Call for SpeakersWe haven’t announced our 2024 speakers yet, but each year we seek to connect our attendees with top business leaders, authors, academics, and thought leaders. See below for last year’s lineup.
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About Ellen McGirt
Ellen is a senior correspondent at FORTUNE, where she established the race and leadership beat in 2016. She is the co-host of Fortune’s Leadership Next podcast which explores the changing rules of business leadership.
Ellen McGirt, FORTUNE
About Gary Hamel
Gary Hamel is one of the world’s most influential and iconoclastic business thinkers. He has been on the faculty of the London Business School for more than 30 years and is the director of the Management Lab.
Gary Hamel, Bestselling Author
About Michele Meyer-Shipp, Esq.
Michele is the CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide, the leading global nonprofit resource for women. She was previously the Chief People & Culture Officer, Major League Baseball.
Michele Meyer-Shipp, Dress for Success
About Yolanda Seals-Coffield
As PwC’s Chief People Officer, Yolanda helps provide strategic leadership across initiatives to align the firm’s People strategy and function with its growth strategy.
Yolanda Seals-Coffield, PwC
About Joe Whittinghill
Joe Whittinghill is the CVP of Talent, Learning, and Insights for Microsoft. Joe leads a team responsible for activating culture and learning, building world-class leaders, and enabling the workforce of the future.
Joe Whittinghill, Microsoft
About Allison Horn
Allison is the Executive Director, Talent & Organization Consulting at Accenture. She has served in several roles across HR as Accenture has quadrupled its headcount and grown to a $50B business.
Allison Horn, Accenture
About Melissa Thompson
Melissa is a strategic, results oriented executive with more than 25 years of experience in global HR and talent acquisition. Melissa joined Ford in 2021 as Global Head of Talent Acquisition.
Melissa Thompson, Ford
About Greg Hoffman
Greg is a global brand leader, former Nike Chief Marketing Officer, and the author of Emotion by Design.
Greg Hoffman, Author
About Amy Edmondson
Amy Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School.
Amy Edmondson, Harvard Business School
About Michael Horne
Michael Horne is the VP of Total Rewards for The Dow Chemical Company. Prior to Dow, Michael was the rewards leader for the Mars Company, and a market leader with Willis Towers Watson.
Michael Horne, Dow Chemical
About Jacqui Canney
Jacqui Canney is Chief People Officer for ServiceNow, the digital workflow company making the world of work, work better for people.
Jacqui Canney, ServiceNow
About Todd Jacobson
Todd is the SVP, Head of Social Responsibility for the NBA. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.
Todd Jacobson, NBA
About Ana White
Ana is the EVP & Chief People Officer at F5. She is an expert in cultural and digital transformation, D&I, M&A, succession planning, compensation and ESG.
Ana White, F5
About Jennifer Landis
Jennifer Landis has served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Black Hills Corporation since Feb. 1, 2017.
Jennifer Landis, Black Hills Corporation
About Kim Rose
Kim Rose is the Executive Director, People Experience, Analytics and Digital Innovation at Vertex Pharmaceuticals.
Kim Rose, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
About Hemerson Paes
Hemerson is Sr. Global Network Catalyst for Roche, where he ignites a network of 140 countries to transform into a truly adaptable organization to deliver better outcomes to more patients faster.
Hemerson Paes, Roche
About Wendy Barnes
Wendy Barnes is the Chief People Officer at GitLab Inc., the DevOps platform. Wendy works closely with remote leaders to ensure the company’s transparent and values-driven culture scales as the company grows.
Wendy Barnes, GitLab
About Tracy Dodd
Tracy Dodd is the Chief People Officer (CPO) for VNS Health, one of the largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organizations in the United States.
Tracy Dodd, VNS Health
About Amber Burton
Amber Burton is a Senior Writer & Editor for Fortune Magazine, she is also the author of a newsletter called CHRO Daily for the magazine.
Amber Burton, FORTUNE
About Christine Deputy
As the chief people officer, Deputy is responsible for all aspects of Pinterest’s human-resources strategy.
Christine Deputy, Pinterest
About Brenda Sugrue
As EY’s Global Chief Learning Officer, Brenda leads the strategy and execution of an exceptional learning experience for EY’s 380,000 employees.
Brenda Sugrue, EY
About Kellie Romack
Kellie Romack serves as the SVP of Digital Employee Experience for ServiceNow.
Kellie Romack, ServiceNow
About Mark Englizian
Mark is an adviser to the CHRO at Peloton and chair of i4cp's Up Next Cohort. He formerly was the CHRO at Walgreens and Global Leader for Total Rewards at Amazon.
Mark Englizian, Adviser to Peloton
About Rob Cross
For over a decade, Rob Cross's research, teaching and consulting has focused on applying social network analysis ideas to critical business issues for actionable insights and bottom-line results.
Rob Cross, Babson College
About David Quilleon
An employee of Best Buddies International since 1996, David has worked diligently to make an impact in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
David Quilleon, Best Buddies
Recent SpeakersWe're proud to have connected attendees with some of the most forward-looking and innovative thinkers and executives.
About Brené Brown
Brown is the author of four #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, and Braving the Wilderness.
Dr. Brené Brown
About Dan Pink
Pink is the acclaimed author of #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human.
About Patty McCord
Patty McCord, former chief talent officer of Netflix, brings the Silicon Valley concepts of fresh ideas and innovation and applies them to rethinking the way we work.
About Obed Louissaint
The SVP of Transformation and Culture at IBM, Obed is responsible for reinventing people systems and culture to enable innovations to the marketplace quickly.
Obed Louissaint, IBM
About Tom Rath
Tom Rath is an author and researcher who has spent the past two decades studying how work can improve human health and well-being. His 10 books have sold more than 10 million copies.
Tom Rath, Bestselling Author
About Charlotte Burrows
Charlotte A. Burrows was designated by President Biden as Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on Jan. 20, 2021.
Charlotte Burrows, Chair of the U.S. EEOC
About Marshall Goldsmith
Marshall is ranked the world’s #1 executive coach and is the only person to be honored twice by Thinkers50 as the top-ranked Leadership Thinker in the World.
About Alan Murray
CEO of Fortune Media, Alan oversees the business and editorial operations of the independent media company. He also writes a popular daily newsletter, the Fortune CEO Daily.