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Join the virtual gathering for the Sequoia Community

Thursday, March 4th 2021
Starting at 9am PT

March 4th, 2021 •  9:00am – 12:00pm PT
You can build your own agenda to fit your interest and schedule!

    The Grove is our annual community event. Here’s why you should attend:

      • First off, we miss you. A lot has happened and we need to catch up and share what we’ve been working on
      • This new world of work…what’s it looking like? Let’s find out and learn from each other
      • You still need to protect and scale your business
      • Wellbeing: who’s doing it well and where are the fresh ideas?
      • See what leading vendors have been working on for 2021
      • We’re using a new, interactive virtual events platform that’s almost as good as being together in person

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      Who should attend?

      The Grove is open to all professionals looking to be part of the People-First conversation:

      HR Leaders
      The people leaders taking care of their team.

      HR Teams
      The innovators and culture drivers behind the programs.

      The business leaders scaling and protecting their business.

      The solution providers helping leaders move the needle.

      Keynote Presentation:

      People-First Trends
      for 2021 and Beyond


      Josh Bersin
      Founder and Dean, Josh Bersin Academy

      Discover the content that speaks to you
      (and speak back)

      New World of Work 

      Virtual teams, remote employees, and hybrid workforces are here to stay. So, where do we go from here? Businesses need to rethink everything from how they’re taking care of their people to planning for the unexpected future. We tackle these topics and more in the New World of Work sessions.

      Sessions included:
      • Strategies for Leading a Distributed Workforce 

      • New World of Work Community Discussions

      Dawn Sharifan
      VP of People at Slack

      Allison Baum-Gates
      General Partner at SemperVirens VC

      Andrew Bartlow
      CPO at Series B Consulting 

      Protecting & Scaling Business

      Scaling a business is challenging. Scaling and protecting a business during a global pandemic brings a new dimension of complexity. Learn how business leaders have successfully managed growth and prepared for what’s next.

      Sessions included:
      • IPO Lessons Learned from People-First Companies 

      • Protecting & Scaling Business Community Discussions

      Marilyn Miller
       CPO at Anaplan

      Mariana Garavaglia
      CPO at Peloton

      Dawn Nott
      VP of People at Wish

      Neil Frye
      CPO at Alto Pharmacy 

      Culture & DEI

      Building and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture for the new world of work is more important now than ever. Learn how companies are taking their strategy to the next level and moving the needle to accommodate workplace shifts.

      Sessions included:
      • DEI Success in 2021: From Awareness to Action

      • Culture & DEI Community Discussions

      Tamika Curry Smith
      President at The TCS Group

      Maria Barrera
      Head of Marketing at ChartHop 

      Kathi Enderes
      VP, Research at Bersin Academy 

      Wellbeing Trends

      The way we think about wellness in the workplace has changed and in large part due to the pandemic. Learn about the new trends in wellness and what’s here to stay even after the pandemic goes away.

      Sessions included:
      • Expanding Mental Health Support for Employees and their Families

      • Wellbeing Trends Community Discussions

      David Hanrahan
       CHRO at Eventbrite

      Sarahjane Sacchetti
      CEO at Cleo 

      Andrea Notch-Mayzeles
      Workforce Health Consultant at Kaiser

      Ellen Meza
      Director, Global Benefits & Mobility at DocuSign

      Partnering with HR (Vendors)

      Learn what HR leaders really want and how to design and deliver a program their employees can’t resist.

      Sessions included:
      • Selling to CHROs and CFOs: Best Practices & Insights

      • Vendor Community Discussions

      Cara Brennan-Allamano
       SVP of People at Udemy

      Jeff Diana
       CPO at Calendly

      Scott Buxton
       CFO at HighRadius

      Conference Agenda

      9:00am  PT    |     Keynote from Josh Bersin: People-First Trends for 2021 and Beyond

      10:10am  PT  |    Panel Discussions

      10:45am  PT  |    Community Discussions

      11:10am  PT    |    Virtual Vendor Expo

      Need more reasons to attend?

      Explore wellbeing vendors at the virtual expo

      We’ve integrated some of the most forward-looking wellbeing vendors across mental, physical, financial, and family-focused wellbeing into our virtual expo hall. You can explore the latest resources from these vendors and even set up 1 on 1 meetings to go deeper. 

      On-demand Content

      Access our wider library of on-demand content

      Explore our library of rich on-demand content on topics you care about like employee mental health, social impact, supporting families, Return to Work, and more. 

      Product Roadmap

      Preview the big developments in our product roadmap

      As the world is changing, our technology is too. We’re excited to open the hood and show you what we’ve been working on and what’s coming next.

      Connect with the Sequoia Community

      A few brands that have participated in recent events and webinars include:

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