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

  • Annual summit with half-day of programming, networking, and dinner
  • VIP private dinner series
  • Elite peer-to-peer networking opportunities

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
  • Media training to gain skills needed to communicate effectively

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Eric
Hutcherson

NBA

Eric Hutcherson is Chief Human Resources Officer for NBA.

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.

Pat
Wadors

ServiceNow

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

Becky
Cantieri

SurveyMonkey

Becky Cantieri is Chief People Officer for SurveyMonkey.

Anilu
Vazquez-Ubarri

TPG

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

Charlene
Thomas

UPS

Charlene Thomas is Chief Human Resources Officer for UPS.

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

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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

May 28, 2020

Another 2.1 million file jobless claims, but total unemployed shrinks

First-time claims for unemployment benefits were expected to total 2.05 million last week, according to economists surveyed by Dow Jones.

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May 28, 2020

EasyJet to cut workforce by 30% as coronavirus pandemic weighs

EasyJet, which plans to resume flights on June 15, is the latest in a slew of airlines to announce job cuts amid the Covid-19 crisis.

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May 28, 2020

American Airlines plans 30% reduction of management, administrative staff

American Airlines is planning to reduce its mangagement and support staff jobs by 30% as it scrambles to cut costs because of the coronavirus.

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May 26, 2020

Who is the happiest working from home? Here’s what latest jobs market data says

Remote workers are happier than employees at physical work sites during the coronavirus, but job satisfaction still comes down to industry, income and status, new CNBC}SurveyMonkey workforce data reveals.

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May 26, 2020

Coronavirus reopening: How companies including Facebook, Tesla and Mastercard are bringing workers back

Businesses and employees are getting back to work and economic activity is picking up as states begin to reopen their economies after the Covid-19 shutdown.

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May 19, 2020

Op-ed: The next Silicon Valley exodus — Over 25% of tech sector wants permanent work from home

Over one-quarter of technology sector employees want to work remotely forever, the new CNBC|SurveyMonkey Workforce Survey finds. That could have a big influence on pay in the economy’s richest sector.

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May 19, 2020

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai expects to be at 30% office capacity by the end of the year

The company will start by bringing 10% to 15% of workers in the office at any time. As it ramps up operations, Sundar Pichai said he believes the company will cap it at 20% to 30% of workers in the office at any time.

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May 18, 2020

Weekly jobless claims total 2.981 million, bringing coronavirus tally to 36.5 million

The total 2.981 million new claims for unemployment insurance brought the coronavirus crisis count to nearly 36.5 million, though the weekly trend continued lower.

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May 18, 2020

Square to allow employees to work from home permanently, following Twitter’s lead

Square is letting employees work remotely, even after Covid-related shelter-in-place orders come to an end.

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May 18, 2020

Uber to cut 3,000 more jobs

Uber is cutting 3,000 more jobs less than two weeks after an initial round of layoffs, CNBC confirmed Monday.

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May 18, 2020

How post-pandemic office spaces could change corporate culture

It’s clear that the coronavirus pandemic will change the way we work in offices — perhaps indefinitely. Less certain is the impact these physical and structural changes will have on corporate culture, which has become an intangible asset companies long to perfect.

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May 18, 2020

LinkedIn data shows U.S. job hiring may have hit bottom in mid-April

The U.S. may have experienced the worst of its coronavirus-related job losses in mid-April, and hiring could be on the verge of starting to recover, according to data gathered by LinkedIn and provided to CNBC.

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May 14, 2020

Op-ed: Diversity gains tumble as women account for 55% of the 20.5 million jobs lost in April

Women accounted for 55% of the 20.5 million jobs lost in April, wiping out much of the diversity gains achieved over the past few years due to the historically tight labor market.

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May 13, 2020

Tesla HR to employees: ‘Choose not to work, it may impact your unemployment benefits’

After operating its factory in defiance of Covid-19 health orders for days, Tesla HR tells employees in an e-mail Wednesday: “choose not to work, it may impact your unemployment benefits”

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May 13, 2020

Amazon to end wage increases and double overtime pay in June

Amazon said it will extend hourly wage increases and double overtime pay until May 31, meaning the policies will go away in June.

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May 13, 2020

Uber will require all drivers and riders to wear masks starting Monday

Uber is launching a new set of safety features in its app, including a tool that checks if drivers are wearing face masks before starting trips.

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May 12, 2020

Twitter tells employees they can work from home ‘forever’

Twitter’s acceptance of a mostly remote workforce predates the coronavirus pandemic.

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May 12, 2020

Coronavirus crisis creates ‘perfect storm’ for suicide risk as job losses soar and people are isolated at home

Sustained economic stress from job losses and downturns in the stock market could be associated with higher U.S. suicide rates, according to a JAMA report.

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