Office Culture, HR & Diversity Roundtable
This event starts on October 17th at 6:00 PM.
YJP is an exclusive community dedicated to connecting young professionals with industry leaders. Join us as we discuss what HR experts are looking for when they hire top talent and how to retain them with a stellar office culture. We will be serving gourmet bites, signature cocktails, and strategic networking as we convene with the industry's top movers and shakers!
6:00 - 6:45 PM | Dinner & Cocktail Reception
7:00 - 8:15 PM | Concurrent Roundtable Discussions
8:15 - 9:00 PM | Post-Session Networking, Cocktails & Dessert
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Heide Gardner is the first woman of color to serve as an elected corporate officer at Interpublic Group (IPG) and to serve on the holding company's senior management team. Prior to establishing and leading IPG's award winning diversity and inclusion efforts she worked as a practitioner in marketing, advertising and public relations andalso has experience as a state and federal lobbyist. As an executive for the American Advertising Federation (AAF) she coordinated the panel of industry leaders who crafted AAF's Mosaic Principles and Practices for multicultural marketing and diversity. Heide has often been recognized for her advocacy and leadership. She is a recipient of the AdColor coalition Change Agent Award and was named to Advertising Age's roster of the century's Most Influential Women in Advertising. Heide also was recognized by the Plank Center with a Milestones in Mentoring Award.
As Global Director of Human Resources, Jennifer oversees CBRE’s worldwide human resources operations encompassing more than 75,000 employees. Her areas of responsibility include HR operations and information systems, employee relations, staffing and recruitment, learning and development, diversity and compensation and benefits.
Prior to her current role, Ms. Ashley was Senior Vice President, Human Resources, leading CBRE’s Human Resources operations in the Americas.
Previously, Ms. Ashley directed all marketing strategy and operations in the United States, Latin America and Canada, leading marketing and communications professionals across all lines of business in the CBRE services platform. Before assuming that position she led CBRE’s Enterprise Management Group, which focused on business development and strategies for the most significant assignments in the U.S.
Until 2007, Ms. Ashley was a senior member of CBRE’s Human Resources team, where she served all offices and business units in the New York Tri-State region. Before joining CBRE, she was Senior Director of Sales, Marketing, and Service, as well as Director of Human Resources, Sales, and Marketing, at SBS International, a Boeing Company.
Ms. Ashley began her professional career at Anderson Consulting, where she served as a Change Management Consultant, and at the Chief Executive Leadership Institute, where she served as the Vice President of Research and Administration.
Ms. Ashley also serves as a member of CBRE’s Global Operating Committee.
Raghu Krishnamoorthy is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of GE as of December 2017. In this role, he is responsible for leading GE's global HR organization, including Talent Management, Leadership Development & Learning, Compensation and Benefits, Employee Relations, and Security.
Raghu joined GE in 1994 as Human Resources leader of GE Capital, India. He has served in a variety of human resources leadership roles at GE businesses around the world, including VP of HR at GE Aviation from 2009-2013, Head of Executive Development and Chief Learning Officer for GE from 2013-2015, and VP of HR at GE Healthcare from 2015-2017.
Prior to joining GE, Raghu worked for American Express and the Xerox joint venture in India.
Raghu holds a Master’s degree in business administration from the Indian Institution of Management, Ahmedabad, India. In 1992, he attended the University of Minnesota as a Humphrey Fellow under the Fulbright Scholarship program. In 2009, he was named among the Top 50 Asian Americans in the world of business by Asian American Business Development Center.
Tim is responsible for GroupM’s human resources strategies, practices, and policies for its over 27,500 employees globally. Tim focuses his attention on the continued enhancement of GroupM’s unrivaled talent community, engaging with the best minds in trading, analytics, data and technology around the world. Tim began his career with the New York Times in 1984 and then moved to Newsweek Magazine in 1987. In 1989, Tim joined Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, part of the WPP family. In 2000, Tim was part of the founding team that formed GroupM Worldwide, and his views have been published by media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Advertising Age and many more. He has received numerous awards for his professional and charitable work and has been a guest speaker at the AAF Conference, the NYC Center for Communication and multiple colleges and universities. He is also a musician and a competitive USTA tennis player. Tim has an undergraduate degree from St. John’s University and a Master’s degree Columbia University.
The South African-born, bred in Southern California Founder of KHPR, Kiara Horwitz has been in the Public Relations and Events industry for over 10 years. After finishing her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Communications at California State University, Fullerton, Kiara booked a one-way ticket to New York City and never looked back. Kiara worked the industry from her very first internship at Allure Magazine for Conde Nast.
Shortly after the economy crashed, Kiara took her first job in PR, where she climbed the ladder which organically lead her to launch her own company, KHPR, Inc. in 2012. Kiara has become successful with a strong portfolio of clients & events under her belt. For those who know her, she is one of a kind and generates results.
Kiara is also very involved in the non-profit world, and is currently working to formulate a non-profit in the mental health sector. Kiara enjoys helping others and has the strength and experience to do so. In her spare time, she spends time with her dog, Kaibo and does a lot of yoga and SoulCycle. Kiara is also hugely invoilved in the Jewish community, as a founding member of Soho Synagogue and Trybe, she enjoys bringing jews together in New York City as much as she can.