session guest speakers
Co-founder and managing partner of Thriving Talent
General manager Athlon Belgium, Winner of Wo.Men@Work Award 2016
Kristien Van den Branden
COO Accenture Belux
Historically, flexible working has evoked a negative perception where employees would be branded as less driven, less achievement-focused or less ambitious. Today, organisations realise that adopting a flexible working policy is critical to create an inclusive environment and attract talent, if they want to respond to the evolving needs of parents – working mothers, dual career families, single parents – and to the changing values of Generations X , Y and Z.
However, this talent will leave and search elsewhere unless agile and flexible working is truly ingrained in the culture of the organisation, where results are rewarded and senior leadership role model a new way of working.
Natalie Wilkins from Thriving Talent will share the theory and best practices to explore how an organisation can positively influence the adoption of agile and flexible working for more inclusion. Erwin Ollivier, CEO of Athlon, and Kristien Van den Branden (COO of Accenture) will illustrate what their organisations are doing in terms of innovative workplaces that reflect their inclusive culture.
Natalie Wilkins is one of the co-founders and Managing Partners of Thriving Talent, a talent management consultancy in Switzerland which helps organisations prosper by enabling inclusive and respectful cultures, so that their employees thrive at work and at home. In close collaboration with forward thinking employers and partners, they are on a mission to empower one million parents by 2020 and have a positive impact on the future of work!
Erwin Ollivier is the General Manager of Athlon, recently acquired by Daimler Financial Services. In 2016 Erwin was elected ‘Corporate Gender Equality Ambassador’ at the Jump forum for his track record in bringing gender equality to his organisation in a pragmatic way.
Kristien Van den Branden has recently accepted the role of Accenture BeLux Operations Lead, as right hand of the CEO Bart De Ridder. Her main qualifications are in Project / Program / Business Operations management and in Team Management, people development, training. In her current role she is also sponsoring the Cultural Change Journey launched with our Belong.BE.You program that is amongst other points also focusing on flexible work options.
Price per person per session: 350€ VAT excl.
Lunch and coffee break are included. Session summary, presentation, videos and useful readings will be shared with participants after the session
Note: If you are unable to attend, you can exchange your seat with a colleague. If you register to the whole programme, you can exchange your seat with a colleague. Seats are not nominative.