Workers and the Corporate Values Revolution

Two years into the pandemic, what has the workplace revolution revealed? Our one-day conference at the State Room will bring together leading thinkers and top executives in HR, hybrid work, diversity, benefits, social impact and employee engagement for an up-to-the-minute conversation about how organizations can build stronger bonds of trust with their workers and their communities. The event will focus on such topics as creating equity in a hybrid workplace, balancing productivity with well-being, offering better career paths, developing diversity in leadership, and supporting working parents. Among the timely questions: How can companies stay true to their core values, and accountable to their stakeholders, while making enormous changes?

From Day One is a Recertification Provider for SHRM and HRCI. This session is eligible for 4 credits from both organizations. The Activity IDs will be sent to attendees after the conclusion of the session.


From Day One Is Proud to Welcome Our Title Sponsor, 15Five


08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Mezzanine Loft Breakfast
09:30 AM - 09:40 AM
Great Room Opening Remarks
09:40 AM - 09:45 AM
Great Room A Word from Our Title Sponsor

Jon Greenawalt, SVP of customer transformation, 15Five

09:45 AM - 10:10 AM
Great Room Love and Work: How People Can Discover Where They’re at Their Best in Work and Life (Fireside Chat)

An acclaimed researcher into human strengths, performance, and the future of how people work offers insights from his new book, Love + Work


Marcus Buckingham, New York Times bestselling author


Adi Ignatius, editor in chief, Harvard Business Review

10:15 AM - 10:55 AM
Great Room Conscious Coaching: Guiding and Recognizing Talent With a Holistic Approach (Panel)

Insightful leaders recognize that coaching is not just about strategies and tactics, but about the employee's mindset, well-being, and resilience. How can coaching be applied in a more holistic way, giving more personalized guidance? How can coaching, as well as employee recognition, enhance a company's total-rewards proposition? How can this approach bring benefits for the whole organization, including a greater sense of inclusion and engagement?


Erin Hicks, senior director of HR, Applied Materials

Rachel Lipson, director of the project on workforce, Harvard University

Eileen Cooke, VP of enterprise learning, development and performance, CVS Health

Ben Colvin, partner and leadership coach, Coaching Works NYC

Alyssa Johnson, VP of account management, Blueboard


Amy Sokolow, reporter, Boston Herald

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Great Room 6 Skills Your Managers Need to Thrive in 2022 (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

This year, managers are being asked to do more than ever before to effectively lead their people. They’re asked to be coaches, players, decision-makers, advisors, leaders, administrators, and followers… all at the same time. How is this realistic when most managers have never received any training in people leadership?

Organizations are realizing that investing in the training & development of their managers leads to higher impact on performance, engagement, business results, and retention. Learn strategies to help managers build relationships with their employees and how to create a strengths-based culture that increases explorational feedback, role clarity, and energizing work.

Jon Greenawalt, SVP of customer transformation, 15Five

11:20 AM - 11:45 AM
Mezzanine Loft Coffee Break
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Harborside 2 Lead the Retention Revolution and Turn Back the Tide on the Great Resignation (Workshop)

Finding and retaining talent are two of the greatest challenges facing employers today. Constant turnover drains resources and slows growth. It’s no longer enough to hire new employees and expect them to find their own way in the workplace. Instead, organizations must undergo a paradigm shift in the way they think about candidate and employee experience. In this workshop, which will include an interactive discussion on the challenges that employers face, we’ll also share strategies to help you turn insights into action and transform the way you find and retain workers in this ever-changing talent landscape.

John Routhier, chief sales officer, SkillSurvey

Paul Lesser, former head of talent acquisition, talent development & Learning, Fidelity Investments

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Harborside 1 How Unified Engagement Attracts Today’s Top Talent (Workshop)

The battle for today's top talent is no longer won by just throwing money at the problem. Authentic culture is now key - and the secret weapon is found in your engagement programs. You'll learn how companies can transform engagement by bringing together inclusion, social impact, sustainability, and well-being into one unified strategy to attract and retain the best talent and drive business value.

Susan Hunt Stevens, founder and CEO, WeSpire

Amy Wendel, director and global head of corporate responsibility, GoTo

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Cityside Financial Well-being for All: Supporting Diverse Workforces in 2022 and Beyond (Workshop)

Financial wellbeing has quickly become the most asked-for employee benefit. Learn about what’s happening in the space and how financial wellbeing benefits can promote inclusivity and belonging across your entire organization. In this session, you’ll hear strategies from Toast, EBS and LearnLux to elevate your benefits brand with financial wellbeing. We’ll discuss industry trends and empower each employer to supercharge their financial wellbeing offerings ahead of key times like tax season, open enrollment, and more.

Rebecca Liebman, CEO an co-founder, LearnLux

Aimee Synder, principal benefits specialist, Toast

Valeria Tivnan, director, population health strategy & wellbeing, EBS Insurance Brokers

12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
01:30 PM - 02:10 PM
Great Room Making Work Meaningful in an Uncertain World (Panel)

Work has caused burnout, to be sure, but it can also bring a sense of purpose, satisfaction, and even stability. What is the role of companies to bring a sense of meaning to their enterprises at a time when workers are doing a lot of soul-searching about the role of work in their lives? How can employers connect their business with the things that employees care about?


Dionne Wright Poulton, chief diversity officer, Care New England Health System

Wendy Richard, director, corporate social responsibility and community relations, U.S., Sanofi

Shahina Islam, VP of HR, Zensar

Robert Livada, SVP of solution architecture, Cybergrants


Janelle Nanos, business reporter, the Boston Globe

02:15 PM - 02:35 PM
Great Room How Zapier Scaled the New Hire Experience for Their Explosive Growth (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

The fast-rising tech startup Zapier is the expert when it comes to automation and tech integrations; their product is a no-code tool that automates repetitive tasks between two or more apps. Zapier has seen explosive growth over the past five years, which means hiring rapidly to keep up with the demand.

So when Zapier joined forces with Enboarder to onboard their new hires their onboarding team was determined to revamp the experience rapidly.

You'll hear the story of how Zapier leveraged it's own tool with Enboarder's Experience-Driven Onboarding Solution to create a personalized experience designed to retain their top talent and scale with Zapier's incredible growth.

Matt Frank, enterprise customer success manager, Enboarder

02:35 PM - 02:55 PM
Mezzanine Loft Coffee Break
02:55 PM - 03:35 PM
Great Room Is Your Company Developing an Inclusive Culture? (Panel)

Instead of looking for a "culture fit" in new employees, how can companies make their workplace better-suited to diversity? What are the key elements that make an employer welcoming to a diverse labor pool, from personalized benefits to a sense of belonging? How Much Does Career Growth and Employee Retention Add to a Company's Reputation for Inclusion?


KeyAnna Schmiedl, global head of diversity, equity and inclusion, Wayfair

Alban Jacquin, VP of diversity, equity, inclusion and well-being, Schneider Electric

Julie Law, head of HR, John Hancock, and global head of talent management, Manulife

Amina Lobban, director, head of HR business excellence for global manufacturing, supply and quality, Takeda

Savina Perez, co-founder and chief customer officer, Hone


Steve Koepp, co-founder and chief content officer, From Day One

03:40 PM - 04:00 PM
Great Room Reimagining Employee Recognition: Finding Balance and New Opportunities for Employee Engagement (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

Join us as we discuss how reimagining recognition is easier than you might think—and how to reimagine recognition in your own organization. It’s time to build something new, rethink how we incentivize and reward employees, and start having a truly balanced approach to recognition.

Steve Sonnenberg, CEO, Awardco

Sam Stroman, VP of marketing, Awardco

04:05 PM - 04:30 PM
Great Room How We Can Bring Emotional Intelligence to Technology (Fireside Chat)

A machine-learning scientist, entrepreneur, and author of the bestselling memoir Girl Decoded illuminates a path to humanizing technology before it dehumanizes us.


Rana el Kaliouby, deputy CEO of Smart Eye, co-founder of Affectiva, and advocate of the ethical deployment of artificial intelligence


Katie Johnston, reporter, The Boston Globe

04:30 PM - 04:35 PM
Great Room A Word from Our Title Sponsor

Jon Greenawalt, SVP of customer transformation, 15Five

04:35 PM - 04:40 PM
Great Room Closing Remarks
04:40 PM - 05:30 PM
Mezzanine Loft Evening Reception


The conference will take place at the State Room, perched atop an iconic skyscraper in the heart of Boston.