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Remote Team (panel) + Keynote

Outline: For many businesses, this global pandemic has forced new work practices and the majority of business professionals are now working remotely from home. This brings new challenges not only logistically but also for many the lines have been blurred as our homes become our office.

Tim Jarman – Assistant Director for Diversity and Inclusion at EY will deliver an inspiring keynote and later bring together a panel of experts to discuss some of the challenges businesses have faced in establishing these new remote teams, how they stay productive and supported and together share best practice and tips for the days ahead.

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Receive your LGBT+ Inclusion Certificate of Attendance for the WorkPride Global Conference 2020!

(To qualify, you must register and attend a minimum of 5 webinars during the WorkPride Global Conference.)


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    Tim Jarman
    Tim Jarman
    Assistant Director for Diversity and Inclusiveness
    Tim is an experienced and passionate Diversity and Inclusiveness professional, having joined EY’s D&I team in 2007. Prior to that, spent several years in EY’s Human Capital team. Before joining EY, Tim spent 4.5 years at Fidelity International, including time working in India on offshoring projects. Tim is a vocal advocate for LGBT+ equality, both in the workplace and beyond. He has been repeatedly recognized for this work over the years, for example being featured in the UK Pride Power List in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. In 2019, Tim took part in the first cohort of ESCP Europe Business School's LGBT+ Leadership Programme. He holds a BSc International Studies (Hons) degree from the Open University which he achieved during his time at EY and has recently been working towards a Level 6 Certificate in Leadership and Management from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
  • Martyn Thomas
    Martyn Thomas
    Coach I Counsellor I Consultant I Careers Expert I D&I Educator
    I founded my own Coaching, Counselling and Consulting practice. The purpose; to help people with personal life, health and wellbeing challenges, as well as with business and careers development. As a Senior Leader of Talent Acquisition I have particular expertise in recruiting, career development, equality, diversity and inclusion, and people leadership. I provide dedicated support to the LGBTQ+ community. It is my community and I am understanding and experienced with the multitude of issues facing the community today. I provide a safe space and I'm here to help you on your own unique journey. My services are carried out online so I am available wherever you are. You can request a free consultation to find out more. Please visit my website Or email [email protected]
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    Sarah Fennell
    Sarah Fennell
    Head of Diversity and Inclusion - EMEA
    Macquarie Group Limited
    Sarah is the Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Macquarie in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, working to embed an intersectional approach to inclusion throughout the employee lifecycle and to create psychological safety, belonging and innovation. Prior to joining Macquarie she lead EMEA D&I at Moody's and worked at HSBC for 12 years in a variety of roles including Global Insurance Strategy and International Relationship Manager. She finished as Acting Head of Diversity and Inclusion for the UK before the UK head office move to Birmingham. She was selected as a top 10 for "Exceptional Inclusion" in 2021 and top 5 Corporate Rising Star by the British LGBT Awards in 2015 & 2016 and was a judge for the awards in 2017.
  • Cathryn Pool
    Cathryn Pool
    Employment Policy
    Royal Air Force
    Squadron Leader Pool is a RAF personnel officer, whose service has principally been in the human resources, media and operational fields. She currently works at HQ Air Command on the Employment Policy team which manage all leave types, terms and conditions of service and alternative working arrangements, including flexible working. She holds a Masters in Strategic Human Resources Management and is currently studying for an MBA through Canfield University.
  • Debbie Lentz
    Debbie Lentz
    President, Global Supply Chain
    RS Group
    Debbie Lentz is President, Global Supply Chain for Electrocomponents, a global distributor of electronic and industrial products. She is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and is based in London. Debbie is responsible for developing and executing all aspects of supply chain strategy as well as building capability of her organization. The mission is to create a best in class, flexible and efficient supply chain, providing an innovative and sustainable market-leading service for customers and suppliers. In 2019, Debbie joined Wincanton as a member of the Board of Directors, the largest British logistics firm, providing supply chain consultancy and solutions to the world’s most admired brands. Wincanton employs approximately 17,700 people across 200 sites and has a fleet of 3600 vehicles. Debbie Lentz’s career stands as a shining example of navigating supply chain leadership roles through change. Performing successfully in diverse business situations and applying the full spectrum of supply chain skills, she has earned recognition throughout the industry as a visionary leader, strategic thinker, team builder and strong proponent of women’s leadership. She has many years of supply chain, information systems, global procurement and operations experience with extensive work in integrating acquisitions, building and consolidation of networks, and driving performance excellence, end to end process optimization and significant cost and service improvement. Debbie is the former SVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer for Toys’R’Us, Inc. where she was responsible for all supply chain functions globally including Dotcom/Omni Channel Fulfillment, Merchandise Planning and Allocation, Sales and Operations Planning and Engineering. Before joining Toys‘R’Us, Debbie spent 13 years at Kraft Foods where she achieved successful international leadership and a true cross-cultural perspective. At Kraft, she advanced to the position of Senior Vice President, Customer Service and Logistics. In this role, she oversaw 3,500 associates across a network of distribution centers, direct store delivery branches and a transportation fleet. She led a successful transformation which drove significant cost savings, inventory reduction and service improvement as well as the seamless separation and spin off of Kraft Foods Group from Mondelēz International for Logistics. Prior to this role, she lived and worked in Zurich, Switzerland where she was the Vice President of Manufacturing Operations for Kraft Europe’s $3.5B coffee business and Vice President of Customer Service and Logistics. In 2015, she was presented with the AWESOME Legendary Leadership award; in 2013, she received the “Thinkers & Movers” Award from DSC Logistics, and in 2008, the Robert D. Pashek award for significant contributions to the practice and development of supply chain by Penn State University. She served on the Board of Directors of the International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation from 2007 through 2015 and for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) in 2015. Debbie has actively participated in AWESOME as an advisor since its inception in 2013.
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    John Wilson
    John Wilson
    Group VP People & Culture
    Warner Bros. Discovery
    Group VP of Discovery's People & Culture team, based in LA. I've been with Discovery since May 2011. I'm also a qualified employment lawyer and was in private practice for 10 years prior to starting my career in HR at Discovery. In my current role, I support the Factual US Networks and the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). I transferred to LA from London in 2017.
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