Megan Rapinoe
Two-time World Cup Champion and co-captain of the US Women’s National Soccer Team, Chief Equality Officer

Jeff Kreisler
Expert on Behavioral Economics, Head of Behavioral Science at JP Morgan, Best-Selling Author, & Former Stand-up Comedian 

Dr. Scott Cawood
Chief Executive Officer

Use Total Rewards to Reach Your GOOOOAAALLLL

Main Stage Opening Session

Employee engagement has never been more important—or less understood. The workforce has changed profoundly over the past few years, but the fact remains: Despite investing a lot of money and conducting a lot of surveys, few organizations have made real progress in activating engagement. Disengaged employees still cost the U.S. a whopping $550 billion each year.

In the first part of our energizing opening session, behavioral economics expert Jeff Kreisler explores the promising potential of behavioral science—which draws from psychology, sociology, and economics to shed light on human behavior—to drive employee engagement. Could this fascinating field hold the key to unlocking a long-elusive metric?

Then, WorldatWork CEO Scott Cawood kicks off an electrifying conversation with soccer legend and pay-equity champion Megan Rapinoe! They’ll discuss leading through transformational times, including how to build resilient teams, drive real results, and strive for equity. Get the ball rolling on Total Rewards’24 with this unforgettable opening session!

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Katie Burke
Chief People Officer

Donald Knight
Chief People Officer

Theresita Richard
Chief People & Culture Officer

Moderated by

Courtney McMillian
Vanguard HR Strategy Group

Optimizing Total Rewards in a Volatile Work World

Main Stage Tuesday Session

The pressure is on Total Rewards professionals to optimize the return on the single biggest investment their companies make today—in total rewards—while navigating a constantly changing labor landscape where exceptions have become the rule.

In this must-attend Main Stage Session, three chief people officers at top global companies—Greenhouse Software, HubSpot and Patagonia—will share their secrets on creating successful rewards strategies amidst so much disruption and uncertainty. They’ll cover how to:

  • Meet business goals and provide value
  • Structure your Total Rewards function
  • Leverage data effectively
  • Incorporate leading technologies like artificial intelligence to enhance decision-making

In a dynamic discussion moderated by WorldatWork board member Courtney McMillian, this diverse panel of transformative leaders will deliver insight and inspiration in equal measure. You won’t want to miss it!

Dominique Dawes
Three-time Olympic Gymnast, Olympic Gold Medalist, First African American Gymnast to Qualify for the Olympic Games

Lisa Braithwaite
Speaker, Coach, Author
The Lisa B Company

Go for the Gold: Achieving Your Personal Best and Team Success

Main Stage Closing Session

In the empowering first segment of our closing session, you’ll learn how to change the world by unleashing your voice! Public-speaking expert Lisa Braithwaite will cover how to craft—and deliver—powerful presentations, including tips for developing concise and compelling 5-minute “micro” presentations, designing a transformative audience journey, and pacing your talk for maximum impact. Get ready to inspire others as much as you’ve been inspired at TotalRewards’24!

Finally, you’ll hear from the only American gymnast to win medals in three Olympics—including as part of the gold-winning "Magnificent Seven" at the 1996 Atlanta games. Needless to say, Dominique Dawes is well qualified to speak about the power of perseverance and teamwork. Get motivated as Dawes shares what she learned during her 18-year career in gymnastics, including the realization that success is about more than medals and accolades; it’s also about embracing failure as a growth opportunity and lifting up others along the way. You’ll cultivate the mindset of a champion and feel ALL the feelings in this remarkable and inspirational final presentation, which sticks the landing on Total Rewards’24.