Since 2020, the role of the HR Professional has shifted and become front and center in helping corporations navigate the new demands brought about by the pandemic, social unrest, an aggressive turn in the job market and a new generation of employees with new expectations.
CEO’s have become dependent on the HR Leaders to give guidance, set direction and navigate their organizations in a complex world. HR Leaders have become experts without training in areas not foreseen as being corporate issues to navigate. The respect and dependence on HR professionals who can flex, learn and apply change is the new world of HR!
Let’s reflect on where we’ve been, let’s celebrate what we have accomplished and let’s talk about what’s expected of us going forward and how we can support each other to lead HR and our organizations in this Brave New World.
We will hear from line management on what they have seen and appreciated from their HR Counterparts. What they expect going forward. Let’s hear from HR Leaders who were in the thick of the change. Let’s talk with HR Advisors who helped coach and guide our internal HR Team members. What did they see, what could we have done differently, what do we need to prepare for going forward. Join us!
VP, Human Resources, Pixar Animation Studios
Reema Batnagar joined Pixar Animation Studios in February 2019 as Vice President, Human Resources. In her role, Batnagar is responsible for leading Pixar’s human resources department, which includes talent acquisition, leadership/organizational development, total rewards, and employee relations.
Batnagar brings over 20 years of HR experience to the job. Prior to Pixar, Batnagar worked at Sony Interactive Entertainment as Head of HR for Sales & Marketing, where she led learning and development and talent management. She has also held a variety of senior HR leadership and organizational development roles at VMware, Adobe, and Intuit.
Growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota, Batnagar holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and psychology from St. Olaf College and a master’s degree in human resources and organizational development from University of Minnesota.
Head of Human Resources and Chief of Staff
Sahar Zandi joined Clear Labs in June 2018. Sahar is a versatile and proven Human Resources Executive and Chief of Staff. With an MS in counseling, she was able to focus on data driven analyses and employee life cycle development. Her ability to combine her background expertise with sharp business acumen allows her to flex in her role as Head of Human Resources and as Chief of Staff. She brings an innovative and human centered approach to her work.
Dena House - SVP of HR, OD & Learning at Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc