Across the globe, societies are becoming more aware and committed to tackling systemic discrimination. The data, research and insights community can play a role to promote equality and fairness both within our community and beyond in society. Discover our shared initiatives, insights, and knowledge.

Working in partnership

ESOMAR is partnering with organisations advocating for diversity and inclusion across the world. We make our network and expertise available to support the creation of a more open, diverse and inclusive world.

Colour Of Research

Based in the United Kingdom, CoRE is a colourful, global community, driven to bring about more diversity in a monochromatic research industry

INSIGHTS IN COLOR

Based in the United States, Insights in Colour is a community for multicultural market research & insights professionals.

European Network Against Racism (ENAR)

Based in Europe, ENAR's Equal@work Platform brings together businesses, social partners, NGOs, public authorities and academics committed to diversity and inclusion, to find solutions so that ethnic and religious minorities can fully participate in the labour market.

Women in Research (WIRe)

WIRe champions diversity in the marketing research industry by arming women with the tools to develop professionally, build connections and stay inspired. We believe in the positive impact of women in business.

On the road to best practice

We are hosting conversations with global thought leaders and stakeholders to explore the role of research in combating systemic discrimination and how we as a community can improve our own inclusion of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Diversity and Inclusion Working Group

ESOMAR's Council has established a Diversity and Inclusion Working Group to steer ESOMAR's efforts supporting our community to reach its ambitions on diversity and inclusion matters.

Nikki Lavoie

Nikki Lavoie

Director

MindSpark Research International

France

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 new role as Vice President of 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 Gansle

Michelle Gansle

Sr Director, Global Foresight, Innovation & Growth Insights

Mars

United States

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 Moy

Corrine Moy

Global VP of Marketing & Data Sciences

Gfk

United Kingdom

Lisa Wilding-Brown

Lisa Wilding-Brown

Chief Research Officer

InnovateMR

United States

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 Smouter Umans

Kim Smouter Umans

Senior Manager Public Affairs and Professional Standards

ESOMAR

Netherlands

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 also works to promote the interests of ESOMAR members and the broader sector working in the field of market, opinion and social research and data analytics, leading ESOMAR's advocacy efforts on major policy dossiers including the General Data Protection Regulation and the ePrivacy Regulation. He has strengthened ESOMAR's positioning in the digital fields and prior to working for ESOMAR, Kim served a stint as Secretary General of the European Network of National Civil Society Associations. As its first Secretary General, Kim laid the foundations for securing its role and its future as one of Europe's leading bodies defending the interests of the non-profit sector by bringing together over 20 national civil society infrastructure platforms.

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 Master’s degree in European Public Affairs and a Bachelor's degree in European Studies and is a graduate of the University of Maastricht.

Alfonso Regalado

Alfonso Regalado

Senior Creative Producer

ESOMAR

Netherlands

As Senior Creative Producer, Alfonso is responsible for managing, designing and implementing global, regional and local event-experiences and multifaceted projects for ESOMAR.

Projects may include product launches, PR customization for key markets and brand strategy. Instilling creativity and boosting innovation across ESOMAR products and services is at his core.