Corporate culture dictates how we work, where we work, what we do, and how we get ahead. It can be something we enjoy or something we have to endure. At times, corporate culture can create barriers for career advancement, diversity and ultimately innovation, through unconscious bias and managerial misbehavior.
With the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements at hand, how do we address these issues and effect real change that benefits everyone in a company and not any one group? What is the right approach to ensure our companies are truly fostering a new way forward?
We will hear from leaders across multiple industries – folks who have built a strong positive culture from the start, those that have been championing change and those who are continuing to push the boundaries on what’s expected. It’s time to see more companies align their values with their actions.
Join WICT NY for lunch and a candid panel discussion with leaders who are trailblazing the way for positive organizational culture change.
Anchor and National Correspondent, CNN
Veteran morning TV anchor and award-winning journalist Erica Hill serves as CNN lead fill-in anchor and national correspondent. Most recently, she anchored HLN’s On the Story with Erica Hill, a daily, New York-based daytime news program. During her tenure, she covered major news stories on location including, in 2017, the Las Vegas shooting and hurricane Irma from Florida.
Prior, Hill was co-anchor of NBC’s weekend edition of TODAY, and also served as an anchor and correspondent for NBC News, contributing to TODAY, NBC Nightly News and MSNBC. Before joining NBC, she was an anchor and correspondent at CBS News.
Hill first joined CNN and HLN in 2003, as an anchor and technology correspondent. In 2005, she was named co-anchor of Prime News, as part of the network’s launch of Headline Prime. During that time, she also anchored nightly news updates for CNN’s prime time shows, including Anderson Cooper 360° (AC360°). In early 2008, she moved to AC360 full time.
Hill began her career as a production assistant at the former cable network ZDTV / TechTV, and quickly worked her way up to producer, before becoming an anchor and reporter for the network.
Hill was part of the NBC News team that won a 2013 Peabody Award for the network’s cross-platform effort, “In Plain Sight: Poverty in America”; in 2015, the Alliance for Women in Media honored her with the Gracie Award for Outstanding Correspondent.
Chief People Officer, CBS Corporation
Laurie Rosenfield serves as Chief People Officer, CBS Corporation. In this role, she focuses on people and culture, and she is responsible for managing certain human resources functions for the Company, including oversight of learning and development; executive search; talent acquisition; as well as the day-to-day human resources “generalist” responsibilities with each of CBS’ business units.
Rosenfield joined CBS in May 2018 as Senior Vice President, People Development, Human Resources, CBS Corporation. In that position, she focused on senior executive development, using her blend of skills as a certified executive coach, talent evaluator and communicator.
Prior to joining CBS, Rosenfield was a specialist in executive search and talent development since 2002, most recently serving as Managing Director, Executive Search at MediaLink from 2014 to 2018, where she worked closely with clients experiencing disruption at the intersection of media, marketing, entertainment, advertising and technology.
Previously, she was Global Director, Executive Search at Wolters Kluwer, a global information and technology services firm, and before that, she served as Senior Vice President of Client Services at Bishop Partners Executive Search, and as Director, Technology, Media & Telecom Practice at CTPartners. Rosenfield worked for CBS earlier in her career in Network Sales and Affiliate Relations. She began her career in programming and development roles in the motion picture divisions for both United Artists Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox.
Rosenfield is an alumna of Dartmouth College.
Rhonda Nesmith Crichlow
Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer Charter Communications
Rhonda Crichlow is Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer of Charter Communications. She joined the company in October 2016. In this position, Ms. Crichlow is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of Charter’s diversity and inclusion strategy.
Rhonda joins Charter after 10 years with Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC), where she most recently served as Vice President and Head, US Diversity & Inclusion, President of the Novartis US Foundation, and a member of the Innovative Medicines Executive Committee. She was appointed to lead Diversity & Inclusion at NPC in November 2011, and was responsible for all aspects of the company’s diversity & inclusion strategy, focused on fostering an inclusive environment supporting the development of innovative medicines and novel healthcare solutions addressing the unmet medical needs of patients. As President of the Novartis US Foundation, Rhonda led the strategy and implementation of the Foundation’s contribution efforts, and served as Secretary of the Novartis Patient Assistance Foundation.
In 2016, Black Enterprise recognized Ms. Crichlow as one of the Top Executives in Corporate Diversity. Ms. Crichlow is also a 2016 Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Luminary Award winner, in recognition of her significant contributions to the healthcare industry, as well as a 2015 Top Blacks in Healthcare Award Honoree, which recognized individuals in the healthcare sector whose work creates access to healthcare for African Americans in underserved communities. In 2013, Ms. Crichlow received the Cornerstone of the Community Award, honoring her long-standing support as a volunteer and board member of Family Service of Morris County, one of the oldest non-profit organizations in Morris County. She is also a 2010 Helping People Move Forward Award recipient, in recognition of her efforts to improve the quality of life of New Jersey residents, and a 2008 YMCA Tribute to Women and Industry Award recipient.
She received her undergraduate degree from The George Washington University, a Master of Public Policy from Duke University, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia Law School.
CEO & Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness, Culture Book Creator and Consultant at Zappos.com
Jenn Lim is the CEO and CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) of Delivering Happiness (DH), a company she and TonyHsieh (CEO of Zappos.com) co-founded to inspire science-based happiness, passion and purpose at work, home and in everyday life.
Jenn has been a consultant with Zappos from its start-up days in 2003 to the $2B business it is today. She created the Zappos Culture Book, an embodiment of how companies can use happiness as a business model to increase productivity and profitability.
Jenn’s experience with Zappos, combined with her development of scientific frameworks for workplace happiness, created the evidence that happier employees = happier customers = successful companies (and meaningful lives).
Jenn has traveled to over 30 countries to speak on this equation and most importantly, share the practical ways of HOW this equation works.
Upon the discovery that every organization can have similar results, DH evolved into the culture coach-sulting company it is today…to help businesses, hospitals and governments actualize their own sustainable culture for positive ROI.
Today, Jenn is dedicated to growing DH to inspire people, companies and communities to change their world, so together, we can change the world.
Founder & CEO, Grayce & Co
Kathleen is Founder & CEO of Grayce & Co, a marketing and media consultancy for leading Fortune 100 brands and media companies, to help them reach and engage the female consumer. Kathleen is also committed to advancing women through Grayce & Co Ventures, which invests in women-oriented startups; Cannes Lions where she serves on the Executive Committee; and Build Like A Woman, which she founded to help female entrepreneurs scale and succeed through brand building tools. She has been featured as a ‘Disruptor’ by ADWEEK, a ‘Female Lead’ by FastCompany, a ‘Leading Woman In Business’ by Huffington Post, ‘Creative Innovator’ by Conde Nast, IBM Think Leader, Citi Women & Co Leader, Facebook Business Expert and Women in the World Entrepreneur.
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