Let’s Talk: Diversity & Inclusion

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Let’s Talk: Diversity & Inclusion

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


We are very excited to kick off 2021 with the launch of a new series of virtual events dedicated to Diversity & Inclusion. Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors IPSEN and EY for supporting FACCNE’s newest event series. We know that diversity and inclusion are key priorities for Ipsen & EY. It is core to who they are and how they work.

We are also pleased to partner for this event with the American Chamber of Commerce in France, as well as the French-American Chambers of Commerce Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Washington D.C., and OurOffice, Inc




Join us on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 @ 1pm EST/19H Paris Time for the first event of this series, “Believe in Building an Inclusive Workplace Culture.” 

Our incredible speakers: Guy Pacitti (Pegasystems), Jane Steinmetz (EY Boston), Wagner Denuzzo (Prudential Financial) and our moderator Caroline Vaquette (OurOffice, Inc.) will share with us their experiences and reflections on creating an inclusive workplace culture and countering forms of discrimination & inequality. They will also discuss the important role of the recruitment process to maintain a diverse and equitable workplace culture. This panel discussion is a great opportunity for professionals of all sectors from all company sizes to discuss and share their perspectives on how we each address inclusivity in the business world.

Attendees will have the opportunity for a 30-40 minute panel discussion, followed by Q&A with guest speakers.


This event is FREE and open to ALL!








Guy Pacitti, Global Leader of Inclusion & Diversity, Pegasystems

Guy Pacitti has extensive experience providing counsel to senior level executives on such topics as diversity, equity & inclusion, organizational design, workplace culture, and leadership development.  He currently serves as the Global Leader of Inclusion and Diversity at Pegasystems, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based customer relationship management (CRM) and digital process automation software development company with more than 5000 employees operating in 22 countries.  Prior to his current role, he served as Director of Diversity and Inclusion at IBM where he drove the global strategy of Diversity and Inclusion educational offerings and career accelerator programs for diverse talent. He also served as Director of Executive Succession, developing IBM’s executive business leaders.  Prior roles include Human Resources leadership posts in software and communications consulting firms.








Jane Steinmetz, Office Managing Principal at EY Boston.

Jane Steinmetz is a business leader within EY who brings over 25 years of experience serving Fortune 100 clients, leading high-performing teams and advocating for change. In her role as Office Managing Principal of the EY Boston office, Jane is responsible for overall client service, market growth and internal management of the Boston office, in which there are over 2,300 assurance, tax, transaction and consulting professionals. As a managing principal and business leader, she is connected to top leadership and uses her experience to guide strategic, client service and operational recommendations.

Throughout her career, Jane has been a tax professional who has consulted with a diverse array of taxpayers on state tax matters.  In her resident state of Massachusetts, she works closely with the business community, Department of Revenue, Legislature and Governor’s Administration on tax policy. Her consultation has involved high profile controversy matters, nexus considerations, large scale compliance functions, apportionment nuances, and driving legislative state tax changes of critical importance for some of the firm’s largest clients both nationally and across the globe.








Wagner Denuzzo, Head of Capabilities for Future Work, Prudential Financial

Wagner Denuzzo is currently leading the Future of Work Talent CoE at Prudential. His team is responsible for Organizational Design and Capabilities, as well as the transformation of careers and skills development for the future. Prior to this role, Wagner was leading Leadership Talent Transformation at IBM where he also served as the head of Leadership and Management Development for the enterprise during IBMs largest transformation in its history. Wagner has been a Leadership/Organizational Development Consultant, Executive Coach, and HR strategist for over 20 years. Prior to joining IBM, Wagner had an Executive Coaching practice in NYC serving Fortune 500 clients nationwide. Wagner was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications, a Masters in Clinical Social Work from New York University. 









Caroline Vaquette, International HR Executive, OurOffice, Inc.

Caroline Vaquette will be our moderator for the first Diversity & Inclusion Series event. Caroline is an international HR executive and a change maker for a more inclusive world. She is passionate about Gender and Minorities Equity and Inclusion and is a member of the Leadership Team of OurOffice, Inc., a category-defining leader in the emerging Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) space.
OurOffice pioneered Diversity and Inclusion as a Service for building inclusive workplace cultures on an affordable monthly subscription, and has been featured in the Mercer and Deloitte Reports on DEI.

Caroline’s career spans 20 years in pivotal roles on three continents (North America, Asia and Europe) to drive collaboration across diverse teams working for superior outcomes and success. She has a successful track record of building inclusive workplaces, leveraging deep knowledge of multicultural environments and DEI best practices.

Prior to OurOffice, Caroline was the DEI Director at Henkel, a global German corporation, where she was responsible for DEI strategy, CSR and Talent Management. She has implemented innovative HR programs by leveraging technology to engage and retain talent. Caroline earned her Masters in Business and Management in France. 



“Gender equality and more broadly diversity and inclusion are key priorities for us at Ipsen. People are at the center of everything we do and we aim to offer equal opportunities to everyone, everywhere in our One Ipsen open and inclusive culture.”
Regis Mulot, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, IPSEN



January 26
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm