DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mercer today announced that the Biennial of the Americas will feature the firm’s When Women Thrive research in a panel discussion with Pat Milligan on July 15. Ms. Milligan is the chief architect of the firm’s groundbreaking When Women Thrive research, which looks at the impact of organizational practices on the advancement of women in the workplace. The study found that women are not progressing in their careers despite decades of organizational efforts to achieve gender diversity and equality.
Ms. Milligan’s panel discussion will take place at the Women’s Leadership Luncheon at the Seawell Grand Ballroom on July 15 at 12:15 pm Mountain Time. Attendees will learn more about the pioneering research study and its implications. Alicia Menendez, Anchor of “Come Here and Say That,” will moderate the discussion, and Danielle Saint-Lot, Ambassador at Large for the Republic of Haiti and Founder of the Danielle Saint-Lot Haiti Women’s Foundation, will also participate.
“True gender parity is still decades away, if our approaches remain unchanged,” said Ms. Milligan. “The research is clear: we need to think and act differently if we want to realize the full potential of women’s unique contributions – and the time is now.”
Mercer returns as a sponsor of the Biennial of the Americas. The symposium will bring together prominent leaders from across business, education, technology, entrepreneurship, energy, trade, public health, natural resources and politics to discuss and collaborate on issues affecting the Americas now and in the near future. This year’s theme NOW! aligns with Mercer’s own passion and commitment to making a difference in the health, wealth and careers of 110 million people every day.
To register for the luncheon, please visit http://biennialoftheamericas.org/what-to-see-and-do/biennial-2015-festival/talks-and-workshops/womens-leadership-luncheon/
To participate in Mercer’s When Women Thrive survey, please visit http://www.mercer.com/genderdiversity
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About the Biennial of the Americas
The Biennial of the Americas connects business, art, culture and civic leaders from throughout the Americas by building lasting relationships, addressing shared issues and inspiring action. Beginning July 14, 2015 with opening week events, and continuing through August 30, 2015, the Biennial of the Americas will feature groundbreaking art installations, engaging conversations, live performances and free festivals and programs that celebrate our shared cultural heritage and rich connection to the world around us.