HR Symposium Shines in Silicon Valley

Earlier this month, Waggl had the pleasure of partnering with the talented team behind HR Symposium, a non-profit dedicated to creating a learning space for human resources professionals to grow, develop and connect.

We were so inspired by what we learned at the event, and had so much fun throughout the run-up to and during the entire process! It was truly another fabulous HR Symposium for the record books.

The main purpose of the annual HR Symposium is to further the HR profession through the next generation by awarding scholarships to students pursuing careers in HR. With that kind of social mission, an event’s programming shows it’s character.

This year the theme of the programming was a timely one. Together we explored what it means to lead with character, how to ethically and morally run a business, and how cultures that focus on doing the right thing achieve results.


HR Symposium was moderated by Chris Yeh – co-founder of Allied Talent and co-author of “The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age.”

An inspiring morning keynote was delivered by our friend Rusty Rueff, author, advisor, board chairman, Obama Presidential Appointee to the Advisory Committee for the Arts for the Kennedy Center, and more!WagglKimJamesandRustyRueff



An amazing group of industry leaders rounded out the all-star panel of for the event:

Doniel Sutton – SVP & Global Head of People at PayPal
Pat Wadors – Chief Talent Office and CHRO at ServiceNow
Mark Lipscomb – Vice-President of People at 23andMe
Bina Chaurasia – Chief People Officer at Tanium

The afternoon keynote was delivered by Amy Swenson, EVP, and Leadership Character Strategist from KRW International.

“The timing could not have been better for the topic of the Rise of Character-Led Organizations. Through the morning speaker and panel sharing character-led leadership stories & experiences to my being able to end the day with Return on Character research to quantify the impact leadership character reputation has on the bottom line –it’s my hope we were able to perhaps shift some perspectives that day on just how central character habits are to leadership and organizational life. There truly is no other leadership attribute that I’m aware of, with a stronger relationship to the bottom line,” Amy said.

Throughout the preparation for the event, HR Symposium went out to attendees to collect questions for panelists and other key insights that informed the event. Results from the Waggl pulses were displayed during the event to keep everyone in the room aligned.

It was a pleasure working with the HR Symposium folks, and we love partnering with all kinds of like-minded organizations! Do you have an event that would benefit from some Waggling? Get in touch.