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Eye on I&D

Inclusion and Diversity|Talent|Integrated Wellbeing

February 11, 2020

A dynamic podcast series focused on hot topics in inclusion and diversity (I&D).

This vibrant podcast series captures conversations with business experts as they explore the challenges and payoffs of I&D. Their plain talk and pragmatic advice – covering topics such as gender, language, benefits and analytics – will help organization leaders think differently about the issues and the possibilities.

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Episode 1
How to get comfortable being uncomfortable at work

Walking into the office each day often comes with a decision: Can I be myself? Panelists Chris Moreland and Suzanne McAndrew share personal stories and address the need for organizations to understand how being “uncomfortable” impacts the employee experience.

Episode 1: How to get comfortable being uncomfortable at work
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Episode 2
The workplace gender gap

The inclusion and diversity business case has been made, yet the workplace gender gap continues. This episode explores how myths get in the way, and how data, intention and leadership resolve can turn things around.

Episode 2: The workplace gender gap
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Episode 3
Well, well, well – Factoring I&D into your employee wellbeing strategy

The stakes are high when it comes to employee wellbeing programs and I&D. Bias and assumption can render wellbeing programs ineffective for segments of your workforce – but an inclusive perspective can prevent that.

Episode 3: Well, well, well – Factoring I&D into your employee wellbeing strategy
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Episode 4
Show me the data – Measuring and monitoring your I&D progress

Organizations with successful I&D programs perform better financially and deliver higher returns to shareholders – and boards are taking note. Is the board’s responsibility to track progress, or to lead the way? This episode explores the dynamics between the evolving role of the board, company culture and measuring I&D.

Episode 4: Show me the data – Measuring and monitoring your I&D progress
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Podcast panelists
John Jones (Moderator)
North American Talent Leader, Willis Towers Watson

John specializes in improving employee engagement and aligning HR with strategic business objectives, bringing more than 30 years of HR, change leadership, communication, compensation and talent identification experience to his clients.

Kim K. Azzarelli
Co-Founder, Seneca Women, a global leadership platform centered on advancing women and girls to bring forth a more equitable and prosperous world

Kim is a business, philanthropic and legal advisor who has held positions at Goldman Sachs, Avon, Newsweek, The Daily Beast and practiced law at Latham and Watkins. An adjunct professor at Cornell Law School, she co-authored, Fast-Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose, an Amazon Best Business and Leadership Book pick of 2018.

John Bremen
Human Capital and Benefits Integrated Intellectual Capital Leader, Willis Towers Watson

A recognized business leader, C-suite and board consultant, John works with senior executives to align human capital and benefits strategies with business strategies to drive organizational performance. A sought-after speaker and author, John also serves on a number of industry, community, and advisory boards.

Myrna Chao
Founding Co-Chair, Global Inclusion & Diversity Council, Willis Towers Watson

With more than 30 year experience, Myrna is a seasoned HR consultant and subject matter expert in a wide range of areas including inclusion and diversity, talent management and retirement plans. As the founding co-chair of Willis Towers Watson's Inclusion and Diversity Council, she possesses extensive knowledge of I&D business drivers, lessons learned and best practices. Myrna has helped develop innovative I&D programs in Fortune 100 and other large global companies.

Julie Gebauer
Global Leader, Human Capital and Benefits, Willis Towers Watson

As the global leader of the company's largest segment (with an annual revenue exceeding $3 billion), Julie and her team of 15,000+ practitioners globally help organizations address critical people issues, design Total Rewards programs, drive performance-enhancing behavior, create great places to work and manage the cost and risk of employee benefit programs. She is also a frequent speaker on global talent trends, employee engagement and Total Rewards and co-author of Closing the Engagement Gap: How Great Companies Unlock Employee Potential for Superior Results.

Suzanne McAndrew
Global Talent Practice Leader, Willis Towers Watson

Suzanne leads an integrated human capital portfolio across the company's talent management and organizational alignment, communications and change management, employee insights, Saville Assessment and talent software practices. She also serves as the global leader of Willis Towers Watson's LGBT+ Inclusion Network.

Rachael McCann
Senior Director, Health and Benefits, Willis Towers Watson

With more than 20 years of experience supporting employers in their health and welfare benefit strategy, Rachael is a Senior Director and leader of I&D consulting services in the company's Health and Benefits practice. She advises clients on the interplay of I&D and benefits, talent expectations as well as those of investors and regulators, and how employers can optimize their benefits programs based on the diverse characteristics of their current and future workforce.

Chris Moreland
Chief Diversity Advocate, Vizient, Inc.

Chris created the Office of Inclusion & Diversity at Vizient, a Dallas-based healthcare supply chain, consulting and advisory solutions organization, in 2017 and serves at their Chief Inclusion & Diversity Advocate. In 2016, he founded Storytellers Consulting, a company designed to teach the art, science and impact of storytelling to corporations, leaders and individuals. He also delivers keynotes, mentors C-level leaders and is currently co-authoring the book, How Stories Impact Everything.

Shankar Raman
Global Leader, Organization Transformation, Digitalization and the Future of Work, Talent and HR, Willis Towers Watson

Working at the intersection of strategy, organization, digital, technology, leadership and HR, Shankar helps build organizations with purpose where people maximize their potential, economic wealth is increased and society benefits. He partners with C-suite executives and HR leaders to drive transformation and create value for all stakeholders.

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