“I most enjoy the CEO/HR Leader conversation.  It celebrates the value HR holds in the workplace and it reinforces that the HR profession is integrating within and changing the business.  These discussions help confirm HR’s role as part of the strategy and fabric of the company and culture.”

 Lisa Hazelwood, Sr. Manager, North Americas Benefits at Equinix 


“I like starting with the combined CEO and HR leader fireside chat.  This is especially beneficial for new HR folks to see the dynamic between these two important company leaders….this is how a successful company runs their business and their relationships.”

 Bill Lewis, Executive Recruiter for Human Resources Professionals, Lewis Partners LLC


"I love the networking with people I used to work with.  And the topics are always cutting edge and progressive driven by dynamic speakers.  The panel is diverse and forward-thinking.  I return to my office with great ideas to share with my leadership.”

 Carolyn Austin, HR Executive at Applied Materials


"I plan to attend the 2016 HR Symposium because the 2015 event was fabulous!  It was great to hear Pandora's CEO and the HR VP chat about their strategies for attracting and retaining top talent as well as hear the other excellent HR execs speak about their efforts for building successful companies.   The networking was definitely worthy of my time, too!"

  Shirl DeOliviera, Sr. Recruiting Partner, Turn Inc.


"The HR Symposium is an excellent forum to bring together leaders and Human Resource professionals from all over Silicon Valley. It’s inspiring to hear from a diverse group of seasoned Human Resource professionals who identify and discuss common issues found within the workplace. As one of the proud 2015 scholarship winners, I confidently recommend this event to both my colleagues and former classmates, as I truly believe that those seeking inspiration should look no further. The HR Symposium leads to the door of opportunities."

  Sabrina Zare, Apple Recruiting