Sydny Brogan, Author at WeQual

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New CEOs Uncut Podcast: Robert Spurway, CEO of Graincorp

CEOs Uncut: Episode 10 - Robert Spurway, CEO of Graincorp

WeQual Founder, Katie Litchfield, is back with the next episode of WeQual’s CEOs Uncut podcast.

In the latest episode, WeQual goes further than we have ever been before – to Australia, no less – with an exclusive interview with the CEO of GrainCorp, Robert Spurway.

As a father of three daughters, Robert takes us through the difficulties of creating a diverse and inclusive operation in the global agribusiness industry – especially at a crucial time for food distribution. 

Listen now on our website or from your favourite podcast platform. Subscribe to our CEOs Uncut series where you can listen to our previous interviews with CEOs from around the world, including Kellogg’s, Rolls-Royce, Wipro, HCL Technologies, and Direct Line. Ensure you don’t miss interviews with some of the big names in the business world, which will be coming up over the next few episodes.

WeQual is driven by a determination to tackle the lack of diversity & equality in the leadership of the world’s largest businesses. 

Think Tank Diversity Special: ‘The Great Resignation’

Key Findings "Women @ Work Report 2022"

At our Think Tank event on June 30, 2022, Emma Codd, Global Inclusion Leader of Deloitte, presented the findings of the “Women @ Work 2022” report, which she co-created. 

The data reveals a critical need to look at how we lead, how we’re led, and the culture in which we exist and perform.

Emma shared these key findings:

  • Burnout – with over half reporting burnout, it is now the top driver for women changing employers
  • Ways of working – with challenges when it comes to flexible and hybrid working, employers must go further to enable an inclusive experience
  • Non-inclusive behaviour – too many are still experiencing microaggressions or harassment, and are not reporting these experiences
  • Retention – to avoid losing a staggering percentage of women, organisations need to focus on addressing burnout, enabling flexible and hybrid working, supporting mental health and embedding a truly respectful and inclusive culture

The data reflects how much work is still required to improve the collective experience of women in business. However, Emma also highlighted best practices from organisations who are leading in this area. 

Video and event summary are now available for members on the WeQual Global hub

Not a member? Join WeQual Global.

WeQual Awards, Americas 2022 Recognises Eight Women Leaders for Their Contributions to Business

LONDON, NEW YORK — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Eight talented businesswomen holding prominent executive roles in leading companies listed across the Americas region have been named winners in the WeQual Awards.

The WeQual Awards were created to accelerate gender parity at the top of the largest companies in the world. More than 35% of WeQual Awards winners are now at global executive committee level, and more than 50% of the category winners of our first awards have made it to the top – including one chief executive.

The 8 category winners of the WeQual Awards, The Americas, 2022, are:

− Brand and Marketing: Melanie Boulden, Chief Marketing Officer, North America, The Coca-Cola Company
− OperationsDemaris Mills, President, Integrated DNA Technologies – a Life Sciences company, Danaher Corporation
− LegalCourtney Camp Enloe, Senior Vice President, Deputy GC, and Chief Antitrust, EHS, L&E, Litigation, and M&A Counsel, 3M
− Regulation and InnovationMichele Wheeler, VP Regulatory & Political Affairs, NextEra Energy Resources
− FinanceCharlotte Hanneman, Vice President, Enterprise Financial Planning & Analysis, Stryker
− StrategyJuana Maria Serna, Vice President for Builders and Urbanization Solutions for CEMEX Colombia, CEMEX
− Technology: Vijaya Kaza, Chief Security Officer, Head of Engineering & Data Science for Trust & Safety, Airbnb
− PeopleShari Slate, Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Officer, Senior Vice President Inclusive Future and Strategy, Cisco

All entries for the WeQual Awards are anonymously assessed, meaning that our assessors see neither their name nor the company for which they work. After assessment, the 24 finalists are appraised by one of our executive interviewers before eight category winners are chosen.

WeQual’s executive interviewers include:

− Thierry Delaporte, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Wipro
− Hamid Moghadam, Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Prologis
− Tamara Box, Managing Partner, EME, Reed Smith
− Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive Officer, Anglo American
− Shelley O’Connor, Vice Chairman and Head of External Affairs, Morgan Stanley
− Steve Cahillane, President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Kellogg Company
− Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Electric
− Andy Bird, Chief Executive Officer, Pearson

There are now more than 160 major companies worldwide that can boast a WeQual Award finalist – known as WeQual Alumni – among their senior leadership.

Katie Litchfield, Founder of WeQual, said: “It remains as important as ever that we continue to find, celebrate, and encourage the talented women who are ready and willing to make that step up to group executive committee level.”

WEQUAL GLOBAL

To help accelerate gender parity, WeQual recently launched WeQual Global, our membership programme. Members benefit from regular Events, Think Tanks, Interviews, instant access to a Members Directory, and the perfect conditions to collaborate with thought leaders at some of the largest companies in the world.

ENDS

Contacts

Founder, Katie Litchfield
Chief Executive Officer, Mark Bateman
Email: awards@wequal.com

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