Accenture, PwC, and Workday Leaders to Co-Chair the Great Place to Work For All Summit

By HR Tech Outlook | Friday, November 30, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO: At a pivotal time for inclusiveness within societies and organizations across the world, the 15th Annual Great Place to Work For All Summit returns March 7–9 in San Francisco to advance the transformative workplace conversations taking place around the globe.

Expected to draw more than 1,000 CEOs, CHROs, and other business leaders, the three-day event will present the Future of Work through People First cutting-edge innovations in leadership, partnerships, and technology that enable organizations to create great places to work for all. To deliver this vision, three visionary leaders have joined Great Place to Work Chief Executive Officer Michael C. Bush as Summit co-chairs:

• Julie Sweet, Chief Executive Officer, North America, Accenture
• Tim Ryan, US Chairman & Senior Partner, PwC
• AneelBhusri, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Workday

The event will offer attendees a deep dive into practical takeaways for building a culture that brings out the best in every employee and, as a result, boosts business results. "The key to succeeding in our evolving business climate is maximizing human potential through leadership effectiveness, values, and trust," said Michael C. Bush. "Get those essentials in place, and you'll see innovation and financial growth flourish in your organization. The Great Place to Work For All Summit delivers the inspiration, insights, and tools to get you there."

The Summit showcases 28 tactical Focus Sessions, fireside chats hosted by FORTUNE editors, and mainstage keynotes announced to date, including:

• Innovations in Partnerships, March 8 -- Tim Ryan (chair); Jennifer Morgan, Executive Board Member, SAP; and Matthew Schuyler, CHRO, Hilton
• Innovations in Technology, March 8 -- AneelBhusri (chair); James P. Kavanaugh, Co-Founder & CEO, World Wide Technology
• Innovations in Leadership, March 9 -- Julie Sweet (chair); Stephanie Linnartz, EVP & Global Chief Commercial Officer, Marriott; and Sarah Nahm, Founder & CEO, Lever

In addition, the Summit's Small and Medium Business Forum and Awards Luncheon on March 7 features a keynote by Elena Gomez, CFO, Zendesk. An invitation-only Great Place to Work® For All Awards Celebration Honoring Women Leaders takes place on March 7, the eve of International Women's Day.

The Summit also features the release of A Great Place to Work for All, Michael C. Bush's new book that redefines great workplaces in the 21st century. The book distills the organization's 20 years of research producing the gold-standard FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list to show that the emerging economy centers on developing every person's human potential, regardless of who they are or what they do. All attendees of the Summit will receive a copy of the book which includes inspiring stories and compelling data revealing that Great Places to Work For All are better for business, better for people and better for the world.

The Great Place to Work® For All Summit is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠. In the past, this event has been approved for Recertification Credit Hours: HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®).

Executive Title Partners for this year's Great Place to Work® For All Summit™  are Accenture, PwC, and Workday. In addition, Cisco, Hilton, and SAP are Presenting Partners. The Great Place to Work® For All™ Awards Celebration Honoring Women Leaders is sponsored by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and Genentech and O.C. Tanner is the official provider the awards. World Wide Technology is the Summit Partner for A Great Place to Work For All Book. Activision Blizzard, Comcast NBCUniversal, EY, and Nationwide are Summit Platinum Partners.

For press inquiries and to request an interview with Michael C. Bush and his co-chairs, contact Melissa Krantz at (917) 653-6716 or

About Great Place to Work® For All Summit™

The Great Place to Work® For All Summit™ assembles executive leaders from Best Workplaces, including the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®, Great Place to Work-Certified organizations, and those newly embarking on their workplace journey. Its mission is to share best practices for creating and championing high-trust cultures that are better for business, better for people, and better for the world.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, women, diversity, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps its clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.

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