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Crosschq People Lead/HERs: March

In the world of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition, there are extraordinary women making a difference in the industry each and every day–whether it’s in their organization, on a global scale, or mentoring an individual on their team.

Crosschq applauds these innovators by providing a platform for people to nominate their favorite People Lead/HERs so the world can recognize them for their skills and talents too.

Here is your incredible list of March Crosschq People Lead/HERs. Congrats, ladies for being such incredible role models! 

Janet Van Huysse

Name: Janet Van Huysse
Position: SVP and Chief People Officer
Company: Cloudflare

What makes Janet a People Lead/HER?

“​​Janet is a seasoned, innovative HR executive with experience leading all facets of HR: recruiting, business partners, compensation, benefits, learning, HR technology, and international. Experience favors companies at the intersection of technology and media. Prior to joining Twitter, Janet led HR at a few start-ups that were acquired by Sony Pictures Entertainment (Crackle: online video) and AOL ( online music).”



Vanessa Rolle


Name: Vanessa Rolle
Position: Senior Executive Officer
Company: Ministry of Finance/Treasury

What makes Vanessa a People Lead/HER?

“New recruits meet her first, select the ones who meet the criteria already set, she guides them through the employment process, counsels, and guides them well. As a result, we hire over 97% of prospective employees.”




Kerry Karle

Name: Kerry Karle                                                
Position: VP Talent Acquisition
Company: DISH Network

What makes Kerry a People Lead/HER?

Kerry’s skill, dedication, and innovative strategy have made such an amazing impact on
DISH’s talent pool. We’re proud and lucky to count on her leadership.”



Name: Elena Arney                                         
Position: Director of People + Culture
Company: Crosschq

Elena ArneyWhat makes Elena a People Lead/HER?

“A veteran PR-Communications leader, Len is new to the HR scene but that hasn’t stopped her a bit! She dove into the deep end and started swimming like a pro from day one! Len is our all-around company go-to juggling a myriad of projects at all times and even under pressure, she handles them with professionalism and grace. You can always rely on her to help you when you need her and she always has the best perspectives, let alone a positive disposition. We wouldn’t be able to live without her! Plus, she’s an incredible mom to three kids. She truly is an inspiration to the working parent workforce and the epitome of an employee superstar! Go Len!!!” 




Jenny Dearborn

Name: Jenny Dearborn                                      
Position: Chief People Officer
Company: Klaviyo

What makes Jenna a People Lead/HER?

“An educator, people leader, author - and now movie producer - Klaviyo's Chief People Officer Jenny Dearborn's story is one of determination. Overcoming Dyslexia as a child, Dearborn has devoted her career to being a champion of equality, diversity, and community involvement. She's a great role model for anyone in leadership.”




Katie Burke

Name: Katie Burke                             
Position: Chief People Officer
Company: Hubspot

What makes Katie a People Lead/HER?

“For anyone who manages people, Katie Burke is one to model. As Chief People Officer at Hubspot, It's clear that she leads by putting her people first, using encouragement as a way to empower. She's a great example of what it looks like to lead with empathy, listen and show up for others.”




Crosschq Staff Pick

Ella F Washington

Name: Dr. Ella F. Washington                         
Position: CEO
Company: Ellavate Solutions

What makes Dr. Washington a People Lead/HER?

“Dr. Washington is a transparent, authentic leader, and reminds us that failure is an opportunity for growth. She is an educator and an expert in DEI, providing those she coaches with tangible next steps on how to increase inclusion in the workplace.”



Interested in nominating someone you know that’s an inspiration for all in HR or even yourself as a People Lead/HER? Don’t see your favorite on the list? Submit your nomination for April’s People Lead/HER here.

Noelle Davis

by Noelle Davis

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