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Charting a Path, Taking Risks and Creating Professional and Personal Value Speaker: Meredith Sorée, Vice President, Human Resources, Newell Transformation Office, Newell Rubbermaid

When: 8/11/2015
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Cobb Galleria Centre
Two Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia  30339
United States
Contact: SHRM-Atlanta

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Charting a Path, Taking Risks and Creating Professional and Personal Value

Leading across cultures is a rewarding and challenging opportunity. Organizations today are looking for individuals who have depth of knowledge of how to go to market in a vast number of countries around the globe but equally as critical is an understanding of the cultural and legal implications of leading HR in a multi-cultural complex environment. Meredith will provide perspective of her journey as an expat leading HR in Asia for a multi-national organization and how this experience is creating value for the organization.

Learning Objectives:
1. Ensure you have a robust development plan that matches with your personal and professional goals. Make it known and during the journey execute in your role(s) at a high level to ensure you are considered for opportunities.
2. Be willing to take risks and stretch yourself. Some of the best opportunities come with many unknowns.
3. When you seize the opportunity, not only create value in the moment but also draw upon the experiences to give back for years to come.

Speaker: Meredith Sorée, Vice President, Human Resources, Newell Transformation Office, Newell Rubbermaid

Meredith Sorée is Vice President of Human Resources, Newell Transformation Office for Newell Rubbermaid. Meredith is responsible for providing strategic HR partnership to the organization in support of transformation efforts focused on making Newell Rubbermaid leaner and more efficient to fuel growth in support of the company’s Growth Game Plan strategy. Meredith has over 15 years of experience in various HR leadership roles as well as consulting experience covering several industries including Consumer Goods, Home Improvement, Healthcare, Hi-Tech and Construction. Meredith has worked and lived in the US, APAC and EMEA and enjoys working across cultures to drive operational excellence.

From 2010-2013, Meredith spent three years living in Hong Kong, serving as Vice President, Human Resources APAC, responsible for the strategic direction of HR across the region spanning from Australia/New Zealand, Southeast Asia, India to Japan with an emphasis on building the market in China. Meredith led a team of approximately 40 individuals to execute the HR strategy for the company. Meredith has experience in all disciplines within HR including organizational development, strategic workforce planning, employee relations, compensation & benefits, learning & development and talent acquisition. She has provided strategic partnership and counsel to companies in growth mode as well as to those experiencing restructuring.

Meredith earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Tennessee and completed graduate studies in Industrial Organizational Psychology at Penn State. She has also earned a certificate in Business Strategy from the University of Georgia. Meredith has served on a panel of keynote speakers regarding Labor Relations in Asia through the HR Policy Association in Singapore and in San Francisco, California. 


4:45 PM - 5:15 PM: New Member Orientation (Room 117)
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM: Registration, Networking & Dinner
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM: Welcome, Announcements & Speaker

Advance Registration Deadline: August 7, 2015
Cancellation Deadline: August 4, 2015

 Registration Rates:
   Advanced  On-Site
 Member  $35  $45
 Non-Member  $55  $65
 Student Member  $20  $25
 Student Non-Member  $35  $35

If paying via check, please note that your registration will not be confirmed until payment has been received. Please mail your check, along with the invoice to:

3525 Piedmont Road
Building Five, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30305

Cancellation Policy:  Refunds will not be granted if cancellation is not received by the specified deadline. Send all cancellation notices via e-mail to info@shrmatlanta.org. Substitutions are allowed, however the non-member rate may apply. If we do not receive a cancellation notice you will be required to pay for this event, even if you are unable to attend.