Breakout Session


August 11th at 2:15PM CST in Assembly Room (1st Floor)

VP, Client Experience at

How to Recognize and Reward Your People with Meaning

by Alicia Cafarelli (She/Her)


Presentation Description

For organizations that want to retain top talent, the race is on to prioritize the things employees truly care about. Connection is one of those things. Your people want to feel like they belong—that they’re part of a greater whole. But recent Blueboard research revealed stark gaps when it comes to employees’ sense of connection to their company, from disconnection to company values to disconnection to teammates.

Join us for a conversation where we’ll discuss how you can identify and close connection gaps at your organization through effective, meaningful employee recognition.

Three Takeaways:

  1. Take the time to understand your recognition goal.

  2. Ensure program criteria is clearly defined and equitable.

  3. Socializing recognition creates a ripple effect for your employer brand.


Speaker Bio:

Alicia Cafarelli is the VP, Client Experience at Blueboard. She has been in the client success space for about 13 years, and is an advocate for transparency and authenticity in her workplace and on her team. She is passionate about creating a team culture of curiosity, empathy and recognition. She has spoken at Girls in Tech events and many Blueboard webinars around the topics of creating a culture of appreciation and the importance of employee recognition, wellbeing, and fulfillment.


Outside of work Alicia loves volunteering and contributing to the San Diego community. She currently sits on the board of directors for the Think Red Project, a local San Diego charity. She also enjoys listening to the San Diego Symphony and attending any Broadway show available.