Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

August Chapter Meeting // Thursday, August 20 // Virtual

Remote Work Programs: A Spectrum of Experts for Covid and Beyond

Join us for an exciting discussion around “Remote Working” from three key experts who have been spearheading the remote working culture and experience for their companies. Our program moderator is Kate Lister, a recognized authority on the future of work, telecommuting researcher and consultant, and author of 5 books.

We will explore with Darren Murph, Head of Remote at GitLab, on ways the rest of the world can catch up to their progressive way of thinking. GitLab is a software firm with over 1,300 staff in more than 65 countries, with no company-owned offices.

We will hear from Lara Owen, Director of Global Workplace Experience at GitHub who has developed a successful remote hybrid-model with 60% remote work; describing how the office as a destination has driven culture and communication.

Lastly, Tracy Hawkins who leads Twitter’s Global Real Estate group and is also now the VP of Remote Experience will share how they have flexed and adapted their approach and how it has affected their business.

We are excited to understand how wellbeing and culture can be maintained, what are the silver linings, how it has impacted talent attraction and retention, and all the lessons learned from being at the forefront of the new normal.

Remote resources: https://learn.gitlab.com/corenet


  • Darren Murph, Head of Remote at GitLab
  • Lara Owens, Director of Global Workplace Experience at GitHub
  • Tracy Hawkins, VP of Real Estate & Workplace and Remote Experience at Twitter


  • Kate Lister, president of Global Workplace Analytics (GWA)

Venue: Zoom Meeting*
Schedule: Thursday, August 20 // Program: 4:00-5:00 pm PT // Virtual Networking Session: 5:00-5:30 pm PT
Cost: Members: Free // Non-Members: $15.00

*Zoom information will be sent out 1 day before the meeting. If you do not receive meeting information by 3 pm on Wednesday, August 19 contact nocalchapter@corenetglobal.org. Some communications may go to your Spam/Junk folder.Divider_Line.jpg

Women of CoreNet // Wednesday, March 11 // San Francisco

Managing Adversity, Transitioning & Owning Your Outcome Through the Eyes Of Elite Performance: Jackie Edwards – 5-Time Olympian - POSTPONED

In honor of International Women’s Week, the CoreNet Global Northern California Chapter’s Women of CoreNet is excited to have the 5-time Olympic winner, Jackie Edwards. Jackie will share how she was able to navigate her way against the best in the world; how she was able to overcome self-doubt and injury; how she was able to push herself beyond her own perceived limitations and how she has been able to transition from a career in sport to becoming a successful event planner in a very competitive industry. Her speech covers the following topics:

• Preparation – How having a strong foundation and successful mindset promotes success
• Adversity – How setting goals, having patience and looking beyond your present situation can yield immeasurable long-term rewards
• Transition – How do you move on after adversity? Who are you, what motivates you and what do you want to achieve?
• Owning Your Outcome – Own your successes and your failures and trust that what got you there, will keep you there!

Venue: Allsteel Showroom: 4 Maritime Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94111
Schedule: 3:30p: Registration // 4:00p: Program // 5:30p: Reception
Cost: Member: $35.00 // Non-Member End User: $60.00 // Non-Member Service Provider: $85.00

Speaker: Jackie Edwards

Jackie Edwards comes from very humble beginnings on the island of Nassau in The Bahamas. She completed her high school education there and went on to earn a full athletic scholarship to Stanford University, where she excelled both on and off the field. Following graduation, Jackie embarked on a long and successful 17-year career as a professional track and field athlete.

During those years, she experienced immense highs and tremendous lows and can attest to the fact that success is not for the faint of heart. She found that through discipline, preparation, self-confidence, hard work and a sheer willingness to excel, she was able to withstand the test and adversity that inevitably comes with a career in sport. Jackie went on to be a 2-Time NCAA Champion, 9-Time World Championship competitor and a 5-Time Olympian.

Jackie is a very powerful motivational speaker who has spoken all over the world to a wide variety of audiences. She engages her audiences by relating easy-to-identify-with life lessons through her athletic experiences. She is also a mental health advocate, who believes that the best way to promote anything is to lead by example and that with dedication and focus, you can accomplish anything.

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Upcoming Global Events

CoreNet Global Virtual Summit - North America

October 26-27
Virtual Summit


CoreNet Global EMEAlive

September 22-23
Virtual Experience