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Starting Enterprise SWP – Overcoming Internal Inertia

Starting Enterprise SWP – Overcoming Internal Inertia




Pilar Cortés

Chief Workforce Planning & Strategy, World Food Programme

Chris Hare

Co-founder, eQ8

Laura Shubert

VP, People Planning & Insights, MetLife

Most organisations do not have a view on what workforce is required to execute their strategy. SWP answers this and brings greater alignment on the business strategy itself.

Yet HR cannot wait around for the CEO to ask for SWP. CEO’s are not much aware of it, and usually have no direct experience of SWP’s impact. Therefore, let’s learn practical approaches for sponsoring elevation to SWP philosophy.

eQ8 will facilitate internal HR leaders sharing how they went about building momentum for SWP. This includes not just within the function, but across senior executive stakeholder groups.


Starting Enterprise SWP – Overcoming Internal Inertia

This panel will discuss:

  • What was the genesis of the initial exploration of SWP?
  • How did you go about getting the CHRO to sponsor SWP?
  • How did you build senior executive adoption of SWP?
  • What advice do you have for accelerating interest and adoption in other companies?

Key takeaways:

  • Understand the barriers you face in launching SWP
  • Gain ideas on how to position SWP internally
  • Learn about the pitfalls to avoid along your SWP journey.

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Pilar Cortés UN World Food Programme Enterprise SWP

Pilar Cortés

Chief Workforce Planning & Strategy

World Food Programme (UN)

Senior HR professional especialised in Talent Management, with a demonstrated history of driving change across organizations, both in the private and in the non-profit sectors. Strong background in HR business partnering; Coaching; Executive development; Talent identification, assessment and development; Talent acquisition and Cultural change. 

Chris Hare eQ8 Enterprise SWP

Chris Hare



Chris has provided strategic advice to Boards and senior executives across the US and Australia. He creates solutions and challenge assumptions to better align leadership and influence action. Chris is responsible for eQ8’s customer acquisition and successful delivery of eQ8 products and services.​ Chris is committed to elevating HR through the adoption of the SWP discipline. He advocates for grounded conversations on purpose to gain clarity on workforce issues​.

Laura Shubert MetLife Enterprise SWP

Laura Shubert

VP, People Planning & Insights


Experienced HR Planning & Analytics leader with strong business acumen, able to easily translate business objectives into human capital actions and clearly articulate the financial implications. Broad cross-functional experience in a variety of industries including insurance, financial services, real estate, telecommunications and government contracting. A proven strategic thinker and problem solver. Able to build and lead effective teams that produce results.