Bethany Florek is the Vice President of Human Resources for Greeley and Hansen, a leading international civil and environmental engineering, architectural, and management consulting firm exclusively dedicated to serving the needs of the water sector, headquartered in Chicago since 1914. Ms. Florek’s career in Human Resources includes working for the Philadelphia Eagles, The Walt Disney Company, and ARAMARK, specifically focusing in the areas of talent acquisition, training and development, and non-profit workforce training initiatives. Having worked for Greeley and Hansen for more than a decade, Ms. Florek oversees all functions of Human Resources within this 18-office global firm with particular focus in on STEM talent acquisition, performance management and development, engagement and retention best practices, mental health, and championing diversity, inclusion, and belonging advancements throughout the firm. Bethany holds a bachelor’s degree from Hope College in Business Management with particular emphasis in Human Resources and Operations. She is currently the Chair of the IL Diversity Council’s Board of Directors and serves on the Leaders Council for Chicago United. She is also an invited member of the Government Relations Advisory Committee for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, where she contributes to advocacy efforts in Chicago, Springfield, and Washington D.C. to advance legislative efforts for affordable prescription drug coverage, care for people with disabilities, and further medical research funding. In addition, Ms. Florek is a 2021 Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow, the region’s premiere civic leadership development organization, and was recognized in CRAIN’S Chicago as a 2021 Notable Leader in HR. Lastly, Bethany proudly serves as a Director on the Apparel Industry Board, Inc.’s Advisory Board of Directors.
Monica Guillory leverages her unique lived experienc¬es and 20+ years of Human Resources and Diversity & Inclusion leadership to adeptly coach and guide lead¬ers to obtain the insights needed to develop workplace strategies that make sense, inspire buy-in, and deliver measurable, sustained results. Executives and employ¬ees alike love her wise and witty approach to tackling tough topics and situations. Monica is frequently asked to speak publicly on Leader¬ship, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Building Social Capital, Leading with Heart, Courageous Conversations. Her thought leadership on Talent featured in CLO Magazine 2020; Awarded Leadership Excellence Award by Na¬tional Diversity Council and Community Service Pillar Award by the IL Valley View School District. Monica currently serves as VP Board of Director for the IL Diver¬sity Council, D&I Director on the DuPage SHRM Board, Board Member of Empowering Women Network (EWN). She founded an award-winning Corporate Women’s Mentoring Program. Monica holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communi¬cation from the University of Houston and is a senior certified Human Resources professional.
Payal Beri is a mindset transformation coach and speaker for highly driven and empathic women leaders in non-profit, social enterprise, technology and healthcare. She has 10+ years experience as a former clinical therapist and global leadership consultant, having worked with fortune 500 companies & non-profits. She's blended her experience to empower women leaders, like you, who are highly empathic and struggle with perfectionism and imposter syndrome to embrace your empathy as your superpower to build confidence in communication, trust your decision making, and build high performing teams without the guilt of giving too much. She is on a mission to ensure no women fueled with purpose feels alone in her journey as a leader. Through her coaching program, workshops and speaking events she provides strategies, tools and transforms your mindset to empower you to lead and lean into your empathy without sacrificing yourself. Payal also is a podcast host of the show, The Unapologetic Woman with Payal Beri, found on apple podcast, spotify and everywhere you listen to podcasts. She holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology and is currently a Phd candidate (2021) with her research focusing on leading with empathy and psychological safety to create dual accountability in the workplace. You can connect with Payal on LinkedIn, Instagram and request to speak with her on www.payalberi.com