Zoe Harte

2019 Speaker

ZOE HARTE is SVP of HR and talent innovation at Upwork, where she leads the talent strategy. As such, she has guided the growth of the company’s team by more than 75 percent since its merger in spring of 2014. She implements innovative management approaches and focuses on building a mission-driven culture for Upwork’s team of employees and global network of freelancers. Her philosophy of bringing one’s whole self to work has resulted in employee engagement scores that have well exceeded industry benchmarks for twelve consecutive quarters. Harte’s team includes HR business partnerships, learning and development, workplace management, recruitment, compliance and onboarding, talent innovation, and HR operations. Harte was recently named to SIA’s Global Power 100 Women in Staffing List. Prior to joining Upwork, Harte was director of global initiatives and senior HR business partner at Yahoo!, director of HRBPs and director of recruitment at Rovi, and also led international customer care for Yahoo! Harte holds an MA in theology from University of Exeter and a BA in religion and women’s studies from Earlham College. @ZoeSHarte

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