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CONFERENCE

parents@work Conference 2023

We are excited to invite companies, leaders and working parents to explore together how we can 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

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Nakhli

Nakhli Khoury

Bristol Myers Squibb

Healthcare Compliance Lead

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Breakouts

At parents@work, our programs are only possible and impactful because of the participation and engagement of the employees. Your input is crucial. Please join us in one of the 3 breakouts, where for 60 minutes, we will exchange, ask questions, coach and encourage one another.

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Fritz

Fritz von Hardenberg

eBay - CFO eBay International

As both CFO at eBay and a father of 4, Fritz is committed to finding a balance between work and family. Today he is an advocate for part-time work, being himself a senior leader in a part-time role. In a fireside discussion and exchange, Fritz will share his experiences, the challenges and success as well as unexpected outcomes, and hopefully inspire other organizations and leaders to be open to new ways of working and retaining your top talents.