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Diversity & Inclusion at the workplace in the era of COVID-19

11 May 2020
All Committees
Future of Work, Education and Skills Task Force
Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

On Thursday, 7 May 2020, AmCham EU hosted a webinar dedicated to the theme of 'Diversity & Inclusion at the workplace in the era of COVID-19'. The webinar featured leaders from AmCham EU's member companies as they shared insights from the perspective of different sectors.

Throughout this online event, speakers highlighted how their companies have worked to ensure the well-being of their workforce in the COVID-19 context. The discussion also revolved around the possible implication of this unprecedented time for the future of work. It emerged clearly that all companies are now prioritising a human-centric leadership model, focused on empathy and authenticity. You can view the full discussion here

The panelists concluded that it is important for companies to listen to employees and establish channels that allow for transparent communication.

The event featured the following speakers:

  • Linda Aiello, Executive Vice-President, Employee Success, Salesforce;
  • Lea Lønsted, Head of Diversity & Inclusion Consulting and Principal Consultant, Mercer;
  • Vanessa Newton, HR Business Partner for the UK, MSD and
  • Veronica Quercia, Head of Talent development, CNH Industrial. 

Anna Aleksandra Koj, Recruitment Consultant and Vice-President, Professional Women International Brussels moderated the discussion.