"Empathy is not a soft skill. It’s a business skill. It’s what drives inclusive workplaces, enabling people to work cooperatively with others who have very different experiences, preferences, styles and opinions. And it’s HR’s job to strengthen empathy in the workplace—to close the gap."

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

President & Chief Executive Officer, SHRM

"Advocate for yourself. If no one knows about your contributions and talents, you cannot get rewarded for them. Don’t be afraid of speaking up and taking up space. Visibility matters, especially for women and people of color."

Starla Sampaco

Founder, Career Survival Guide; Emmy-Nominated News Anchor

"“As HR professionals and leaders, we should seek to be multi-dimensional within our profession, in order to meet today and tomorrow’s ever changing workplace dynamics.” -Omari Faulkner, President and CEO, Blue Fire Fed"

Omari Faulkner

Business Development Strategist & Diplomacy Expert; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University

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