February 20, 2018 (San Francisco) — Media entrepreneur Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post and Thrive Global, will join SAP Executive Board Member Jennifer Morgan to deliver a keynote on the importance of business partnerships at the 15th Annual Great Place to Work® For All Summit™ March 7–9 in San Francisco. Huffington and Morgan will candidly discuss how the strength of the partnership between their companies has helped each reap greater results and achieve business success. They will also reveal how the latest innovations in creating meaningful partnerships can strengthen workplace culture across organizational boundaries, as well as maximize the human potential of all in the workplace.
“We are very excited to have Arianna Huffington and Jennifer Morgan join our conversation about the importance of Innovation in Partnerships. SAP has helped thousands of its clients develop better, long-lasting business results, ultimately leading them to become better workplaces for all, which is better for business, better for people, and better for the world,” said Great Place to Work Chief Executive Officer Michael C. Bush. “As the founder of not one, but two game-changing media brands, Arianna understands how the intersection of technology and partnerships can lead to both a better bottom line and a happier work environment.”
“Using our own data and research on this topic, as well as best practices from Best Workplaces such as SAP, we are committed to accelerating the maximization of all human potential that is currently underrepresented and disengaged across many workplaces, with our first milestone closing the work experience gap between women and men by 2020,” said Bush.
Morgan oversees global customer operations at SAP, one of the world’s leading cloud and enterprise software companies. Thrive Global, founded by Huffington in 2016, is a behavior change media and technology company offering science-based solutions to lower stress, and enhance well-being and performance. Huffington and Morgan will join the keynote series on Innovations in Partnerships on March 8, which will be led earlier that day by Summit Co-Chair Tim Ryan, the U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC. This series will focus on how organizations and people can partner in powerfully inclusive ways to solve complex business problems and help advance the movement towards creating a Great Place to Work For All. It will also reveal the best practices for workplace inclusion and how to maximize the human potential for everyone within an organization.
“I'm looking forward to joining Arianna to discuss the importance of innovation and the power of great partnerships. SAP and Thrive Global are combining health and wellness with the power of technology to envision and enable a future of the workplace – a place that informs and inspires employees to bring a healthier balance to their lives,” said Jennifer Morgan, Executive Board Member, SAP.
“Creating a great place to work for every employee is the most important step you can take as a business leader – in any field, whether you’re running a startup or a company that’s been around for decades. That’s why Thrive Global’s mission is to end the stress and burnout epidemic by offering companies and individuals sustainable, science-based solutions to enhance well-being, performance, and purpose, and create a healthier relationship with technology. Your employees are your most valuable resource, and when your people thrive, your company thrives,” said Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO, Thrive Global.
The three-day Summit also features a future of leadership content track including: a CEO leadership panel on March 7 during the Small and Medium Business Forum, featuring Sarah Nahm, Founder & CEO of Lever; Chris Taylor, Founder & CEO, Square Root, Inc.; and Henry Albrecht, Founder & CEO, Limeade; and tactical focus sessions that expands on these concepts on March 8 & 9.
The Summit will also unveil A Great Place to Work for All, Bush’s new book that redefines great workplaces in the 21st century. The book features a chapter on Innovation in Leadership introducing a new leadership framework, showing the advantages of what he defines as "For All" leaders. In effect, the times demand executives who not only are business-savvy but also are devoted to fairness, have deep faith in people, and empower all individuals to reach their full human potential.
The Great Place to Work® For All Summit™ is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠. In the past, this event has been approved for Recertification Credit Hours: HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®).
In addition to SAP, Co-Chairs and Executive Title Partners for this year’s Great Place to Work® For All Summit™are PwC, which will lead “Innovations in Partnerships,” Workday, which will lead “Innovations in Technology”, and Accenture, which will lead “Innovations in Leadership.”
Additional sponsors include Activision Blizzard, Aflac, Alston & Bird, AT&T, Baird, Bombas, Bright Horizons, Cadence, CarMax, Cisco, Comcast NBCUniversal, Custom Ink, Dynamic Signal, EY, Famous4Colors, Four Moon Productions, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Genentech, Globoforce, Hilton, HR Certification Institute, Lavit, LOMA Agency, Marriott International, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Nationwide, O.C. Tanner, Plante Moran, SAP SuccessFactors, Salesforce, SAS and World Wide Technology.
The Great Place to Work® For All SummitTM assembles executive leaders from Best Workplaces, including FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For®, Great Place to Work-Certified organizations, and those newly embarking on their workplace journey. Its mission is to share best practices for creating and championing high-trust cultures that are better for business, better for people, and better for the world.
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Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual FORTUNE & Best Companies to Work For®; and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, women, diversity, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps its clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.