CFC Big Ideas has revealed its new project, the Global Inclusion Online Forum, which will connect more than five thousand participants from all over the globe and is set to take place on September 3–10, 2020.
Global Inclusion Online Forum is the first online event of such a type and scale, designed to bring together the world’s leading diversity and inclusion executives, HR consultants, and Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) activists, as well as business owners and managers looking for ways to make their businesses more inclusive. The week-long agenda of the event includes two days of keynote speeches, panel discussions, a startup competition and expo, followed by six days of practical workshops.
Among the Forum’s speakers are representatives of the world’s most prominent organizations engaged in the fight for human rights and diversity: UN Women, the United Nations Foundation, International Labour Organization, Human Rights Campaign, Women in Tech, Wikimedia Foundation, and others. A number of the world’s leading corporations also delegated their senior diversity leaders to speak at the forum: Forbes, Microsoft, Amazon, EY, IBM, BBC, Bloomberg LP, Danone, Deloitte, IKEA group, Pfizer, SAP, Sodexo, Wipro, and others.
The forum will open with a panel titled “COVID-19 Pandemic: A Boost or a Barrier to Greater Inclusion Around the World?” The panel will be dedicated to the global COVID-19 impact on diversity and inclusion. The remaininge agenda concentrates on the topics of building inclusion through technology, creating a workplace culture that is free of bias and discrimination, and shattering stereotypes in recruitment and hiring practices. The recent outbreak of the BlackLivesMatter movement and its undeniable impact on not only American but also global businesses will also be in the forum’s spotlight.