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8 Sep 2020

DGL Roundtable 2: Virtual (Europe)

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

Description

Black Lives Matter and the Ripple Effect in Asia

The Black Lives Matter movement in America has sent shockwaves across the world and has sparked a range of reactions in Asia. Whilst the original movement is understood and supported in varying degrees, BLM plays out very differently in this region due to an entirely different historical and cultural context. In this session, we’ll look at how the movement has had a ripple effect in Asia, generating growing interest in conversations and actions addressing underlying structural causes of inequalities that hinder social mobility and inclusion in different societies across Asia.

 

This event is open to current DIAN Global Link representatives only.  All attendees should register in advance by contacting our team.

Event Speakers

  • Kate Vernon

    Kate Vernon

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    Executive Director, Community Business
  • Tina Arcilla

    Tina Arcilla

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    Head of Diversity & Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN) at Community Business

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. 

Head of Diversity & Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN) at Community Business

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.