Global Diversity Forum

Mercer's Diversity and Inclusion Networks: the power of knowledge through collaboration

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Established in 2004 for Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officers and senior leaders with global responsibility for their organisations’ Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) strategies. This by-invitation only executive peer group brings together top D&I and Talent Management professionals for candid, confidential conversation focused on challenges and opportunities in development and implementation of global D&I strategies.

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  • Membership Benefits
  • Session Calendar
  • Who Should Participate
  • Member Organizations
  • Membership Fee
  • Network Leaders
  • Additional Mercer D&I Networks

Membership Benefits

The Network serves as an invaluable practical and thought provoking forum providing leading edge thinking on D&I. The sessions offer high-level discussion following the roundtable format with ample sharing of information, experiences and best practices. The group adheres to a strict policy of confidentiality, thereby creating a bond of trust among members and fostering strong camaraderie.

The Forum meets on a quarterly basis with 2 meetings held in the US and two meetings held in Europe. Agendas comprise topical sessions and practical break out discussions facilitated by network leaders who are D&I subject matter experts. Leading outside speakers and other experts, address key issues related to diversity and inclusion in a global context. In addition to the formal discussions, the quarterly meetings include a Mercer hosted group dinner and topical speaker the evening prior to the full day session allowing members to network in a more relaxed setting.

Members form the nucleus for the group’s activities. All Network activities – sessions, surveys and updates are driven by members’ input regarding their most pressing challenges. The member surveys are conducted on an ad hoc basis when in need of immediate input from trusted peers, with a quick turnaround time. Topical webcasts, e-news service, and updates are offered as a means of keeping members current and ahead of impending challenges and future opportunities.

Session Calendar

Date Location
21-22 February 2018 London
23-24 May 2018 New York City
10 October 2018
Munich, Germany
12-13 December 2018 New York City

Who Should Participate

The primary member is the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer or the senior D&I leader. Titles of members include: Chief Diversity Officer, Senior Vice President, Vice President, Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Talent and Workforce Planning, or comparable title.

Member Organizations

Abercrombie & Fitch, Apple, Aviva, AXA, BAE Systems, Baker & McKenzie, BNY Mellon, Boehringer Ingelheim, Boeing, British Council, Brown-Forman, Cardinal Health, Cisco, Cummins, Depository Trust & Clearing, Ericsson, Danone Groupe, Ericsson, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Flowserve, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Goldman Sachs, Ingersoll-Rand, Johnson & Johnson, K&L Gates, Manulife, Marsh & McLennan Companies, MasterCard, Merck, MetLife, Microsoft, Monsanto, Munters, Norsk Hydro, Northrop Grumman, Novartis, O’Melveney & Myers, Oxfam, Shell, Sodexo, Solvay, Sony, Swiss Reinsurance, Thomson Reuters, Time Warner, UBS, Unilever, United Nations, Walgreens, World Bank

Membership Fee

Upon joining the Network, members will pay an annual fee to participate (January 1 – December 31, 2018).

The membership fee covers

  • Four sessions with a hosted networking dinner/presentation
  • Mercer’s D&I information service summarising key news and latest research on diversity and inclusion, compliance, and talent management
  • Between-meeting rapid benchmarking pulse surveys
  • Access to webinars
  • Special discounts on an electronic multicultural calendar

Network Leaders

Alina Polonskaia, Principal, Mercer – D&I co-lead Global Diversity Forum, D&I lead US Workforce Opportunity Network
Deirdre Golden, Principal, Mercer – D&I co-lead Global Diversity Forum, D&I lead UK Vanguard Network

Additional Mercer D&I Networks

Will begin in January 2018 with a focus on strategies for large organizations with operations in Latin America.

Established in 1962 as a cross-industry network for leaders of diversity initiatives and HR/EEOcompliance initiatives in the US.

Established in 1991 for senior diversity and talent managers in private sector organisations operating in the UK and Europe.

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