Summit Co-Chair Press Release





Christopher Tkaczyk: (415)-851-3692, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


EY and Synchrony to Co-Chair the Great Place to Work® For All Summit TM February 26 – 28, 2019


November 14, 2018 (San Francisco) – The way organizations today must approach innovation and agility has significantly changed. It’s critical that Innovation By All, Great Place to Work’s definition of a high-trust culture of inclusion, is maximized. At this crucial time for tapping into the intelligence, skills and passion of employees, the 16th Annual Great Place to Work For All Summit, scheduled for February 26 – 28, 2019 in San Francisco, will advance this strategy around innovation, which our research proves has resulted in revenue growth that is 5.5 times greater than less inclusive companies.


Expected to draw more than 1,300 CEOs, CHROs, and other business leaders, the three-day event will present the Future of Work through People First innovations in leadership, partnerships, and technology that enable organizations to create great places to work for all. Exemplary champions of this vision will join Great Place to Work Chief Executive Officer Michael C. Bush as Summit Executive Co-Chairs:

  •        Kelly Grier, US Chairman and Managing Partner and Americas Managing Partner, EY
  •        Margaret Keane, President and CEO, Synchrony


The event will give attendees a deep dive into practical takeaways for building a culture that brings out the best in every employee and help boost business results. “The key to succeeding in our evolving business climate is maximizing human potential through leadership effectiveness, values, and trust,” said Michael C. Bush. “Get those essentials in place, and you’ll see innovation and financial growth flourish in your organization. The Great Place to Work For All Summitdelivers the inspiration, insights, and tools to get you there.”


“EY is embracing the rapid pace of change and turning disruption into opportunity,” said Kelly Grier, EY US Chairman and Managing Partner and Americas Managing Partner. “We are focused on building transformative leaders with diverse mindsets and skillsets who will enable us to stay ahead and drive future growth.  To do this, our talent strategy must evolve to provide our people with the types of experiences that foster continuous learning, equipping them to thrive in this period of dynamic change.”


“As the pace of technology accelerates, it’s critical for companies to infuse a culture of inclusion and diversity to win and succeed,” said Margaret Keane, President and CEO of Synchrony. “This summit will provide collective insights into what it takes to deliver long-term growth and drive innovation at speed and scale.”

The Summit showcases mainstage keynotes and tactical focus sessions, as well as panel discussions hosted by Fortune editors.


New this year will be an invitation-only Diversity & Inclusion Forum Co-Chaired by Cindy Robbins, President and Chief People Officer of Salesforce and Heather Brunner, CEO and Chairwoman of WP Engine, who will lead people leaders in an “off-the-record” discussion to decode the inconvenient truths that create friction in this area.


The Summit will also feature the Great Place to Work® For All Leadership Awards Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco on February 26, 2019 with this year’s theme honoring Innovation By All leaders.


The Great Place to Work® For All Summit TM 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®).



Executive Title Partners for this year’s Great Place to Work® For All SummitTM are EY and Synchrony. Additional sponsors include Activision Blizzard, AT&T, Baird, Bright Horizons, Cadence, CarMax, Comcast NBCUniversal, Custom Ink, Delta Airlines, DHL Express, Four Seasons Hotel & Resorts, Headspace, Hilton, KPMG, Marriott International, Mercedes Benz Financial Services, Nationwide, Plante Moran, Salesforce and Ultimate Software.


For press inquiries and to request an interview with Michael C. Bush and his co-chairs, contact Christopher Tkaczyk at (415) 851-3692 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


About Great Place to Work® For All Summit TM


The Great Place to Work® For All Summit TM assembles executive leaders from Best Workplaces, including Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For®, Great Place to Work-Certified organizations, and companies 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.


About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies of all sizes produce better business results by focusing on the work experience for every employee—our research shows there’s a clear and direct relationship between employee engagement and financial performance. Over the past 30 years, we have surveyed more than 100 million employees to help organizations around the world identify and build high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Powered by decades of research, Emprising®, our Software-as-a-Service survey and analytics platform, empowers companies with access to the assessments, data, and real-time reporting needed to help them create a meaningful impact on their business, their people, and their culture. Through our certification programs, we recognize outstanding workplaces and produce Fortune’s annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, as well as a variety of other Best Workplace rankings in the United States and in more than 60 other countries. Everything we do is driven by our mission: to build a better world by helping every organization become a Great Place to Work For All by the year 2030. 

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Christopher Tkaczyk