Contributed by Mollie Lombardi Co-Founder, Principal Analyst, Aptitude Research Partners
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The 2017 HR Technology Conference kicked off on Tuesday morning with the second annual Women in HR Technology summit. Back bigger and better than ever this year – in a much bigger conference space to alleviate the overflow issues from the unexpected popularity of the inaugural event last year – the goal of this summit is to address questions such as how do we attract more women into tech and HR tech roles? And how do we help those in the field overcome the challenges of working in a historically male dominated field to thrive and ultimately grow into leadership roles?
My favorite part of last year’s HR Technology Conference was the first annual discussion of the experiences, roles, and leadership of women in HR technology. I love learning about new software, capabilities, and people’s experiences using those tools. But understanding the intersection of people and technology will always be the part that lights me up.
Cecile Alper-Leroux is an internationally sought-out speaker, thought leader, and visionary on HCM trends, hot topics, and global strategies. Passionate about people and technology in the workplace, Cecile has dedicated her life's work to helping companies design the best possible experience for people at work so they can achieve great things. A seasoned economic anthropologist, she loves uncovering micro-cultures within organizations and helping leaders and HR professionals effectively respond to evolving workplace dynamics, trends, and opportunities. Cecile is currently Vice President of Human Capital Management (HCM) Innovation at Ultimate Software where she writes and speaks extensively on the changing worker and workforce.
Last week I was at the HR Technology Conference in Chicago and when I arrived on Tuesday afternoon there was this buzz in the air and folks talking about this great pre-conference event called “Women in HR Technology”.
Steve Boese, Co-Chair of the HR Technology Conference, was behind the creation and had this to say prior:
“In the traditionally male-dominated technology industry, there are many successful women leaders introducing new ideas, developing transformative solutions and leading their companies to success. We are proud to hold this long overdue ‘Women in HR Technology’ event, which will not only showcase more than 15 of the most successful women changing the industry, but also provide new insights for how other women can create their own professional roadmaps.”
The agenda was loaded with ....(Read more: http://timsackett.com/2016/10/11/women-in-hr-technology-summit-hrtechconf/ )