Frida Polli PhD is an award-winning Harvard and MIT trained neuroscientist turned AI-startup CEO. She is the CEO of pymetrics, a talent matching platform that uses behavioral science and AI to help companies like Unilever, Accenture, and LinkedIn match external and internal talent with their ideal jobs predictively and fairly. While an academic, Frida was an NIH fellow, a NARSAD Young Investigator, an MIT 100K winner, and a Life Science Fellow at Harvard Business School (where she earned an MBA). She has been featured on CNN, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Fast Company, and Inc.
Lindsay Lagreid, Sr. Advisor, Limeade Institute, works with customers to improve their employee experience strategy. Her passion is creating a workplace culture that is inclusive, innovative, and humane. Her expertise is leveraging product solutions to help HR leaders achieve key goals and help employees feel valued and cared for.
Aric Wood is the CEO of XPLANE, a Design Consultancy that helps large organizations clarify, communicate, and activate their strategies. XPLANE leverages visual thinking, human-centered design, co-creation, and multi-disciplinary teams to help clients realize their visions… faster.
Aric leads XPLANE’s Strategy Activation practice, which helps organizations bring their strategies to life by aligning, engaging, and activating their employees. With experience in strategy, general management, innovation, and entrepreneurship, Aric has a keen interest in leveraging design thinking to identify opportunities and drive innovation. Aric is a keynote speaker at design, business, and change management events, and has appeared in publications and broadcasts including CNN, Business Week, Forbes and Inc. Magazine.
With a degree in Neuroscience and experience working in strategy and innovation, Anna has a unique perspective on what it takes to drive culture change. As D&I Partnerships Manager, Anna works with a suite of FTSE100 and Fortune 250 companies to help them launch and see the impact from Inclusion Works by Hive Learning – a digital peer learning programme that helps companies build everyday habits of inclusion at every level. Anna works with clients to develop their digital strategy and enable them to run full learning activation plans that drive continuous learning. On Anna’s programmes, 78% of participants engage with the programme each month and 94% feel confident in their ability to demonstrate truly inclusive behaviours at work.
Having previously led Learning and Development for 3,000 people at Europe’s leading venture builder, Blenheim Chalcot, Fiona knows a thing or two about how to build high performance culture. As Content Director at Hive Learning, Fiona pioneered the organisation’s leading guided content programmes which are designed to turn learning into action. Most recently, Fiona led the inception, development and delivery of Inclusion Works by Hive Learning – the world’s first inclusion toolkit focused on turning unconscious bias into conscious action – created from 1000s of leading sources. Fiona is also the host of the Inclusion Works podcast. A Californian by birth but Londoner by choice, Fiona spends her spare time exploring the trendiest restaurants and fitness classes around London.
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