Women Leading Talent Development

Friday, March 22, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Kimberly Currier, SVP, People Strategy, North Highland Worldwide Consulting; Joyce Gibson, VP Instructional Design, Learning Tech & Technical Communication, Barclaycard US; Rebecca Jones, Chief People Officer, European Wax Center; and John Cone', Principal, The 11th Hour Group

According to a recent ATD salary guide report, 70 percent of talent development professionals are female and 62 percent of TD professionals at the director level and above are female. We expect this number to grow.

Join us for an exclusive ATD member-only webcast as we ask some of today's most influential women business leaders in the field about:

  • the most pivotal moments in their careers
  • advice for women entering the workforce
  • perspectives on work–life balance
  • the women who have inspired them.


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Kimberly Currier
Kimberly Currier

SVP, People Strategy, North Highland Worldwide Consulting

Kimberly Currier joined North Highland in May of 2017 as Vice President of Talent Management and was promoted to Senior Vice President, People in April 2018. Prior to joining North Highland, Ms. Currier served as a Global Learning Leader for Kimberly-Clark Corporation for 2.5 years and was Vice President for Talent Development with the American Cancer Society (ACS) in her last five years of a 19-year career at ACS.

Ms. Currier received a BA in Communication Studies from Furman University and is an active speaker and contributor to the global talent strategies community. With more than 20 years of experience leading award-winning talent strategy and development teams, she brings deep expertise in talent management, business integration, and HR transformation. At North Highland, Ms. Currier leads the people strategy team including talent management, inclusion, engagement and culture, HR operations and business alignment, learning, and total rewards. She makes her mark at North Highland through the passion and energy that celebrates people and teams, enables career choice, drives positive experience, and unleashes potential through talent and human resource strategy and practice.

Ms. Currier is a founding member of ATD's Chief Talent Development Officer (CTDO) Next network.

Joyce Gibson
Joyce Gibson

VP Instructional Design, Learning Tech & Technical Communication, Barclaycard US

Joyce Gibson is Vice President of Instructional Design, Learning Technologies, Technical Communications and Knowledge Management at Barclays. In her role, Ms. Gibson oversees Barclay’s instructional design organization, which creates training, learning, and development solutions for Operations including Customer Care, Collections, and Fraud. Her focus during the last two years has been on digital transformation through the use of learning technologies. In just under a year, through her leadership, digital offerings increased by 350 percent. Ms. Gibson is a passionate people leader who provides learning and career opportunities for her team. Under her leadership, all of her instructional designers have been credentialed as Master Instructional Designers.

Prior to joining Barclays, Ms. Gibson managed a variety of learning functions at multiple Fortune 500 companies including Capital One, JPMorgan Chase, and ING Direct.  Most recently Ms. Gibson led the digital learning transformation at Capital One, which increased the digital fluency of the associate base of 40,000-plus individuals. She also led the instructional design and development team responsible for digitizing card learning. Ms. Gibson earned her MBA from the University of Delaware. She holds a BS in finance and management from the University of Delaware and is a certified Master Performance Consultant and Master Instructional Designer through the Association for Talent Development.

Ms. Gibson is a founding member of ATD's Chief Talent Development Officer (CTDO) Next network.

Rebecca Jones
Rebecca Jones

Chief People Officer, European Wax Center

Rebecca Jones, Chief People Officer, oversees the people and culture strategy and function at European Wax Center with the purposes of elevating the EWC guest and associate experience and driving profitable company growth. She supports talent at the corporate level and within the 10,000-plus associates (franchised) network through leadership of the organization’s talent management function and the franchise support group. She’s also responsible for the development and execution of the organization’s human capital strategy. Ms. Jones contributes to employee engagement and high performance with relevant, impactful, and growth orientated acquisition, learning, and talent development solutions.

Ms. Jones's experience prior to European Wax Center includes talent leadership roles with an international jewelry brand, a global travel retail organization under the LVMH umbrella in the USA, as well as training, development and communication roles in Australia and Europe. Ms. Jones is originally from Australia and has called Miami, Florida home for the last 15 years.

Ms. Jones is a member of ATD's Chief Talent Development Officer (CTDO) Next network.

John Cone'
John Cone'

Principal, The 11th Hour Group

John Cone' has worked in talent development for over 40 years. In that time, he has served as a CLO, a VP of HR, on the boards of non-profit and for-profit learning companies and organizations, including ATD, and as a consultant and advisor to CLOs at more than a dozen major companies and to the federal government. He writes and speaks on issues of talent development, with emphasis on strategy, the implications of technology, and the future of learning. He chairs the Chief Learning & Talent officers Board for the Institute for Corporate Productivity. He serves as Catalyst of ATD's Chief Talent Development Officer (CTDO) Next network, and in this role he facilitates a think tank approach to the network's applied thought leadership.

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