20 May 2020

DGL Roundtable 1: Virtual (N. America)

This May virtual roundtable forms part of the briefing service offered by Community Business exclusively for Global Heads of Diversity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officers.


DIAN Global Link representatives are invited to participate in this 2-hour Virtual Roundtable, where we will provide key D&I updates from the Asia region and will focus on providing an Asian perspective on a specific topic.

HOT TOPIC: COVID-19: The Call for a Responsible & Inclusive Response

  1. COVID-19: A Threat to Inclusion?
    What are ways in which the global pandemic has created new challenges to inclusion in Asia (and globally)?
  2. COVID-19: Does Not Discriminate? 
    What are ways in which the global pandemic has impacted diverse target groups differently in Asia (and globally)?
  3. COVID-19: A Positive Response
    What are examples of positive ways in which companies in Asia are responding– to the above challenges, and more generally?

This event is open to Global Heads of D&I from DIAN “Connect” and DIAN “Premium” member companies, and subscribers to the DIAN Global Link.

All attendees should register in advance by contacting our team.


Event Speakers

  • Kate Vernon

    Kate Vernon

    Executive Director, Community Business
  • Tina Arcilla

    Tina Arcilla

    Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN)

Executive Director, Community Business

Kate Vernon

Kate Vernon is Director, Strategy and Marketing, based in UK, responsible for driving and overseeing strategic initiatives, research and special projects.  As member of the Executive Team, she works closely with Fern Ngai, as CEO, in defining the strategic direction of the organisation to ensure Community Business maintains its position as the leading not-for-profit advancing responsible and inclusive business practices in Asia.
As a leading member of Community Business since 2005, and the author of numerous pieces of research exploring Diversity and Inclusions issues in Asia, Kate has played an instrumental role in building Community Business as an organisation, and establishing and strengthening its position as a thought leader.
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 and Wireless, and PeopleSoft.
Graduated from Durham University, Kate holds a Bachelor degree (first class) of Arts in Chinese Studies. 

Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN)

Tina Arcilla

Tina is Senior Manager, based in Hong Kong.  She is responsible for managing the Diversity and Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN), the leading network of companies and professionals committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in Asia.

Tina was lauded for her student activism and her work on various official and student-led publications when she studied in university. She was also awarded the Gerry Roxas Leadership Award, a national accolade for young leaders in the Philippines.

Prior to joining Community Business, Tina was a corporate governance advocate working with the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) of Philippines. There she managed ICD Fellows membership, updated Professional Directors Programme, developed bespoke board governance tools for a major bank, and helped organise the 2009 OECD Asian Roundtable.

Graduated from the University of Asia and the Pacific in Manila, Philippines, Tina holds a Bachelor degree of Arts in Political Economy.  She is fluent in English.