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4 Sep 2020

Asia Employee Wellbeing Link – Virtual Roundtable 2

This Virtual Roundtable is offered to registered subscribers of our Asia Employee Wellbeing Link offering and is an opportunity to connect with other employee wellbeing professionals in the Asia region to share approaches, learnings and best practices

Description

As part of your Asia Employee Wellbeing Link subscription, we invite you to attend the second of our two Virtual Roundtables for 2020. This Virtual Roundtable is offered to registered subscribers of our Asia Employee Wellbeing Link offering only and is an opportunity to connect with other employee wellbeing professionals in the Asia region to share approaches, learnings and best practices.

In this interactive session we’ll be exploring the following:

  • COVID-19: Still Working From Home?
  • Caregiving: Impact on Employee Wellbeing
  • Driving Your Employee Wellbeing Strategy Forward in Asia


RSVP
Please confirm your attendance by accepting this calendar invite. On confirmation of your participation, we’ll send you the Zoom Meeting details.  Please note, if you would like to forward this invite to your colleagues, we will require them to also register as a subscriber to Asia Employee Wellbeing Link before we grant access.  There will be no additional charge.

Event Speakers

  • Kate Vernon

    Kate Vernon

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    Executive Director, Community Business
  • James Downes

    James Downes

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    Programme Manager Employee Wellbeing & Disability, Community Business

Executive Director, Community Business

Kate Vernon

Kate Vernon is Executive Director at Community Business. Since 2005, Kate has played an instrumental role in building Community Business as an organisation, driving its strategy forward and establishing its position as a leader in advancing responsible and inclusive business practices in Asia.

A recognised authority on diversity and inclusion in Asia, Kate has authored extensive research and developed a variety of benchmarks and tools to help companies promote more inclusive workplaces in Asia - including Asia’s first LGBT Workplace Inclusion Index. A strong advocate of ‘adopting an Asian lens’ to the discussion of D&I, Kate is passionate about the need to better understand local market dynamics in order to develop an approach that resonates with key stakeholders.

Prior to Community Business, Kate worked for 12 years in the private sector, holding senior international marketing positions for global companies such as Reed Elsevier, Aspect Telecommunications, Cable & Wireless and PeopleSoft. Kate has always had a passion for Asia and holds a first class degree in Chinese Studies from Durham University. After spending 8 years in Hong Kong, she now lives with her family in England.

Programme Manager Employee Wellbeing & Disability, Community Business

James Downes

James is Programme Manager, Employee Wellbeing & Disability, based in Hong Kong. James is responsible for managing our work on mental health, neurodiversity, disability & employee wellbeing. James has been an advocate for accessibility & universal design; he has published best practice toolkits and guidance on disability inclusion and managing intergenerational workforces. Prior to joining Community Business James was the Global Diversity & Inclusion Advisor for an International Law Firm in London managing Disability, Health & Wellbeing & LGBT agenda. Graduating from the University of London, Queen Mary James holds a bachelor’s degree of Arts in Economics & Social Change and is also accredited by the UK Institute of Leadership & Management in ‘Equality & Diversity Management’.