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WorkPride 2024 Opening Keynote


Welcome to WorkPride 2024, proudly sponsored by RS Group.

RS Group joins us as the Day 1 sponsor, bringing their dedication to empowering diverse voices and fostering inclusive cultures. Debbie Lentz, representing RS Group, will deliver a keynote highlighting the transformative power of diversity and inclusion strategies in driving business success. Together, let's ignite conversations, celebrate diversity, and champion inclusion at WorkPride 2024! 🎉🏳️‍🌈

This event is supported by our main sponsor Booking.com and day sponsor RS Group.

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- Join the next WorkPride 2024 event here: WorkPride 2024: Unconscious Bias in the Workplace


About myGwork:

myGwork is the leading talent platform and professional network for the LGBTQ+ community. We offer a safe space for people to connect with inclusive employers, network, find jobs, attend events, and catch up on the latest LGBTQ+ news.


Speakers:

  • 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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    Devin Ibañez
    Devin Ibañez
    Customer Success Manager and Public Speaker
    myGwork
    Devin Ibañez is the first openly gay Major League Rugby player and is dedicated to LGBTQ+ advocacy in sport. He hopes to inspire the next generation of LGBTQ+ athletes and make sport an inclusive space for them. Raised in Boston, MA, Devin played for Major League Rugby team, the New England Free Jacks, in their 2019 exhibition season. He won a gold medal while representing Team USA at the 2017 World Maccabiah Games in Israel. He also won the 2018 D1 National Championship with his club team, Mystic River Rugby Club. When not playing, Devin has coached rugby at Westlake Boys High School in New Zealand, his alma mater Brookline High School and most recently with the Northeast Academy. He holds a degree in sport management and education from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Devin was announced Global Ambassador for International Gay Rugby (IGR) in May 2021. He is now looking towards a career in Public Speaking and Community Engagement. As of December 2023, Devin joined myGwork as a Customer Success Manager, the largest global business community for LGBTQ+ professionals and inclusive employers.
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