- 26 November 2020, 1:00 pm
- Fireside chat
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mGwork (powered by VF) will be hosting a conversation about starting and building a career for allies and LGBTQ+ students and professionals. Join us to learn how to grow your LGBTQ+ career, plus opportunities to be paired with mentors and ask your questions.
KK Harris (she/her), Executive Coach
KK Harris is from Los Angeles and her heritage is both Native American Indian and African American. She knows what the lack of inclusion feels like first hand. She remembers going to a bathroom in Mississippi and reading signs that said “colored” and how confusing that was as a four year old. On that same trip her mother had brought her to meet her grandmother and put flowers on her brothers grave who as a teenager was shot in the back as he walked out of the shop by a white racist. Unfortunately the injustice of prejudice continues to affect the lives of many and so standing for the rights of diverse acceptance is important to her. Today KK is a Certified Executive Coach, with major firms in the City of London, specialising in the delivery of Mitigating Unconscious Bias training to large organisations. She is also an author of a parenting book and has a Career coaching practice aimed at helping women from diverse backgrounds . KK doesn’t hold back or make any apologies yet always aims to find solutions. When she delivers a session it should not be missed.
Jan Van Mossevelde (he/him/his), Vice President / GM icebreaker EMEA
Jan is managing icebreaker EMEA, VF’s first New Zealand based and purpose-led brand on its mission to Move To Natural™. He has merged the unique cultures of VF and icebreaker to create a purpose led, performance driven EMEA organization which is celebrating diversity and inclusion in an international context.
Jan joined VF in July 2015 as GM Global Brand Management & Demand Creation within the Corporate Strategy practice in Greensboro, NC USA. In October 2017 he relocated to Stabio Switzerland to become the Vice President Strategy EMEA where he helped set the strategic agenda for all VF brands in EMEA. He also acted as the strategic voice for the global design community.
Prior to VF, Jan worked for 15 years at Procter & Gamble where he held various marketing positions in upstream and downstream parts of the marketing organization.
As a Belgian native, Jan holds a Master's degree in Constructional Engineering and Science from Ghent University in Belgium. He has lived and worked in Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and the United States. Currently he resides with his husband and twins in Vico Morcote, Switzerland.
Rebecca Webb, (she/her/hers), Senior Loss Prevention Manager VF Corporation EMEA
In her role, Rebecca is working across the retail portfolio of VF stores across EMEA. A diverse portfolio of iconic outdoor and activity-based lifestyle brands, including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland® and Dickies®.
Day to day her job is first and foremost a centralized support function to the stores, brands and leadership teams. Guiding a field based team that investigates internal and external losses, theft and fraud. Ensuring operational excellence in compliance and best practice.
Rebecca more recently joined the I&D core team at VF and is passionate to ensure we all foster a culture of belonging based on respect, connection, openness and authenticity. In line with VF’s purpose led organization she is also committing to building and maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, world view, abilities, age, sexual orientation or identity. She has taken the opportunity to lead on the most recent ERG established within the EMEA region ‘VF Pride’ that ultimately has the goal to educate, raise awareness for the LGBT communities and its allies, creating a workplace that is safe and where people can be their authentic selves.