To be courageous, confident and bold.
There is no more important work to be done than creating better workplaces, which in turn create a better world. Tharseō recognizes leaders who have not only the vision, ideas, business acumen and courage to transform how the workplace works, but who are on the forefront of creating and strengthening the vital connection between employees and company purpose.
Tharseō recognizes those who refuse to wait for workplaces to evolve. These are the radical change makers who are causing stunning progress to happen now. Their innovative ideas, bold vision and courageous leadership result in workplaces that improve the lives of working people, strengthen their ties to company mission, create better communities and as a result—a better world.
It has never been more critical to create workplaces where every individual has an exceptional experience. Culture—more than finance or technology—is now the key differentiator in business success. This award celebrates leaders who demonstrate the courage to pursue monumental, not incremental, changes that empower employers and employees to thrive together..
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP
President & CEO
The SHRM Foundation mobilizes the power of HR to lead positive social change impacting work, workers and the workplace. Joining us in the quest are the distinguished Tharseo recipients. As selected by the world renown Jury, each award winner has created a tangible impact on the global workforce through innovation and implementation.”
President, SHRM Foundation
The Tharseo Awards recognize today’s pioneering business leaders whose strategies consistently put people first. They understand that the way employees experience the workplace is worthy of measurement and quality improvement, just like their products and services. These leaders are winning the future of work.
Inaugural Chair, Jury
All big, bold, important change begins, grows and is realized by those with the ideas, courage and vision to lead the way, inspire others into action and cause a meaningful impact. Each award winner is a visionary, an innovator and change agent. They each demonstrate innovative and impactful leadership creating better workplaces and thus a better world.
This award recognizes chief executives who are forging strong links between people and business results with an unwavering relationship with HR. Through their behavior, business practices and willingness to drive groundbreaking initiatives, they have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to expanding the capabilities and potential of employees. They have a firm conviction that current and future business performance ultimately depends on the strength of their organization’s most valuable competitive asset—its people.
Our committee is composed of visionaries, innovators and change agents in their own realm.
Founder and CEO
Chairman of the Board
American Red Cross
General Dynamics Information Technology
Board of Directors of BNY Mellon
Board of Directors for the Economic Club of Washington, DC
Vice Chair for the Northern Virginia Technology Council
Chief Executive Officer
Entertainment Media Ventures, Inc.
The American Cinematheque and the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
World Economic Forum
Advisory Board to the Yale CEO Leadership Institute of the Yale School of Management
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