April 6 Agenda



April 6, 2021

Culturati House, a virtual community for corporate culture leaders, is the place where registrants must go each day to enter the Culturati Summit 2021. On Tuesday, March 30th, summit registrants will be sent an invitation via email with a link to log into Culturati House and set up a personal profile.

Once inside Culturati House, attendees will be able to connect with other attendees, access content, visit the bookstore & sponsor booths and add to the Culturati Summit community mural board. Culturati House is open to Culturati Summit registrants 24/7.

On April 6, 7 & 8, all registrants will be able to enter the 2021 Culturati Summit after logging into Culturati House and clicking this image.

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Dr. Steven Tomlinson

Associate Professor of Leadership, Seminary of the Southwest in Austin

Arianna Huffington - Culturati Summit

April 6, 2021 10am


  • Arianna Huffington

    Founder, The Huffington Post / Founder & CEO, Thrive, Author

  • Moderator: Dr. Steven Tomlinson

    Associate Professor of Leadership, Seminary of the Southwest in Austin

  • Description:
  • The pandemic has exposed and heightened employee vulnerability to stressors that inhibit productivity and happiness. According to the CDC, over 40% of Americans...
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April 6, 2021 10:50am


  • Wendy Nice Barnes, Chief People Officer, Gitlab
  • Jacqui Canney, Global Chief People Officer, WPP
  • Jignasha Amin Grooms, Chief Human Resources Officer, Epicor
  • Moderator: Margo Downs, Former Chief People Officer at Stitch Fix and lululemon
  • Description:
  • Learn from four of the leading Chief People Officers in the world as they address burning employee issues in the...
Innovators Talk: Empowering Workforces to be Well and Productive - Culturati

April 6, 2021 11:30am

  • Joshua Templeton, Chief Growth Officer, Aduro

  • Brad Lande-Shannon, Chief Marketing Officer, Spring Health
  • Jennifer Sargent, Chief Commercial Officer, Vera Whole Health
  • Moderator: Matthew Duncan, Strategic Advisor, Culturati


  • • Technology can scale health and well-being resources
  • • Investments in employee well-being, resilience and care increases work productivity
  • • Personalized care and well-being can optimize the experience and outcomes
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April 6, 2021 12:10pm

  • Visit Culturati Summit VIP Networking Lounges
  • Play Games & Explore the Virtual World
  • Add to the Culturati Summit Community Mural Board
  • Share Highlights on Social Media: #Culturati2021
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April 6, 2021 12:30pm

  • Jen Porter

    COO & Principal, Mind Share Partners

  • Description:
  • Using company case examples, this session explores concrete actions that leaders and managers can take to shift the culture of mental health at work. We provide a strategy framework and discuss how reversing stigma can unlock positive outcomes.
  • Take-Aways
  • • Mental health is not a benefit. Rather, mental health should be a strategic priority that will unlock a powerful culture.
  • • Leaders need to share their story and lead with vulnerability to reduce the stigma and lower the barriers for people to talk about mental health.
  • • Telling people to “take care of yourselves” is not sufficient....
Morgan DeBaun- Culturati

April 6, 2021 1:10pm


  • Morgan DeBaun
  • Founder & CEO, Blavity
  • Moderator: Emily Ramshaw
  • Co-Founder & CEO, The 19th
  • Session Description:
  • Building a community from scratch that drives revenue and growth, creating a successful business. How cultivating culture internally and with customers can ensure a successful business.
  • Take-Aways
  • Want diversity? It’s simple. Add more chairs to the table.
  • Build more diverse companies from the start. This will give you the competitive advantage to crush your competitors.
  • Trust your convictions, not others’ assumptions. DEI isn’t a niche market - the...