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Leading through Turbulence

  • 8 Feb 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Zoom event


  • Special price for members

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Leading through Turbulence: How does HR lead in a Shaky Post-pandemic Economy?

How are CPOs pivoting as they move into 2023’s unstable economic environment while still dealing with the big issues of the last 3 years: remote/hybrid work, employee wellness, diversity and inclusion, hyperinflation of wages, etc.? What is happening to those issues in the face of cost-cutting and layoffs, restructuring, and business transformations in order to survive the current economic turbulence. How do they play together? How does HR maintain corporate focus on people-centric issues - and any progress that has been made on - within the economic downturn? How do CPOs maneuver between business demands and employee wishes while maintaining a positive productive culture and great place to work?

Our panel of CPOs will share with you what they are doing and considering as they manage this new balancing act.

In this session we will focus on:

  • How is the situation impacting HR priorities for companies?
  • How are employees’ needs - and companies’ needs - changing in this economic environment?
  • What do senior leaders want/need? How can HR help managers caught in the middle?
  • How do we maintain key talent in this environment?
  • How do we use our company values to restructure with respect?

Join us on February 8 for an interactive session as we ponder the challenges this year has in front of us.

About the Panelists

Amy Meyer,

Chief People Officer


Amy Meyer is Chief People Officer for AppFolio. Amy leads the human resources and facilities management functions, partnering with leaders throughout the company to attract, develop, and retain diverse talent at all levels, and to create a positive employee experience.

Amy joined AppFolio in 2015, bringing 20 years of experience leading HR organizations to her role. She previously served as Vice President of Human Resources for Citrix Online (merged with GoTo) where she was responsible for the company's human resources business partners, talent acquisition, talent management and mergers and acquisitions. Before that, Amy was Director of Human Resources at Openwave Systems, serving in several divisional and corporate HR roles.

Amy has been named as one of the Top 50 Women in Business on California’s Central Coast and contributes as a thought leader on the future of work, careers in technology, and creating winning cultures.

Amy earned a B.S. in Biopsychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and completed the Advanced Human Resources Executive Program at the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.

Julie Currie

Chief People Officer


Julie Currie is Chief People Officer at Grail, and brings broad global experience to leading the Human Resources function. Julie has played a key role in addressing strategic business challenges that include transformations, scale, international expansion, growth, mergers and acquisitions, integrations and supporting a company through an initial public offering (IPO).

Julie is a trusted advisor to executive leadership teams, providing strategic counsel on cultural transformation, a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion and understands the criticality of having diverse and inclusive culture to attract and retain great people and drive stronger business results. She has led Social Impact strategies and Crisis Response plans such as the recent global implications of COVID-19.

Previously, Julie was Vice President Human Resources at Western Digital; before that she was SVP of HR at Inphi, abe prior to Inphi she was SVP of HR at Sony Interactive Entertainment where she led the company’s “Best Place to Play” culture, developed organizational capabilities and integrated two Sony entities. 

Julie earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Economics from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada and has completed MBA program studies at Northwestern University.

Matt Ford

Senior Vice President

HR & Operations

Tricida, Inc. 


Matt is an experienced Global Human  Resource Executive with 20 years’ experience across a breadth of HR roles globally, with experience with both small and large companies through periods of rapid growth and significant decline. Matt is currently the Senior Vice President of HR & Operations at Tricida, leads the HR, IT and Facilities teams for the company. Matt is an experienced global Human Resource professional focused on solving business problems by leading teams to succeed through applying strategic thinking, using data based insight, and driving action. Recently he has led Tricida through a turbulent time due to the failure of its Phase 3 outcome study.  

Matt holds an degree in Biochemistry & Genetics from The University of Sheffield, is from the UK originally and lives with his family in Aptos, California

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