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Faces of HR: Sanofi’s Annie Lim on 5 things commonly overlooked for D&I

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Join Priya Veeriah and Talent Management Asia speaker Annie Lim, Global Lead, Diversity and Inclusion at Sanofi for a candid discussion on the five facts we all tend to overlook about D&I, her personal motto and more in this Faces of HR series.

“Diversity is inviting someone to the party; inclusion is actually inviting them to dance,” said diversity and inclusion (D&I) expert, Verna Myers.

What holds HR back from inviting others to dance? Annie Lim shares her responses below:

Q. What are the 5 commonly overlooked facts about D&I?

Fact #1: D&I is not about gender balance only.

Fact #2: D&I is not just a women issue. It recognises diversity at all levels.

Fact #3: D&I is not just about differences, it is the power of harnessing the differences for inclusion to thrive.

Fact #4: D&I cannot be a standalone initiative; it must be a truly global enterprise.

Fact #5: D&I is not just a fad or a HR process, it is business imperative and building a transformational culture.

ALSO READ: 26 Asian firms that excel in gender equality

Q. What is your motto when it comes to D&I?

“To shape the organisational culture and lead with respect and inclusion.”

Annie Lim’s session at #TalentManagementAsia will address the aforementioned facts as she will show how with deliberate intent, organisations can build an inclusive culture where all belong and have a fulfilling career.

Download the conference brochure to find out more about her session along with other engaging content!

The team at Human Resources invites you join Talent Management Asia this March and April 2019. Visit the event website to check out the stellar speaker list and reserve your seat:

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