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Davos Breakfast: When Women Thrive

Celebrating Five Years of When Women Thrive at Davos

Empowering People, Companies and Societies to Thrive

Mercer celebrated a significant milestone in empowering individuals, companies and societies to thrive as we hosted our fifth annual When Women Thrive breakfast event at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting 2019.


An audience of C-suite executives, government representatives, academics and leaders from NGOs gathered together on January 22 in Davos where Mercer’s President and CEO Martine Ferland and When Women Thrive Global Leader Pat Milligan were joined by Marsh & McLennan Companies President & CEO, Dan Glaser and María Fernanda Suárez, Minister of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Colombia, to talk about gender equality, leadership accountability and the much-debated subject of quotas.


Our esteemed panel, moderated by Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Vista Equity Partners, featured Karen Quintos, EVP and Chief Customer Officer at Dell, Jennifer Saenz, SVP and CMO, Frito-Lay NA, and Carolyn Tastad, Group President — North America, P&G. Together, they demonstrated courageous leadership as they shared their own stories and talked about the impact of technology on the workforce, the need for caregiving support for women in the workforce and the importance of advocacy.


Highlights from our dialogue are featured below.


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If you are traveling to Davos for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2019 and would like to attend our session, please register with us now!




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