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.

Amy
Reichanadter

Databricks

Amy Reichanadter is Chief People Officer for Databricks.

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.

Susan
Pietrucha

Gallagher

Susan Pietrucha is Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Gallagher.

Piyush
Mehta

Genpact

Piyush Mehta is Chief Human Resources Officer for Genpact.

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.

Nickle
LaMoureaux

IBM

Nickle LaMoureaux is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for IBM.

Paul
Wolfe

Indeed

Paul Wolfe is SVP, Human Resources for Indeed.

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.

Chatelle
Lynch

McAfee

Chatelle Lynch is SVP and Chief People Officer for McAfee.

Mary
Ainsworth

Medallia

Mary Ainsworth is EVP, Chief People Officer for Medallia.

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.

Heather
McHale

OneMain Financial

Heather McHale is Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for OneMain Financial.

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.

Cecilia
McKenney

Quest Diagnostics

Cecilia McKenney is Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for Quest Diagnostics.

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.

DJ
Casto

Synchrony

DJ Casto is EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer for Synchrony.

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.

Christy
Pambianchi

Verizon

Christy Pambianchi is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Verizon.

Elisa
Wyman

Wiley

Elisa Wyman is SVP, Global Rewards for Wiley.

Donnie
Upshaw

Wingstop Restaurants

Donnie Upshaw is SVP of People for Wingstop Restaurants.

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

September 30, 2020

Companies added better than expected 749,000 jobs amid jump in construction, hospitality, ADP says

Companies added jobs at a faster-than-expected pace in September due in good part to a surge in manufacturing hires, according to a report Wednesday from ADP.

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September 30, 2020

Shell plans to cut 9,000 jobs in transition plan

Royal Dutch Shell announced on Wednesday plans to cut up to 9,000 jobs, or over 10% of its workforce, as part of a major overhaul to shift the oil and gas giant to low-carbon energy.

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September 29, 2020

Disney to lay off 28,000 employees as coronavirus slams its theme park business

Prolonged closures of Disney’s California theme parks and limited attendance at its open parks have led the company to lay off 28,000 employees across its parks, experiences and consumer products segment.

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September 28, 2020

PwC survey: Male executives aren’t convinced of benefits of seeking out diverse board members

CNBC’s Seema Mody reports on the details of a new report from PriceWaterhouseCooper’s about board directors’ views on diversity in the workplace.

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August 27, 2020

TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer to leave the company

TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer has quit the company just months after his appointment.

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August 26, 2020

Salesforce cuts about 1,000 jobs even as stock has record one-day surge

Salesforce reported blowout earnings on Tuesday, and then informed about 1,000 employees that their jobs are being eliminated.

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August 26, 2020

McDonald’s is reportedly investigating if ex-CEO covered up for co-workers

McDonald’s investigation into former CEO Steve Easterbrook’s behavior reportedly includes whether he covered up other employees’ improprieties.

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August 25, 2020

Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt says rapid coronavirus tests are needed to get America back to the office

“They’re not broadly available still. That’s a tragedy,” former Google CEO Eric Schmidt said of rapid testing for the coronavirus.

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August 25, 2020

Remote workers suffer from loneliness and isolationism as the pandemic in the U.S. drags on

The shift to remote work during the pandemic has given rise to a U.S. workforce suffering from loneliness and isolationism.

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August 25, 2020

JPMorgan will have staff cycle between office and remote work in a move that may remake Wall Street

Banks are preparing for more people to return after Labor Day, according to executives at lenders and technology vendors. But workers will hold onto the ability to work remotely.

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August 24, 2020

Delta plans to furlough more than 1,900 pilots in October

Delta says it’s preparing to furlough more than 1,900 pilots in October after federal aid prohibiting job cuts expires.

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August 20, 2020

Lyft will suspend service in California after ordered to classify drivers as employees

Last week, a judge granted the state’s request for a preliminary injunction requiring Uber and Lyft to reclassify drivers as employees.

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August 20, 2020

How major companies are responding to employee needs in a remote work world that has no end in sight

Many workers are nearing the half-year mark in work-from-home existence and the school year is about to begin. Here is how companies are dealing with employee needs such as child care, and other aspects of a stressful, uncertain remote work experience.

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August 18, 2020

Boeing offers second voluntary layoff package to employees

Boeing will be offering a second voluntary layoff package to employees to depart the company, with pay and benefits, the planemaker said on Monday.

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August 17, 2020

Op-ed: Elizabeth Warren and lawyer who sued Uber say gig economy companies deny workers their rights

Gig economy companies like Uber and Lyft misclassify their workers as independent contractors, when they deserve full benefits companies typically provide to their full-time employees, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. and labor lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan write.

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August 17, 2020

Pinterest adds third woman to board following claims of gender discrimination by former executive

Pinterest appointed Andrea Wishom, president at Skywalker Holdings and former executive vice president at Harpo Productions, to become its third woman board member. It follows claims of gender discrimination from former COO Francoise Brougher.

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August 14, 2020

Pinterest to announce new board member as employees stage virtual walkout over gender, racial discrimination claims

Pinterest on Friday said it is planning to announce a new board member, as its employees mobilize a protest against gender and racial discrimination at the company.

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August 13, 2020

Amazon cuts more than 1,200 delivery contract jobs, even as that part of its business booms

Amazon delivery partners in states across the country are closing facilities and laying off employees, even as its delivery program continues to grow.

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