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Breakout Session

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Presentation Details

A fintech company dedicated to making higher education accessible and affordable for everyone is also
ensuring their own staff finds accessibility in a hybrid world. Building strong, authentic
relationships—virtually and in person—is what creates real value.


Leanne will share lessons learned from a global workforce and best practices gained in the pursuit of
enabling employees to connect, collaborate and do their best work in a fully remote environment. When adopted, these insights can ensure inclusion, connectivity, and effective asynchronous workflows at your organization.


In this session, you will:

  • Understand the importance of structured and well maintained documentation practices.

  • Value protecting work/life balance through boundary setting practices.

  • Learn the magic of intentional in-person interactions.


Speaker Bio:

Leanne has worked as a leader in HR, recruiting, and organizational development world for the past 17 years spanning different industries and company sizes. Her happy place is building people strategy, programming, and international expansion for tech and/or startup companies


Leanne has a Bachelors in HR and Psychology, and a Master's degree in Organizational Development, and holds SPHR and IFC-accredited executive coaching certifications. After growing up in South Africa, and stints in London, and DC, she now lives in San Francisco with her family. When not working, she reads voraciously, Netflix binges sometimes, and gets up on a surfboard occasionally.

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