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Diane Gherson

Former Chief Human Human Resources Officer at IBM

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Diane Gherson Biography

Ms. Gherson is a Senior Lecturer in Organization Behavior at the Harvard Business School. In December 2020, Diane retired as an officer of IBM after serving seven years as Chief Human Resources Officer, responsible for the people and culture of IBM's global workforce of 360,000. Ranked #3 on Forbes World’s Best Employer list, IBM is also ranked #3 Best Managed Company by the WSJ/Drucker Institute.

During her tenure as CHRO, Diane redesigned all aspects of the company’s people agenda and management systems to support a massive shift in the business portfolio, shaping a culture of continuous learning, innovation and agility. She championed the company’s global adoption of design thinking and agile methods at scale, as examples, driving a company-wide, co-created overhaul of performance management and for designing return to the workplace. Diane infused AI and automation across all HR offerings, resulting in hundreds of millions of annual net benefits, better employee experience and world-class employee engagement. She also achieved record industry-leading diversity results by pioneering non-degree hiring and apprenticeships for software programmers.

Diane's work has been profiled in Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Business Insider, Fortune, the Economist and Forbes. Diane has also formed and led coalitions of CHROs to proactively advocate on Capitol Hill on social issues affecting employees, such as DACA, transgender inclusion, and health care cost transparency.

Diane was named HR Executive of the Year by HR Executive in 2018, and elected Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR), the highest honor granted in the HR profession. She was recognized by Business Insider as one of the Top 100 People Changing the World of Business and also by HR Executive as a top 100 Tech Influencer.

Diane is a non-executive director on the Board of Ping Identity, a publicly-held software company, and serves as a Board member of the National Academy of Human Resources. She is an Executive Advisory Board Member at Semper Virens, a venture capital fund focused on early-stage human capital start-ups.

Prior to joining IBM in 2002, Ms. Gherson led the global compensation and performance practice at consulting firm (now called) Willis Towers Watson. Diane holds a Bachelor’s degree from Trinity College, University of Toronto and a Master’s degree in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University.

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Former Chief Human Human Resources Officer at IBM

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Diane Gherson Biography

Ms. Gherson is a Senior Lecturer in Organization Behavior at the Harvard Business School. In December 2020, Diane retired as an officer of IBM after serving seven years as Chief Human Resources Officer, responsible for the people and culture of IBM's global workforce of 360,000. Ranked #3 on Forbes World’s Best Employer list, IBM is also ranked #3 Best Managed Company by the WSJ/Drucker Institute.

During her tenure as CHRO, Diane redesigned all aspects of the company’s people agenda and management systems to support a massive shift in the business portfolio, shaping a culture of continuous learning, innovation and agility. She championed the company’s global adoption of design thinking and agile methods at scale, as examples, driving a company-wide, co-created overhaul of performance management and for designing return to the workplace. Diane infused AI and automation across all HR offerings, resulting in hundreds of millions of annual net benefits, better employee experience and world-class employee engagement. She also achieved record industry-leading diversity results by pioneering non-degree hiring and apprenticeships for software programmers.

Diane's work has been profiled in Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Business Insider, Fortune, the Economist and Forbes. Diane has also formed and led coalitions of CHROs to proactively advocate on Capitol Hill on social issues affecting employees, such as DACA, transgender inclusion, and health care cost transparency.

Diane was named HR Executive of the Year by HR Executive in 2018, and elected Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR), the highest honor granted in the HR profession. She was recognized by Business Insider as one of the Top 100 People Changing the World of Business and also by HR Executive as a top 100 Tech Influencer.

Diane is a non-executive director on the Board of Ping Identity, a publicly-held software company, and serves as a Board member of the National Academy of Human Resources. She is an Executive Advisory Board Member at Semper Virens, a venture capital fund focused on early-stage human capital start-ups.

Prior to joining IBM in 2002, Ms. Gherson led the global compensation and performance practice at consulting firm (now called) Willis Towers Watson. Diane holds a Bachelor’s degree from Trinity College, University of Toronto and a Master’s degree in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University.

Diane Gherson Videos

  • The HR Agenda for the Digital Era
    HR Exchange at Think 2019 presentation by IBM CHRO Diane Gherson with guest Carol Surface, CHRO of Medtronic.
  • Helping companies adapt to AI
    IBM Chief Talent Officer Diane Gherson on companies and employees preparing for the increasing use of AI in the workplace.
  • Diane Gherson's HR Executive of the Year Acceptance Speech ...
    IBM's senior vice president of HR says she's lucky to be a part of “the generation that is reinventing HR.”

FAQs on booking Diane Gherson

  • How to book Diane Gherson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Diane Gherson for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Diane Gherson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Diane Gherson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Diane Gherson?

    Booking fees for Diane Gherson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Diane Gherson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Diane Gherson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Diane Gherson for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Diane Gherson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Diane Gherson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Diane Gherson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Diane Gherson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Diane Gherson for your event is available upon request. Diane Gherson generally travels from Ridgefield, CT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Carmen Orr, Kris Boesch, Ginny Too, Liz Wamai and Adrian Gostick. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Diane Gherson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Diane Gherson Speaker Videos

  • The HR Agenda for the Digital Era
    HR Exchange at Think 2019 presentation by IBM CHRO Diane Gherson with guest Carol Surface, CHRO of Medtronic.
    Helping companies adapt to AI
    IBM Chief Talent Officer Diane Gherson on companies and employees preparing for the increasing use of AI in the workplace.
  • Diane Gherson's HR Executive of the Year Acceptance Speech ...
    IBM's senior vice president of HR says she's lucky to be a part of “the generation that is reinventing HR.”
    Summit CEO & Co-Founder Diane Tavenner Keynote at ASU-GSV ...
    Summit CEO & Co-Founder Diane Tavenner gives a keynote address ... Re- imagining HR in the Cognitive era with Diane Gherson, CHRO, IBM ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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