Diversity and Inclusion
On the Road to Best Practice
Listen to the conversations of global thought leaders and stakeholders exploring their role in combating systemic discrimination and exploring how you can improve inclusion of individuals from diverse backgrounds in your organisation and when carrying out your projects.
What can and can't you ask?Focusing on the legal requirements to collecting equality data
How can we make survey-driven projects more inclusive?Focusing on inclusive questionnaire and project design
On the road to best practiceInaugural ESOMAR Community Circle on Diversity and Inclusion
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Diversity and Inclusion Working Group
With diversity and inclusion emerging as a major topic for the community, our ESOMAR Council has established a working group to steer efforts supporting you to boost your diversity and inclusion efforts and insights.
Nikki LavoieESOMAR Council Member, Vice-President at ESOMAR, Founder & CEO at MindSpark Research
Nikki is ESOMAR Vice-President.
Nikki is a spirited and intuitive researcher who translates her passion for understanding people into strategic insight. She has focused largely on combining ethnographic and digital techniques in a cross-cultural context, as a result of her years spent in the US and as an expat living in Paris.
In addition to her role on ESOMAR Council, Nikki also sits on the Board of the AQR (Association of Qualitative Research). She has been presenting on topics like agile qualitative research, culture & linguistics and DEI (diversity, equality and inclusion) for over 15 years.
Michelle GansleESOMAR Council Member, Vice-President, Global Strategic Insights at McDonald's
Michelle Gansle is an international insights wave maker, with over 20 years in the Insights industry, mostly focused in consumer packaged goods industry. Michelle is currently leading Foresight, Innovation & Insights Strategy at Mars Wrigley, where she has the privilege of talking to people about gum and candy for a living. Michelle is a sought out speaker and has a passion for Diversity & Inclusion, the changing role of the Insights professional and collaboration between corporate researchers and client partners.
Prior to living in Chicago, Michelle had the opportunity to live and work in Europe for 4 years (und spricht Deutsch und een beetje nederlands y español!.) In her free time, Michelle loves music, travelling the world, and checking out new restaurants. She hopes to get to 100+ countries before she dies.
Corrine MoyESOMAR Council Member, Global VP of Marketing Science at GfK
Corrine Moy is a widely renowned expert in the marketing & data science space, with a track record for innovation and excellence. She currently leads the global Marketing & Data Science practice at GfK, managing a network of over 100 science professionals.
Corrine is a regular contributor to industry conferences and publications, with many awards for this work. She has a long history of teaching, both science and research topics, for the UK-based Market Research Society and for many other research institutes. I have developed innovations in many areas of marketing/data science and research, most latterly an award-winning modular survey methodology, a hybrid research design approach, as well as a unique approach to measuring brand equity. I am keen to bring this experience to the ESOMAR mission.
Lisa Wilding-BrownESOMAR Council Member, Chief Research Officer at InnovateMR
Lisa Wilding-Brown brings nearly 20 years of industry knowledge to the ESOMAR Council, with extensive experience in sampling, survey design, panel development, research field management, mobile optimization, and data quality.
As an avid ResTech thought leader, Lisa has served on the board for both the MMRA and UTA's Master of Science in Marketing Research, and she is an active contributor to WIRexec, the Women-in-Research mentorship program, the Insightes Association and the Global Research Business Network.
In her current role as Chief Research Officer at InnovateMR, Lisa is responsible for the company’s thought leadership strategy, panel quality, best practices and sampling methodologies, as well as spear-heading the firm's new insights product collection, the Vision Suite™; working to bring faster and more reliable answers to businesses worldwide.
Kim SmouterESOMAR Staff, Head of Public Affairs & Professional Standards at ESOMAR
Kim L. Smouter-Umans is ESOMAR's Head of Public Affairs and Professional Standards, having joined ESOMAR in 2012. He heads a small team of professional standards and public affairs experts championing the value of market, opinion and social research and data analytics.
He leads ESOMAR's advocacy efforts and supervises our Professional Standards activities. Prior to working for ESOMAR, Kim served a stint as Secretary General of the European Network of National Civil Society Associations.
He has also served in various policy roles working for the North East England Office in Brussels and in the European Parliament working in the fields of social policy, education, and employment.
He holds a Masters degree in European Public Affairs and a Bachelor's degree in European Studies and is a graduate of the University of Maastricht. He is also a certified Data Protection Officer from the University of Maastricht's European Centre for Cybersecurity and Privacy.
Alfonso RegaladoESOMAR Staff, Senior Creative Producer (Content & Events) at ESOMAR
Alfonso Regalado joined ESOMAR in 2007 as an Executive within the events department, falling in love with the insights industry, he was subsequently promoted to Global Events Specialist, co-creating content in collaboration with programme committees, innovation experts, brand advisors and industry leaders to produce business programmes for worldwide events.
The wide range of our events formats (Conferences, Congresses, Forums, Round Tables, Workshops, Interactive Sessions, Networking Evenings, Virtual Festivals, Webinars, etc) are tailored to target audiences within the insights global and regional communities.
Currently, as Senior Creative Producer, he is responsible for managing, designing and implementing global, regional and local event-experiences (physical, virtual and/or hybrid) and multifaceted creative projects to support ESOMAR championing the insight sector.