The From Day One conference is a gathering of 200+ Founders, CEOs and principals across industries, designed to answer the question: how can we build stronger, more purposeful relationships with our employees, customers and community – starting today?
The conference, which took place at Venue Six10 overlooking Grant Park in Downtown Chicago, features a day of keynotes, panels, and fireside chats with leaders of businesses who are committed to putting people first. The day also included opportunities to network and join discussions with like-minded principals and change makers.
At a time of rising expectations about corporate accountability, companies need to be more in touch than ever with all of their partners in business. Cutting-edge technology and a mission statement are not enough; a well-developed sense of purpose and code of values become the guiding lights of the conversation from Day One.
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2019 Sponsors & Co-Hosts
Trust @ Work: Insights from the 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer by Tamara Snyder, EVP Employee Experience, Edelman
How can we move past subjective hiring practices toward a more structured process, one that reduces unconscious bias and evaluates candidates consistently? What are the best practices, and how can they be scaled up across an organization? And finally, what goes into the recruiting process that can lead toward employee satisfaction and retention?
Moderator: Zoraida Sambolin, Anchor, NBC5 News
Tyronne Stoudemire, VP Diversity & Inclusion, Hyatt
Chad Hiu, National Director Diversity & Inclusion, YMCA
Sayar Lonial, Executive Director Marketing & Communications, NYU Tandon
Lauren Ryan, VP New Products, Greenhouse Software
Andrea Zopp, President & CEO, World Business Chicago
Managing gender pay equity through the employee lifecycle by Rachel Ernst, VP Employee Success, Reflektive
Demanding jobs in innovative industries put stress on employees. But who’s got their backs? Leaders boost morale and productivity when they show concern for the health and well-being of their workers. What strategies and programs have been the most effective?
Moderator: John Pletz, Technology Reporter, Crain’s Chicago Business
Rohini Shankar, HR Leader Industrial Finance, GE Capital
Christy Harris, VP Human Resources, Allstate
Lori Healey, CEO, MPEA
Tony Callander, VP Human Resources, Quantum
Dr. Kenneth Matos, Lead People Scientist, Culture Amp
The Uncomfortable Art of Giving Feedback – By J Zac Stein, COO, Lattice
The power of inspiring people to take social action alongside your brand – By Melissa Anderson, Co-Founder & President, Public Good
The CSR & HR partnership with a common goal – supporting your employees in times of disaster or hardship – By Julie Caldwell, SVP Development; and Ashley Oster, VP Marketing & Business Development at E4E
Corporate values start at the top, but to work in the real world they need to be developed in a dialogue with employees. How does that conversation work, and how can it become the basis for a corporate culture in which the business mission and core values are in sync?
Moderator: Seth Green, Founding Director, Raymond Baumhart, S.J., Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility, Loyola University Chicago
Andrea Wood, Head Social Impact, Best Buy
Bob Dixon, Head Sustainability, Siemens
Jenna Daugherty, Divisional VP Social Responsibility, Abbott
Howard Sherman, CEO, Good 360
Teri Arvesu, VP Content, Univision Chicago
Walter Clements, Associate Dean of Executive Education, University of Notre Dame
A part of the Spertus Institute, Venue SIX10 offers panoramic views of downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan.