Breakout Session


August 11th at 10:15AM CST in Capitol Ballroom B

Head of DE&I and ESG at


Culture-Add: Innovative Recruiting and Hiring

by Kristal Cobb (She/Her)


Presentation Description

The presentation will take a deep dive into the importance of organizations moving away from culture-fit and focusing on culture-add within the recruiting and hiring processes of an organization. Reviewing the data of the value-add of diverse teams to organizations, supports diverse teams, what it means for an organization and teams to truly be diverse, and how to begin the organizational shift from culture fit to culture-add.

Three Takeaways:

How organizations can begin to identify the right habits at scale:

  1. Understanding and defining the culture

  2. Assessing for a culture-add perspective

  3. Follow the data


Speaker Bio:

Kristal Cobb is an HR professional with 20 years' experience in both the public and private sector managing Human Resources. She is currently the Director of Culture, Belonging, & Diversity at Chegg, Inc. responsible for leading Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives and programming.

Kristal's expertise is in both strategic and operational HR practices. Kristal has proven success in implementing change to achieve desired results around organizational culture and workforce excellence. She has a proven track record in transformational leadership, cultural awareness, building inclusive teams and change management.