We’re so thrilled to announce that we will welcome Kim Seymour, Chief Human Resource Officer at Etsy, to the 13th Annual National Conference on Work & Cancer on June 23rd for a one-on-one moderated session. Kim first joined us at the Conference in 2021 when the landscape of work was shifting almost daily and looked very different than it does now. The feedback on that session was so overwhelming, we had to bring her back to hear her thoughts on where we are two years later. Not to mention, since we last saw Kim, she too has changed jobs and we’re sure that experience will offer new insights for our community.
With over 20 years managing human resources from revenue-generating commercial businesses to vast global servicing organizations, Kim has a demonstrated ability to architect transformation, forge connections, deliver insights and link talent to strategy. Kim oversees all aspects of Etsy’s human capital plan, with a strong emphasis on talent, leadership, diversity and organizational effectiveness. Prior to joining Etsy, Kim served as Chief People Officer at WW where she developed and delivered impactful HR strategies. She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur.com, Forbes.com, and Bloomberg and speaks on Leadership and Culture globally.
One of the things that made Kim an audience favorite was her ability to speak both as a senior leader (with an MBA and a JD) and as a survivor who had to navigate her own work and cancer experience. Her HR background gives Kim unique insights that may help those facing a similar balancing act.
While everyone’s needs and circumstances are different, Kim knew that for her work was going to be an important part of recovery . She said, “I needed to be able to contribute. What I was good at, I was still good at. And cancer didn’t take that away from me.” A sentiment we hear every day.
The National Conference is CAC’s signature educational program, last year it brought together more than 660 people to connect, learn and share. We’ll be announcing more sessions and speakers in the coming weeks. Click here for more information on the conference (and to register for free). We look forward to seeing you there!