Speakers

Meet some of the leaders sharing their expertise at the
2014 Colloquium on Global Diversity:

 

Irene Natividad Irene Natividad, President, Global Summit of Women (USA)

Irene Natividad is President of the Global Summit of Women, a 24-year old annual gathering of women leaders in business and government, and Chair of Corporate Women Directors International, which conducts research and brings together women corporate directors globally on issues of corporate governance.

Jonina Bjartmarz Jonina Bjartmarz, Former Minister of Environment and Member of Parliament, Iceland

Jonina Bjartmarz served as Iceland’s Minister of the Environment and Minister of Nordic Cooperation from 2006-2007 and a Member of Parliament from 2000-2007. She is also the Founder of the Icelandic Association of Women Entrepreneurs and operated her own travel industry business.

John Fayad John Fayad, Senior Associate, Barbara Annis & Associates (Germany)

John Fayad is a Senior Associate with Barbara Annis & Associates and conducts Gender Intelligence sessions for executives and managers globally. He was senior editor on Barbara Annis and John Gray’s latest book entitled Work with Me: The 8 Blind Spots between Men and Women in Business, and will be senior editor for Barbara Annis and Keith Merron’s upcoming book entitled Gender Intelligence.

Monica Flores Barragan Monica Flores Barragan, Managing Director, Manpower Group LATAM (Mexico)

As Managing Director of Manpower Group LATAM since January 2013, Monica Flores is responsible for operations in 18 countries. Under her leadership, the Manpower Group has been recognized as a “Super Company to Work” by Top Companies magazine, and she was recognized as one of the most powerful women in business in Mexico.

Ron Glover Ron Glover, Vice President, Diversity and Workforce Policy, Human Resources, IBM (USA)

In his 11th year at IBM, Ron Glover leads IBM’s diversity efforts throughout the company’s worldwide locations. He is responsible for ensuring that the principles of equal opportunity and inclusion remain intact as the company completes its global integration journey.

Angela Guy Angela Guy, Senior Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, L’Oréal USA

As Senior Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion for L’Oréal USA, Angela Guy is responsible for shaping the diversity efforts for L’Oréal USA as a business imperative. She is a member of the L’Oréal USA Executive Committee and collaborates to align L’Oréal’s global diversity efforts. Prior to this appointment, she served as Senior Vice President of SoftSheen-Carson, the #1 ethnic haircare brand in the world.

Pat Harris Pat Harris, Vice President and Global Chief Diversity Officer, McDonalds (USA)

In her current role, she is responsible for the development and implementation of diversity strategies throughout McDonald’s Corporation and its restaurants in over 100 countries. She began her career with McDonald’s over 30 years ago as an Administrative Assistant in the Corporate Legal Department.

Sam Jones Sam Jones, Founder & CEO, Data Morphosis Group (UK)

Sam Jones is Founder and CEO of the Gender Gap, a member of the Data Morphosis Group, which creates software that enables organizations to measure the true value of diversity by correlating workforce analytics with business performance metrics. Prior to founding the company, he spent nine years in the executive search industry in Asia Pacific.

Stacey Jones Stacey Jones, Managing Director, Corporate and Recruitment Marketing, Accenture

Stacey Jones has served as a Director of Corporate Marketing with Accenture for the past 14 years. She has also held PR positions with Aetna, Fleishmann-Hillard and Burson-Marstellar.

Gloria Lorenzo Gloria Lorenzo, Director of Translation Architecture, and Founder, Oracle Women’s Leadership
program, Oracle (Spain)

Born in Madrid, Gloria Lorenzo has worked at technology companies in Ireland, Italy, US, and Spain for companies including Corel Corporation, Logos Italy, Lotus and Oracle Ireland. In 2009, she started the Oracle Women’s Leadership program (OWL) in Spain to foster leadership for women at Oracle.

Leslie Mays Leslie Mays, Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Avon Products Inc. (USA)

Leslie Mays is responsible for designing and driving a business-centric, results-oriented diversity and inclusion strategy for Avon worldwide. She has also held Diversity leadership posts at The Conference Board, Pfizer, and Royal Dutch Shell in London.

Elizabeth Nieto Elizabeth Nieto, Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, MetLife (USA)

As Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at MetLife since June 2012, Elizabeth Nieto has been working with MetLife’s CEO in the development of a global diversity and inclusion strategy for the 66,000 employees company. Previously, she was the Global Head of Talent, Learning and Diversity for Marsh, Inc. and spent almost 20 years with Citigroup.

Nela Richardson Nela Richardson, Senior Economist, Bloomberg (USA)

As Senior Economist at Bloomberg Government, Nela Richardson conducts research on financial regulation, housing and derivatives. A former research economist at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, , she is also a frequent guest expert on media including CNN, Bloomberg, BBC, CSPAN, and NPR.

Rayona Sharpnack Rayona Sharpnack, Founder, Institute for Women’s Leadership (USA)

Rayona Sharpnack founded the Institute for Women’s Leadership in 1991, an organization known for its groundbreaking work throughout the United States, Australia, and Canada. Drawing from her successful careers in education, professional sports and business, she has helped over 25 corporations launch and/or expand the impact of their women’s initiatives.

Marie-Laure Soulie Marie-Laure Soulie, Group Communications Director, Mazars (France)

Marie-Laure Soulié started her career in France at 3M in International Marketing and Communications, holding positions both in Europe and in the USA. In 2007 she joined Mazars, an international audit and consulting group present in 70+ countries, as a Group Communications and Brand Director.

Debbie Storey Debbie Storey, Senior Vice President-Talent Development and Chief Diversity Officer, AT&T

Assuming her current role in 2011, she is responsible for leading the company’s award-winning efforts to foster an inclusive workforce and develop its diverse talent to meet the business needs of the 21st century.

Karyn Twaronite Karyn Twaronite, Partner and Americas Inclusiveness Officer, Ernst & Young LLP

Karyn Twaronite works closely with the Americas Executive and her fellow firm partners to maximize diversity so that all employees feel most included and valued. She also consults with Ernst & Young clients on talent management, diversity and flexibility matters.

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