2021 SPEAKERS

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Ellen Leanse
Chief People Officer at Lucidworks

Ellen has catalyzed organizational innovation for nearly 40 years. An alum of Apple, Google, entrepreneurship, and strategic work with more than 40 technology companies, Ellen blends proven impact with a lifelong passion for understanding people. Her knowledge of neuroscience and anthropology informs her view of “Rehumanizing Work” through brain-aware, human-centric cultural outlooks.

Ellen Leanse
Chief People Officer at Lucidworks
Katelin Holloway
Former VP of People & Culture at Reddit.

First introduced to the notion of intentional cultural development at Pixar, Katelin has studied alongside some of the most brilliant creative business minds of this generation. From there, she spent a decade building teams as a senior executive at some of the internet’s most influential startups, including Klout and Reddit. In early 2020, Katelin made the leap from operator to investor, supporting a new generation of leaders.

Katelin Holloway
Former VP of People & Culture at Reddit.
Michelle Kim
CEO and Co-Founder at Awaken

Michelle Kim
CEO and Co-Founder at Awaken
Luca Rosetti
Chairman and CEO at Beaconforce

Luca is the CEO and Chairman at Beaconforce, a fast-growing start-up with a mission to create work environments that allow people to be the best version of themselves. With a background in management consulting and behavioral sciences, he recognized many years ago that there is a gap between what science knows about human behaviors and what companies implement.

Luca Rosetti
Chairman and CEO at Beaconforce
Iliana Quinonez
Sr. Director, Solutions Engineering at Salesforce

Iliana is a passionate advocate and ambassador for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion. Her career in the high tech industry spans over 25 years in more than 10 countries, working at both enterprise and startup companies. At Salesforce, Iliana currently leads the Solutions Engineering team for the West. She is also an Advisor to Latinoforce, the company's Latinx Employee Resource Group.

Iliana Quinonez
Sr. Director, Solutions Engineering at Salesforce
Tom Freeman
Manager, Global Engagement at Headspace for Work

Tom has dedicated his career to making companies happy places to work. He is the Manager of Global Engagement at Headspace, a global leader in meditation and mindfulness. His role involves working with Headspace’s ‘Headspace for Work’ clients globally to support them in building a culture of using Headspace in their workplaces.

Tom Freeman
Manager, Global Engagement at Headspace for Work
Nariman Gathers
Program Manager at Slack | Lecturer at Stanford d.School

Nariman Gathers
Program Manager at Slack | Lecturer at Stanford d.School
Jully Kim
Sr. Director, Engineering Programs at Zendesk

Jully is the Sr. Director of Engineering Programs at Zendesk and chief of staff to the EVP of Engineering. She champions the organizational efficiency of the scaling Engineering organization. Previously, she led PMOs focusing on Agile transformations for companies like BigCommerce, Fastly and Turnitin. She has served as the co-lead of the SF chapter of the Culture Collective.

Jully Kim
Sr. Director, Engineering Programs at Zendesk
Lars Schmidt
Founder of Amplify and Host of Redefining HR podcast

Lars Schmidt
Founder of Amplify and Host of Redefining HR podcast
Torian Richardson
Founder of Guanxi Universal

Torian is an investor, culture scientist, and global executive coach who draws from 20+ years of vast experience to inspire the genius in others to live valiantly, so their potential grows into impact.

Torian Richardson
Founder of Guanxi Universal
Lisa Paredes
Head of Product Marketing at Beaconforce | Co-founder of The Culture Collective

Originally from Guatemala, Lisa moved to San Francisco and found her passion in the people space. She joined Beaconforce as their first employee to be a part of their mission to create work environments that allow people to be their best self. Her love for community and culture led her to be a co-founder of The Culture Collective, a global community of culture champions with 30 chapters around the world.

Lisa Paredes
Head of Product Marketing at Beaconforce | Co-founder of The Culture Collective
Mel Rowsell
Coach and Consultant at Wisdom at Work

Mel is focused on bringing the human connection back to the workplace, be it through coaching, consulting or facilitating.

Mel Rowsell
Coach and Consultant at Wisdom at Work
Shalyma Cambridge
Associate at The Humphrey Group

Shalyma is a Certified Organizational Coach, passionate about leadership, culture and career development. She believes that when a culture of authentic, inclusive, and bold leadership is encouraged, organizations and their people are inspired to be their best. Shalyma is dedicated to incorporating DEI practices in her work as a leadership development practitioner and as a Culture Collective Chapter Co-Lead.

Shalyma Cambridge
Associate at The Humphrey Group
Rocky Ozaki
Founder and CEO at NoW of Work Inc.

Inspiring leaders, and then helping to transform their culture and operations is where Rocky finds joy! Leaning on his rich experiences in both large enterprise and scrappy tech startups, he brings a unique view on how modern companies must operate.

Rocky Ozaki
Founder and CEO at NoW of Work Inc.
Mark Mattek
President of Pi Consulting

Mark Mattek is a certified coach with 15 years of experience in roles leading & developing team members. He currently serves as president of Pi Consulting, working with companies to accelerate leadership & team capabilities during times of rapid change. Mark incorporates his unique lens of a therapist, business leader & coach.

Mark Mattek
President of Pi Consulting
Smiley Poswolsky
Author and Milliennial Workplace Expert

Smiley Poswolsky
Author and Milliennial Workplace Expert
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