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There’s constant pressure on today’s leaders to make their organizations more diverse and inclusive. Developing effective initiatives that respond to the challenges is essential to ensure organizations are both supporting cultural, ethnic and gender differences and harnessing the value of diversity of thought.

Join a prominent global diversity and inclusion leader, Sacha de Klerk as she delivers her insights on the latest D&I trends shaping the future of work as well as our very own Rob Catalano, Chief Engagement Officer, offering best practices on how to measure workplace inclusivity.

  • Overview of the latest diversity trends
  • What does it take to be at the forefront of diversity and inclusion?
  • Advocating the value and reframing D&I within your organization
  • Advancing workplace inclusion through developing a culture of belonging
  • Promoting inclusive leadership: challenging bias and nurturing diverse talent
  • Building bold and innovative practices to facilitate a diverse future

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Presenter Bios

Sacha de Klerk

Sacha de Klerk is the Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Norton Rose Fulbright. Before moving to Canada in April 2016, she led the firm’s diversity and inclusion strategy across Europe, Middle East and Asia for six years from their London office. She was directly responsible for implementing and making progress against the firm’s diversity targets, improving maternity retention by 14% in two years, launching over 20 Employee Resource Groups globally, creating over 100 work experience places for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and is the founding editor of the firm’s diversity and inclusion blog. The firm has received a number of distinctions internationally and in Canada including being listed as a Stonewall top 100 Employer; The Times top 100 employers for women, one of Canada’s top diversity employers, and most recently the firm has achieved a gold gender parity certification from La Gouvernance au Féminin. She is currently based in Toronto developing the firm’s strategic direction and programming focusing on talent management, recruitment, development and inclusive culture. Prior to joining Norton Rose Fulbright, Sacha spent ten years in recruitment for the financial services and technology sectors including leading and creating new student recruitment and development programs across various locations in Europe and Asia.

Rob Catalano

Rob Catalano is passionate about helping companies succeed – by leveraging technology to make employees successful. With his unique experience in HR Technology as a founding employee at Achievers, Rob co-founded WorkTango – software that helps give employees a voice and companies actionable insight.

He has recently been named as a 2018 Top Global Employee Engagement Influencer, has had the privilege of speaking in over 30 cities the past three years, and loves the opportunity to connect with passionate HR leaders across the globe.