Panel: Generating High Productivity Through Training and Total Workforce Engagement

  • What does investing in your people look like on a day-to-day ongoing basis?
  • How does the workforce contribute to steady cumulative improvements as the engine of long-term culture change and improved productivity?
  • Discussing motivational tools that solicit grassroots contributions: Competition, recognition, entertainment, and a sense of accomplishment
  • Offering examples where training, mentorship, job shadowing, and cycling through different job functions improves retention, job satisfaction, and contributes to improved performance
  • How far can a culture of continuous improvement and total workforce engagement permeate an organization?


Angela Roseboro
Chief Diversity Officer
Riot Games

As a 20-year Diversity and Inclusion, and Human Resources veteran, Angela Roseboro was recruited by Riot Games as it’s first Chief Diversity Officer to evolve and transform the culture of the company. Driven by the philosophy, be the change you want to see in the world, Angela has spent her career building and executing strategies that increase representation for women and people of color in leadership, ensure fairness and equity in process and programs, and that foster a culture that empowers employees to do their best work. Named as 25 Most Influential Black Women in Business by the Network Journal and 50 Out Front for Women in Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion, she has worked at such Fortune 500 companies as T. Rowe Price, Jones Lang LaSalle, and the Whirlpool Corporation. Angela received her bachelor’s degree from Roosevelt University in Illinois. A Chicago native, Angela is a wife, and mother of two daughters.


Kim Beauvais
SVP, HR and Business Operations

Kim Beauvais serves as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Business Operations. As a 14-year veteran of the FOX Sports family, Beauvais oversees all employee initiatives, operations related to the infrastructure of the business, facilities, policies, and organizational agility. With a diverse background in HR and operations, her business and leadership acumen is only exceeded by her commitment to making others better. Beauvais has been instrumental in the creation and execution of all COVID protocols and strategies to get sports back on the air and technicians back to work.

Previously, Beauvais served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Business Operations for the Big Ten Network (BTN), and was part of the original management team when the network launched in 2007. In 2016, Beauvais was named to the prestigious SportsBusiness Journal’s Forty Under 40 List and also was responsible for BTN to be named to Brill Street’s Top Chicago companies for Gen Y.

Prior to joining FOX, Beauvais served as HR Business Partner for Anschutz Entertainment Group’s (AEG) sports division where she led day-to-day responsibilities for the Chicago Fire Major League Soccer team and Toyota Park. Her sports experience extends to being part of the team that opened The Home Depot Center and Toyota Park, as well as working in the front office for the Milwaukee Bucks.

A Wisconsin native, Kim received her Bachelor’s degree in Sports Administration and a Master’s degree in Sports Marketing, both from Valparaiso University.

Daniel Holden
SVP, Human Resources
Nestlé Canada Inc.

Daniel Holden is the Head of Human Resources and General Counsel at Nestlé Canada Inc. As the head of two independent functions, Daniel is responsible for managing all aspects of the company’s HR and legal affairs across Canada. He also serves as a member of the Executive Team and he reports to the President & CEO.

Daniel is fortunate to be able to provide business-focused guidance and strategic leadership across our full range of Canadian business units, including Nestlé Canada, Nestlé Professional, Nestlé Nutrition, Nestlé Health Science, Nestlé Waters, Nestlé Purina PetCare and Nespresso. He is passionate about building strong teams and accelerating the development of the people I work with. He has also spent a lot of time driving innovation within large organizations and building growth strategies beyond core business competencies.

Daniel’s approach to leadership is founded on the premise that success is not often the result of a genius working alone, a flash of brilliance or a one-time massive leap forward. Instead, success is usually about the simple practice of showing up consistently: It’s about a few simple practices, applied consistently, aggregated over time. This impact is magnified exponentially when you’re able to maintain this way of working with a diverse group of people who are united by a common purpose and passion.

Prior to joining Nestlé, Daniel worked as Legal Counsel at Kellogg Canada Inc. and before that, he was a commercial litigator at Bennett Jones LLP. Throughout his legal career, Daniel has focused on a diverse array of issues, including commercial transactions, real estate, advertising and marketing, food and regulatory law, product labelling and claims, intellectual property, litigation, digital and social media, privacy, safety and environment, employment, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. As a litigator, he appeared before a variety of courts in Ontario and before the Supreme Court of Canada.

Laurie Shakur
VP, Head of People
Rakuten USA & B2B

Currently, Laurie Shakur is Head of People for Rakuten, USA & B2B, a Division of Rakuten, Inc., the largest ecommerce company in Japan, and third largest ecommerce company worldwide.

As a sought-after speaker and executive coach, Laurie engages audiences with her practical approach and relatable style.  Known for Putting the Human Back into Human Resources, she creates inclusive environments that encourage empathy and belonging while getting impactful work done!

A lifetime learner, Laurie holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Loyola University – Chicago and executive education from Cornell, Stanford and Dartmouth.  Laurie hosts “master mind” groups on topics such a startup culture, mindful leadership, and building inclusive cultures

Outside work when not in a pandemic, Laurie enjoys traveling the world with her two daughters, hot yoga and hiking.