The Power of “i”: Inclusion, Innovation, & Impact
Wednesday, September 2nd
2:00 EST | 1:00 CST | 12:00 MST | 11:00 PST
As a follow-up to Sarah Chartrand, SVP of Talent, Leadership & Diversity for Ahold Delhaize Velocity Conference presentation on “The Power of I,” she is taking the conversation to the next level by sharing how Ahold Delhaize prioritizes the importance of diversity. The best organizations–and leaders–know that innovation and business impact improve significantly with the creation of truly inclusive cultures where people of all backgrounds feel respected, valued, and inspired!
In this session, you will:
- Learn how diversity and inclusion drive innovation and business impact
- Gain insight into becoming a more inclusive leader
- Learn how companies are striving to build more inclusive cultures
Sarah Chartrand is currently the global SVP of Talent, Leadership & Diversity for Ahold Delhaize, a world-leading food retailer. She has 25 years of experience in talent, leadership development, culture change, and diversity & inclusion, and she has worked in a variety of industries, including retail, automotive, financial services, and consumer products. She first began working in retail in 2000 and spent time in multiple functions, including organizational development, strategy, business planning, process management, operations, and human resources. Sarah is energized by learning from and collaborating with talented and diverse colleagues from across the globe, and she believes that inclusion is the key to competitive advantage, growth, and innovation within retail and beyond. She has a Master’s Degree in Labor Relations and Human Resources from Michigan State University and an MBA from Boston College.
Women Impacting Storebrand Excellence (WISE) is a non-profit professional development organization within store brands. Studies have shown that increased gender diversity in top leadership roles positively impacts business and financial performance.