Business Lessons from the #MeToo Movement and What HR Leaders Should Do Now

  • Examine how the #MeToo movement began with workplace conversations about sexual harassment and evolved to include inappropriate behavior
  • Revisit how the movement started and why businesses must operate differently
  • Learn the importance of trusting your intuition to stay ahead of a crisis
  • Discuss strategies and solutions for how to navigate and elevate your organization’s culture during challenging times
  • Avoid the pitfalls associated with doing nothing

Cindy Carlisle
VP Human Resources, Commercial Operations

As Vice President of Roche Diagnostics Corporation, Cindy Carlisle is the Human Resources leader of the North America region for the Diagnostics division of Roche, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. She is also a member of the Roche global Human Resources Diagnostics Leadership Team. Cindy’s focus is to create a unique culture that fosters accountability and innovation coupled with an unwavering commitment to customers and the patients they serve. This commitment is visible in Roche Diagnostics’ cultural beliefs and through the company’s involvement in efforts to enhance people’s health and quality of life in the community. Known for developing and executing creative corporate strategies and for leadership development, Cindy is an imaginative problem solver with the ability to build an inclusive team environment while encouraging talent. Her goal is to empower others to reach their full potential by helping them gain awareness of the capabilities they possess. Cindy is a member of the CEO’s leadership team, the North America Diagnostics Executive Committee, where she works directly with the CEO and other senior leaders to craft Roche’s unique value proposition to the marketplace. Prior to her current role, Cindy was Senior Human Resources Director of Janssen Pharmaceutical North America, Johnson & Johnson. She was responsible for leading strategic human resources for the Janssen Therapeutics Infectious Disease Business Unit, Janssen Biotech Central Nervous System (CNS) Business Unit, and their leadership teams. Prior to that, she worked in roles of increasing responsibilities in Human Resources, Marketing, and Finance in the Medical Device, Consumer, and Corporate sectors at Johnson & Johnson. Before joining the Johnson & Johnson group of companies, Cindy was with General Electric. Cindy earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and a Master of Science in adult technical education from Marshall University, Huntington, W. Va. She is a certified Master Black Belt (Six Sigma, Lean and Design Excellence). Cindy volunteers in the community to develop youth through sports and education. She enjoys attending sports and music events: NFL, NBA, NCAA, youth sports, and musical concerts.