Empower is a transformational two-day virtual conference dedicated to helping Business and HR leaders uplevel their leadership skills and create world-class workplace cultures.

October 6-7
The Details:
  • 8:30am-1:00pm PT, each day.
  • Wherever you have internet!

Our Keynote Speakers

Allyson Felix
Allyson Felix
Mother & Most Decorated American Olympian in Track and Field
Simon Sinek
Simon Sinek
Best-Selling Author & Optimist, Simon Sinek Inc.
Amy Edmondson
Amy Edmondson
Author & Professor, Harvard Business School

Why you should attend

Create Psychological Safety

Discover why the highest performing teams are the most psychologically safe.

Increase Manager Effectiveness

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

Build a World-Class Culture

Learn how to create an inclusive and equitable work environment where every employee has the opportunity to thrive.


David Hassell
David Hassell
CEO & Co-Founder, 15Five
Shane Metcalf
Shane Metcalf
Chief Culture Officer, 15Five
Hakemia Jackson
CEO and Founder, Divinely Powered
Carin Taylor
Chief Diversity Officer, Workday
Ailen Axtmayer
Expert Coach, Wellness Coach
Rajkumari Neogy
Founder, iBelong
Peter Lynch
Chief People Officer, Cardinal Group Management
Lauren Guilbeaux
Head of Growth, ThinkHuman
Francesca Walker
Assistant Director of First Year Experience, New York University
Sarah Sheehan
Co-Founder & President, Bravely
Debra Turner Bailey
Bravely Pro, Bravely
Jen Paragas
Bravely Pro, Bravely
Nathan Knight
Director of People Development, Better
Jennie Yang
VP of People, 15Five
John Siddique
Expert Coach, Wellness Coach
Kevin Yip
COO & Co-Founder, Blueboard
Andrew Clark
VP of Product Design, 15Five
Mark Ballard
Manager of Project Management, BambooHR
Amanda Wathen
Director of Marketing Communications, BambooHR
Leo Corzo
Sales Manager, BambooHR
Jeanette Martin
Director of Software Engineering, BambooHR
Cassie Whitlock
Director of HR, BambooHR
Taylor Smith
CEO & Co-founder, Blueboard
Adam Weber
SVP of Community, 15Five
Maylis Djikalou
Programme Director, WE CREATE SPACE

Daily Agenda

October 6

8:30am - 9:00am PT

Welcome Celebration

DJ Kara & Hakemia Jackson

9:00am - 10:00am PT

Opening Keynote | Amy Edmondson

10:00am - 10:30am PT

Guided Meditation

Presented by Wellness Coach

10:30am - 11:30am PT

Leading with Organizational Empathy in Our Hybrid Workplace

Presented by Blueboard

Trauma at Work & Psychological Safety

Presented by ThinkHuman

11:30am - 12:00pm PT

How 15Five Can Help You and Your Organization Thrive

Andrew Clark

12:00pm - 1:00pm PT

HR Superstars Podcast with Carin Taylor

David Hassell & Shane Metcalf

October 7

8:30am - 9:00am PT

Welcome Celebration

DJ Kara & Hakemia Jackson

9:00am - 10:00am PT

Opening Keynote | Allyson Felix

with Jennie Yang

10:00am - 10:30am PT

Guided Meditation

Presented by Wellness Coach

10:30am - 11:30am PT

Empowering Managers to Build High-Performing Teams

Presented by Bravely

The Power of Compassion in the Manager/Employee Relationship

Presented by BambooHR

11:30am - 12:00pm PT

HR Superstars Presents: Navigating Mental Health at Work: My Journey as a Queer Woman of Colour

Adam Weber & Maylis Djikalou

12:00pm - 1:00pm PT

Closing Keynote | Simon Sinek

with Shane Metcalf

Our Partners


How do I access the event?

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Is Empower 2021 free to attend?


Who should attend Empower 2021?

HR Leaders, Business Executives, and Team Managers

Will the sessions be recorded?

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

Is this eligible for SHRM and HRCI credits?

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

Have other questions?

Please contact events@15five.com.