–10:30Insights from Apple: Committing to Diversity and Inclusion as a Driver of Innovation, Growth and Social Impact

Denise Young SmithVice President, Worldwide Human Resources and Talent, Apple

10:30–11:00Break

11:00–11:45
11:45–12:30
BE EQUIPPED: CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS
(attendees choose two)

#RolesMatter: Rethinking Roles and Competencies

Facilitated By:

Linda ChenPrincipal, Workforce Strategy & Analytics, Mercer

Leslie MaysPartner, Talent, Mercer

#PayMatters: Measuring, Driving, and Communicating Pay Equity

Facilitated By:

Gail Greenfield, PhDPrincipal, Workforce Strategy & Analytics

Brian Levine, PhDPartner, Workforce Strategy & Analytics Co-Leader, Mercer

#WellnessMatter: Ensuring Health and Financial Wellbeing

Facilitated By:

Angela BergPartner, Talent Communications Consulting, Mercer

Katherine RyderFounder and CEO, Maven

Renya SpakPartner, Health & Benefits, Mercer

#RecruitmentMatters: Transforming the Process and Experience for Your Organization and Recruits

Facilitated By:

Barbara MarderSenior Partner, Innovation Leader, Mercer

Jill O'ConnellVice President, Talent Management, Fidelity Investments

Frida PolliChief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Pymetrics

12:30–13:15Lunch: Fuel and Connect

13:15–13:20Navigating the Afternoon Sessions

Gerry MurphySenior Partner, West Market Leader, Mercer

13:20–14:15Looking Ahead: Future of Work

Review of the most critical talent issues and how organizations are building for the future through maximizing the engagement and participation of women.

Facilitated by:

Ilya BonicSenior Partner and President, Talent, Mercer

Panelists:

Christiane BisanzioGroup Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Head of HR, Northern, Central, and Eastern Europe, AXA

Pamela CarltonCo-Founder, The Everest Project and President, Springboard - Partners in Cross Cultural Leadership

Laura LiswoodSecretary General, Council of Women World Leaders Senior Advisor, Goldman Sachs

Kevin LordChief Human Resources Officer, TEGNA Inc.

14:15–15:30Interactive Expert Exchange: Equipping You for the Opportunities That #Matter

Meet with experts and employers who have led and lived through the experience to get your questions answered. Gather additional insights and tools to bring back to your organization and propel your impact. Topics in the exchange will include:

#DataMatters

Min ParkPrincipal, Workforce Strategy & Analytics, Mercer

Jill ZimmermanPartner, Chief Talent & Inclusion Officer, Mercer

#MenMatter

Ilya BonicSenior Partner and President, Talent, Mercer

Marcelo ModicaChief People Officer, Mercer

#GovernanceMatters

Maria OldinManaging Director, EDGE Certified Foundation

Alina PolonskaiaPrincipal, Diversity & Inclusion, Mercer

#RolesMatter

Linda ChenPrincipal, Workforce Strategy & Analytics, Mercer

Leslie MaysPartner, Talent, Mercer

#PayMatters

Gail Greenfield, PhDPrincipal, Workforce Strategy & Analytics

Brian Levine, PhDPartner, Workforce Strategy & Analytics Co-Leader, Mercer

#WellnessMatters

Angela BergPartner, Talent Communications Consulting, Mercer

Katherine RyderFounder and CEO, Maven

Renya SpakPartner, Health & Benefits, Mercer

#RecruitmentMatters

Barbara MarderSenior Partner, Innovation Leader, Mercer

Jill O'ConnellVice President, Talent Management, Fidelity Investments

Frida PolliChief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Pymetrics

15:30–16:00Continuing the Conversation and Leveraging the Learnings

Use these key takeaways to accelerate your strategy and personal impact.

Pat MilliganSenior Partner, Global Leader Multinational Client Group and When Women Thrive, Mercer

16:00–17:30POST-CONFERENCE OPTIONAL WORKSHOP: Immersion in Innovation – Interactive Session

Facilitated by leaders from Mercer's own Innovation Hub, this session presents a highly interactive and creative brainstorm on solutions to advance gender diversity.

Facilitated by:

Jo-Anne BlochPartner and Innovation Leader, Mercer

What people are saying

Learn more about

When Women Thrive

Learn More

Contact Us


Pam Jeffords


Natalia Campillos

© 2017 Mercer LLC, All Rights Reserved.