Empower

Virtual Leadership Conference

Empower is a transformational three-day virtual conference dedicated to helping business leaders uplevel their skills and create world-class workplaces.

Register 100% Free

What is Empower?

Empower is a 15Five virtual conference dedicated to helping Business and HR leaders and managers create world-class workforces. Each of our sessions are designed to help you uplevel your organization and equip you with the tools needed to make positive change.

You’ll be inspired each day by keynote speakers including, 15Five executives, industry-leading experts, and trailblazing academics. Plus, you’ll have a chance to join a diverse community and connect with other leaders in your field.

Why you should attend

Increase Manager Effectiveness

Achieve organizational excellence by training your managers to become effective coaches.

Leadership Upleveling

Discover powerful ways to increase organizational productivity, innovation, and resilience.

Building a World-Class Culture

Learn to create an inclusive and equitable work environment where every employee has the chance to feel engaged and thrive.

Who should attend?

HR Leaders

Executives

Team Managers

Meet your speakers

Julie Zhuo

Management Expert and Former VP of Product Design for Facebook

Vernice Armour

America's First African-American Female Combat Pilot

Claude Silver

Chief Heart Officer, VaynerMedia

Lynette Barksdale

VP of Diversity & Inclusion, Goldman Sachs

Rajkumari Neogy

Rajkumari Neogy

Founder & Executive Coach, iRestart

LaToya Lyn

Human Resources Executive

Tina Colleen

CEO/Founder, People of Color Productions

Hakemia Jamison Jackson

Cultural Strategist & Executive Coach, Divinely Powered

Godard Abel

Co-founder & CEO, G2

Rocky Ozaki

Founder & CEO, NoW of Work Inc.

James Rosseau Sr

Executive Coach & Leadership Facilitator, ThinkHuman

Ashanti Branch

Founder & Executive Director, Ever Forward Club

Cassie Whitlock

Director of HR, BambooHR

Lisa Vorkink

Business Operations Project Manager, BambooHR

Adam Weber

Chief People Officer & Co-founder, Emplify

Morgan Chaney

Senior Director of Marketing, Blueboard

Nancy Woodfill

Lead Event Planner, Jim Moran & Associates, Inc

Jess Wagner

Global People Engagement & Strategy, The Trade Desk

Curtis Smith

Mindfulness Expert, Wellness Coach

Pandit Dasa

Mindfulness Expert & Monk, Wellness Coach

Andy Lee

Mindfulness Expert, Wellness Coach

david hassell ceo 15Five

David Hassell

Founder & CEO, 15Five

Shane Metcalf

Shane Metcalf

Chief Culture Officer, 15Five

Jennie Yang

Director of Talent Transformation, 15Five

Daily Agenda

Tuesday, September 8th

10:00am - 11:00am PDT

Opening Keynote

Hosted by 15Five

11:00am - 11:15am PDT

Optional Activity

Hosted by Wellness Coach

11:30am - 12:30pm PDT

Breakout Session: "How to Avoid Being a Bad Boss"

Hosted by BambooHR

11:30am - 1:00pm PDT

Breakout Session: "Real Conversations on Blackness Pt. 2"

Hosted by ThinkHuman

12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT

Optional Sessions

Hosted by 15Five

1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT

Networking

Hosted by 15Five

Wednesday, September 9th

10:00am - 11:00am PDT

Keynote: "Making of a Manager"

Hosted by Julie Zhuo

11:00am - 11:15am PDT

Optional Activity

Hosted by Wellness Coach

11:30am - 12:30pm PDT

Breakout Session: "Recognition: Your Most Critical Tool for Building Connection in Our Remote World"

Hosted by Blueboard

11:30am - 12:30pm PDT

Breakout Session: "The ROI of Emotional Intelligence"

Hosted by Rajkumari Neogy

12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT

Optional Sessions

Hosted by 15Five

1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT

Networking

Hosted by 15Five

Thursday, September 10th

10:00am - 11:00am PDT

Keynote: "Mission: One Goal, One Team"

Hosted by Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour

11:00am - 11:15am PDT

Optional Activity

Hosted by Wellness Coach

11:30am - 12:30pm PDT

Breakout Session: "Fireside Chat with Chief Heart Officer, Claude Silver"

Hosted by 15Five

11:30am - 12:30pm PDT

Breakout Session: "Taking Off The MASK: Showing Up as Your Authentic Self"

Hosted by Ashanti Branch

12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT

Optional Sessions

Hosted by 15Five

1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT

Networking

Hosted by 15Five

Our Partners

FAQ

Yes

Most of the sessions will be recorded and shared with all registered participants afterward.

Yes! We will provide all attendees with SHRM & HRCI credit details during the event.