Kimberly Almeida

Director, Worker Well-being, Levi Strauss Foundation

Kim is a corporate philanthropy, CSR and international development professional. She joined the Levi Strauss Foundation in 2012, where she oversees the foundation's worker rights and well-being grant portfolio. In her role she is leading the design and implementation of Levi Strauss & Co.’s Worker Well-being initiative, which aims to improve apparel workers’ lives through partnerships with the Company’s vendors and community organizations. Kim leads impact measurement activities and efforts to address gender inequality in the initiative.  Prior to joining the Levi Strauss Foundation she was Global Research Manager at UL Responsible Sourcing where she was... Read more about Kimberly Almeida

Emmilie Aveling

Emmilie Aveling

Research Scientist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Emmilie Aveling is a Research Scientist in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health. Her research investigates how cross-sector, organizational and community-based collaboration can promote health equity and deliver high quality health services. She uses qualitative research methods to study diverse clinical, organizational and community settings in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Rwanda, and Ethiopia. For the past 5 years, she has been part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) funded Culture of Health joint initiative between the Harvard Chan School and Harvard Business School. Her research... Read more about Emmilie Aveling


Lisa Berkman

Director, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and Professor of Public Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Lisa Berkman, Ph.D.- Director of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy, Epidemiology, and Global Health and Population, School of Public Health Dr. Berkman is the director of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (HCPDS) and the Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy, Epidemiology, and Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She currently is the Director of Graduate Studies for the School of Public Health/GSAS new program in Population Health Sciences.  She is an internationally recognized social epidemiologist whose work... Read more about Lisa Berkman


Piotr Bialowolski

Research Associate, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Piotr Białowolski, Ph.D. works with the SHINE team at the T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health. His research interest is in applied economist and quantitative methods for economic research. His research interests and publications focus on the following and sometimes overlapping research topics: (1) Application of micro-level data for the impact evaluation of financial and social behavior on well-being and health of populations, (2) market and consumer segmentations for accounting for biases and forecasting, (3) statistical indicators for management effectiveness, (4) survey design, biases and forecasting with survey data. Piotr works with the SHINE team... Read more about Piotr Bialowolski


Iris Bohnet

Professor of Business and Government, Academic Dean, Harvard Kennedy School

Iris Bohnet, the Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, is the Academic Dean of Harvard Kennedy School. She is a behavioral economist, combining insights from economics and psychology to improve decision-making in organizations and society, often with a gender or cross-cultural perspective. Her most recent research examines behavioral design to de-bias how we live, learn and work. She is the author of the award-winning book What Works: Gender Equality by Design, and advises governments and companies on the topic around the world. Professor Bohnet is the co-director of the Women and Public Policy Program and the faculty chair of the executive ... Read more about Iris Bohnet


Bob Chapman

Chairman & CEO, Barry-Wehmiller

Recently named the #3 CEO in the world in an Inc. magazine article and a Top 10 Social Capital CEO by International Business, Bob Chapman is very intentional about using his platform as a business leader to build a better world.  Chapman is CEO of St. Louis, MO-based Barry-Wehmiller, a $3 billion global capital equipment business with more than 12,000 team members.  He became the senior executive of this private company in 1975 at age 30 when the 80-year-old business had $20 million in revenue, outdated technology and a very weak financial position. Despite the obstacles, Chapman applied a unique blend of strategy and culture over the next 40 years in leading Barry-Wehmiller through more than 100 successful... Read more about Bob Chapman


Matthew Duncan

Head of Thought Leadership on the Future of Work, Microsoft

Matthew is a thought leader and innovator at the intersection of human performance, advanced technology and the employee experience. He leads the market movement behind the Future of Work for Microsoft, setting the stage for how digital transformation will shape the way we work, collaborate and build community in the human-first workplace.  With more than 25 years in technology sector, Duncan’s market playbook has led to two IPOs, four acquisitions and the founding and sale of his customer experience company, Resolute. He started his career at Silicon Valley giant Oracle Corporation and found purpose in delivering technology-enabled microfinance to lift the ... Read more about Matthew Duncan


Amy Edmondson

Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School

Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, a chair established to support the study of human interactions that lead to the creation of successful enterprises that contribute to the betterment of society.  Edmondson has been ranked by the biannual Thinkers50 global list of top management thinkers since 2011 (most recently #3) and selected in 2019 as the #1 most influential thinker in Human Resources by HR Magazine. She teaches and writes on leadership, teams and organizational learning.  Her books, Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate and Compete in the Knowledge Economy and Teaming to... Read more about Amy Edmondson

Whitney Eichinger

Whitney Eichinger

Managing Director, Culture and Engagement, Southwest Airlines

As Southwest Airlines’ Managing Director Culture & Engagement, Whitney Eichinger strengthens and promotes Southwest’s legendary Culture by caring, connecting, and appreciating our People in a way that enables them to feel the most engaged with Southwest’s Purpose.  Whitney joined Southwest in 1999 and served as a key media spokesperson and Leader on Southwest’s Communications Team. During her first 15 years at Southwest, she provided strategic guidance ensuring the Company was well positioned in the media during crisis situations, helped share the Southwest story by highlighting our People internally and externally, and created unique, ground-... Read more about Whitney Eichinger

Joseph Fuller

Joseph Fuller

Professor of Management Practice and Co-Head, Managing the Future of Work Project, Harvard Business School
Co-Head, Project on Workforce, Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Graduate School of Education

Joseph Fuller is Professor at the Harvard Business School and a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He was a founder, first employee and long-time CEO of Monitor Group, the global strategy consulting firm, now Monitor-Deloitte.  Joe worked with clients in a wide variety of industries and a number of governments and multi-lateral institutions on issues of competitiveness.  Joe’s research focuses on two major topics—the changing nature of work and the evolution of the C-Suite.  He oversees two ongoing research projects on the future of work, Harvard Business School’s Managing the Future of Work Project and the Project on the Workforce, a collaboration ... Read more about Joseph Fuller


Ronald Heifetz

Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School

Ronald Heifetz founded the Center for Public Leadership and is the King Hussein bin Talal Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School. Heifetz speaks extensively and advises heads of governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations throughout the world. He co-developed the adaptive leadership framework. His research focuses on creating a conceptual foundation for the study of leadership, creating teaching, training, and consulting methods for leadership practice, and building the adaptive capacity of organizations and societies. His first book, Leadership without Easy Answers, (1994) is a classic in the field. Read widely as... Read more about Ronald Heifetz


Regina Herzlinger

Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Regina Herzlinger has been named the "Godmother of consumer-driven healthcare," because of her groundbreaking scholarly articles and books on this subject. She differed from conventional views of health care consumers, who were derogatorily described as non–compliant or patients. Instead, she portrayed them as busy people who are eager and capable of participating in managing their health, with appropriate, relevant, and respectful support. Prof. Herzlinger named the consumer-driven health care movement. Her focus has supported the explosion of retail medical centers, wearables,implantable sensors, telehealth, urgent and emergent free-standing care ... Read more about Regina Herzlinger


Donna Hicks

Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

Donna Hicks, PhD, is an associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. Dr. Hicks was the deputy director of the Program on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution (PICAR) at Harvard for ten years, and she has worked extensively on international conflict issues and diplomatic efforts in the Middle East, Sri Lanka, Columbia, Cuba, and Northern Ireland.  She has taught courses in conflict resolution at Harvard, Clark, and Columbia Universities and conducts trainings and educational seminars in the United States and abroad on the role of dignity in resolving conflict. She is the author of Dignity: The Essential Role It ... Read more about Donna Hicks


Heloisa Jardim

Research Manager, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Heloisa Jardim is a Program Manager for the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  In her role, she leads the strategic planning and implementation of SHINE’s initiatives, by promoting business strategies to foster the well-being of populations. She believes in the catalytic power of evidence-based research as a basis for business action. Through her extensive experience in the private sector, Heloisa brings a passion for transforming corporations into strong social actors that nurture people’s well-being through its business culture and systemic approaches.  Prior to joining SHINE, Heloisa... Read more about Heloisa Jardim


Erin L. Kelly

Professor of Work and Organization Studies and Co-Director, Institute for Work and Research, MIT Sloan School of Management
Erin L. Kelly is the Sloan Distinguished Professor of Work and Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Co-Director of the MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research. Erin’s recent research evaluates changes in workplace policies and management practices that may improve organizational performance, wellbeing, and equity. In 2020, she and coauthor Phyllis Moen published Overload: How Goods Jobs Went Bad and What to Do About It (Princeton University Press). Erin studies, teaches, and speaks on work redesign and wellbeing, the future of work, work-life balance, and organizational practices to advance diversity, equity, and ... Read more about Erin L. Kelly