Effective leadership through the course of a crisis

With the continuing global impact of the economic, social and physical restrictions arising from COVID-19, leaders have had to dramatically re-calibrate the way they behave in order to effectively manage their remote team. But— what now?

With the prospect that shelter-in-place orders will soon end, how will you handle the aftermath of the crisis moving forward? Your business is only as extraordinary as its people, so it’s more important than ever to lead with empathy, and to make decisions that support, protect, and reassure your greatest asset.

Watch this webinar on-demand now for unique insight and action-focused steps on how to effectively lead through the course of a crisis with guest speakers Sehr Charania, Startup Advisor & HR Consultant formerly at RigUp and IPSY, Paula Judge, VP Talent at Accel, and Scott Johnsen, Head of Design at Alto Pharmacy.

Our speakers will share their expert advice with combined experiences as a startup founder, former firefighter and current design leader, and VC consultant. You’ll come away from this webinar having learned:

  • How to understand what your employees are really thinking and feeling at this time
  • The best ways to lead by example
  • What to prioritize and deprioritize at this crucial time
  • How to implement strong procedures that will suit a newly altered workplace
  • How to lead in a post-COVID landscape

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Sehr Charania

Startup Advisor & HR Consultant

Sehr is a startup advisor and People/HR consultant. Previously, Sehr was on the senior leadership team at RigUp and IPSY where she joined early as their first Head of People and helped scale both organizations to hundreds of employees and multi-billion dollar valuations. Organizations Sehr has led have been named Best Companies to Work For, Career-Launching Companies, and have been backed by top-tier investors such as a16z, TPG, and Founders Fund. Earlier in her career, Sehr co-founded an energy company and exited it to a now-public company. She can be reached at [email protected].

Paula Judge

VP Talent at Accel

Paula Judge joined Accel in 2018 to focus on Accel’s talent efforts. Prior to Accel, Paula led Americas go-to-market recruiting efforts at Palo Alto Networks. She joined Palo Alto Networks from Heidrick and Struggles, where she conducted executive level searches for the technology practice. She began her career in the non-profit sector, holding a number of fundraising and programmatic roles with San Francisco Ballet and the Toigo Foundation. Paula grew up in Massachusetts, earning a degree in History from UCLA.

Scott Johnsen

Head of Design
Alto Pharmacy

Scott has a passion for people, believing that at the core of any great experience or any great team is an understanding of the people that reside there. Having led teams as both a Firefighter and now as a Design Leader, he has diverse experience uniting and inspiring large groups of individuals to move in sync toward successful outcomes. Currently at Alto Pharmacy; Scott is designing, building and ultimately supporting a growing Design Organization that is responsible for creating the next generation of pharmacy via customer-centric product, service and brand experiences.

Simon Browell

Managing Director US & Canada
Robert Walters

Simon Bromwell is the Managing Director, US & Canada at Robert Walters based out of our San Francisco office. With over 17 years at Robert Walters, Simon has contributed to the growth of hundreds of high-growth startups. Having developed a vast network of contacts, Simon values his close relationships with founders and executives, and is committed to ensuring his teams operate at those same high standards.