At a time when many organizations are looking to reinvent themselves culturally, HR is uniquely positioned to lead the evolution. The strategic position of HR isn’t new, but has been propelled into focus given the pandemic, political landscape and racial injustices. What is the most effective way of organizing your HR function for maximum influence? HR has the keys to culture but so does the leadership team, therefore the two must work together to be a seed for change. How can HR spearhead cultural change, ensure your organization lives up to its values and be a true contributor to the business?
Stephane Charbonnier is the Chief Human Resources Officer for L’Oréal USA, since February 2017. In this role, Charbonnier is responsible for driving leadership and learning initiatives, developing talent and building a Human Resources (HR) team with an “employee first” approach. As a leader in the organization reporting directly to the President and CEO of L’Oréal USA, he plays a critical role in driving strategy. Charbonnier also reports to the Chief Human Resources Officer of L’Oréal Group, ensuring alignment between the Group HR Strategy and the U.S. HR Strategy.
Adam Galinsky is the chair of the Management Division at the Columbia Business School. He has published more than 200 scientific articles and co-authored the critically acclaimed and best-selling book, Friend & Foe (Penguin Random House, 2015). Professor Galinsky’s Ted talk, How to Speak Up for Yourself, has over 6.9 million views since its release in November 2016. In recognition of his teaching and research, Poets and Quants selected him as one of the World’s 50 Best B-School Professors (2012). He has been a Producer on six award-winning documentaries, including two that were short-listed (final 15) for Best Documentary at the Academy Awards. Finally, he has been an expert in numerous legal cases involving defamation.