Great Means More: How Compassionate Leadership Drives Trust at Work (Lessons from a Best Workplace winner)

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About the webinar

What does compassionate leadership look like?

For this year’s frontrunner as #1 on our Philippines Best Workplaces™ list in the large category, Synchrony champions a deep understanding of employee well-being, and the power of trust in today’s world. In this webinar, you’ll discover how this outstanding workplace has built and maintained its employer brand while fostering a consistent employee experience.

Synchrony is a premier U.S. consumer financial services company delivering one of the industry’s most complete digitally- enabled product suites.

Synchrony has received Great Place To Work® Certification™ and placed on the Philippines Best Workplaces™ List 4 times.

Synchrony is also the #1 on the Philippines Best Workplaces in IT-BPM List.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  1. How compassionate leaders build loyalty through trust
  2. How large workplaces champion employee well-being (1000+ people)
  3. How large workplaces encourage and manage diversity of thoughts, ideas, and people
  4. (BONUS) Secrets from the Best: Synchrony’s journey to becoming a Great Place To Work® Certified™ organization.

This webinar is designed for

  • CEOs and CHROs
  • Business leaders and decision-makers
  • Key people of influence in the organization

About the speakers

Liwayway "Wawee" Langit

Senior Vice President, Business Leader – Philippines

Liwayway “Wawee” Langit leads all strategic and operational aspects of Synchrony in the Philippines. She is responsible for strengthening the company’s culture, providing inspired leadership to the Manila and Cebu hubs, and delivering outstanding performance. Wawee is also in charge of setting the course for company strategy, as well as creating a vision for success. Before taking the position as country lead, Wawee was previously Synchrony’s Cebu site leader; making her instrumental to the growth of the Cebu site.

An inspiring leader who drives engagement and advocates for collaboration, Wawee has led the Diversity & Inclusion initiatives in Synchrony Philippines and even served as Women’s Network International Hub Leader. Her critical experiences and strong leadership skills helped Synchrony Philippines drive a culture of innovation and belonging.

Gaurav Sehgal

Senior Vice President, Human Resources – Asia

Gaurav Sehgal is responsible for providing strategic HR leadership for Synchrony Asia and is based in Synchrony’s Hyderabad Hub in India.
Gaurav brings extensive expertise in developing, transforming, and enhancing people strategies and functions for dynamic, customer-centric organizations in various industries, including financial services, premium retail, and luxury hospitality. With experience spanning startups, private equity-backed firms, Fortune 20 companies, initial public offerings (IPOs), and mergers and acquisitions, Gaurav has worked internationally across four continents.

Prior to joining Synchrony, Gaurav held the position of Head of HR at American Financing, a leading technology and marketing-driven national mortgage lender with a workforce spread across 47 states. Before that, he served as the Head of HR at Fortis Private Bank and has held several HR roles with increasing levels of responsibility.

Gaurav holds an MBA from Northwestern University — Kellogg School of Management, and a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management from the University of South Carolina. His diverse and educational background, coupled with his extensive experience in HR leadership, equips him with a well-rounded skill set to drive the people strategy and effectiveness at Synchrony Asia.

Antoniette Mendoza-Talosig

Managing Partner, Great Place To Work® Philippines
Principal Consultant, Great Place To Work® ASEAN

With a deep conviction in the timeless approach of being open, transparent and respectful to others, Toni is committed to enriching the lives of thousands of employees by building great places to work For All™.

Toni’s worked in partnership with Singapore government agencies, SMEs, MNCS and some Fortune 100 companies across industries and geographies; gaining extensive knowledge in creating better employee experiences for her clients along the way.

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To be eligible for the World’s Best Workplaces list, a company must apply and be named to a minimum of 5 national Best Workplaces lists within our current 58 countries, have 5,000 employees or more worldwide, and at least 40% of the company’s workforce (or 5,000 employees) must be based outside of the home country. Extra points are given based on the number of countries where a company surveys employees with the Great Place to Work Trust Index©, and the percentage of a company’s workforce represented by all Great Place to Work surveys globally. Candidates for the 2017 Worlds Best Workplaces list will have appeared on national workplaces lists published in September 2016 through August 2017.