Women of HR

Whether they’re eliminating traditional performance reviews, improving employee engagement or putting more women in upper management, female HR leaders are making a difference. Meet some of the women influencing HR.

Organizations are transforming how they manage their workforces, and women in C-suite human resources positions are leading the way.

Each profile here offers a glimpse into how these women are shattering tired old HR practices, closing the wage gap, improving gender parity and diversity, and increasing employee engagement.

Workforce contacted professionals at business schools and HR associations, along with six female CHROs, to explore the position further: Why are women faring better in this field than others? What roadblocks still exist? And what does the future of HR look like?

The women profiled here exemplify how HR and CHRO roles have evolved over the past decade. These female CHROs represent a variety of industries, company sizes and business challenges, and they have that unique blend of people and strategic skills that HR professionals need to succeed in the modern workplace.

Enjoy their stories and celebrate the accomplishments of the women of HR.

—Andie Burjek and Michelle V. Rafter