AmCham HR & Education Committee Virtual Meeting
On November 18th, 2020, AmCham Human Resources and Education Committee held a virtual meeting on Diversity and Inclusion that was moderated by Zlatina Kushkieva, HR and Education Committee Co-chair and Managing Partner at HR Consulting Partners.
Iva Todorova, HR and Education Committee Co-chair and member of the AmCham Board of Directors opened the event.
“Today’s topic is extremely interesting for all of us and it is the basis for unlocking human potential. It may sound unfamiliar to some of the businesses in our country, but it will be crucial and widely communicated in the future, given the need for inclusion of a diverse workforce that must enter our market.”, said Iva Todorova at the beginning of the e-meeting.
Zlatina Kushkieva introduced the speakers and the main topics in the webinar and at the end of the panels made a short summary.
“Thank you for initiating these topics and for sharing successful practices, because they are at the heart of such events, so all involved will make conclusions of what else we could do to be most effective.”
Boyka Docheva, HR Partner, GTS CEE and Violeta Karanacheva-Tsvetanova, University Relations, Learning and Diversity Country Focal were part of the first panel in the event. IBM representatives emphasized that the year of 2020 was quite a challenge and a huge journey for them, as a company and community, needed to walk through together. Keeping themselves motivated, making sure they could adapt to the existing challenges by building a resilient community of allies and partners and staying inspired were the essential pillars to continue developing their inclusive policies. Their Diversity and Inclusion strategy resembles all those efforts.
The HPE Bulgaria was represented by Sashka Cholakova, Global ERG Program Manager, Inclusion and Diversity and Maya Peycheva-Takeva, HR Country Manager, HPE Bulgaria regarding the topic – Global Inclusion and Diversity at HPE – Overview. Adopted Global (Global to Local) I&D Tools and Programs at HPE Bulgaria – the Practical Perspective.
The HPE global I&D strategy could be revealed sensibly through the focused agenda and activities across countries. In line with HPE global strategy and being a highly energetic organization, HPE Bulgaria has opened various forums to allow for the Employee Resources Groups and Employee Engagement Groups to ensure Inclusion and Diversity priorities and perspectives are integrated solidly and pragmatically into the business and employees’ life: focused talent events, targeted partnerships with external professional and non-governmental organizations, meetings with external role models, focused collaboration programs with networks and partners are only a few of the approaches and activities applied so far, which would continue to expand in the next year.
At the end of the event, the Bulgarian Triathlon Association presented its activities. Kaloyan Iliev, Board Member and founder and Genoveva Petrova, Board Member emphasized the rapid development of triathlon in Bulgaria and the health benefits of its practitioners. In addition, they explained how they envision the partnership with AmCham members.
Read the in-detail coverage from the virtual meeting.
Date(s) - 18/11/2020
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
AmCham Human Resources and Education Committee
Cordially invites members to a Virtual Meeting
on Diversity & Inclusion
The meeting will be held via Cisco WebEx.
Registered members will receive login instructions and an access link 24 hours before the meeting.
|2:30 p.m.||Housekeeping rules|
Host: Tatyana Vladimirova, AmCham Bulgaria
|2:35 p.m.||Welcoming remarks|
Speakers: Iva Todorova and Zlatina Kushkieva, HR and Education Committee Co-chairs
|2:45 p.m.||IBM Bulgaria Diversity and Inclusion Journey: Our Stories and Priorities in 2020|
Our Mission and Key Focus Areas, LGBT+, PWDA, Women in IBM (BRG)
Boyka Docheva, HR Partner, GTS CEE
Violeta Karanacheva-Tsvetanova, University Relations, Learning and Diversity Country Focal
|3:15 p.m.||Global Inclusion and Diversity at HPE – Overview. Adopted Glocal (Global to Local) I&D Tools and Programs at HPE Bulgaria – the Practical Perspective|
Sashka Cholakova, Global ERG Program Manager, Inclusion & Diversity
Maya Peycheva-Takeva, HR Country Manager, HPE Bulgaria
|3:45 p.m.||Bulgarian Triathlon Association Presentation|
Speaker: Mario Iliev, Chairman of the Bulgarian Triathlon Association
|Moderators: Iva Todorova and Zlatina Kushkieva, HR and Education Committee Co-chairs|
|Working language: Bulgarian or English|
If you would like to attend the meeting, please register below by November 17th, 2020, 12:00 p.m.