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CONFERENCE

parents@work Conference 2023

Building better workplaces for parents is not only the right thing to do, it can significantly improve employee engagement, talent retention and team performance.

We were thrilled to meet with our clients, our ambassadors, working parents and industry leaders to explore the HOW and WHY together! We met in-person and online, with local and international participants: a global conference for global impact!

The purpose of the conference was to inspire and collaborate, and to share best practices and experiences. We aimed for every participant to leave with practical ideas and concrete actions they could start taking the very next day to build the best workplace for parents.

Keynote Speakers

Shai Popat

Shai Popat

SIX - Head Product & Commercial Strategy

With more than 2 decades of experience in the market data industry, today Shai Popat heads up the Product & Commercial Strategy at SIX Group. He lives in the UK with his wife and two boys, aged 11 and 14, and is looking forward to sharing his experiences on managing a career as well as family life and trying to find a healthy balance.

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Karen Schärer

Karen Schärer

Ringier - Editor at Blick

Karen is the society Editor at Blick Group since 2022. Prior to that, she was Editor-in-chief for the Swiss parenting magazine "wir eltern". Gender equality has always been a focus topic for Karen, and she has been the lead for EqualVoice of the SonntagsBlick Team from her first day in the job. As a mother of two sons, aged 12 and 15, she is excited to talk about the changing narrative on gender and working parents. 

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Best Practice Panel

Building engaged, performance driven teams, attracting and retaining top talent, and increasing gender diversity, especially in senior roles, are all critical issues for any organization, and the stakes are high. The success of the business depends on it. While its absence can have disastrous consequences. With parents making up more than 80% of the workforce, and balancing work and family being especially relevant to the age group 30 - 45, building better workplaces for parents provides a significant opportunity to positively impact business success.


We are excited to introduce 4 individuals who are taking actions to build better workplace for parents, and hope our audience will come away with concrete ations they can start taking immediately to make an impact in their organizations. 

Ana Piubel

Ana Piubel

Vontobel

HR Business Manager

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Laura Alvarez

Laura Alvarez

Philip Morris International

Global Diversity &Inclusion Lead

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Reto Randegger

Reto Randegger

Bristol Myers Squibb

General Manager GPS Boudry

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Andrea Dubach

Andrea Dubach

SIX

Head of Customer Experience

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Ana Maria Montero

Ana Maria Montero

Moderator

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Working parents share their stories

What are your daily challenges as a working parent? If anything were possible, what would you wish for? What changed for me as a result of being in the parents@work program? Why I became a peer coach? 


We look forward to sharing the answers to these questions and more in our storytelling session, where moms and dads from the organization talk about what being a working parents really means and what they would wish for in a perfect world.

Elodie Duvaldestin

Elodie Duvaldenstin

Vontobel

Global Head of Investment Marketing

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Jan Philipp Jung

Jan-Philipp Jung

Vontobel

Head Financial Institutions Europe

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Simona

Simona Blazheska

Bristol Myers Squibb

Senior GL Accountant