The Grove Sessions

Don’t miss this webinar series focused on the best practices of people-first companies! We’ll bring the data, domain experts, and thought leaders, you bring the hard questions, the idea sharing, and experiences. Together, we’ll advance the people-first category.

Past Session Recordings

Caring for our Community During
COVID-19

A panel discussion with social impact leaders to discuss how companies are giving back during COVID-19.

Avo Makdessian, VP, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Melissa Steadman, Head, Corporate Partnerships, WE Charity
Sue Olson, Strategic HR Consultant, Red Thread Consulting
Diann Lawson, Director, Sequoia Impact Program, Sequoia

Supporting Parents During COVID-19

This session will cover how employers can support parents during COVID-19.

Sarahjane Sacchetti, CEO, Cleo
Annie Wickman, VP of Ops & People, Humu
Jyoti KhadgawatHead of HR, Smule
Kaleana Quibell, Director of Wellbeing, Sequoia (Moderator)

COVID-19 Survey Insights for HR & Ops Decisions

This session will unpack the findings from our COVID-19 survey and the choices and policy adjustments HR and Ops leaders are making to better support their people.

Lesley Grady, VP, Client Service, Sequoia (Moderator)
Meghna Solorio, Principal & Director, Client Service, Sequoia
Chrissy Selva, Business Consultant, Sequoia
Jesse Freese, Senior Business Consultant, Sequoia One

First Look: New Workforce Tech

This session will spotlight five up-and-coming companies addressing gaps in workforce tech. Founders from these companies will present and hear feedback from a panel of HR experts. We’ve teamed up with PeopleTech Partners to identify participating companies. PeopleTech is an advisory group that works with early stage HR tech founders and matches them with HR leaders for product feedback and pilots.  

Charthop, FYI, Searchlight, Strive, and Vetty
Robby Peters, VP, Business Dev, Sequoia & Co-Founder, PeopleTech Partners (Moderator)

COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave and FMLA:
What Employers Need to Know 

This session will cover best practices for staying compliant during COVID-19, specifically around FFCRA requirements for paid sick leave and emergency family medical leave.

Linda Gulledge, Of Counsel, Fisher Phillips
Benjamin Ebbink, Partner, Fisher Phillips
Joanna Castillo
, Director, Client Compliance, Sequoia (Moderator)

First Look:
New Healthcare & Wellness Tech

This session spotlights five up-and-coming companies addressing gaps in healthcare and wellness tech. Founders from these companies will present and hear feedback from a panel of HR experts. We’ve teamed up with PeopleTech Partners to identify participating companies. PeopleTech is an advisory group that works with early stage HR tech founders and matches them with HR leaders for product feedback and pilots.  

Alice, Galileo, Sparrow, Task Human, and XP Health
Robby Peters, VP, Business Dev, Sequoia & Co-Founder, PeopleTech Partners (Moderator)

Supporting a Fully Remote Workforce

This session will cover best practices for supporting your fully remote workforce during this period of shelter in place.

Sheila Krueger, People Ops, Reporting and Analytics, Zoom
Lori Medeiros, VP, People, NURX
Tom Griffiths, CEO and Co-founder, Hone
Joe LaSorte, VP, Global Consulting, Sequoia (Moderator)

Supporting Employee Mental Health
During COVID-19

This session covers techniques for supporting employee mental health during COVID-19. 

April Koh, Co-founder & CEO, Spring Health
James Pratt, Leadership Coach, Reflective Management
Karan Singh, Co-founder & COO, Ginger.io
Shannon Arens, Wellbeing Consultant, Sequoia (Moderator)

Onboarding Strategies During Social Distancing

This session covers best practices for creating an effective onboarding program during this period of social distancing and a remote workforce.

Dan Smolkin, Head of People Ops, AuroraSolar
Mike Podobnik, VP Talent & EE, Confluent
Stef Lippi, Manager, EE & Ops, Sequoia (Moderator)

Diversity & Inclusion: Moving Towards Meaningful Change

This session covers best practices for driving meaningful change in your organization through your D&I program.

Torin Perez, D&I Consultant & Speaker, Globally Bold LLC
Steven Huang, Equitable Design & Impact Lead, Culture Amp
Brie Forhecz, Sr. HR Business Partner, Sequoia (Moderator)

Preparing for the Next Decade of HR

Part of this year’s keynote address, this session covers a discussion with HR thought leaders about how HR’s function will evolve in the next 10 years.

Huggy Rao, Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Michael Ross, Board Member, HR Tech Investor, Former CHRO
Michele Floriani, CMO, Sequoia (Moderator)

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