Gender Equality in the Workplace
On 9 November 2016, Empower Women organized the Gender Equality in the Workplace webinar in collaboration with two of Empower Women's 2015-2016 Global Champions for Women’s Economic Empowerment – Monica Stancu and Ilinca Vasiliu.
"I wanted us to talk about gender equality in the workplace because a meritocratic working environment where people can achieve their potential and feel valued is good for for both employees and businesses." by Monica Stancu
"After organizing a webinar on women and leadership with Empower Women, Monica and I felt like we should continue the conversation and focus on the broader topic of gender equality in the workplace - a topic that is so often discussed and yet disregarded by so many as a trivial issue. In this day and age, gender equality in the workplace should not continue to be one of our aims as a society. For this reason, I believe it is crucial that we continue to encourage people to advocate for gender equality, which is what we aimed to achieve through our webinar." by Ilinca Vasiliu
Geoffrey Williams , Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion, EMEA, Thomson Reuters
Geoffrey Williams has over 10 years Human Resources experience in Recruitment, Talent Management, OD and Diversity and Inclusion, currently he leads Thomson Reuters D&I agenda across the EMEA region and recently globally launched Thomson Reuters Diversity and Inclusion index. Geoffrey has a diverse career journey starting his working life in the entertainment industry then moving into health care, rail and media. A co-founder of RockingUrTeens, a social enterprise that introduces young people to the world of work and aims to connect the teens to a positive and vibrant future. Geoffrey is passionate about his work and changing cultures and inspiring people to be their best. Read more here.
Mark Q. McLane, Managing Director Diversity and Inclusion, Barclays PLC
Mark McLane is the Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion for Barclays PLC, a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank. Mr. McLane is responsible for architecting a global diversity and inclusion strategy that will leverage organizational strengths, remain nimble in the every-changing global business climate and enable Barclays to maintain their competitive advantage by driving innovation to its customers.Mr. McLane is a member of the Board of Directors for Business Disability International and additionally holds leadership roles on the Radius advisory board, Women in Recruitment executive committee, OutLeadership leadership committee and GayStar Business advisory board. In 2014 and 15 Mr. McLane was recognized by The Guardian’s global LGBT power list, the Financial Times 100 LGBT business leaders in London and named to the top 50 global Diversity Executives by the Economist. Read more here.
Photo credit: Courtesy of Geoffrey Williams and Mark McLane