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Every day, the pressure from employees, boards, investors, and governments grows to close persistent gaps in diversity and equity throughout a company’s employee base and leadership structure. The cost of ignoring these internal and external forces is clear: loss in brand power, increase in capital costs through attrition and inefficiency and a collapse in morale. For the first time in history, technology exists to meet this moment. Join Syndio’s CEO Maria Colacurcio to discuss how Workplace Equity is the next frontier for forward-thinking compensation committees and a foundational principle for ensuring that companies achieve lasting success in a 21st-century economy.
Maria Colacurcio is passionate about workplace equity—where everyone is valued for who they are and their contributions. Colacurcio is CEO of Syndio, a SaaS startup helping companies around the world create an equitable workplace for all employees, regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity. Prior to Syndio, she co-founded Smartsheet.com, which went public in 2018, and spent three years at Starbucks, one of the first Fortune 50 companies to go public with pay equity results. Having started her career working on congressional campaigns, she has a long history of mission-driven work, and a compassionate and competitive attitude to spur change.
Future-focused leader serving as Head of Women Living a Richer Life for Brighton Jones; expert in wealth management strategies for women.
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.
Compensation Equity: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success
Tue, Jan 25 @ 12:00pm PT (1 hr)
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