Oct 15, 2014
Sponsor companies may send 4 participants.
Partner business schools may send 1 participant
Companies are facing a collision of two ‘megatrends’ that will impact the future of their business:
First, Millennials, also called Generation Y, (those born between about 1980 and 2000) are a generation so large that companies can’t afford to ignore them: There are more Millennials than baby boomers and three times as many Gen Yers as Gen Xers. Millennials, who currently range in age from 14-34, already make up the majority of the workforce at some firms. And, researchers project that by 2025, roughly 75% of the global workforce at companies around the world will be made up of Millennial talent. This is a generation that companies must pay attention to.
Second, companies face a “leaky” pipeline of women leaders. Research shows that companies with more women in the top ranks outperform their industry peers, but globally less than 5 percent of CEOs are women. It’s clear that companies need to find innovative ways to address the female pipeline problem.
Putting these two ‘megatrends’ together, a burning question emerges: How can companies around the world cultivate a strong cadre of millennial women leaders?
This ICEDR program will feature the latest research and company practices focused on next generation female leaders. Senior executives from PwC will present their research on female millennial talent and will discuss key themes integral to attracting, developing, engaging, advancing and retaining the female millennial. The program will also include essential lessons from ICEDR’s current research on early career women. In addition, senior executives from leading companies will provide deep dive case examples of their latest company practices focused on next generation women. The program will be a forum for idea exchange and discussion and will include ample opportunity for networking and for sharing participant stories of current challenges and initiatives related to next generation women leaders.
- Examine how to attract, develop, engage, advance and retain Millennial women leaders
- Understand the key attributes of Millennial women leaders - discover how they think and what they value at work
- Learn about the talent management practices related to Millennial women leaders taking place at other global companies
Who Should Attend
Sponsor companies may send 4 participants. Partner business schools may send 1 participant.
This ICEDR program is intended for individuals who are, for example:
- A Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion or on the Diversity & Inclusion team
- A Regional HR head or one or two moves away from the top HR job in their region
- Head of the HR function for a business unit
- Global HR Directors, responsible for a component of the corporate HR operation worldwide
Senior Manager, Global D&I Programme Office, PwC International
Aoife joined PwC Ireland in 2000 as a member of the Irish Learning & Development Team in 2000. Before joining the Global D&I Programme Office in 2012, Aoife held various Global HR roles in the Ethics & Business Conduct, Global Mobility and Global Talent functions.
As a member of the Global D&I Programme Office, Aoife is responsible for the development and implementation of our network-wide global diversity & inclusion strategy, managing global projects and communications, and producing relevant tools and materials for PwC's network leadership team and member firms. Aoife also co-authors the PwC Gender Agenda blog.
Globl D&I Leader, PwC International Ltd.
Based in Paris, Agnès Hussherr joined PwC France in 1989 and became a partner in 2001. She is a client relationship partner in Assurance with clients in the banking industry. For the past four years, she has been PwC France’s Assurance Human Capital Leader and she was recently appointed as the firm’s Transformation Leader.
In her role as Global Diversity Leader since July 1, 2013, Agnès focuses her efforts on bringing more diversity throughout the PwC network. She also coordinates the Diversity & Inclusion initiatives for PwC’s Europe, Middle East, Africa and India region, as well as PwC France.
Senior Director, Executive and High Potential Development, Pfizer
Jennell Jones is Senior Director, Executive and High Potential Development at Pfizer. She is responsible for developmental strategy and all programs targeted towards high potential talent (ranging from Senior Director to Business Unit Presidents) as well as development programs targeted towards the top 600 leaders.
Prior to executive development Jennell was the Senior Director of Colleague Capability where she created development resources for 64,000 individual contributors. In this role, Jennell was also responsible for enterprise-wide mentoring and sponsorship. She developed and ran a high potential program to accelerate the development of middle management-level women and minorities called LIFT – Leadership Investment for Tomorrow.
Jennell held a number of challenging assignments in talent management at Pfizer including Director of Talent Planning and High Potential Strategy, Director of Global Development and Director of Global Talent and Organizational Capability for Corporate Groups, to name a few.
Prior to Pfizer, Jennell held a variety of leadership roles at organizations such as Cushman & Wakefield, Revlon and Prudential.
Jennell enjoys giving back to the community through her church and professional organizations. She spends a great deal of time mentoring others. She has been a member of advisory boards and held board positions where she created strategies and led execution. Jennell continues to look for more opportunities to contribute on advisory boards that need her expertise.
Jennell holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Connecticut and has studied Human Capital Strategy. She currently lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.
VP Diversity & Inclusion and Employer Branding, Lafarge
Uxio joined Lafarge in June 2014 to lead the company efforts in the area of Diversity & Inclusion and Employer Branding. This includes developing the strategy to achieve Lafarge Ambitions of having 35% of women in senior manager roles and 20 countries recognized as employer of choice by 2020.
Uxio has worked previously for Rio Tinto, Merck and Accenture and has held different positions in the areas of Change Management, Organizational Development, Learning, Talent and lately Diversity and Inclusion.
Uxio holds two Bachelor’s degrees, one in Inorganic Chemistry and another in Social Psychology, as well as two masters, one on Pharmaceutical Business Management and another on Intercultural Management. He is originally from Spain and has lived in Turkey, the UK and France, country where he is currently based.
Managing Director, Quest
Lauren Noël is the Managing Director of Quest, ICEDR's global leadership institute for early career women. The International Consortium for Executive Development Research (ICEDR) is a global consortium of 40 world-class companies and 25 business schools.
Lauren is an active researcher and writer. Lauren’s work focuses on engaging, advancing, and inspiring women in the first decade of their careers. Her publications include: 'Winning the War for the Best Female Talent' (European Business Review, July 2016), 'Be the Company Millennial Women Love' (London Business School Review, May 2015), 'How to Be a Company for Millennial Women' (Diversity Executive, July 2015), 'What Executives Need to Know about Millennial Women' (ICEDR, 2015), 'How Women Take Charge of their Careers' (Business Strategy Review, Autumn 2014), 'Taking Charge - A roadmap for a successful career and a meaningful life for high potential corporate women leaders' (ICEDR, 2012), ‘What Executives Really Need to Know about Employee Engagement’ (Accenture Institute for High Performance, 2011) and ‘Talent Management Takes Action’ (ICEDR, 2011). In addition, her research has been featured in Forbes, the HBR Blog Network, Elle, Boston.com, Diversity Executive, and others.
Prior to working at ICEDR, Lauren was with the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), a CEO network for 20,000 CEOS. In that role, she coordinated over 60 leadership development programs for CEOs and their families. Prior to joining YPO, Lauren worked at Harvard Business School, where she partnered with faculty and staff to manage Executive Education programs for global business leaders.
In 2013, Lauren was named an Emerging Leader by the Boston Business Journal. She holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA in Economics from Middlebury College.
Prospective and New Concepts Director, Danone
Anne Thevenet-Abitbol has been Prospective and New Concepts Director at Danone since 1998. She reports directly to the CEO, and is responsible for the development of every new idea that has the potential to take the Group forward, whether in terms of marketing, HR, social issues or societal issues.
In particular, she was responsible for launching the brand of organic yogurts “Les 2 Vaches” in 2006, and opened the “Aux 2 Vaches” restaurant in 2012.
Starting in 2010, she has designed and led the EVE Program, an intercompany women leadership seminar, attended by around fifteen companies; and since 2012, the OCTAVE Program, which is focused on improving generational relationships within companies, and the impact of new technologies.
Martine Van Den Poel
Coaching Practice Director and Executive Coach, INSEAD Global Leadership Centre
Martine has developed leadership programmes and done executive coaching since 2003 in various INSEAD open and customized executive education programmes and privately for a number of global companies. Her expertise is in leadership transition coaching, team and group dynamics, developing emotional intelligence and on-boarding executives into C-level positions. She has also developed an expertise in female leadership challenges and leads the coaching for senior female leadership programmes for Deutsche Bank, Unilever and Siemens and the International Women’s Foundation (IWF).
Martine was the Associate Dean for External Relations at INSEAD from 2001 until 2003, managing the departments of Development, Communications and Alumni, for both the Fontainebleau and Singapore campuses. From 1995 until 2000, she was Director of Executive Education and Assistant Dean, in charge of Executive Education. She was on the INSEAD Executive Committee between 1995 and 2003. She is the author of the chapter “Executive Development and Leadership Coaching” in Coach and Couch: The Psychology of Making Better Leaders (edited by Manfred Kets de Vries, INSEAD Press, Palgrave McMillan 2007) and did her masters’ thesis on ’Delegation as the key enabler for senior female leadership transitions’ (2013).
Martine received an Executive Masters degree in Coaching and Consulting for Change from INSEAD (diploma in 2003, Masters in 2013). She did her Master’s in Public Administration at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (1977), and graduated in Political and Social Sciences from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium (1973). She is on the Board of the International Consortium for Executive Development Research (ICEDR). She speaks English, Dutch and French. She is married, lives in Brussels and has two children.
9:15-9:45 Coffee and Registration
9:45-10:00 Welcome and ICEDR Research on NextGen Female Talent - Overview
Lauren Noel, Director of Talent Management Initiatives
and Marketing, ICEDR
10:00-10:30 Developing Next Generation Female Talent at Lafarge
Uxio Malvido, VP Diversity & Inclusion and Employer Branding, Lafarge
10:30-11:00 PwC's Global Diversity Strategy
Agnes Hussherr, Global D&I Leader, PwC International
11:15-11:45 PwC Global Research: Developing Tomorrow's Female Leaders
Aoife Flood, Senior Manager Global D&I Programme Office,
PwC International Ltd.
11:45-12:15 Breakout Sessions: Developing Tomorrow's Female Leaders
1:15-1:55 Deep Dive Company Example: Danone
Anne Thevenet-Abitbol, Prospective and New Concepts Director, Danone
1:55-2:35 Facilitated Discussion on NextGen Female Talent
Martine Van Den Poel, Coaching Practice Director and Executive Coach, INSEAD Global Leadership Centre
2:35-3:15 Deep Dive Company Example: Pfizer
Jennell Jones, Senior Director of Colleague Capability and High Potential Strategy, Pfizer
3:15-3:30 Closing Dialogue and Action Steps
The Program will take place at Châteauform City Monceau Rio, a conference facility in Paris. The program will run from 9:45 to 15:30 on October 15, 2014. Please plan to arrive no later than 9:15 to pick up your materials and to enjoy coffee and pastries.
Châteauform' City Monceau Rio
4 place Rio de Janeiro
The facility is located in the heart of Paris (Monceau Park) and easily accessible by metro (Parc Monceau Metro Line 2). Other nearby stations are Villiers and Miromesnil. It is about 35 minutes from Roissy CDG Airport or 30 minutes from Orly Airport.
Nearby Hotels: Download travel document below to see complete hotel list
Best Western Champs Elysées Friedland ****
177, rue du Fbg St Honoré Paris 8ème
01 45 63 64 65
Starting Room Rate: 211 €
Best Western Champs Etoile St Honoré ****
214, rue du Fbg St Honoré Paris 8ème
01 42 25 26 27
Starting Room Rate: 211 €
Hôtel Arioso ****
7, rue Argenson Paris 8ème
01 53 05 95 00
Starting Room Rate: 170 €
Dress and Meals
Comfortable, casual clothing is recommended for the program. Coffee and pastries and a lunch buffet will be served during the program. Please inform us in advance if you have any special dietary needs.
ICEDR - The Global HR Talent Academy
These slides provide some background information on ICEDR.
Developing High Potential Women at Pfizer
This is a presentation on how Pfizer develops high potential women.
Next Generation Diversity at PwC: Developing Tomorrow's Female Leaders
Aoife Flood from PwC presents on PwC's global survey findings on female millennial talent.
PwC Global Diversity and Inclusion Strategy
Agnes Hussherr presents on PwC's global diversity and inclusion strategy.
ICEDR Global Survey Results: Female Millennial Talent
These are the findings of ICEDR's global survey on female millennial talent. ICEDR surveyed 164 HR leaders around the world about their key challenges related to female millennial talent.
Participant List - Developing Next Generation Female Leaders
This is the final participant list for ICEDR's October 2014 Paris event on Developing Next Generation Female Leaders.