2020 Annual Conference & Exposition

Keynote Speakers

  • Mindy Grossman

    Mindy
    Grossman

    Mindy Grossman, 62, has served as a director and President and CEO of WW (NASDAQ: WW) since July 2017. Grossman has more than 38 years of experience in building and transforming consumer brands.

    Prior to joining WW, she served as Chief Executive Officer of HSN, Inc. and a member of the company’s Board of Directors from 2008 to 2017. She oversaw a $4 billion direct to consumer retail portfolio that included HSN and the Cornerstone portfolio of home and family lifestyle brands.

    During her tenure, she positioned HSNi as a leader in boundaryless retail, offering customers a seamless shopping experience across multiple channels – television, catalogue, online and mobile. As a result, more than half of the company’s revenue was generated through digital commerce.

    A 38-year veteran of the retail and apparel industries, Grossman joined IAC, HSNi’s former parent company, in 2006 as CEO of IAC Retail. In 2008, she took the company public and became the CEO of HSNi. She transformed HSN into a lifestyle network offering an exciting array of products, personalities and experiences designed to engage, inform and entertain. She pioneered visionary, industry-changing innovations, such as Shop by Remote, HSN Arcade and HSN Live, and formed unique partnerships with brands such as Disney, Ford and Universal. She also reshaped the Cornerstone Brands portfolio by spearheading the digital transformation of the catalogue business.

    Prior to joining IAC, she served as a Global Vice President at Nike, Inc., overseeing its $4 billion apparel business. At Nike, she led the development and growth of the global women's business and served as co-chair of Nike’s Women's Leadership Council. Earlier career highlights include serving as President and CEO of Polo Jeans Company, Vice President of New Business Development at Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, President of Chaps Ralph Lauren, and Senior Vice President of Menswear for Warnaco, Inc. She also held senior positions at Tommy Hilfiger and Oxford Industries.

    In October 2018, Grossman was named to TIME Magazine’s 50 Most Influential People in Health Care 2018. In 2014, Grossman was recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business and Fortune’s Business Person of the Year. In 2013, Forbes magazine named Grossman one of the world’s 100 most powerful women, an honor she has received four times. In 2011, she was named Corporate Innovator of the Year at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Florida Awards. In both 2010 and 2011, Grossman was ranked by the Financial Times as one of the top 50 women in world business.

    Grossman serves as Vice Chairman for UNICEF USA and is a member of the Board of Directors of Fanatics, Inc.

    Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

    Johnny C.
    Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

    Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Society for Human Resource Management, the world’s largest HR professional society. As a global leader on human capital, culture and leadership, Mr. Taylor is a sought-after voice on all matters affecting work, workers and the workplace. He is frequently asked to testify before Congress on critical workforce issues and authors a weekly column, “Ask HR,” in USA Today.

    Mr. Taylor’s career spans over 20 years as a lawyer, human resources executive and CEO in both the not-for-profit and for-profit space. He has held senior and chief executive roles at IAC/Interactive Corp, Viacom’s Paramount Pictures and Blockbuster Entertainment Group, McGuireWoods LLC and Compass Group USA. Most recently, Mr. Taylor was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

    He serves on the corporate board of Gallup; on the boards of the University of Miami, Jobs for America’s Graduates and the American Red Cross; and as an adviser to Safe Streets & Second Chances. In 2018, he was appointed by President Trump to chair the President’s Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He holds both a JD and an MA from Drake University and a BS from the University of Miami. He is licensed to practice law in Florida, Illinois and Washington, D.C.

    This speaker is a member of the SHRM Speakers Bureau.

  • Carly Fiorina

    Carly
    Fiorina

    Carly Fiorina is a true leader and a seasoned problem‐solver. 

    She is a passionate, articulate advocate for problem-solving, innovation, and effective leadership. Her mission is to inspire, equip and connect individuals and teams to seize opportunities, face challenges, and accelerate impact in their communities and places of work. She knows that everyone has more potential than they realize, that those closest to the problem understand the problem best, and that leading to unlock the potential in others and actually solve problems can result in both progress and joy.

    Carly shares her leadership experience and approach to problem-solving in a variety of ways. 

    In addition to her regular speeches to students, businesses and non-profits, she is the founder and Chairman of Carly Fiorina Enterprises, and of Unlocking Potential, a non-profit organization that invests in human potential by supporting local leaders who are solving problems in their communities and places of work; equipping them with the behaviors, characteristics, disciplines and tools to increase their leadership and problem-solving capacity.

    Carly’s experience spans from secretary to CEO, from public to private, and from for-profit to non-profit. 

    She started out as a secretary for a nine-person real-estate business and eventually became the first woman ever to lead a Fortune 50 company. When Carly was recruited to lead Hewlett Packard (HP) in 1999, the industry was facing the worst technology recession in 25 years. Under Carly’s leadership, revenue grew, innovation tripled, growth quadrupled, and HP became the 11th largest company in the U.S.

    During her tenure at HP, the company received numerous civic recognitions, including being named one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Business Ethics Magazine, one of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers by Working Mother Magazine, receiving a 100% rating by The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, and being named one of the World’s Most Respected Companies by The Financial Times and PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

    After leaving HP, Carly focused her efforts on giving back. Prior to Unlocking Potential, she served as the Chairman of Good360, the world’s largest product philanthropy organization, and as Chairman of Opportunity International, a Christian-based organization that lifts millions out of poverty around the globe through micro-finance. She also founded the One-Woman Initiative in partnership with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, to engage and empower women in Pakistan, Egypt, India and the Philippines through increased access to economic opportunity. 

    Carly was appointed by President Bush and CIA Director Michael Hayden to serve as the Chairman of the External Advisory Board of the CIA after 9/11. In this capacity, she held the highest clearances available to a civilian, and focused her efforts on CIA recruitment policies, information technology capabilities and organizational integration.

    In 2015, Carly launched a campaign for President. Running as a political outsider, Carly spoke about empowering and engaging citizens to take back government from a political ruling class that has failed to deliver results. There, many more Americans came to know her as a clear-eyed, direct leader capable of actually solving problems.

    Carly is also a best-selling author. Her titles include Tough Choices and Rising to the Challenge. Her third book Find Your Way is out now. 

    She and her husband, Frank, have been happily married for 34 years. They reside in northern Virginia near their daughter, son-in-law and two granddaughters.

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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