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The demand for CHRO capability in the boardroom has long been predicted to surge. With covid-related impacts including burnout, the mass resignation, the war for talent, as well as continued focus on ESG and Diversity and Inclusion, we are now seeing CEOs and Board Chairs target this HR capability in their Director searches.
Tracy Edkins joins us to share her path to becoming a board member as an HR executive, the unique value she brings to the table, and how she continues to champion women as board members.
Tracy believes people are the most important asset of any organization. Serving as a global C-Level HR executive, Tracy has driven organizational transformation by focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) for leaders in the enterprise software and consumer sectors. She is an expert at evaluating a company’s leadership strength, board composition, culture and workforce strategy to drive sustainability and growth through cross-enterprise engagement.
Tracy brings 20+ years of experience as a business-oriented HR partner for industry leaders, including Splunk, eBay, and Starbucks. She currently serves on two boards; D2L a publicly traded global software company transforming the way the world learns, and Happy Money a global financial technology organization focused on helping borrowers become savers. Tracy also serves as an advisor to Generation Investment Management, Plan C Advisors, iCIMS, and several other organizations. A multifaceted leader, Tracy is innovative and data-driven, with expertise in product, engineering, sales and marketing across commerce, service, and technology sectors. She is a trusted advisor to CEO’s and executive management on alignment of culture throughout an organization. She is well known for her ability to engage employees as key stakeholders, particularly in industries where talent is the key asset to success. Additionally, she has deep executive compensation, succession planning and team effectiveness expertise.
Coco is founder and CEO of Athena Alliance. Prior to her current roles, Coco served as President, COO, and Board Director of Taos, a market leader in IT Services serving hundreds of F1000 companies, including Apple, Cisco, ebay, Facebook, and Silicon Valley Bank. Coco brings rich experience across F1000 companies, start-ups, and nonprofits in the roles of CEO, COO, advisor, and Board member to Athena. She possesses a unique understanding of the breadth of challenges and opportunities of leadership. She empowers leaders to execute successfully, working with them to develop the relationship between a company’s strategy and its organizational design and environment. Coco’s expertise in developing and strengthening these important linkages makes her a powerful C-level advisor and Board member. In addition to serving on the Board of Taos from 2004 to 2014, Coco served as a Board Director for MentorNet during its rebranding, product transformation, and subsequent acquisition by Great Minds in STEM. Coco was on the finance committee supporting the Board of Directors of Samasource and established the Operating Committee for the Silicon Valley arm of Golden Seeds, a New York-based early-stage investment firm. She also currently serves as Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Anita Borg Technology Leadership Award, one of the most prestigious awards honoring women in technology.
CHRO Perspectives: From CHRO to Board Director with Tracy Edkins
Thu, Jul 14 @ 12:00pm PT (1 hr)
Virtual (RSVP for link)
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