Due to the growing concerns around COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have cancelled the Fair Pay Global Forum 2020 on March 11, 2020.
Fair Pay Global Forum - Program and Speaker
Side Event during the 63nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 11:00 to 12:30 am
The event is followed by a networking lunch.
Registration starts at 10:30 am, please plan your time accordingly.
Venue: SAP Office, 10 Hudson Yards, Designers Space - 48th floor in the Leonardo Center, New York
The Fair Pay Global Forum will address how to translate fair pay principles into practice. Fair pay for women and men has been high on the international agenda. There is an on-going international call for immediate and concrete action. The Fair Pay Global Forum will gather representatives from companies, trade unions, NGOs, governments and international organisations to exchange ideas and hands-on strategies on how to achieve fair pay.
Henrike von Platen, CEO / Founder, Fair Pay Innovation Lab
Keynote: Companies’ Engagement in Putting the Sustainable Agenda into Practice
Dr Patti Fletcher, Global Speaker on Gender Equity, Cultural Transformation, & Leadership, SAP
introduced by: Mounir Sada, SAP Innovation Services, for International and Government Institutions, SAP Switzerland
Discussion: Exchanging Best Practices on Fair Pay
Dr Sylvie Durrer, Director, Federal Office for Gender Equality FOGE Switzerland
Sherry Hakimi, Executive Director, genEquality
Tifenn Dano Kwan, Chief Marketing Officer, SAP Ariba
Hilary Spencer, Director, UK Government Equalities Office
hosted by: Roseann Lake, Cuba Correspondent, The Economist
Henrike von Platen, CEO / Founder, Fair Pay Innovation Lab
The event is followed by a networking lunch Advocacy and Coalition-Building for Fair Pay co-hosted by the Metro NY Chapter of U.S. National Committee for UN Women (USNC-UN Women Metro NY Chapter) and PowHer New York. A short input is provided by Beverly Cooper Neufeld, Founder / President, PowHer New York
Henrike von Platen
Henrike von Platen, CEO/ Founder, Fair Pay Innovation Lab. In 2017 the FPI Fair Pay Innovation Lab was founded by Henrike von Platen to support companies and organisations by showing them ways of contributing to close the gender pay gap. She has one goal: fair pay for everyone. The business expert with a degree in business informatics founded a women’s investment club, is a council member at the University of Munich and commits herself to the workgroup of German supervisory boards and to FidAR, the campaign group for women in supervisory boards.
Henrike von Platen was president of BPW Germany from 2010 to 2016. In 2016, Henrike von Platen, a business and financial expert, started the Fair Pay Alliance and gained a lot of support from actors in the economic and political spheres. Henrike von Platen is strongly convinced that fair pay could be very quickly achieved – if everyone were to push for change.
Dr. Patti Fletcher
Dr. Patti Fletcher, is an internationally sought-after speaker, seasoned tech executive, award-winning marketing and business influencer, board member, angel and investor. Dr. Patti has appeared on NASDAQ, Cheddar, Bloomberg, and Greater Boston among others. Patti writes for Entrepreneur.com, Inc., The Guardian, Forbes and The Digitalist, and has contributed to/been featured in Time Magazine, RealSimple, Al Jazeera, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek, The Boston Globe, The Muse and The Huffington Post and many more. She is the author of best-selling Disrupters: Success Strategies From Women Who Break The Mold.
She advises women and men, from corporate executives and board members, independent contractors and small business owners, to lean start-ups to Fortune 500s such as SAP, IBM, Salesforce, AIG, Intuit, and Kaiser Permanente. She works with SAP SuccessFactors as a Leadership Futurist focused the role of technology in the talent economy, and is currently Executive-in-Residence at Babson College WINLab and formerly EIR at the Simmons College Entrepreneurship program. She is one of only seven Entrepreneur Magazine expert mentors.
Dr. Sylvie Durrer
Dr. Sylvie Durrer is Director of the Swiss Federal Office for Gender Equality. She has an in-depth knowledge of a wide range of gender issues and public policy on equal opportunities.
Sitting on various committees at national and international levels, she deals in particular with issues such as equal pay, reconciliation of work and family or domestic violence.
She is vice-chair of the Swiss Conference of Gender Equality Delegates.
She has also been head of the Swiss Delegation to the UN Commission on the Status of Women and member of the Gender Equality Commission of the Council of Europe.
The Economic and Social Council recently elected her Member of the Board of Directors of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD).
She currently chairs the Steering Committee of the Equal Pay International Initiative (EPIC).
Sherry Hakimi is the Executive Director of genEquality, a behavioral insights-driven nonprofit organization using art and technology to activate gender equality. In addition to her work at genEquality, she is an organizational design advisor, drawing from behavioral science and research to design inclusive policies, processes, and practices for Human Resources / People Operations. Throughout her career, Sherry has advised and worked with governments, universities, technology startups, consumer goods companies, financial institutions, political campaigns, and international nonprofit organizations across five continents, including clients and companies such as Reebok, Deloitte, Harvard Business School, Fidelity Investments, the City of New York, and the United Nations.
Sherry serves as a Fellow at the Truman National Security Project, and her writing has been published in outlets including Fast Company, Muftah, Defense News, and The Kennedy School Review, among others. Raised between New England and Tehran but currently residing in NYC, Sherry is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Harvard Kennedy School.
Tifenn Dano Kwan
Tifenn Dano Kwan is chief marketing officer for SAP Ariba and is responsible for leading and defining the global marketing vision for the business.
Previously, Tifenn served as vice president of SAP Ariba’s Integrated Marketing organization. In this role, she created and led a unified audience, go-to-market, and solution teams to deploy end-to-end strategies to impact the awareness and adoption for IT, finance, procurement, and supply chain customers. Prior to that, she was the head of go-to-market launches and brand platform at SAP Ariba, responsible for delivering a consistent and compelling brand experience strategy for all customers and the successful execution for innovation launches.
Tifenn joined SAP in 2006 and has since held various leadership roles across the marketing organization including those in channel and partner marketing. Tifenn holds a Masters in management from the Audencia Business School as well as a Law Degree from the Institut Catholique d'etudes Supérieures.
Hilary Spencer is the Director of the UK Government Equalities Office, which leads work on policy relating to women, sexual orientation and transgender equality, and is responsible for the wider equality framework across government. In 2017, the Government Equalities Office introduced ground-breaking legislation requiring companies with over 250 employees to publish their gender pay gap.
The majority of Hilary’s career has been focused on education and social policy in the UK. Her experience includes policy design and implementation of school reform, teacher training, counter-terrorism, and civil service capacity-building. She also has a range of international experience and has worked on the World Bank’s 10-year education strategy, higher education in the European Union, primary education in both Ghana and South Africa, and vocational skills in China.
Roseann Lake is The Economist's Cuba Correspondent and was previously based in Beijing, China, where she became fascinated with the lives of 剩女 or “leftover women” - women who have failed to get married by their culturally imposed sell by date of 27. Inspired by this trailblazing population of Chinese women, they became the subject of her first book, Leftover in China: The Women Shaping the World's Next Superpower (WW Norton).
Contrary to what their unsavory label implies, Lake demonstrates how “leftovers” are the uncanny byproducts of the one-child policy, which led parents to educate their only daughters as if they were sons. Now a formidable force in the workforce and in society, they have significant implications for China's economic and demographic future. From vertiginous skyscrapers to a cashless economy and almost entirely digital existence, she book chronicles a China that is evolving at a dizzying pace, but where the forces of tradition and deeply entrenched gender roles clash vigorously with a new social reality.
She splits her time between New York City and Havana.