Rediscovering Community Amid Changing Corporate Values

In an environment of constant workplace change, how can employers create a consistent community that builds enduring bonds of trust with workers? Our one-day live conference 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 on topics such as creating equity in a hybrid workplace, balancing productivity with well-being, offering better career paths, developing diversity in leadership, and supporting working parents.

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, SkillCycle


08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Edison Ballroom Mezzanine Breakfast
09:30 AM - 09:35 AM
Edison Ballroom Opening Remarks
09:35 AM - 09:40 AM
Edison Ballroom A Word From Our Title Sponsor


Rebecca Taylor, Chief Operating Officer, SkillCycle

09:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Edison Ballroom Developing a Leadership Culture That Puts People First–and Drives the Business Forward

The authors of two groundbreaking new books come together in conversation about how being a human professional is not an oxymoron, and has never been more important. Employees have come to expect more empathic treatment throughout their careers, from onboarding to major life journeys like pregnancy. Delivering on that expectation demands nothing less than an HR transformation.


Stephanie Kramer, Chief Human Resources Officer, L'Oréal USA, and Author, Carry Strong: An Empowered Approach to Navigating Pregnancy and Work


Erica Keswin, Workplace Strategist and Author, The Retention Revolution: 7 Surprising (and Very Human!) Ways to Keep Employees Connected to Your Company

10:00 AM - 10:05 AM
Edison Ballroom Session Introduction


Sayar Lonial, Associate Dean for Communications and Public Affairs, New York University Tandon School of Engineering

10:05 AM - 10:45 AM
Edison Ballroom Boosting the Role of Belonging in Leadership Development (Panel)

To ensure an inclusive sense of opportunity in their workforces, employers need to make sure all employees see pathways for equitable career development. At a time of both corporate austerity and diversity backlash, what are the components of a successful strategy, including coaching, learning and development, and enrichment opportunities? How can companies do better at spotting leadership potential and helping first-time managers get off to a successful start?


Ezinne Okoro, Global Chief, Inclusion & Diversity, Wunderman Thompson

Corey Smith, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton 

Brian McGrath, Co-Chair of the Financial Services Practice, Hinshaw & Culbertson

Natoya Brown, Senior VP, People Experience,  Universal Music Group

Gemma Toner, CEO and Founder, TONE Networks


Kadia Tubman, Managing Editor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Insider

10:45 AM - 11:10 AM
Edison Ballroom Why Coaching and Mentorship Are the Foundation for Enduring Change (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

When it comes to corporate culture, HR is the master of ceremonies. But because HR juggles this foundational work on top of other daily tasks, HR teams are reporting record burnout, turnover, and ultimately, low employee engagement, retention, and performance. What is the solution? We’ll share our experience to help you take control of your culture initiatives. Takeaways: What to look for in your company’s culture to find the areas for improvement; how to leverage certified coaches and mentors to create enduring culture change, and actions to build consensus for change.


Rebecca Taylor, Chief Operating Officer, SkillCycle

11:10 AM - 11:35 AM
Edison Ballroom Mezzanine Coffee Break
11:35 AM - 12:20 PM
South Ballroom Creating an Employee Experience That Solves the Skills Gap (Workshop)

Changing economic conditions and the rise in the adoption of new technologies are creating moving targets for entire industries. But talent supply has not been able to keep pace, resulting in a major shortage of skills across the country. Through talent-pipeline audits and investments in training and career development, talent-management teams will be equipped to adapt and respond. Join us as we demonstrate how to evaluate your talent-development methods and explore how to deploy an effective program that can close the skills gaps in your organization.


Anthony Hughes, Co-Founder & CEO, Tech Elevator

11:35 AM - 12:20 PM
Rooftop Taking a Skills-Based Approach to Activating Corporate Values in Workforce Behavior (Workshop)

For 25 years, organizations have relied on policies and training to ensure that employee behavior matches corporate values. While program managers can point to completion certificates, today companies experience just as many violations of corporate values as we did 25 years ago. It’s time to take a different approach, a skills-based approach to values like respect, inclusion, and integrity. In this session, we’ll share a skills taxonomy for corporate values and a learning approach to develop, measure, and quantifiably improve skills throughout the workforce. Bring your corporate values with you to the session and we’ll make it interactive! 


Janine Yancey, CEO, Emtrain

Leesa Askew, Enterprise Account Executive, Emtrain

11:35 AM - 12:20 PM
Chandelier Room The Power of Feedback: How It can Make or Break Your Employee Experience (Workshop)

“Feedback is a gift.” We’ve all heard that adage before, but it’s an accurate statement when it comes to enabling successful teams. As executives and HR professionals focus on growth of their people and businesses, it’s critical to understand the importance of feedback and infuse that into the culture. This workshop will explore thee real impact of feedback in your organizations and why it matters;  memorable exercises that will amplify the importance of feedback; methods to infuse feedback strategies into your team and  organization; and stories of companies that are doing it well.


Rob Catalano, Chief Engagement Officer, WorkTango

12:20 PM - 01:10 PM
Edison Ballroom Mezzanine Lunch
01:10 PM - 01:55 PM
Rooftop Applying the Theory of Gift Giving to Attract and Retain Talent Through Benefits Programs (Workshop)

There is a disconnect between “investment” and “impact” when it comes to employee benefits programs. Employers must consider what brings the most value to their workforce and the Theory of Gift Giving can aid in evaluating programs that truly invest in employee well-being and growth. The theory consists of three principles: making employees feel seen and important, providing a high-quality or high-cost Item, and introducing something new. 


Laurie Baron, Vice President of National Consultant Partnerships, First Stop Health

01:10 PM - 01:55 PM
Chandelier Ballroom Attracting Non-traditional and Diverse Talent (Workshop)

Every company is a tech company. Maintaining a competitive edge in business begins and ends with how diverse talent and innovation is fostered, created, and developed. How can qualified, non-degreed, and diverse entry-level talent be sourced for your tech teams? Additionally, what can companies do to retain in-demand talent and build a sense of belonging across their workforce?


Tara Fosbre, VP, Head of Innovation, Programs and Capabilities, Guardian Life

Amanda Goodman, Managing Director, Accenture

Wayne Charles, Director of Network and Plant Maintenance, Andrena

Michael Adames- Infrastructure Senior Analyst at Accenture and NPower alumnus


Helen Kogan, Executive Director, NPower


01:10 PM - 01:55 PM
South Ballroom The Significance of the Five Pillars of Belonging (Workshop)

Research shows that for organizations looking to improve the employee experience, creating conditions for belonging have an immediate and lasting effect. Employees who feel a sense of belonging are more engaged and have higher job satisfaction, better mental health, and improved productivity. In this interactive session, Achievers will share a tactical, practical perspective on how to ensure that every employee feels Welcomed, Known, Included, Supported, and Connected.


David Bator, Managing Director, Achievers Workforce Institute, Achievers

02:20 PM - 02:25 PM
Edison Ballroom Session Introduction


Siobhan Gagliano, Account Executive, Northstar

02:25 PM - 03:05 PM
Edison Ballroom How an Authentic Culture of Well-Being Can Boost Productivity (Panel)

Traditionally, employers focused on the relationship of physical health with employee engagement, retention, and productivity. But with the growing recognition that employee well-being includes other factors ranging from the mind-body connection to financial wellness, enlightened employers are looking for ways of addressing employee needs in a far more holistic way. As this thinking evolves, how are HR and benefits leaders assessing the points where employers can be most effective–and how are they aligning those needs with new solutions?


Carrie Maltese, SVP, Corporate HR, NBCUniversal

Andrew Gold, Senior VP & Chief HR Officer, Pitney Bowes

Sumita Banerjee, Chief HR Officer, kdc/one

Kumud Sharma, Chief People Officer, Betterment

Andrea Cooper, Chief People Officer, Talkspace


Corinne Lestch, Associate Editor, Forbes

03:10 PM - 03:30 PM
Edison Ballroom Benefit Priority Shifts in a Changing Economy: Why the Current Caregiving Crisis Is a Business Problem Worth Solving (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

Nearly 73% of your workers are primary caregivers. That means they’re facing a caregiver shortage and skyrocketing costs at home that directly impact their productivity and retention at work. In the state of our economy, every dollar counts for employers and your workforce. Join us to learn which benefits employers are prioritizing that directly impact their bottom line and how the caregiving crisis is impacting your employees. You will walk away with immediate steps you can take to evaluate and implement equitable and accessible benefits for employees at every life stage. 


Jess Marble, Director, Care for Business

03:30 PM - 03:55 PM
Edison Ballroom Mezzanine Coffee Break
03:55 PM - 04:00 PM
Edison Ballroom Session Introduction


Amritpal Singh, Co-founder and Commercial Director, Multiplier

04:00 PM - 04:40 PM
Edison Ballroom Stepping Up Their Game: How Talent Leaders Are Adapting to a Changing Market (Panel)

At a time of low job turnover but enduring demand for workers in tech and other fields, talent acquisition calls for innovation approaches. How are TA leaders rethinking their roles and strategies? What role will AI and other new technology play in recruiting–as well as workforce planning? How will progress be maintained on diversity, equity and inclusion at a time when DEI leaders are facing headwinds? How are TA leaders developing a larger remote-work labor pool, in which geographic boundaries are evaporating?


Ramcess Jean-Louis, Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Pfizer 

Sivona Blake, VP, Campus Diversity Recruitment, Global Talent Acquisition & People Insights, Citigroup

Singleton Beato, Global EVP, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, McCann Worldgroup

Michael Morris, CEO and Co-founder, Torc


Lydia Dishman, Senior Editor, Growth and Engagement, Fast Company

04:45 PM - 05:05 PM
Edison Ballroom Developing a Talent Marketplace Inside Your Company–and Other Fresh Ways to Boost Mobility (Fireside Chat)

How the chief of talent for a company with 40,000 employees develops workers with a combination of technology, coaching, and a culture of listening. The goal: creating a democratization of opportunity. 


Robert Gulliver, Chief Talent & Capability Officer, Prudential Financial


Jamie Heller, Business Editor, the Wall Street Journal

05:05 PM - 05:10 PM
Edison Ballroom A Word From Our Title Sponsor


Rebecca Taylor, Chief Operating Officer, SkillCycle

05:10 PM - 05:15 PM
Edison Ballroom Closing Remarks
05:15 PM - 05:30 PM
Edison Ballroom Mezzanine Evening Reception


The conference will take place at the Edison Ballroom, an elegant private event space in the heart of Times Square, New York City.