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THARSEō / thar-seh’-ō/

To be courageous, confident, and bold.

Highlights from the inaugural awards gala held on Oct. 4, 2021 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

Boldly Changing the Workplace & World

There is no more important work to be done than creating better workplaces, which in turn, create a better world. Tharseo 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.

Tharseo 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.
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    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.”

    Wendi Safstrom
    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.

    Ram Charan
    Inaugural Chair, Jury

Tharseo Awards

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.

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Ram Charan Human Resources Innovation Award


Ram Charan HR Innovator of the Year

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CEO of
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Tharseo CEO of the Year

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.

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Policy Transformer
of the Year


Policy Transformer of the Year

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Jurors

Great leaders have always had an eye for great talent. Their ideas, courage and vision to lead the way, inspire others into action and cause a meaningful impact. Our jurors are composed of visionaries, innovators and change agents in their own realm. They each demonstrate innovative and impactful leadership creating better workplaces and thus a better world.

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AMBASSADOR BONNIE MCELVEEN-HUNTER

Founder and CEO
Pace Communications

Chairman of the Board
American Red Cross

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AJAY BANGA

Vice Chairman
General Atlantic

Former Chief Executive Officer
Mastercard

Honorary Chairman
International Chamber of Commerce

CEO of the Year, Tharseo 2021

 

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GLORIA CHEN

Chief People Officer & Executive Vice President, Employee Experience
Adobe

Board Member
The Tech Interactive

Member
Carnegie Mellon Electrical & Computer Engineering Advisory Council

Tharseo Ram Charan Human Resources Innovation Award 2021

 

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VINEET NAYAR

Founder and Chairman
Sampark Foundation

Former Vice Chairman and CEO
HCL Technologies

Senior Advisor
PWC India, ChrysCapital, McKinsey Leadership Institute and Government of Uttarakhand, India

 

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Sandy Climan

Chief Executive Officer
Entertainment Media Ventures, Inc.

Board Member
The American Cinematheque and the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television

Advisor
World Economic Forum

Member
Advisory Board to the Yale CEO Leadership Institute of the Yale School of Management

Winners

Ram Charan Human Resources Innovation Award

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KAUSIK RAJGOPAL

EVP, People and Sourcing, PayPal

CEO
of the Year

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BOB CHAPMAN

Chairman & CEO, Barry-Wehmiller

Policy Transformer
of the Year

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Awarded Posthumously

THE HONORABLE JACQUELINE “JACKIE” WALORSKI (R-IN-2)

U.S. Representative for Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District

Awards Gala

Invite-only event on October 17, 2022, in Chicago.

To learn more about the event and investor opportunities please contact Ellen Christman at 908-938-3373.

CORPORATE INVESTORS

Amazon

Gold investor

Google

Silver investor

Holland & Knight

Silver investor

LifeGuides

Silver Investor

UKG

Silver investor

Boston Scientific

Bronze investor

Stand Together

Bronze investor

Adobe

Copper investor

Bank of America

Copper Investor

Gap international

Copper investor

Goldman Sachs

Copper Investor

Voya

Copper investor

JFF

Bronze Investor

Manpower Group

Copper Investor

HiBob

Copper Investor

Mastercard

Copper Investor

Morgan Stanley

Copper Investor

Cox Enterprises

Copper Investor


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