2016 Silicon Valley Executive Exchange

Global Performance Partners’ inaugural Executive Exchange, Making Multiculturalism Pay Off”,  brought together some of Silicon Valley’s top executives to share ideas and discuss strategies designed to help corporations recruit diverse employees and create more inclusive, engaged workplaces.  The event introduced new research that connects diversity to profitability, and executives explored the importance of developing next practices that lead to more innovative organizations.

Hosted by sponsor PwC, and co-sponsored by Aon Corp., the Exchange featured senior executives Steve Pemberton, Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer at Walgreens; Monica Pool Knox, Twitter’s Head of HR, Global Sales & Brand Strategy; Shelley Yim, a Managing Director at Aon; Kayvan Shahabi, PwC’s US Technology Industry Advisory Leader; and Billy Dexter, a Partner at Heidrick and Struggles.

 

Speakers from left to right: PwC's Kayvan Shahabi, Aon's Shelley Yim, GPP's Roger Crockett, Walgreen's Steve Pemberton, GPP's Donna Gaines, Twitter's Monica Pool Knox, Heidrick's Billy Dexter PwC's Tech Advisory Leader Kayvan Shahabi PwC's West Region Advisory Leader Paige Hayes Twitter's Monica Pool Knox, Head of HR, Global Sales & Brand Strategy Aon Managing Director, Shelley Yim Walgreen's Chief Diversity Officer Steve Pemberton Heidrick & Struggles Partner Billy Dexter Symantec's Global Diversity & Inclusion Manager Markus Achord (right) enjoying the exchange. "The secret to diversity is on this little card!" Diversity officers exchanging the next big ideas GPP's Crockett engages with the audience GPP's Gaines sets the agenda for the exchange. Charlotte Fors, Nexmo's VP of Sales, responds to a presentation. Executives in the audience take it all in. Erby Foster, Clorox's Director of Diversity & Inclusion absorbs a presentation. Listening intently from the audience PwC's Shahid Ahmed watches from the audience. "Hey, this insight on diversity really has me thinking." Aon's Yim and PwC's Shahabi exchange ideas . Heidrick's Dexter listens to Kaiser's Ronald Copeland break it down.
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Speakers from left to right: PwC's Kayvan Shahabi, Aon's Shelley Yim, GPP's Roger Crockett, Walgreen's Steve Pemberton, GPP's Donna Gaines, Twitter's Monica Pool Knox, Heidrick's Billy Dexter

 

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