Driving Change Together

Global Summit Virtual Series


The 8-week Global Summit Virtual Series will be comprised of 1-hour breakout sessions that will include presentations from global employers and industry experts as well as benchmarking and virtual networking opportunities. 


Week 1                          

Tuesday, June 9, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET


Leave and Family Friendly Policies

Achieving balance that promotes success both at work and family life is not always easy. This Global Summit Series installment will focus on setting global policies and standards while preserving country flexibility based on statutory and market needs for leave policies, in efforts to help employees better manage their unique needs around work and life.


  • Judy Kleemeier, Senior Director, Global Benefits, CSL Behring, Inc.
  • Amber Pilgrim, Manager, Life@ Time Awayfacebook
  • Corrie Zenzola, Global Health & Risk Benefits Design Manager, Intel Corporation


Week 2

Tuesday, June 16, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET


Thriving through Change: A Global Distinction Story

During times of significant organizational change and restructuring, well-being programs are crucial in helping boost employee engagement and address health and well-being challenges. In this session, hear from 2019 Global Distinction winner—Unilever Canada on how they used well-being programming to help employees thrive through change.   


  • Bronwyn Ott, North American Well-being Manager, Unilever Canada


Week 3

Tuesday, June 23, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET


Mobility and Pre-Assignment Screening 

International assignments are a costly undertaking, and there is often great pressure for projects to be a success. One reason that an assignee may return early is related to physical and medical problems for themselves or their dependents. Companies can mitigate some of these issues, as well as carry out a duty of care for their employees, by conducting pre-assignment screenings.  In this series installment, panelists will discuss the business case, best practices and lessons learned for screenings.


  • Dan Ober, DO, Chief Medical Officer, Cigna
  • Muna Almuallem, Director, International Benefits, Fluor Corporation


Week 4

Tuesday, June 30, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM ET


Global Statistics: What Economic Models Miss          

When measuring health and well-being, a countries GDP only tells a part of their story. During this session, attendees will hear highlights from an extensive global survey and gain insight on what economic models overlook when measuring happiness. Learn from one of the foremost analytics and advisory companies, on how to use this data to help support employees who are located even in the most remote places in the world.                   

Presenter: Jon Clifton, Global Managing Partner, Gallup Inc.


Week 5

Tuesday, July 7, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET


Lean In: With Lean Staffs and Budgets, How Can You Make a Lot from a Little

With lean budgets and staff, global benefit and well-being leaders need to be creative in order to accomplish their goals by partnering with other teams and external partners. In this series installment, learn how AECOM “leaned in” to make their global well-being strategy successful and how members can maximize their Business Group membership.


  • Brittni Wallace, Global Benefits Program Manager, AECOM
  • Bernie C. Knobbe, Head of Global Benefits, AECOM


Week 6

Tuesday, July 14, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET


Virtual and Innovative Solutions: The True Global Landscape

Health and well-being virtual solutions are everywhere. But how many are truly global in their capabilities? In this virtual series installment, learn more about global innovation and how to advocate and implement a “truly global” solution for employees in all areas of the world.

Presenter: Lorna Friedman, MD, PartnerMercer


Week 7

Tuesday, July 21, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET


Engaging A Changing Global Workforce Through Well-being Strategies

According to Gallup’s State of the Global Workforce Report, only 15% of adults who work full time for an employer are highly involved and enthusiastic about their work. In this series instalment, learn how to better engage all segments of your global workforce through your well-being strategy.

Presenter: Lynette Oat, Chief Growth OfficerOptum International


Week 8

Tuesday, July 28, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET


Benefits Harmonization: Raytheon's Journey to Simplify Benefit Programs One Country at a Time

A sustainable benefits harmonization process done right can lead to substantial cost savings and simplification of plans across global organizations. The series installment will allow employers to learn how to harmonize benefits, vendors, and understand how to make it an integrated process.

Presenter: Jeremiah Wallace, Sr. Manager, International Compensation, Benefits and Global Mergers and Acquisitions, Raytheon 


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