COLLOQUIUM ON GLOBAL DIVERSITY:
"CREATING A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD FOR WOMEN"
March 3-4, 2011 ***
World Bank, Washington, DC
Cynthia J. Brinkley, Senior Vice
President, Talent Development and Chief Diversity Officer, AT&T
||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.
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
Chairman, AbitibiBowater and former CEO,
Rio Tinto Alcan (USA)
||Richard B. Evans is
Chairman of AbitibiBowater, a leading forest products company
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)
establishing G&S Global Advisors Inc. in 2010, Sakie Fukushima
was Chairman and Representative Director of Korn/Ferry
providing human capital consulting services to multinational
corporations operating in
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.
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
Flexibility Strategy Leader, Ernst & Young LLP
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
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
office after completing her M.B.A. in accounting from Rutgers
Graduate School of Management.
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
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,
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
Blanca Gomez has served as Director of
Human Resources for
for Coca-Cola since 2004.
also serves as Coca-Cola’s Europe Group Diversity Director.
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
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
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,
National Institute of Public Health and the World Health
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
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
Lorenzo developed most of her professional career outside
She has lived in
Italy and US
where she worked at technology companies including Corel
Corporation, Logos Italy, Lotus and Oracle
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
at the end of 2003 and joined Oracle again as part of the Siebel
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
In 2009 she started the Oracle Women’s Leadership program (OWL)
to foster leadership for women at Oracle. She is also part of
the OWL Thought Leadership team for Oracle worldwide.
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
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.
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
Diversity and Talent Development Director
for Southeast Europe,
Ozlem Salur has served as PepsiCo’s Diversity and Talent
Development Director for
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
and Egon Zehnder International.
Schwarzenbart, Director, Global Diversity Management and Potential
Management, Daimler AG
2005, Ursula Schwarzenbart started her current assignment as
Director of Global Diversity Management.
In August 2010, her
assignment was advanced with performance and potential
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
management processes there.
career at Daimler-Benz started with a degree in social and
behavioral sciences in 1988.
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
image in the world, globalization, democracy, and terrorism. He
also represents the project to external audiences, including
appearances on NBC, CNN, Al Arabiya,
24, NPR, Voice of America, and BBC Radio.
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
articles on politics and public opinion have appeared in several
The National Interest,
Harvard International Review,
Journal of Politics,
Quarterly, the International Journal of Public Opinion Research,
Yujnovich, President and CEO, Iron Ore Company of
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
and prior to this she was the executive advisor to Rio Tinto's
chief executive based in
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.
is also a member of Rio Tinto's Iron Ore Executive Committee (ExCo).