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Women Empowerment, Leadership & Diversity Chapter


*** MEETING POSTPONED. RESCHEDULE WILL BE IN OCTOBER 2019 ***

If you would like to be notified immediately of the reschedule, please email Nicole at nicole.dumont@iaop.org


 

In partnership with the IAOP Women Empowerment, Leadership & Diversity Chapter, The IAOP NorCal Chapter presents:

DIVERSITY & DESIGN THINKING    

 

Date: June 20, 2019   Time: 4:00 - 7:00 PM   Location: Kirkland & Ellis, LLP Offices | 555 California Street | 27th Floor | San Francisco, CA 94104

In partnership with the IAOP Women Empowerment, Leadership & Diversity Chapter,

The IAOP NorCal Chapter presents:

 

 

You already know the importance of seeking out diverse perspectives when it comes to innovation.  Here is your chance to learn more about how organizations in vastly different industries are stretching traditional boundaries to reimagine future products, services, and experiences. 

 

We warmly welcome the Northern California community to enjoy lively discussion, interactive design thinking exercises, and networking. If you’re not local, please join us by live stream.

 

Participants include:

  • Chet Dhruna, Manager of Global Vehicle Dynamics and Driver Assisted Technology, Ford
  • Mark McCormick, Enterprise Transformation Services Strategist, Wells Fargo
  • Jenna Chamra, Creative Director, Nexient
  • and YOU!

Agenda:

4:00 - Registration and Networking

4:15 - Welcome: Cristin Balog (Nexient)

4:20 - Introductions: Mark McCormick, Wells Fargo

Mark discusses diversity and inclusion and their relationship to design thinking—and how the combination can unlock innovation and profit in any company.

4:35 -  Panel Discussion: Mark McCormick, Chet Dhruna and Jenna Chamra

The panel discusses the challenges, opportunities, and power of tapping diversity and design thinking principles into their work in financial services, next-generation automotive design and other diverse industries.

 

5.15 -  Q/A

5:30 - Closing and Networking: Arindam Ray, Infosys (Co-Chair)

 

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LEADERSHIP

CO-CHAIRS

  • Debi Hamill, CEO, IAOP
  • Chitra Rajeshwari, Executive Director, Avasant Foundation 
  • Maura Hudson, Senior Managing Director, Marketing & Business Development, Newmark Knight Frank
  • Wendy Shlensky, Vice President, Analyst & Advisor Relations, HGS
  • Joe Hogan, Vice President, HCL Technologies
  • Casey Alexis,  Director, Customer Experience, Neo Group
  • Shimona Chadha, Sr. Director of Marketing, HCL,
  • Heidi Solomon-Orlick, CEO, Emerge BPO
  • Cristin Balog, CMO, Nexient

 

 

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CHARTER

PRIMARY PURPOSE

The Women Empowerment Chapter is chartered with promoting discussion among IAOP members on how outsourcing can be used as a powerful tool for women empowerment on a global basis. The chapter examines policies and practices for outsourcing that support women empowerment and creates opportunities for members to work together in addition to showcasing best practice examples for our members to adopt within their companies. The Women Empowerment Chapter will include members from the buyer, provider, advisor and academic communities.

Meeting Frequency:  The chapter shall meet as frequently as necessary to fulfill its duties and responsibilities.  Meeting Type:  Virtual

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