Workers and the Corporate Values Revolution

Two years into the pandemic, what has the workplace revolution revealed? Our one-day conference at the Computer History Museum 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.


08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Grand Lobby Breakfast
09:30 AM - 09:35 AM
Hahn Auditorium Opening Remarks
09:35 AM - 10:00 AM
Hahn Auditorium Telling Your Story of Positive Purpose (Fireside Chat)   

A veteran leader of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) discusses how to shape the narrative and drive constructive change at one of the world's largest and most influential companies.


Maria Medrano, Global Diversity, Narrative & Public Policy, Google


Adam Lashinsky, Journalist

10:05 AM - 10:45 AM
Hahn Auditorium 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?


Kara Silverstein, Director of Integrity (Senior Director, People Operations), Google

Rosalind Conerly, Ed.D., Associate Dean and Director, Centers for Equity, Community and Leadership, Stanford University

Prasun Maharatna, Vice President, Human Resources, Zensar

Doug Dennerline, CEO and Executive Chairman, Betterworks

Chris Young, Head of Sales, HiBob


Charles Moses, DBA, Dean, Eberhardt School of Business, University of the Pacific

10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
Hahn Auditorium Burnout-Proof Your Culture to Better Performance (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

Two years into the pandemic, what has the workplace revolution revealed? Supporting all of your employees at every level is essential, now more than ever. People leaders have witnessed firsthand the need to pivot to meet the challenge of increased employee burnout and attrition in light of the constant changes impacting our world of work. Hear from Sarah Sheehan, co-founder and president of Bravely, on how to support your employees by equipping them with the right tools and resources. Providing individual support with compassionate coaching is key to driving employee engagement and retention.


Sarah Sheehan, Co-Founder and President, Bravely

11:10 AM - 11:35 AM
Grand Lobby Coffee Break
11:35 AM - 12:20 PM
Lovelace Elevating Women and Diverse Talent Now (Workshop)

With nearly 2 million fewer women in the U.S. workforce since the pandemic began, longer-term gains in women’s corporate-leadership roles may be erased. Learn a new women’s leadership-development strategy that holistically addresses the intersection of leadership, trauma, and resilience to update your training mindset and approach.

LeeAnn Mallorie, CEO, Guts & Grace Leadership

11:35 AM - 12:20 PM
Grand Hall How Managers Can Address Common Employee Mental Health Challenges (Workshop)

Mental health is one of the biggest challenges American businesses face today. At a time when untreated mental illness costs the American economy as much as $300 billion a year in lost productivity, our modern workplaces cannot ignore the impact that these struggles have on our work. This workshop will help managers understand how they can have a conversation about mental health: How it's defined, the signs of people who struggle, and how managers can support their employees.

Amelia Wilcox, CEO, Nivati

Haeli Harris, Lead Clinician, Nivati

11:35 AM - 12:20 PM
Boole How to Recognize and Reward Your People with Meaning (Workshop)

For organizations that want to retain top talent, the race is on to prioritize the things employees truly care about. Connection is one of those things. Your people want to feel like they belong—that they’re part of a greater whole. But recent Blueboard research revealed stark gaps when it comes to employees’ sense of connection to their company, from disconnection to company values to disconnection to teammates.
Join us for a conversation where we’ll discuss how you can identify and close connection gaps at your organization through effective, meaningful employee recognition.

Alicia Cafarelli, VP, Client Experience, Blueboard

Laura Normile, Manager, Client Experience, Blueboard

12:20 PM - 01:15 PM
Grand Lobby Lunch
01:15 PM - 01:20 PM
Hahn Auditorium Session Introduction

Ken Narita, VP of Marketing, Sparrow

01:50 PM - 02:10 PM
Hahn Auditorium Go Beyond Resumes: How You Can Democratize the Recruiting Process to Hire Better, More Diverse Talent (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

Henry Ford said, “if you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got.” This certainly rings true for talent-acquisition efforts. If you want to bring more diverse candidates into your talent pipeline, you need a fresh approach. In this talk with CodeSignal’s VP of customer experience and solutions engineering, we’ll explore why traditional hiring processes are broken–and how a new, data-driven approach can help you go beyond resumes to secure better and more diverse talent.

Peter Lu, VP, Customer Experience and Solutions Engineering, CodeSignal

01:20 PM - 01:45 PM
Hahn Auditorium Shining a Light on Gender Bias in Corporate Culture (Fireside Chat)

A pioneering expert in employment law describes the persistence of discrimination in tech companies, how it has evolved, why the corporate response has had such limited impact–and where to find signs of progress.

David Lowe, Managing Partner, Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe


Rachael Myrow, Senior Editor, Silicon Valley News Desk, KQED

02:15 PM - 02:55 PM
Hahn Auditorium How Career Growth Can Be Part of Employee Experience From the Beginning (Panel)

Increasingly, workers say they want to grow in their jobs. How are companies designing an experience that provides a variety of career paths and development opportunities? When are the key moments to communicate a company's learning culture, starting with onboarding? What are the most effective new educational techniques, including coaching and mentoring?


Shveta Miglani, Head of Global Learning and Development, Micron Technology

Larry McAlister, Vice President, Global Talent, NetApp

Joni Quintal, Head of Learning and Development, Cushman & Wakefield

Tilmin Hudson, Vice President of Sales, Numly

Michael Watson, Head of Global Customer Advocacy, Eightfold


Scott Thurm, Senior Editor, The Information

02:55 PM - 03:20 PM
Grand Lobby Coffee Break
03:20 PM - 04:00 PM
Hahn Auditorium Managing a Healthy Workplace in a Hybrid Environment (Panel)

In a workplace marked by uncertainty and lack of boundaries, employers need to be extra vigilant about the health and well-being of their workers. Leaders can boost morale and productivity when they show they care–and respond with empathetic and effective solutions. What kinds of innovative approaches can companies pursue, ranging from new benefits to improved work practices?


Allan Brown, Vice President, Total Rewards and Workplaces, Electronic Arts (EA)

Ian White, Managing Director, HR Business Partner, Applied Materials

Skye King, Senior Vice President, Resilience and Social Change, Ogilvy

Joanne Wright, Senior Associate Vice President, University Personnel, San Jose State University

Veronica Knuth, Chief People Officer, Quantum Health


Cynthia Larive, Chancellor, University of California, Santa Cruz

04:05 PM - 04:30 PM
What’s Next: The Challenges Ahead for HR Leaders (Fireside Chat)

The head of people, real estate and procurement at PayPal charts a course for the new relationship between workers and employers, the role of HR leaders, and the redesign of the office itself.


Kausik Rajgopal, EVP and Chief People Officer, PayPal


Stephen Koepp, Chief Content Officer, From Day One

04:30 PM - 04:35 PM
Hahn Auditorium Closing Remarks
04:35 PM - 05:30 PM
Grand Lobby Evening Reception


The conference will take place at the Computer History Museum, which exhibits on early computers, the growth of the Internet, industry pioneers & more.