Here’s what to expect at Women in HR Tech

Nine sessions will offer actionable strategies for success from female leaders in the HR-tech space.
By: | September 30, 2019 • 2 min read
Speakers at the 2018 Women in HR Technology Summit discussed issues impacting female HR-tech leaders.

The stage is set for a morning of interactive education as the Women in HR Technology Summit gets underway Oct. 1. The summit—the kickoff event of the HR Technology Conference & Exposition®, which is being held in Las Vegas through Oct. 4—features the voices of women who have harnessed HR technology to bring business success, and whose contributions recognize the bottom-line value of gender equity in the workplace. The nine sessions at the summit, now in its fourth year, are designed to provide attendees actionable strategies for advancing both inclusion and innovation at their respective organizations.


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“Now in its fourth year, the Women in HR Tech Summit has achieved considerable momentum, says Jeanne Achille, chair of the summit. It’s an action-packed program backed by a powerful community designed to help attendees identify the technologies and cultural changes that will support their D&I initiatives. It’s exciting to know we’re driving real workplace change with tech-based gender-equality solutions.”

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The day opens with a panel discussion, “In Data We Trust,” featuring female execs from Workday who will recount their efforts to use data to drive diversity and enhance employee experience. Six breakout sessions follow:

  • “New Technologies to Manage Workplace Diversity”
  • “Gender Equity: Practical Strategies”
  • “The Second Shift: Women and Wellbeing”
  • “Mothers, Sons and Daughters”
  • “Talent Mobility: Right Place, Right Time”
  • “Why Mentoring Matters”

The summit closes with a presentation by four HR and tech officials from Walmart who will share the all-woman effort to rebuild the retail giant’s ATS in just 12 weeks.

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