Career Journey: How Delta is Connecting People & Preserving Culture

- Online Zoom Conference



Online Zoom Conference


Please join YJP and Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer for Delta Air Lines on May 6th 12:30pm EST. We will discuss Delta's unique culture of positive engagement, talent management, recruitment, diversity and inclusion strategies. Delta was named one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For under Joanne’s leadership. Our virtual community will have the opportunity to partake in an intimate and candid discussion with a Q&A session.

For questions about the event: please email

This event is complimentary for:
Virtual members and above levels.

*YJP has a non-solicitation policy covering all of our conferences and events. In order to provide a distraction-free environment for our mentors, sponsors, attendees, and employees, we do not allow solicitation at our events by attendees or unauthorized parties without the express written permission or consent from YJP. 

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Joanne Smith
Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer at Delta Air Lines

Joanne Smith is Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer for Delta Air Lines. She is responsible for preserving the airline's unique culture of positive engagement with its more than 80,000 employees, overseeing talent management and development, recruitment, HR service delivery, diversity and inclusion, HR policies and programs.

Under Joanne’s leadership, Delta was named one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2017, 2018 and 2019. The list is based on employee ratings of their workplace culture, including the pride they take in their jobs, the camaraderie they experience with co-workers, and level of trust they feel toward leaders.

She previously served as Senior Vice President – In-Flight Service where she led a team of more than 20,000 flight attendants, supervisory and support personnel. In addition, she also oversaw the airline’s onboard product development and catering operations, which includes 154 kitchens across the globe supporting 3,100 flights per day.

Joanne joined Delta in 2002 as Vice President – Marketing and Customer Service for Song, the airline’s former low-cost carrier. Prior to her current role, she also served as Delta’s Vice President – Marketing, where she managed the airline’s brand, worldwide marketing communications, marketing sponsorships, community affairs, customer research, and product and service development.

Throughout her 30-year career in the travel industry, Joanne has received numerous awards and recognition including 25 Power Women to Watch in Atlanta, Advertising Age Top 10 Women to Watch, Wall Street Journal’s Top Women to Watch, Honored Alumni of the Orfalea College of Business and Gold Spotlight Award for distinguished alumni, AWNY Changing the Game Award, and YWCA Academy of Women Achievers. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Delta Air Lines Foundation, Board of Trustees for Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Georgia and is an Advisory Board Member of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Joanne holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University.

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Igor Vaks
Founder & CEO at CreatorIQ

Igor Vaks is CEO and Founder of CreatorIQ, a premier SaaS platform that helps agencies, brands, and publishers manage private brand advocacy networks, work with creators and execute influencer campaigns. Before founding CreatorIQ, Igor was CIO & CTO at Experian Consumer Group and an active angel investor in LA startups.


May 6th
Open Zoom Link
Q&A Session
Final Remarks


Partial Guest List

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