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Emerging Leaders Program - Steve Pemberton
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When: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
9:00 AM
Where: Workhuman Corporate Office
200 Crossing Blvd.
Framingham, Massachusetts  01702
United States
Contact: Karen Murphy

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HRLF is pleased to announce a new offering for Emerging HR Leaders! Our past events were at capacity, with over 40 Emerging Leader participants and received great feedback.

Success in the Contemporary Workforce, Fostering a Positive and Motivating Ethos – A Program for Emerging HR Leaders

“To achieve success in today’s workplace, we must be committed to inspiring and empowering one another day in and day out. This type of transformation starts with galvanizing HR leaders worldwide to build cultures based upon foundations of humanity, appreciation and diversity, inclusion and belonging.” - Steve Pemberton

During this session you will have the opportunity to:

  • Be inspired by Steve's personal and professional story
  • Gain an understanding of how perseverance, grit, and humanity have helped him navigate his HR journey
  • Hear stories of culture transformation through engagement, diversity and recognition
  • Interact with other emerging leaders on how to apply these ideas to yourself and your workplace.  

Time Commitment and Criteria for Participants:

  • 3-hours, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm on Tuesday, October 15th at the Workhuman Office in Framingham
  • Limited to Emerging HR Leaders with 10-15 years experience practicing HR in business, non-profit, education or government organizations.
  • Limit of 2 participants per organization to maximize participation from different companies and improve learning.
  • Event limited to 40 participants.


Free, no cost to participant or company – regardless of HRLF membership status. Non-Members are encouraged to attend.

Parking on site and a light breakfast and catered lunch will be provided.

Steve Pemberton

Steve Pemberton joined Workhuman in December of 2017 as chief human resources officer (CHRO) and works with HR leaders and senior management executives worldwide to help build workplaces where every employee feels recognized, respected, and appreciated for who they are and what they do. He champions and promotes the Workhuman movement to inspire HR leaders to embrace more humanity and foster a sense of purpose in the workplace. And, Steve is focused on building upon Workhuman’s award-winning culture, where we have set a new industry standard through our own power usage of recognition and positivity.

Prior to joining Workhuman, Steve served as chief diversity officer and vice president of diversity and inclusion for Walgreens Boots Alliance. Prior to assuming his role at Walgreens, he served as chief diversity officer at In 2015, he was appointed by United States Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Competitive Integrated Employment of People with Disabilities.

A passionate human rights champion, Steve has made equality, access and opportunity the foundation of his personal and professional life. Author of the best-selling memoir, “A Chance in the World,” Steve chronicled his journey as a ward of the state for much of his childhood. His tireless advocacy for the disenfranchised has earned him numerous accolades, including honorary doctorates from Winston-Salem State University, Mt. Ida College and Boston College, as well as the prestigious Horizon Award by the U.S. Congress, presented to private sector individuals who have expanded opportunities for all Americans through their own personal contributions, and who have set exceptional examples for young people through their successes in life. He is a Boston College graduate and serves on several nonprofit boards, including UCAN (Chicago), New Yorkers for Children, and The United States Business Leadership Network.


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