Session on 25 October 2019 13:40 UTC - View on timetable
This panel discussion will focus on exploring the benefits and challenges of mentoring for promoting diversity and inclusion in organisations as well as for society.
Kirsten M. Poulsen (Denmark) – Director & Partner, KMP+ House of Mentoring. Kirsten is one of the leading experts in Europe on mentoring in an organisational context and author of several books and many articles on mentoring, leadership and talent development – including ‘Developing Successful Diversity Mentoring Programmes’ co-authored with David Clutterbuck and Frances Kochan (2012). For this book she collected and edited the cases on mentoring in the context of gender. Kirsten has a long term interest and experience with mentoring for D&I e.g. the mentoring programme at the University of Oslo for female post.docs. (now running 9th edition) as well as programmes for promoting women’s leadership career, for retaining international students in Denmark and for second generation immigrant youths.
Annelies Bruyninckx (Belgium) is a seasoned HR professional and currently the local head of HR at Mastercard in Belgium. She holds a Law degree, started her career in tax consultancy and held various HR expert roles in employment law, compensation & benefits, pension fund management before taking up a more generalist HR Business Partner role. She is passionate about people and diversity & inclusion.
Anaida Dibra (Belgium) is an experienced HR professional and the President of the Professional Women International Brussels (PWI). In October 2011, PWI Brussels successfully launched its Mentoring Programme. Since then it provides a successful Mentoring Programme to its members, as well as to its affiliated PWN Global City Networks. More than 350 mentors and mentees have been participating from the start of this program and enjoying the diversity of the network. In PWI Brussels we believe that mentoring offers the professional women the role models they need to ignite their professional grow and success.
Billie James (United Kingdom) designed, developed, and leads The Way Youth Zones Mentoring Programme UK, winner of the EMCC Mentoring Award 2018. Committed to ensuring that all young people, aged from 8 to 25 years old, are supported to see what they are capable of through engagement in individualised, long term one to one, group and peer mentoring, focused on a variety of areas including Sports, Arts, STEM, emotional/behavioural, disability/inclusion, and career development.
Nilgün Langenberg (Netherlands) is Head of EMEA Consumer Sector at Korn Ferry & D&I Committee Chair at AmCham in the Netherlands
Jafar Akhavan-Moossavi (United Kingdom) – EMCC Global WorkGroup Leader for D&I
Chris Underhill MBE (United Kingdom) has managed Mentor Services, his own mentoring practice, since 2000. His mentees are a present based in China, India, Korea, four countries in Africa, several countries in Europe, the US, and the UK.