• September 16, 2019
HCMx Radio 132: From Diversity, to Inclusion to Belonging

Guest: Connie Costigan, Vice President for Communications and Brand Advocacy at Saba. Connie works closely with smart thinkers in human resources to share the latest best practices in talent management and how our solutions support them.

Connie holds a B.A. with honors in Political Science from McMaster University. Her past leadership positions include posts at Cognos, an IBM company, and Spotwave Wireless.

Topics and questions include:

  • Connie’s pre-tech background
  • Saba’s approach to gender representation in leadership
  • How did Saba achieve a high representation of women leaders
  • Gender diversity’s effect on an organization
  • How to create a more inclusive leadership team
  • Embracing emotions at work
  • Starting with data to establish the value of diversity
  • The biggest challenges or barriers to companies increasing female leadership representation
  • Leadership development challenges
  • Men in the mix; how can they make a difference
  • Enabling personal growth
  • Addressing and fixing the foundation
  • And more!

We are hosting our 4th annual Women In Leadership Summit. The event will be held on June 10th & 11th at the EAU Palm Beach Resort in Florida. We hope to see you there!

Our annual HCM Excellence Conference is on February 4-6th.

If you have questions about our discussion today and would like access to our Women In Leadership Network that provides organizational leaders access to our research library on women in leadership and diversity and inclusion topics. please contact me at WIL@brandonhall.com or visit www.brandonhall.com

Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.

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