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New Research brings compelling evidence that diversity and inclusion is a key driver for innovation, non-linear thinking, growth and success. At the same time most of the technology available is not developed taking into full account diversity and inclusion. It is hence essential to create the right conditions in the private as well as in the public sector.

The event has the aim of discussing with researchers and politicians the conditions needed, through clear examples and case studies, that can foster more diversity and inclusion in the workplace, education and across society.

  • Programme

    Opening remarks

    Maria da Gra?a Carvalho MEP and EIF Steering Committee Member


    Monika Ladmanova, Adviser to the Vice-President Jourova, European Commission

    Angelique de Vries-Schipperijn, Executive Vice President & CEO Northern Europe, Salesforce

    Belinda Exelby, Chair of EQUALS Steering Committee and Head of International Relations, GSMA

    Mechtild Walser-Ertel, Global Head of Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility, Orange Business Services

    Petra Kotuliakova, Member of CEPIS Diversity team

    First respondent

    Eke Vermeer, Vice President Public Policy, Liberty Global


    Maria Rosa Gibellini, Director General, European Internet Forum

    Exchange of views with the participants under the Chatham House rule

Practical information

22 April 2021 16:00 - 17:30

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  • Maria da Graça Carvalho MEP, EIF Steering Committee Member
  • Monika Ladmanova Adviser to the Vice-President Jourova European Commission
  • Angelique de Vries-Schipperijn Executive Vice President & CEO Northern Europe Salesforce
  • Belinda Exelby Chair of EQUALS Steering Committee and Head of International Relations GSMA
  • Mechtild Walser-Ertel Global Head of Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility Orange Business Services
  • Petra Kotuliakova Member CEPIS Diversity team
  • Eke Vermeer Vice President Public Policy Liberty Global
  • Maria Rosa Gibellini Director General European Internet Forum

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