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D & I 2.0: How Inclusion Will Drive the Future of Work
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D & I 2.0: How Inclusion Will Drive the Future of Work


When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
From 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: New York Life
51 Madison Avenue
New York, New York  10010
United States

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D & I 2.0: How Inclusion Will Drive the Future of Work


The FWA’s Perspectives committee is thrilled to host a springtime breakfast where Jennifer Brown, an award-winning entrepreneur and inclusion expert will moderate a vibrant panel of D&I seasoned professionals.

To give their fullest contribution, employees must feel they can bring their full selves to work; however research shows many do not feel comfortable doing so. They are spending valuable energy every day minimizing or managing aspects of their own diversity – of identity, background, experience – in order to succeed. This takes a particular toll on diverse talent – women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities – at a time when organizations are struggling to recruit, retain, and develop those same individuals. But all of us, and the business, pay the price.

Join Jennifer Brown -- workplace Diversity and Inclusion expert, and author of Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace and the Will to Change -- for a thought-provoking presentation about inclusion, the workplace and the call to action for leaders. In today’s shifting landscape, we need to think more broadly about the very definitions of diversity, which will resonate with current and future talent.

How we can build more inclusive workplace environments where all kinds of talent feel welcome?

A great event to boost your professional success – the FWA Way!




Jennifer Brown photoJennifer Brown is the founder, president and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting (JBC), a strategic leadership and diversity consulting firm that coaches business leaders worldwide on critical issues of talent and workplace strategy. Brown is a passionate advocate for social equality who helps businesses foster healthier, more productive workplace cultures.










Kathleen Navarro photoKathleen Navarro is Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at New York Life Insurance Company, responsible for leading the company’s diversity and inclusion strategy, with a focus on talent recruitment, development, and retention; and internal and external communication. Ms. Navarro heads up the company’s Executive Talent & Diversity Council and works closely with New York Life’s department heads to align diversity initiatives with business strategies and goals. Ms. Navarro also manages the company’s seven employee resource groups and external diversity partner relationships.

Ms. Navarro joined New York Life in 1994 and has held a variety of finance, strategy, and operations roles spanning Insurance and Agency, Investments, and Corporate Departments. She was involved with strategic planning to increase the company’s presence in the women’s and Hispanic markets, both top priorities for the company.

Prior to becoming Chief Diversity Officer, Ms. Navarro co-led The Women’s Initiative at New York Life, an employee resource group whose focus is to help women take their place at the corporate table.

Vinay Kapoor photoVinay Kapoor is Americas Head of Diversity and Inclusion at BNP Paribas. Prior to this role Vinay was the UK Territory Head of Diversity & Inclusion – a role occupied since 2013. Vinay was responsible for leadership, development and implementation of the Diversity & Inclusion strategy across the BNP Paribas UK Territory (all business lines). This included crafting a commercial governance structure (including the formation of a new Diversity Council), developing initiatives to support competitive positioning, regulatory and legal compliance and working with external partners.

Additionally, Vinay partnered closely with HR and senior business leaders to facilitate the integration of D&I into people & business processes and practices, working together with multiple stakeholder groups in the business, ensuring alignment to commercial goals and facilitating a wider culture of inclusion. Vinay was initially employed in the Corporate & Investment Bank in the Technology Department as a part of a Global team. Vinay began his career in 1994 at Sanofi Pharmaceuticals.

Rose Lanard photoRose Lanard, is the Chief Diversity Officer leading S&P’s Global’s Diversity & Inclusion function driving the Company’s overall D&I strategy to increase the acquisition, development and engagement of diverse talent, and to build an inclusive corporate culture. Rose and her team are responsible for the company’s nine employee resource groups (ERGs), external D&I partnerships and sponsorships, Affirmative Action and EEO Compliance, and Mentoring and ACE Programs. One of the founders of WINS, Rose was Global President in 2009 and 2010, among many Board leadership roles. In 2013 she spearheaded the creation of the firm’s Veterans ERG, VALOR. She is also a proud founder of the company’s successful Mentoring Program (now in its 22nd phase with 5,000+ employees having participated globally), and the creator of the ACE recognition program.

Her first role at S&P was Vice President of Global Market Intelligence in Ratings. As head of the market and competitive intelligence function, Rose was responsible for all voice of the customer programming, design and analysis. She then moved into a role leading employee engagement and diversity, the first position of its kind at the Company. Prior to S&P Global, Rose worked at JP Morgan Chase as Vice President, Voice of the Customer, and Market Facts, a research consulting firm.


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Event Schedule
8:00 - 8:30 am Registration/Breakfast & Networking
8:30 - 9:45 am Opening Remarks/Panel Discussion/Q&A
9:45 - 10:00 am Closing Remarks/Book Raffle & Session Close

Early bird price through 5/31/2018:
$20 FWA Members, $40 Non-Members
Note: Attendees who register before May 31st will also be entered into a raffle for a free copy of Jennifer Brown’s book (5 copies available).  Must be present to win.

$25 FWA Members, $45 Non-Members | Light breakfast included


Mass Transit: 6 to 28th Street station; R/W to 23rd Street station.
New York Life is located between 27th and 28th Streets.  Entrance to building on Madison Avenue or Park Avenue South.

New York LifeSpecial thanks to President's Circle New York Life for sponsoring and hosting this event. New York Life is an FWA President's Member.

This event is organized by the Perspectives Committee of the FWA of NY, Inc.

About the FWA
Established in 1956, the FWA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional organization with a membership of approximately 1000 female and male professionals working in the financial services industry or who hold a financial position in another industry. The FWA has a long tradition of encouraging women to seek career opportunities in finance and business through mentorship and networking.



Reservations Required -- Bring Photo ID -- No Walk-Ins

 Reservations/Cancellations and payments are required by Friday, June 8, 2018.




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