November 30, 2016

Globoforce Announces Bestselling Author and Quiet Revolution Co-Founder Susan Cain as Keynote Speaker for WorkHuman 2017 Conference

November 30, 2016 | Globoforce Press Release

Prominent speaker to share insights on how employees can create, access and voice their “softer sides” to revolutionize workplaces

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. and DUBLIN – Nov. 30, 2016 – Globoforce®, a leading provider of social recognition solutions, today announced Quiet Revolution co-founder and bestselling author Susan Cain as a keynote speaker for its WorkHuman® 2017 conference, May 30-June 1, in Phoenix, Ariz., at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort. Globoforce also announced top-ranked Wharton School professor and New York Times bestselling author Adam Grant as a keynote speaker last month. The mission of the WorkHuman movement is to galvanize leaders and organizations worldwide to harness the transformative power of people for the next generation of HR. The annual event has grown exponentially in size since the inaugural event in 2015, and has featured some of the world’s most influential thought leaders and visionaries, including Arianna Huffington, renowned business thinker Gary Hamel, actor Michael J. Fox, and bestselling author Shawn Achor. “We all have the capacity to tap into our ‘quiet side’ to transform the way we innovate, lead and communicate in the workplace,” said Cain. “I am excited to join Globoforce’s WorkHuman movement and help revolutionize the modern workplace through an emphasis on humanity and social recognition.” Cain is the co-founder of Quiet Revolution and the author of the bestsellers Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts, and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, which has been translated into 40 languages, has been on the New York Times bestseller list for more than four years, and was named the #1 best book of the year by Fast Company, which also named Cain one of its Most Creative People in Business. Cain is also the co-founder of the Quiet Schools Network and the Quiet Leadership Institute. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. Her record-smashing TED talk has been viewed more than 15 million times and was named by Bill Gates as one of his all-time favorite talks. Cain is the recipient of Harvard Law School’s Celebration Award for Thought Leadership, the Toastmasters International Golden Gavel Award for Communication and Leadership, and was named one of the world’s top 50 Leadership and Management Experts by Inc. Magazine. She is an honors graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School. At WorkHuman 2017, Cain will draw on her work to offer audiences a revolutionary perspective on the importance of creating, accessing and voicing their “softer” sides designed to achieve broad impacts for leadership, innovation and teamwork in the workplace. “Though ‘quiet’ in nature, Susan is a dynamic force when it comes to empowering workplace leaders to utilize introversion to the benefit of their respective companies,” said Eric Mosley, CEO of Globoforce. “Her unique perspectives and engaging talks about bringing one’s whole self to work make her a perfect addition to the WorkHuman movement. We happily welcome her to the stage in 2017.” For more information or questions about the conference, call toll-free at 844-975-4626 (844-WRKHMAN) or visit 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 most admired companies in the world 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. This movement culminates annually at the WorkHuman conference, taking place May 30-June 1, 2017, in Phoenix, Ariz. Globoforce is co-headquartered in Southborough, Mass., and Dublin, Ireland. To learn more: Contacts: Shweta Agarwal Senior Manager Public Relations (508) 229-1541 (508) 333-8405


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