2 Days of Learning & Inspiration

September 14-15, 2021
Virtual, times in Eastern Daylight Time

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

10:00 - 10:40 am


Welcome & Employer Kick-off: The Benefits Strategy of the Future

Welcome! Start your day hearing from multinational leaders on how their health and benefits strategies and philosophies have been modified to create a more equitable and supportive environment, and what it means for the future workforce. In our first summit session, join Ophelia Galindo, Director, Time Away Strategy, Amazon Global Benefits and Fiona Mohring, Vice President, Health & Group Benefits, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. who will discuss their biggest “pandemic lessons learned”, and how they are applying these to recruit and retain happy, healthy, and productive employees worldwide.

Ophelia Galindo
Director, Time Away Strategy
Amazon Global Benefits
Fiona Mohring
Vice President, Health & Group Benefits
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
10:45 - 11:25 am


Employer Sharing: Pledges: Getting the C-Suite and Workforce Engaged in Mental Health from the Top-down and Bottom-up

The pandemic’s impact on employee mental health was nothing short of debilitating. Employers are using this “wake up call” to find new ways to generate awareness, reduce stigma, and increase access to appropriate and timely care. Join our benchmarking session to hear from Richard Heron, MD, Vice President Health and Chief Medical Officer, BP plc., and Delya Sommerville, Director, Public Health, Health Systems and Health Informatics, BP plc. on how they used a global pledge to invest and commit to moving the proverbial behavioral health needle and address gaps in care across their over 70 counties from the top-down.

Richard Heron, MD
Vice President Health and Chief Medical Officer
BP plc.
Delya Sommerville
Director, Public Health, Health Systems and Health Informatics
BP plc.
10:45 - 11:25 am


Employer Sharing: Transforming Governance to Meet the New Workforce Dynamics

As companies evolve to meet their business and workforce needs, their global benefits governance strategy must evolve as well. With limited resources, multinationals need to use the most effective tools to ensure they have a strong understanding of their global benefits needs around the world. This session moderated by Corrie Zenzola, Vice President, Business Group on Healthwill allow employers to share their governance practices and challenges that this past 18 months have had on their businesses and workforces.

Corrie Zenzola
Vice President
Business Group on Health
11:40 - 12:20 pm


Employer Sharing: Path to Global: Employers Experience with Virtual Solutions

Health and well-being virtual solutions are everywhere and make up a critical component of care during the COVID-19 pandemic. But how many are truly global in their capabilities? This session, moderated by Yvonne Frame, Director, Benefits and Wellness Design, Cerner Corporation, will allow multinationals to discuss where they are in the virtual solution offerings journey and how to advocate and implement a “truly global” solution for employees in all areas of the world.

Yvonne Frame
Director, Benefits and Wellness Design
Cerner Corporation
11:40 - 12:20 pm


Employer Sharing: Mergers & Acquisitions: Addressing Harmonization

As the talent market tightens, employers have to be strategic and creative. Benefits harmonization can be used to increase market competitiveness in the merger and acquisition process. This session, moderated by Tracey Stephens, Vice President, Global Benefits, Dell Technologies, will allow employers to benchmark on their approaches to benefits harmonization and the challenges that they are facing.

Tracey Stephens
VP, Global Benefits
Dell Technologies
12:20 - 12:50 pm
12:50 - 1:30 pm


Employer Sharing: Creating Effective Well-being Engagement for an Evolving Workforce

With the changing workforce, employers will have to be creative in getting employees all around the world engaged in well-being. This is definitely true as the pandemic has raised burnout challenges. This session, moderated by Jessica Muhlenberg, Vice President, Global Benefits, Well-Being & Mobility, VF Corporation, will allow sharing of best practices in how to engage your workforce in their well-being during this difficult time.

Jessica Muhlenberg
Vice President, Global Benefits, Well-being & Mobility
VF Corporation
12:50 - 1:30 pm


Employer Sharing: Minimum Core Strategy: Moving Past Market Median

As companies work towards being truly global entities, leading multinationals evolve their benefits strategy from a local market median approach to an enterprise-wide approach. This transition enables companies to define their benefit offerings to best meet the needs of all employees, address certain gaps in coverage, and align to their organization’s values.Adopting a Global Minimum Core Benefits strategy can address inequities that the COVID-19 pandemic laid bare. This session, moderated by Cyndi Tefft, Global Benefits Governance Manager,  Microsoft Corporation, will allow employers to discuss their minimum core benefits journey, challenges they faced and innovative solutions to those obstacles.

Cyndi Tefft
Global Benefits Governance Manager
Microsoft Corporation
1:40 - 2:00 pm


Let's Discuss: What do you have to look forward to?

Our Global Institute Chair Brent Pawlecki, MD, Chief Health Officer, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, will discuss what was learned from the first day of the Global Summit, and how you can use these learnings to create an action plan to address the biggest issues keeping you up at night.

Brent Pawlecki, MD
Chief Health Officer
Wells Fargo

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

10:00 - 10:05 am
10:05 - 10:45 am


Beyond Coping to Thriving: Lessons Learned to Shape Future Mental Well-being Strategies and Organizational Priorities

Unprecedented is an understatement. The past 16+ months have tested employees’ mental well-being and resiliency as well as their organizations' adaptability. In this session, Optum’s Eileen Meehan, Vice President, Global EAP, Well-being, and Worklife Services will discuss individual and organizational “pandemic lessons learned” and take a deeper dive into regional and cultural components to create actionable behavioral health strategies and organizational priorities for the future workforce. 

Eileen K. Meehan
Vice President, Global EAP, Well-being, and Worklife Services
10:50 - 11:30 am


Managing Well-being Through Waves - What Have We Learned and What's Next?

The pandemic has exposed that global well-being is not a hodgepodge of employee programs. It is a people and performance strategy. Learn from Emerson Soma, Senior Vice President, and Stephanie Pronk, Senior Vice President, Aon, as they present their Global Well-being Survey. This survey asked 1,648 companies across 41 countries how they addressed well-being and what correlated tangible impacts these strategies had on business performance.

Stephanie Pronk
Senior Vice President, Health Transformation Team Leader
Emerson Soma
Senior Vice President
11:35 - 12:15 pm


Connect & Collaborate with Colleagues: Share Your 2022 Goals and Priorities

In this session, use your voice and share your perspective! Unite with your fellow global benefits leaders to share what you anticipate being the biggest trends and challenges for the upcoming year. Prepare to participate by thinking about how you are developing and applying programs to best serve your global workforce’s needs. 

12:15 - 12:45 pm
12:45 - 1:25 pm


Utilizing Captives to Address Global Inequities

COVID-19 has shone a light on inequities around the world. Employers have tried to be creative to address those inequities, but those with captives have been able to be more nimble and effective with those efforts. In this session, you will hear from Alan Buckley, Global Consulting Leader, and Barry Perkins, Partner, Financing & Carrier Relations Leader, MMB Multinational, Mercer about how leveraging a captive strategy can help with tackling global inequities.

Alan Buckley
Global Consulting Leader
Barry Perkins
Partner, Financing & Carrier Relations Leader, MMB Multinational
1:30 - 2:10 pm


Giving it a Shot: Employer Vaccination Efforts to Equity

With vaccination efforts around the world at very different stages and the ongoing uncertainty of variants, our distinguished keynote speaker Alejandro Cané, MD, PhD, North America Vaccines Medical and Scientific Affairs Lead, Pfizer Vaccines, Pfizer Biopharma Group, will discuss the global state of affairs and what employers should prioritize to ensure the health of their workplace for years to come.

Alejandro Cané, MD PhD
North America Vaccines Medical and Scientific Affairs Lead, Pfizer Vaccines
Pfizer Biopharma Group
2:15 - 2:30 pm


Your Biggest Summit “ah-ha” Moments

In our closing session, share your biggest “ah-ha” moments with Brent Pawlecki, MD, Chief Health Officer, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, and how leaders can use their collective voice to create the best version of the workplace of the future. 

Brent Pawlecki, MD
Chief Health Officer
Wells Fargo