Carla Harris, Elaine Welteroth, and More to Keynote at Talent Connect 2018

August 13, 2018

Talent Connect 2018 is right around the corner and we are pumped, to say the least. And, you should be too: not only will you get to channel your inner kid at Disneyland and network with thousands of your peers—you’ll also hear keynote talks from speakers who will give you those ‘ah ha’ moments you crave and leave you feeling ready to take on your challenges—both as an individual and for your company.

This year, we have an awesome line-up of speakers from a wide variety of backgrounds who will be covering topics from how you can build your personal brand, what you can do to foster a more human workplace for your employees, how you can promote diversity at your company, and more.

Here are just five of the thought-provoking keynotes you can expect to hear this year:

1. Carla Harris, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Morgan Stanley, talks about shaping how others perceive you and personal branding

Carla Harris joined Morgan Stanley 27 years ago and has worked her way up the ranks, now serving as Vice Chairman. On top of that, she was appointed by President Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council in 2013. Plus, Carla made Fortune’s list of “The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America.” Oh and she also published the book “Expect to Win.”

So yes, she’s done a lot—and it’s safe to say she has some knowledge to drop.

And, that’s exactly what she’ll be doing in her highly anticipated keynote at Talent Connect. Carla will discuss how you can determine what you want to be known for and then shape how others perceive you in order to build an outstanding personal brand. You can get a taste of some of the tips you’ll hear from her from our blog post: 4 Ways You Can Shape How Others Perceive You and Build an Outstanding Personal Brand.

2. Esther Perel, a psychotherapist and relationship philosopher, shares her thoughts on how to build a culture of respect at work

Belgian psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author Esther Perel is a celebrated TED speaker whose talks have been viewed over 20 million times. As a trained therapist who runs her own practice in NYC and the host of the popular podcast “Where Should We Begin?”, Esther is recognized for being an insightful and original voice on the topic of modern relationships—both inside and outside of the workplace.  

In her keynote, Esther will discuss how modern society and technology has given us more freedom than ever before, but has also resulted in more and more people feeling lonely and unable to feel a sense of belonging. This, she explains, can negatively impact us personally and professionally. Esther will share what we need to be aware of and change both as individuals and for our companies in order to thrive.

3. Tim Leberecht, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of the Romantic Business Society, shares how you can build a human company in the age of machines

Tim Leberecht has made it his mission to help leaders and organizations make businesses more human in the age of machines and his TED Talk has been viewed over 1.5 million times. Along with being a successful entrepreneur, Tim is also an accomplished author and has served as Chief Marketing Officer for a number of different companies, including NBBJ and the Arcient Group.

In his keynote, Tim will discuss four principles that will help any organization become a better place to work and how to foster a more human environment for employees, especially with the rise of artificial intelligence and robots.

4. Elaine Welteroth, former Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue, discusses the importance of diversity and inclusion and what companies can do to make it a reality

Elaine Welteroth, the former Editor-in-Chief at Teen Vogue, made waves at one of the world’s largest publishers, Condé Nast. There, she quickly became known as a fearless leader who fought for what she believed in and promoted diversity at work. She also made history by being the youngest person and just the second African-American to hold the editor-in-chief title at Condé Nast in the company’s over 107-year history.

In her talk followed by a fireside chat with Lisa Lee, head of diversity and inclusion at Squarespace, Elaine will talk about lessons she learned throughout her career, share how she fostered hiring diverse people and encouraging diversity of thought at Teen Vogue, and give actionable tips on what companies can do to promote diversity and inclusion initiatives.

5. Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn’s CEO, and Dan Shapero, Vice President of LinkedIn Talent Solutions, Careers, and Learning, talk about how to build winning teams

Lastly, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner and Dan Shapero, who heads the Talent Solutions, Careers, and Learning products, will take the stage to talk about how you can build truly great teams and how to go from insights to impact (the theme of this year’s conference).

This is just a taste of all the great speakers you’ll hear at Talent Connect this year. We hope to see you in Anaheim in October!