April 6, 2017

Former First Lady Michelle Obama to Speak at Globoforce’s WorkHuman 2017 Conference

April 6, 2017 | Globoforce Press Release


FRAMINGHAM, Mass. and DUBLIN – April 6, 2017 – Globoforce®, a leading provider of social recognition solutions, today announced former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, will be a keynote speaker at its WorkHuman® 2017 conference, May 30-June 1, in Phoenix, Ariz., at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort.

Michelle Robinson Obama served as First Lady of the United States from 2009-2017, transforming the position and becoming a role model, champion and inspiration for women, families, and young people across America and around the world.

“Michelle Obama has inspired us in every sense of the word,” said Eric Mosley, CEO of Globoforce. “As First Lady, she was wholeheartedly dedicated to the human cause – striving to uplift others, improve the quality of life for people around the world, and giving a voice to the people who often go unheard. She has long recognized the importance of diversity of ideas and people, and the fundamental need for people to feel valued and appreciated. We are honored to host such a strong leader–Michelle Obama’s energy and passion will help propel the WorkHuman movement and inspire top senior HR leaders in the world to create more human workplaces where employees feel a sense of belonging and can be their most authentic selves.”

As a transformative First Lady, Mrs. Obama launched and led four key initiatives: Let’s Move!, to address the challenge of childhood obesity; Joining Forces, to support veterans, service members and their families; Reach Higher, to inspire young people to seek higher education; and Let Girls Learn, to help adolescent girls around the world go to school.

Before becoming First Lady, Michelle Obama attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School. She started her career as an attorney at the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin, where she met her future husband, Barack Obama. She later worked in the Chicago mayor’s office, the University of Chicago, and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Mrs. Obama also founded the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an organization that prepares young people for careers in public service.

WorkHuman is dedicated to helping educate, energize, and engage business and HR leaders to build a more human-focused work culture. he movement serves as the catalyst for creating a more inclusive and human workplace – one that values individuals as key components to the growth and success of an organization. The annual event has grown exponentially in size since the inaugural event in 2015.

At WorkHuman 2017, Mrs. Obama will join “Seinfeld” and “Veep” actress and comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus, LGBTQ Rights Advocate and actor Chaz Bono, and New York Times best-selling author and Quiet Revolution co-founder Susan Cain, and top-ranked Wharton School professor and New York Times best-selling author Adam Grant as WorkHuman keynote speakers.

For more information or questions about the conference, call toll-free at 844-975-4626 (844-WRKHMAN) or visit www.workhumanlive.com.

About Globoforce

Globoforce is a leading provider of social recognition solutions, helping companies build stronger, more human cultures through the power of thanks. Named one of the Best Workplaces by the Great Place To Work® Institute, Globoforce is trusted by some of the world’s most admired companies to inspire and energize employees and create best places to work. Our award-winning SaaS technology and proven methodologies empower HR and business leaders to take a modern, more strategic approach to recognition programs. What results is measurable business success, qualified by increases in employee engagement, retention and productivity. The company pioneered the WorkHuman movement, created to galvanize organizations and leaders worldwide to create a more human workplace. Globoforce is co-headquartered in Framingham, Mass., and Dublin, Ireland.

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