The From Day One conference is a gathering of 250+ Founders, CEOs and principals across industries dedicated to putting people first.
The conference, which will take place on September 18, 2019, at Artists for Humanity’s EpiCenter, features a day of keynotes, panels, and fireside chats with leaders of businesses who are committed to putting people first. The day also includes 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.
Join us on September 18, 2019
Our Sponsors & Co-Hosts
Gender Equality by Design – Iris Bohnet, the Academic Dean of Harvard Kennedy School and Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, interviewed by Nancy Gibbs, Director of the Shorenstein Center and Roy E. Larsen Professor of Public Policy
From CEOs to team leaders, inclusiveness grows when the people in charge make it a priority. How should those values be codified and expressed? Who has the best methods for teaching leaders how to set goals and put it into practice every day?
Shirley Leung, Columnist, the Boston Globe
Tyler Muse, Founder & CEO, Lingo Live
Christine Del Regno, Enterprise Head of Diversity Recruiting, CVS Health
Erika Mercedes Sr. Director, Head of Spectrum and Belonging, Audible
Dionne Poulton, Head of Diversity, Riverside Community Care
Tom Bourdon, Head of Diversity, Staples
Michael Navarro, Enterprise Connections Representative, Oh My Green
As costs skyrocket and workers call for better choices, businesses are seeking innovative solutions. Major companies are bypassing traditional insurers and working directly with providers. Mental health is being given a higher priority. At the same time, employers look increasingly to specialized consultants who focus the areas of fertility, wellness and employee advocacy. What is the corporate health care of tomorrow?
Melissa Frieswick, Chief Revenue Officer, Maven
Scott Witucki, Vice President, Sales, Cleo
The ReadySet Ally Skills workshop positions people of color and their allies to successfully undertake allyship at work and beyond. By illustrating the stakes of allyship in tech and industries—as well as practical tools that can be used to achieve it—this training provides an optimal way to foster healthy workplaces for the growing number of womxn, queer, and transgender people of color in tech.
Through a combination of learning and development, small and large group discussions, and skill acquisition sessions, this workshop will provide new ways to foster critical conversations about difference and equality. The training provides concrete, actionable tools to empower employees and leaders to advocate for themselves and others.
By Willie Jackson, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant, ReadySet
People are the most powerful drivers of a company’s strategy, yet most transformation efforts continue to rely on technology and process change to drive outcomes. Join
us to explore the science behind lasting behavior change and how to incorporate purpose into your HR strategy.
In this session, you will explore the research behind lasting behavior change and learn why meaningful work is so important to both the business and the employee. This session is designed for senior talent leaders, HR business partners, and internal OD/OE practitioners.
Join Blueboard for a discussion around developing organizational empathy – and the ability to welcome and support your employees in their current state, providing them the runway to truly thrive at work.
We’ll outline the concept or organizational empathy (what it is, why it matters), with
a focus on people-centric values, the foundation for building empathy. Attendees will workshop through their own company values and share learnings in small groups.
Retaining your top talent is paramount for growing your organization and reaching those yearly targets. Join Emplify co-founder, Adam Weber, to:
– Learn proven methods and best practices for retaining team members.
Understand what actually motivates your employees and how to foster that within your culture.
– Learn the simple, actionable process you can immediately implement in your organization for optimum employee engagement.
– Hear real-life examples and success stories from companies implementing these strategies for unprecedented business results.
By Adam Weber, Co-Founder, Emplify
Total compensation counts for a lot, but the biggest factor is whether the company is intentional about the employee experience in a holistic way. An exploration of new thinking on subjects including the physical environment, the IT experience, healthy feedback, public recognition, benefits that match all life stages, and a sense of mission and purpose on the job.
Anastasia Bergmann, VP of Talent Management & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I), Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Dana Yonchak, Senior Director, Talent and Culture, Commonwealth of MA
Albert Siu, Corporate Vice President for Learning & Development, Parexel
Leveraging Boston’s Strengths – Linda Henry, Managing Director, The Boston Globe, interviewed by Adi Ignatius, Editor in Chief, Harvard Business Review
Corporate Culture, Walking the Talk – Don Sull, Co-Founder, CultureX
Supporting Persons with Disabilities – By Jim Sinocchi, JPMorgan & Chase
Fixing the Miserable Workplace – Dan Lyons, Best Selling Author, interviewed by Steve Koepp, Co-Founder, From Day One
Join us on September 18, 2019
The conference will take place at Artists for Humanity’s EpiCenter, a dynamic and creative space in South Boston.