Mon, Nov 15 |

INW Fireside Chat: Intergenerational Journeys into IDEAS Work

We will be exploring the nuances of intergenerational IDEAS work by listening to the stories of three long-tenured practitioners and leveraging that storytelling to help propel us into the future that we want to see in the world!
INW Fireside Chat: Intergenerational Journeys into IDEAS Work

Time & Location

Nov 15, 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM EST

About the Event

We will be exploring the nuances of intergenerational IDEAS work by listening to the stories of three long-tenured practitioners and leveraging that storytelling to help propel us into the future that we want to see in the world! We will be discussing generational intelligence, navigating executive level/C-suite relationships, culture architecting, servant leadership, and more! 

Please join us to share virtual space with our amazing guests:

Bella Ikpasaja (She/Her)

Bella is a Corporate Culture Consultant, working with organisations to embed Employee safety and wellbeing programmes. Bella has a passion for co-creating psychologically safe, inclusive and equitable workplaces that thrive, inspire innovation and grow. She enjoys writing, collaborating, and problem solving; consulting with heads of HR, H&S, Policy, C-suite executives and directly with employees. Bella has delivered safety awareness talks to numerous organisations, and produced tailored employee-led policies for UK based clients across industry sectors. For example, the British Film Institute, BNP Paribas, Network Rail, UK, as well as the NHS. Her sectors-wide experience spans the Creative industry, Financial services, Local & Central Government, NGOs, Professional services, and Property.


Inspired by her work helping organisations to continuously improve, Bella gained a Masters’ Certificate in Corporate Governance and International Business Ethics, w/ International HR Management. This led to becoming an advocate for the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), where Bella adopts its framework principle as a toolkit for organisational strategies. In particular, Goal 5 (Gender Equality); Goal 8 (Decent Work); and Goal 10 (Reduced Inequalities). Bella is an Affiliate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Bella would be delighted to help you and your teams develop and embed a tailored employee safety programme. You can get in touch via

Rachel Rudo Munyaradzi (She/Her)

Rachel Rudo Munyaradzi is a change management expert, seamlessly engineering transformational changes working with C-Suite executives in companies and nonprofits.  Dedicating more than two decades to helping executives and teams transform their challenges into opportunities for extraordinary growth and performance. Primarily focused on bringing companies from chaos to clarity. Rachel believes that change is inevitable, and thriving is a choice.  Rachel believes that change comes by utilizing the 4 E's - Empathy, Encouragement, Education leading to Empowerment.

Having always been a minority throughout her career in Corporate America, Rachel is also a Diversity and Inclusion thought leader.  As a black woman originally from Zimbabwe, Rachel refused to let her gender, race, or place of birth determine her career path. Rachel advocates for diversity and inclusion within an organization’s culture, to allow employees to feel like they belong, and to bring their best selves to work.  She helps clients achieve lasting change through facilitation, education, consultation, and coaching.

Rachel thrives on motivating teams to goal achievement, increased productivity, and profitability through vision-based strategic planning. She believes that people are the lifeblood of any organization. Her ability to listen (empathize) allows her to direct and encourage the environment needed to create change while maintaining employee morale.  In her Zimbabwean culture, you name your child what you want them to become and her names translate to a comforting (empathizing) and loving woman.

Rachel advises and coaches senior executives in private and non-profit organizations. She believes that investing in people, from leadership down, will create a thriving business.   Her work has given her an appreciation of the extraordinary demands that are made on leaders in today’s culture. She works to bring the best leading-edge ideas and approaches to her clients to help them make the changes that are most important to them and with the culture of their organizations.

Before setting up her own Consulting Service, Rachel worked in Executive Management in numerous industries including Healthcare, IT, Banking, and Finance. When not hiking the hills surrounding her Los Angeles home, Rachel volunteers for various organizations in her community.

Patrick Hodgson Sr. (He/Him)

Patrick Hodgson is Principal Business IT Architect at Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E), an investor-owned electric utility serving more than five million households in northern California. In this role, Patrick is responsible for a

technology portfolio consisting of $30M in IT spend for Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Programs whose sole mission is to reduce carbon emissions in the state of California. Previous to this role, he led Business

Operations for Customer Energy Solutions, Directing a 80-member team and a multimillion-dollar annual budget, he oversaw six energy savings programs/business units and customer-facing processes and technology supporting the management of more than $500 million in energy efficiency rebates and discounts for 15 million B2B and B2C customers. Patrick also serves as the President of PG&E’s Black Employee Resource Group (ERG). Before joining PG&E Patrick filled various leadership roles for Omnicell Inc., a leading supplier of automation and business analytics software for medication delivery. As the Head of Business services, he facilitated the successful post-merger integration of commercial software and technologies, back-office systems, call center operations, inside and field sales/service teams, and training/education within heavily regulated healthcare environment following Omnicell’s purchase of Pandora Data Systems and MTS. Additionally, Patrick held P&L accountability for Omnicell’s Analytics business unit serving 1,000+ hospitals and 500K+ end users. 

He advanced to take on additional responsibility for revenue recognition and managed the entire Analytics operation including a 45-member project management and inside/field sales operation supporting pre-sale, sale, implementation, and service handoff for bundled and solution products. He led his team in delivering 40% year-over-year sales growth through effective S&OP and efficient forecasting methods via, SAP, and various other technologies. In 2015, he was awarded the “Strategic Initiative” Award of excellence by the enterprise. This is the companies most coveted award, given to teams whose impacts drive bottom line profitability. He was also awarded the “Above and Beyond Leadership Award” by Seramount for his ERG leadership in 2021. 

Previously, Patrick was the Director of Business Services & IT for Pandora Data Systems and an Implementation Lead for Online Resources. He began his career as a member of the Kaizen Team for Toyota North America. Patrick Hodgson has shaped a career of leadership success by choosing to do one simple thing: raise his hand. There are many who say they can lead and drive positive change, but to do that, one must make the bold choice to step forward and show the team or the organization how that change really begins. It begins with the simple choice to lead. This is where Patrick Hodgson excels. Recognized as a servant leader, Patrick is inspired by the notion that success is only truly achieved when it is the product of a motivated and inspired team that can create a sustainable, scalable model. He is passionate about his role as a mentor, coach, and developer of high-potential professionals able to achieve at levels beyond previously accepted limits. He skillfully balances his role as an inspiring leader with his ability to ensure a Six Sigma, analytics-driven approach to envisioning strategy, establishing goals, measuring results, and achieving positive change. 

Patrick holds an M.S. (magna cum laude) in information technology from Golden Gate University as well as a B.S. in Management Information Systems from San Jose State University. He also holds an Executive M.B.A. from San Francisco State University. Patrick holds a PMP certification from the Project Management Institute and a certificate in Enterprise Architecture from The Open Group Architecture Foundation. Additionally, he is an alumni member of Alpha Phi Alpha intercollegiate fraternity. Patrick and his wife Tianna have three children Patrick Jr.(19), Donovan (16), and Grace (6).

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