Virtual and In-hub meeting 

We at Community Business are committed to moving the needle and exploring new ways to approach challenges in creating more inclusive workplaces.

The book The 100-Year Life by Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott outlines the challenges and opportunities brought about by greater life expectancy. Life expectancy has been steadily increasing over the past decades and has led to social changes that have greatly impacted the way we live and work, moving away from the three stage life into a multi-stage life. However, companies have not changed the way we manage and motivate talent. Individuals, companies and governments all have a role to play in ensuring we structure our lives differently so we can make the most of a longer life. This is not an issue for when we are old but an urgent and imminent one.

With all these changes, DIAN is interested in exploring how we can be proactive and responsive to the needs of our workforce and ensure that we are prepared to build inclusion into our future workplace. 

Key Takeaways:        

  • Develop an understanding of what the corporate implications of living longer are
  • Explore how we can continue to be inclusive and accommodate the changing needs of talent
  • Discover how we can motivate and retain talent of different ages

Event Speakers

Emma Birchall

Head of Insight and Forecasting, Hot Spots Movement

Emma works with clients to anticipate the trends shaping the future of work and how they will need to adapt working practices to future-proof their success. Emma delivers Masterclasses attended by senior executives from multinational organisations including Shell, Accenture and the Coca-Cola Company. As part of the delivery of these Masterclasses Emma presents cutting-edge research content as well as facilitating groups of up to 130 people in activity sessions to embed key learning points. Emma works closely with Hot Spots Movement CEO and London Business School Professor, Lynda Gratton, supporting her in the facilitation of executive education programmes, the design of keynote presentations and the delivery of international conferences. Most recently, Emma has run Masterclasses in Tokyo and Sydney.
Emma writes for the US Business Section of the Huffington Post and has a particular interest in applying lessons from the creative arts, notably Improvisation, to organisations. She performs Improvised theatre and comedy, having studied this in London and Chicago in recent years.
Prior to joining the Hot Spots Movement, Emma was a management consultant with Accenture Sustainability Services, and part of the Strategy Team at Transport for London. Emma’s academic achievements include a postgraduate degree in International Development from the University of Cambridge, and a combined undergraduate degree in Business Management from the Rotman School of Management - University of Toronto and King’s College London.

Tracy Ann Curtis (Facilitator)

Founder and Principal Consultant, TAC Global

Tracy Ann was one of the founding members of DIAN in 2008 when she was still Asia Pacific Diversity & Inclusion Head for Cisco, based out of Bangalore, India, leading the change-management work associated with building Cisco’s Global IT Development Center. She founded TAC Global in 2010, a talent and organisation development consulting firm specialising in large-scale transformation, executive coaching, meeting facilitation, leadership development, building innovative and inclusive cultures, and developing a global mindset for individuals and teams. She has over two decades experience working with high potential leaders and executives in organisations in India, Greater China, South East Asia, Japan, Europe and North America.