COLLOQUIUM ON GLOBAL DIVERSITY:
  "CREATING A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD FOR WOMEN"

March 3-4, 2011 *** World Bank, Washington, DC

SPEAKERS

Cynthia J. Brinkley, Senior Vice President, Talent Development and Chief Diversity Officer, AT&T (USA)
As Senior Vice President-Talent Development and Chief Diversity Officer at AT&T, Cynthia Brinkley is responsible for continuing AT&T’s leadership in developing people from diverse backgrounds and preparing them for rewarding careers.  She joined the company in 1986 as an external affairs liaison to the Texas Public Utility Commission and media spokesperson for regulatory and legislative activities relating to the Texas Legislature. She has also served as area vice president for SBC California,  Executive Director-Federal Relations for SBC Communications Inc., and as President, SBC-Arkansas, where she was named the state’s 2002 Business Leader of the year. Before assuming her current responsibilities, Ms. Brinkley was president – AT&T Missouri, where she led all regulatory, legislative, governmental, and external affairs activities in the state.

Maurice Cox, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion Development, PepsiCo (USA)
Maurice Cox currently holds the position of Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Development at PepsiCo.  He initially held the title of Vice President, Corporate Development and Diversity since 1991.  Mr. Cox is responsible for providing leadership and strategic guidance on a range of workplace and marketplace diversity issues that impact the company’s employees and its market performance.  Before joining Pepsi-Cola, he was assistant director of communications and speechwriter for Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc.   Mr. Cox began his career as a journalist for the Greensboro (NC) Daily News & Record.  He is also a former editor of Builder & Contractor magazine and has been listed in EBONY magazine as among the most influential African-American corporate executives in the United States

Richard B. Evans, Chairman, AbitibiBowater and former CEO, Rio Tinto Alcan (USA)
Richard B. Evans is Chairman of AbitibiBowater, a leading forest products company based in Montreal and recently retired as an Executive Director of London-based Rio Tinto plc and Melbourne-based Rio Tinto Ltd.  While with Rio Tinto, he was Chief Executive of Rio Tinto Alcan.  Previously, Mr. Evans was President and CEO of Montreal-based Alcan Inc. until the acquisition of Alcan by Rio Tinto in October 2007.  Prior to that, Mr. Evans was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Alcan Inc., during which he oversaw Alcan’s four business groups. Mr. Evans is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Conference Board of Canada, past Chairman of the International Aluminum Institute, and is a past Chairman of the U.S. Aluminum Association’s Board of Directors as well as past Co-Chairman of the Environmental and Climate Change Committee of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives. 

Sakie Fukushima, President and Representative Director, G&S Global Advisors (Japan)
  Before establishing G&S Global Advisors Inc. in 2010, Sakie Fukushima was Chairman and Representative Director of Korn/Ferry International – Japan, providing human capital consulting services to multinational corporations operating in Japan. She served as a member of Korn/Ferry’s global board of directors from 1995 to 2007. Prior to joining Korn/Ferry in 1991, she was a Consultant at Bain & Company, where her clients included American, European, and Japanese multinational corporations spanning a range of industries.  She is a trustee of the Japan Association of Corporate Executives (Keizai Doyukai) and an executive director of the Japan Association of Corporate Directors. Additionally, she is the first woman to serve on the Board of Directors of leading Japanese corporations, including Kao, Sony, Benesse, and Bridgestone.  In 2008 Business Week selected her to be on the list of “The World’s 50 Most Influential Headhunters” (one of nine women and the only Japanese). 

Maryella Gockel, Flexibility Strategy Leader, Ernst & Young LLP
  Maryella Gockel is Ernst & Young’s Flexibility Strategy Leader. Flexibility is a part of the firm’s overall inclusiveness strategy.  Her role as an inclusiveness consultant includes working with Ernst & Young’s Americas Inclusiveness Team and Business Unit Leaders to create a flexible and inclusive workplace in local offices across the Americas. In 2008, she was recognized along with Ernst and Young Chairman and CEO Jim Turley by the Families and Work Institute with their annual Work Life Legacy Award. She joined Ernst & Young in 1980 as a client service professional in the New York office after completing her M.B.A. in accounting from Rutgers Graduate School of Management.  In addition, she sits on the Board of Trustees of Corporate Voices for Working Families.  

Neil Golden, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, McDonald's (USA)
  A 21-year McDonald's veteran, Neil Golden currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of McDonald’s USA. As a member of the McDonald’s U.S. Leadership Team, he plays an integral role in the development of the company’s growth strategies and overall brand positioning. Specifically, he is responsible for leading, developing and executing fully integrated marketing plans to drive and sustain long-term growth for McDonald’s core U.S. business while expanding strategic partnerships and alliances across the McDonald’s U.S. business; internally, with franchisees, and with suppliers.  Before assuming his current role, he held multiple McDonald’s marketing positions and continues to deliver strong results across diverse business environments. Prior to joining McDonald’s, he held positions at Burger King and RC Cola Co. 

Blanca Gomez, Director of Human Resources for Spain and Portugal, Coca-Cola (Spain)
  Blanca Gomez has served as Director of Human Resources for Spain and Portugal for Coca-Cola since 2004.  She also serves as Coca-Cola’s Europe Group Diversity Director.  Before joining Coca-Cola, she was Director of Human Resources for L’Oreal for seven years.  Ms. Gomez has also worked for PepsiCo, Hay Management, and Arthur Andersen in a variety of positions.  

Fiona Greig, Engagement Manager McKinsey and Company (USA)
  Fiona Greig is an Engagement Manager in McKinsey & Company’s Washington, DC Office, where she has advised financial services and governmental agencies primarily in areas of strategy, economic development, and operations. She has trained female McKinsey colleagues on McKinsey’s signature “Centered Leadership” model. Recently she spent a year on loan from McKinsey to the Government of the District of Columbia in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development to start and run a financial inclusion program for the District of Columbia. Prior to joining McKinsey in 2007, she worked as a consultant at the World Economic Forum, where she helped develop the initial Global Gender Gap index and was a co-author of the 2006 edition. She has also worked at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health and the World Health Organization.  

Julia Lopez, Director, Telesales Channel Europe, American Express (Spain)
  Julia Lopez works for American Express as  Director of Telesales Channel Europe where she has held different senior leadership positions in the Premium travel and Merchant services  areas. Prior to joining Amex, she spent 11 years in the sales arena with Randstad and Azkar  where she assumed positions of increasing responsibility.  In 2009 she started the program Women Interest Network (WIN) in Spain to foster leadership for women at American Express. She has been part of the EPWN (European professional women network) Spain planning Committee since 2008 and active member of IESE Women Lobby where she has implemented successfully a series of different initiatives 

Gloria Lorenzo, Director Architecture, European Development Center, Oracle (Spain)
  Born in Madrid, Gloria Lorenzo developed most of her professional career outside Spain. She has lived in Ireland, Italy and US where she worked at technology companies including Corel Corporation, Logos Italy, Lotus and Oracle Ireland. In 1999 she joined Siebel Systems Ireland where she was part of the founder's team that built the Globalization Engineering group. She moved back to Spain at the end of 2003 and joined Oracle again as part of the Siebel acquisition.  She has specialized in Internationalization and Localization in Software Design and has held senior positions in the areas of Engineering, QA, Performance Engineering and Project Management. Currently she is Director of Translation Architecture at Oracle managing an organization spread across Asia and Europe. In 2009 she started the Oracle Women’s Leadership program (OWL) in Spain to foster leadership for women at Oracle. She is also part of the OWL Thought Leadership team for Oracle worldwide. 

Donna McNicol, Senior Vice President, Strategic Support in Human Resources (Canada)
  Donna McNicol joined TELUS as Vice President Human Resources, Consumer Solutions in 2006, bringing extensive experience as an HR strategist who has successfully guided talent acquisition, management and professional development for numerous large and start-up Canadian companies.  In November 2007, she was promoted to Senior Vice President, Strategic Support in Human Resources responsible for all HR recruitment, strategy and development of TELUS’ 34,000 employees both within Canada and Internationally.  Before joining TELUS, she spent nine years with Rogers Communications, culminating with her appointment in 2004 as Senior Vice President overseeing all operations of Human Resources for 28,000 employees nationwide.   

Kari Reston, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Standard Chartered Bank (USA)
  Kari Reston is the Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Standard Chartered Bank, a London-headquartered organisation which has operated for over 150 years in some of the world's most dynamic markets. The Bank employs over 80,000 people representing 125 nationalities across 70 countries. Ms. Reston is responsible for setting Standard Chartered's global diversity and inclusion strategy and driving the agenda forward. This encompasses not only diversity and inclusion within the workplace but also with regards to customers and communities. Prior to her appointment in January 2009, she worked in the Group Chief Executive's office and held a number of specialist HR roles. Ms. Reston has previously lived and worked in Vancouver, London and Singapore, and was a regular guest lecturer on cross-cultural management at the London School of Economics, where she completed her MSc in International Employment Relations. 

Ozlem Salur, Diversity and Talent Development Director for Southeast Europe, PepsiCo (Turkey)
  Based in Turkey, Ozlem Salur has served as PepsiCo’s Diversity and Talent Development Director for Southeast Europe since 2005.  In this position, she drives systemic organizational and people strategies aligned to the business agenda; works closely with HR partners to ensure seamless strategic management of the organization; partners with and coaches the business leadership team to facilitate organization and culture change; implements core HR programs into the business to ensure an effective, sustainable people agenda; as well as building management capability to facilitate an open, inclusive based environment that enables effective employee advocacy. She has also worked as HR Director of the Conrad Istanbul, and at various positions with PAREXEL International in the US, and Egon Zehnder International. 

Ursula Schwarzenbart, Director, Global Diversity Management and Potential Management, Daimler AG (Germany)
  In May 2005, Ursula Schwarzenbart started her current assignment as Director of Global Diversity Management. In August 2010, her assignment was advanced with performance and potential management. From 1999 until 2001 she served as Senior HR Manager in Engineering of Mercedes Passenger Cars and before being promoted to the first HR Director position in Engineering.   Her responsibilities have covered the entire scope of the HR landscape and included organizational and corporate security issues. In 2000, she implemented the global rollout of a new performance and potential management system (LEAD) in addition to her line responsibilities. Prior to that, she managed organizational and human resources development for executive levels in Daimler's plant Sindelfingen after handling change management processes there.  Her career at Daimler-Benz started with a degree in social and behavioral sciences in 1988. 

Richard Wike, Associate Director, Pew Global Research Project (USA)
  Richard Wike is Associate Director of the Pew Global Attitudes Project, where he conducts research and writes about international public opinion on a variety of topics, including America’s image in the world, globalization, democracy, and terrorism. He also represents the project to external audiences, including appearances on NBC, CNN, Al Arabiya, Alhurra, France 24, NPR, Voice of America, and BBC Radio.  Prior to joining Pew, he was a Senior Associate for international and corporate clients at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research where h e conducted research and provided strategic advice to international political campaigns and corporations, including work in the United Kingdom, Hungary, and Romania.  His articles on politics and public opinion have appeared in several publications including The National Interest, Harvard International Review, Journal of Politics, Social Science Quarterly, the International Journal of Public Opinion Research, and CBSNews.com. 

Zoe Yujnovich, President and CEO, Iron Ore Company of Canada
  Zoё Yujnovich commenced the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) in February 2010.  She has been with the Rio Tinto group since 1996.  Most recently she was president of Rio Tinto Brazil and prior to this she was the executive advisor to Rio Tinto's chief executive based in London.  She has also worked for Rio Tinto operations in Australia, United States, United Kingdom and Brazil across our iron ore, aluminium and corporate functions, and has held a variety of roles from engineering and plant operations to business analysis, procurement and marketing.   She is also a member of Rio Tinto's Iron Ore Executive Committee (ExCo). 

 

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