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October 5, 2021 12:30-1:30 pm EDT

The economy is picking up steam, companies are beginning to implement their post-pandemic office/remote workforce strategies, and many leaders are hyper focused on implementing their aggressive next stage visions for growth and expansion.  Coming off a year and a half of continuous reinventing, reinforcing, and preparing their work forces for a changing environment, C-suite leaders and their HR partners are again considering how to modernize their workforce and refocus on leadership capabilities that will drive and sustain growth in a post-covid economy.

What we choose to do now, as HR and talent leaders, to advise and support the C-suite in building future ready leaders and teams, will directly impact our organizations’ ability to grow, innovate, and compete as winners in 2022 and the next 3 to 5 years.  To help advance this important conversation, we are convening a set of local HR and business leaders to share experiences and insights on how they are thinking about the future of the workforce, what different skills and strategies will be needed for leaders and their teams, and what steps they are taking to build a talented bench of next generation leaders.

On October 5th, join your peers for a thoughtful discussion about the future of work and how you can lead the conversation effectively.  We will be joined by panelists Jill Larsen, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, PTC, Denise Lowsley, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer at The Hanover Insurance Group, and Gabriela McManus, Senior Vice President, People Operations, Drizly, who will share their experience and we will ask you to weigh in on trends you see. Our aim is to provide you with ideas to take back and discuss now with your teams and leaders.

We will explore:

  • How companies are building high performing teams capable of collaborating, innovating, and navigating remote, hybrid and other work environments
  • How C-suite leaders are thinking about their executive and team talent, and the gaps they need to fill to be “future-ready”
  • What priorities HR leaders are setting now to accelerate the strategy for growth

We look forward to having you join the conversation. Register now!

About the Panel

Jill Larsen, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, PTC

Jill Larsen is EVP and CPO at PTC, responsible for leading the global human resources team.

Jill has spearheaded an HR transformation to rebuild the HR function, implement a digital HR technology vision, and design a robust people strategy with a focus on purpose, culture, and belonging.

 

Prior to joining PTC, Jill was Chief People Officer and EVP at Medidata Solutions, and Head of Global Talent Acquisition and SVP at Cisco.

 

She is an active public speaker focused on HR digitization and the future of work. Jill is also a board member and advisor to privately funded technology startups. Jill earned a B.A. in Communications from Boston College and an M.B.A. in HR Management from Emmanuel College.

 

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Denise Lowsley, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer at The Hanover Insurance Group

Denise joined The Hanover in 2019 as executive vice president and chief human resources officer. In this role, she works closely with the company’s executive leaders and others to drive the organization’s human capital strategy and collaborative culture forward. 

With more than 20 years of experience in the property and casualty business, Denise is a proven leader with a successful track record of designing and implementing programs to attract and retain talent, cultivate culture, and enhance employee engagement. Prior to joining The Hanover, Denise spent 10 years as senior vice president and chief human resources officer at The Navigators Group, Inc., a global specialty insurance and reinsurance company. During her tenure at Navigators, the organization doubled in revenue and nearly doubled its global workforce. Before joining Navigators, Denise was an international vice president, managing international compensation and benefits, at New York Life Insurance Company. Prior to that, she spent 10 years at Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, rising to the role of global human resources manager. Denise graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Gabriela McManus, Senior Vice President, People Operations, Drizly

As Senior Vice President of People Operations at Drizly, Gabriela oversees the entire employee journey from talent attraction through development into retention, with the goal of building Boston's best talent teams and simultaneously creating an experience that becomes the pinnacle of one's career. In her role, she is responsible for driving the design and execution of talent strategies aligned with business goals and deeply rooted in Drizly's DNA & core values, because she believes that culture is a core element of a well-executed strategy. In creating a place where people can and want to do their best work, Gabriela is passionate about developing leaders and teams that are agile and perform with purpose. Prior to Drizly, Gabriela was the Executive Director at Intelligent.ly, a local leadership development company and worked with over 1200 people from more than 150 rapidly scaling tech startups in Boston to help them develop their leadership bench. Gabriela has focused her career on strategically building scalable programs to develop people and build leadership capacity at all levels.