About The Council

The way we approach work is changing before our eyes. Technological advances, demographic shifts and new perspectives on the employee/employer relationship have led to a major cultural shift when it comes to the workforce.

Chief human resource officers, diversity and inclusion leaders, and top talent and benefits executives often are the guardians of a company’s culture. They face a delicate balancing act, and the stakes are high. The role of the HR executive never has been more challenging — and the opportunities more exciting. As corporations and financial markets place more value on human capital concerns like stakeholder capitalism, corporate culture and jobs of the future, it’s clear that senior Human Resources Officers will be central to redefining how businesses survive and thrive in the next era.

To be the agent of change in these complex times, the right tools and resources are needed. The WEC is the unparalleled resource for senior HR executives, equipping them with the information and network necessary to succeed in today’s business environment. The WEC is a  community of members from a wide range of industries with access to exclusive private events, intimate peer-to-peer networking, professional development, and news and information products tailored uniquely for them.

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WEC Member Benefits

INFORM

Timely and tailored news and information

  • Weekly newsletters curated with industry content
  • Regular industry updates from CNBC’s Senior Editor
  • Participation in & insight from quarterly member surveys

ENGAGE

Exclusive invitation-only membership experience

  • Member summit with with roundtable discussions, networking, interactive panels, and more
  • VIP private roundtable series
  • Members-only town hall events
  • Off-the-record #WhatsWorking peer conversations

ELEVATE

Learn from and engage with the best in the business

  • Breaking news conference calls with featured guests
  • Digital networking via Slack community & digital directory in members-only portal
  • Executive development series, including media training to gain skills needed to lead and communicate effectively to boards, at events, to media, and more

Interested in becoming a member?

Council
Members

Nathalie
Carruthers

Blue Yonder

Nathalie Carruthers is EVP & Chief HR Officer for Blue Yonder.

Kara
Helander

The Carlyle Group

Kara Helander is Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer for The Carlyle Group.

Susan
Tohyama

Ceridian

Susan Tohyama is Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President for Ceridian.

Tracy
Platt

Cerner

Tracy Platt is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Cerner.

Paul
Marchand

Charter Communications

Paul Marchand is Executive Vice President, Human Resources for Charter Communications.

Rhonda
Morris

Chevron Corporation

Rhonda Morris is Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Chevron Corporation.

Beth
Steinberg

Chime

Beth Steinberg is Vice President of People for Chime.

Marissa
Andrada

Chipotle

Marissa Andrada is Chief People Officer for Chipotle.

Francine
Katsoudas

Cisco

Francine Katsoudas is Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer for Cisco.

Melanie
Collins

Dropbox

Melanie Collins is VP & Global Head of People for Dropbox.

Kristin
Johnson

Edward Jones

Kristin Johnson is Chief Human Resources Officer for Edward Jones.

Denise
Williams

FIS Global

Denise Williams is Chief People Officer for FIS Global.

Karyn
Twaronite

EY

Karyn Twaronite is Global Vice Chair of Diversity & Inclusiveness for EY.

Jacqueline
Welch

Freddie Mac

Jacqueline Welch is Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Diversity Officer for Freddie Mac.

Sandra
Hurse

Grosvenor Capital Management

Sandra Hurse is Chief Human Resources Officer for Grosvenor Capital Management.

Matthew
Schuyler

Hilton

Matthew Schuyler is Chief Human Resources Officer for Hilton.

Tracy
Keogh

HP

Tracy Keogh is Chief Human Resources Officer for HP.

Bruce
Slawitsky

HSS

Bruce Slawitsky is Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Service Excellence for HSS.

Diane
Gherson

IBM

Diane Gherson is Chief Human Resources Officer for IBM.

Anne
Benedict

Infor

Anne Benedict is Chief Human Resources Officer for Infor.

Lisa
Buckingham

Lincoln Financial Group

Lisa Buckingham is Executive Vice President and Chief People, Place and Brand Officer for Lincoln Financial Group.

Laura
Cushing

Loews Corporation

Laura Cushing is Chief Human Resources Officer for Loews Corporation.

Amy
Thompson

Mattel

Amy Thompson is Chief People Officer for Mattel.

Celeste
Warren

Merck

Celeste Warren is Vice President Global Diversity and Inclusion COE for Merck.

Eric
Hutcherson

NBA

Eric Hutcherson is Chief Human Resources Officer for NBA.

Ann
Addison

Northrop Grumman

Ann Addison is Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Northrop Grumman.

Louise
Pentland

PayPal

Louise Pentland is EVP, Chief Business Affairs and Legal Officer for PayPal.

Ronald
Schellekens

Pepsico

Ronald Schellekens is Chief Human Resources Officer for Pepsico.

Sheila
Rostiac

PSEG

Sheila Rostiac is Senior Vice President – Chief Human Resources Officer & Chief Diversity Officer for PSEG.

Michael
Fenlon

PwC

Michael Fenlon is Chief People Officer for PwC.

Pat
Wadors

ServiceNow

Pat Wadors is Chief Talent Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer for ServiceNow.

Anna
Avalos

SoFi

Anna Avalos is Head of People for SoFi.

Becky
Cantieri

SurveyMonkey

Becky Cantieri is Chief People Officer for SurveyMonkey.

Alexander
Ruch

TGW Logistics Group

Alexander Ruch is Director of Human Resources for North America for TGW Logistics Group.

Anilu
Vazquez-Ubarri

TPG Global

Anilu Vazquez-Ubarri is a Partner and Chief Human Resources Officer for TPG Global.

Charlene
Thomas

UPS

Charlene Thomas is Chief Human Resources Officer for UPS.

Steve
Pemberton

Workhuman

Steve Pemberton is Chief Human Resources Officer for Workhuman.

InaMarie
Johnson

Zendesk

InaMarie Johnson is Chief People and Diversity Officer for Zendesk.

Lynne
Oldham

Zoom Communications

Lynne Oldham is Chief People Officer for Zoom Communications.

Preferred Access to CNBC Events & Virtual Experiences

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    Healthy Returns

    Healthy Returns

    Virtual summit focsed on investing in health care innovation.

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    CNBC @WORK LIVESTREAM: LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT AMID CRISIS

    Hear insights and tips from industry leaders, experts, and influencers.

    CNBC @WORK LIVESTREAM: LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT AMID CRISIS

    Hear insights and tips from industry leaders, experts, and influencers, featuring:

    • Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global; Founder, Huffington Post
    • Lazlo Bock, Co-founder and CEO, Humu
    • Carmine di Sibio, Global Chairman and CEO, EY, and more
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    Debrief and discuss industry-moving events with WEC’s Senior Editor Recent call with Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb: Managing Workforce Changes and Challenges Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Debrief and discuss industry-moving events with WEC’s Senior Editor. Recent call with Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb: Managing Workforce Changes and Challenges Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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    VIP Dinner Series with Special Guest

    Interactive roundtable with peers and CNBC editors.

    VIP Dinner Series with Special Guest

    Interactive roundtable with peers and CNBC editors.

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    Annual Summit

    Convenes full cohort of WEC members for a half day of programming sessions, networking hour and dinner discussions.

    Annual Summit

    Convenes full cohort of WEC members for a half day of programming sessions, networking hour and dinner discussions.

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    Disruptor 50 Celebration

    Disruptor 50 Celebration

    The Disruptor 50 is CNBC’s annual list of breakthrough venture-backed startups developing revolutionary new technology into scalable business models to build the next generation of great public companies.

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    CNBC Evolve Summit

    CNBC Evolve Summit

    CNBC Evolve features iconic global companies and executives who are embracing change and transforming for the future.

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    @WORK SUMMIT

    @WORK SUMMIT

    Building and empowering the workforce of the future.

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News

July 9, 2020

Jobless claims at better-than-expected 1.3 million, total getting benefits falls to 18 million

Weekly jobless claims were lower than expected last week as workers slowly returned to their jobs in the wake of rising coronavirus cases.

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July 8, 2020

United warns 36,000 employees of potential job cuts as pandemic roils travel demand

United is warning some 36,000 front-line employees about potential job cuts as the pandemic hinders a return to travel.

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July 2, 2020

Record jobs gain of 4.8 million in June smashes expectations; unemployment rate falls to 11.1%

Another big contributor to the decline of the jobless rate was a plunge in those on temporary layoff. That total fell by 4.8 million in June to 10.6 million after a decrease of 2.7 million in May.

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July 1, 2020

How remote work risks a new digital jobs divide for minorities

For low-income students from Black, Hispanic and other minority communities, the sudden, remote work success story is anything but: it risks creating a new digital divide in career opportunities.

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June 23, 2020

Google, Amazon and Tesla slam Trump’s immigration crackdown

U.S. tech giants including Google, Amazon and Tesla are criticizing President Donald Trump’s decision to suspend H-1B and L1 work visas.

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June 22, 2020

Trump to suspend entry of certain foreign workers despite business group opposition

U.S. President Donald Trump will suspend the entry of certain foreign workers on H-1B visas for skilled workers and L-1 visas for workers being transferred within a company through the end of the year, a senior administration official said on Monday — a move the official said would help the economy, but which business groups strongly oppose.

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June 19, 2020

Oped: It’s time for White female executives to break inequality barriers for Black women at work

Black women who want to advance the corporate ladder need to battle both sexism and racism — as well as the interplay between these forms of inequality at work. White female executive need to support change.

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June 17, 2020

Here’s a running list of all the big companies observing Juneteenth this year

Multiple companies have announced that they will either honor or recognize Juneteenth as a paid holiday for their employees this year, as a sign of support for the Black community. Here is a list of the companies that promised to recognize Juneteenth.

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June 16, 2020

Morgan Stanley’s former global diversity chief sues bank for racial discrimination

The suit is the latest alleging that Wall Street firms have stymied efforts to boost the careers of Black employees.

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June 15, 2020

Supreme Court rules workers can’t be fired for being gay or transgender

In a landmark ruling for LGBT rights, the Supreme Court said workers cannot be fired for being gay or transgender.

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June 11, 2020

Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett on how far CEOs need to go in support for racial equality

Valerie Jarrett says corporate leaders need to use their business leverage to challenge politicians who don’t act on key race issues, like law-enforcement reform and mail-in voting.

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June 11, 2020

Employers face reckoning from the George Floyd protests—pressure to close the racial wage gap

Protests against police brutality are shining a light on the issue of systemic racism. Will companies finally take steps to address the racial pay gap?

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June 11, 2020

Weekly unemployment claims better than expected as workers leave jobless rolls

Those collecting benefits declined as well, totaling 20.9 million, compared with a downwardly revised 21.5 million a week earlier.

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June 11, 2020

Op-ed: How the Black Lives Matter movement can avoid #MeToo’s missteps to create lasting change

It’s been almost three years since #MeToo became a global rallying cry, yet there is little progress to show for it. To move the needle, organizations need to build diversity into their leadership, culture and practices. That will require systemic and structural changes.

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June 11, 2020

Companies are making bold promises about greater diversity, but there’s a long way to go

Investors will hold U.S. companies accountable to diversify and be representative of the country at large.

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June 4, 2020

Tim Cook just published an open letter on racism to Apple’s homepage — here it is

Cook addresses the “senseless” death of George Floyd, “deeply rooted discrimination” in the justice system and racial disparities in health care.

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June 4, 2020

Jobless claims, total unemployment level worse than expected

First-time claims for unemployment insurance were expected to total 1.775 million last week, according to economists surveyed by Dow Jones.

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June 3, 2020

Remote work will be a legacy of pandemic; job losses may not be over, survey finds

Remote work may be the lasting legacy of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a Conference Board survey released Wednesday.

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