Languages: English, French, Dutch
Price (from): €4,000 / day
Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't. - Eleanor Roosevelt
Hélène Borgman is a Diversity & Inclusion trainer, consultant, and speaker. She specializes in D&I themes such as bias-training, inclusive leadership, intercultural communication, empowerment programs and mentoring & sponsoring programs. Prior to this, she worked as Diversity Manager for the consulting firm EY. Hélène: “I feel strongly about creating a fair and equal working environment for everyone, regardless of one's gender, race, background, sexuality or age. Creating a diverse workforce is not a goal in itself, but creating an inclusive culture, especially within the corporate realm, is what I most enjoy doing.”
She is often asked to give keynotes, most recently in Moscow at the invitation of the Russian Diversity Association, at Rabobank for Coming Out Day, at Nike for their EMEA leadership team, at Deutsche Bank for their Inclusion Event, at EY for their Career Watch Program, Johnson & Johnson for their Women’s Network Event, ABN AMRO Private banking for their mentoring program kick-off and NN (Nationale Nederlanden) for their Diversity launch. Her training and consultancy clients include various law firms such as De Brauw, Blackstone & Westbroek, consultancies as KPMG and EY, various universities including the Delft University of Technology, and various government organizations including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the ABD.
About the training
My current role holds 3 components. As a consultant, I help organizations in defining their D&I strategy, defining the business case for diversity, scanning the organizational culture for themes that are helpful (or detrimental) to creating more inclusion and diversity and subsequently advising on the next steps to take. As a trainer, I provide training to all manner of groups (from individual coaching to groups of 50 people; from board level to set the tone at the top to all levels within an organization). All our training is tailor-made to suit the needs of our clients. Themes vary from unconscious bias and awareness to inclusive leadership, gender awareness and intercultural communication.
“why” of diversity: the so-called business case, from both an economic perspective and a morals one;
the “how” of diversity: firstly, inclusion - what is it and how is it of key importance in achieving diversity? Secondly, bias – what is (unconscious) bias and how do we overcome it in achieving diversity?
the “what” of diversity: what defines diversity? What types of diversity are there? And zooming in on key points of cultural and gender diversity - are there differences, and if so what?