FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Globoforce®,
a leading provider of social recognition solutions, today announced
former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, will be a
keynote speaker at its WorkHuman® 2017
conference, May 30-June 1, in Phoenix, Ariz., at the JW Marriott Phoenix
Desert Ridge Resort.
Michelle Robinson Obama served as First Lady of the United States from
2009-2017, transforming the position and becoming a role model, champion
and inspiration for women, families, and young people across America and
around the world.
“Michelle Obama has inspired us in every sense of the word,” said Eric
Mosley, CEO of Globoforce. “As First Lady, she was wholeheartedly
dedicated to the human cause – striving to uplift others, improve the
quality of life for people around the world, and giving a voice to the
people who often go unheard. She has long recognized the importance of
diversity of ideas and people, and the fundamental need for people to
feel valued and appreciated. We are honored to host such a strong
leader–Michelle Obama’s energy and passion will help propel the
WorkHuman movement and inspire top senior HR leaders in the world to
create more human workplaces where employees feel a sense of belonging
and can be their most authentic selves.”
As a transformative First Lady, Mrs. Obama launched and led four key
initiatives: Let’s Move!, to address the challenge of childhood obesity;
Joining Forces, to support veterans, service members and their families;
Reach Higher, to inspire young people to seek higher education; and Let
Girls Learn, to help adolescent girls around the world go to school.
Before becoming First Lady, Michelle Obama attended Princeton University
and Harvard Law School. She started her career as an attorney at the
Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin, where she met her future husband,
Barack Obama. She later worked in the Chicago mayor’s office, the
University of Chicago, and the University of Chicago Medical
Center. Mrs. Obama also founded the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an
organization that prepares young people for careers in public service.
WorkHuman is dedicated to helping educate, energize, and engage business
and HR leaders to build a more human-focused work culture. he movement
serves as the catalyst for creating a more inclusive and human
workplace – one that values individuals as key components to the growth
and success of an organization. The annual event has grown exponentially
in size since the inaugural event in 2015.
At WorkHuman 2017, Mrs. Obama will join “Seinfeld” and “Veep” actress
and comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus, LGBTQ Rights Advocate and actor Chaz
Bono, and New York Times best-selling author and Quiet
Revolution co-founder Susan
Cain, and top-ranked Wharton School professor and New
York Times best-selling author Adam
Grant as WorkHuman keynote speakers.
For more information or questions about the conference, call toll-free
at 844-975-4626 (844-WRKHMAN) or visit www.workhuman.com.
Globoforce is a leading provider of social recognition solutions,
helping companies build stronger, more human cultures through the power
of thanks. Named one of the Best Workplaces by the Great Place To Work®
Institute, Globoforce is trusted by some of the world’s most admired
companies to inspire and energize employees and create best places to
work. Our award-winning SaaS technology and proven methodologies empower
HR and business leaders to take a modern, more strategic approach to
recognition programs. What results is measurable business success,
qualified by increases in employee engagement, retention and
productivity. The company pioneered the WorkHuman
movement, created to galvanize organizations and leaders worldwide to
create a more human workplace. Globoforce is co-headquartered in
Framingham, Mass., and Dublin, Ireland.
To learn more:
- Visit: http://www.globoforce.com
- Read: http://globoforce.com/globoblog
WorkHuman: Be part of the movement. Join us at the annual event in
Phoenix, Ariz., May 30-June 1, 2017.