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Workday Opportunity Onramps

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | San Francisco, California

Join us for the inaugural Workday Opportunity Onramps workforce development conference. Discover how your organization can connect passionate, driven individuals from diverse backgrounds with in-demand jobs that are currently going unfilled. We’ll discuss key opportunities and challenges, examine proven models, and learn about innovative ideas that create opportunity for all.

About the Event

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Venue: Hilton San Francisco Financial District

Time: 8:30 AM–6:00 PM

Registration Cost: $195

What Is Opportunity Onramps?

Opportunity Onramps is a one-day workforce development conference put on by Workday. It’s designed for any organization interested in providing training, internship, and job opportunities for nontraditional candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Who Should Attend?

Opportunity Onramps offers valuable perspectives geared toward corporate recruiters, HRBPs, D&I leaders, and corporate social impact professionals. This event is relevant for anyone who wants to hire more diverse candidates, tap into new talent pools, and help individuals who lack access to opportunity reach financial security through work—all while helping our communities and businesses succeed.

Featured Speakers

Byron Auguste

Cofounder Opportunity@Work

Gerald Chertavian

CEO and Founder, Year Up

Elisabeth Mason

Founding Director of the Stanford Technology, Opportunity and Poverty Lab


Program Design Track

  • Learn how to engage the business by building great partnerships with key stakeholders.
  • Discover how to accelerate diversity at your company through workforce programs.
  • Identify key drivers for running workforce development volunteer programs at scale.
  • Learn how to develop or support an in-house training program that works for your business.
  • Hear from companies that utilize employee volunteers to upskill and train talent.

Hiring Track

  • Learn how internships and apprenticeships can be used as career on-ramps.
  • Explore progressive hiring policies and learn what your company can do to accelerate change.
  • Hear from nonprofits that have trained candidates ready to join your company today.
  • Discover how HR business partners can be a key to progress.
  • Find out how to engage and inspire recruiters in sourcing and evaluating opportunity talent.


Early Registration Open 2:00PM–6:00 PM


Breakfast and Registration 7:00 AM–8:30 AM
Welcome 8:30 AM–8:45 AM

Aneel Bhusri, CEO, Workday
Carrie Varoquiers, Vice President, Global Impact, Workday

Opening Keynote 8:45 AM–9:30 AM

Gerald Chertavian, CEO, Year Up
Ebony Frelix, SVP Philanthropy & Engagement @ Salesforce.org

Main Stage Session: Hiring Partner Showcase 9:30 AM–10:30 AM

Hear from nonprofits that have trained candidates ready to join your company today.

Plinio Ayala, President, Per Scholas
Barrie Hathaway, President and CEO, Job Train 
Talia Nagar, Senior Program Officer at Tipping Point
Abby Snay, Executive Director, JVS
Rebecca Tancredi, National VP of Programs, Upwardly Global

Break 10:30 AM–10:45 AM
Breakout: Building Great Internal Partnerships 10:45 AM–11:30 AM

Hear from companies partnering across functions to provide opportunity onramps.

Mike Dillon, PwC Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Michelle Epps, VP IT FedEx Services
Katie Juran, Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Adobe
Lakshmi Karan, Executive Director, Genentech Foundation
Nicole Trimble, Executive Director, Impact Hiring Initiative, FSG

Breakout: Long-term success 10:45 AM–11:30 AM

Building programs that provide the supports needed for candidate success.

Jay Banfield, Chief Officer of Innovation & Scale and Managing Director, California at Year Up
Tami Forman, Executive Director, Path Forward
BreAnn Foster (Cheung), Technical Recruiting & Programs Manager, Pinterest
Sandee Kastrul, President and Co-Founder, i.c. stars
Liddy Romero, Founder and Executive Director, WorkLife Partnership


Breakout: Opportunity Youth 10:45 AM–11:30 AM

Learn from organizations helping youth become job ready through first work experiences.

Adriane Gamble Armstrong, CEO, Juma Ventures 
Meg Garlinghouse, Head of Social Impact, LinkedIn
Peter Katz, Executive Director, Genesys Works
Daniel Lee, Regional Director, Starbucks

Break 11:30 AM–11:45 AM
Main Stage Session: Fireside Chat 11:45 AM–12:30 PM

Gayatri Agnew, Senior Director, Walmart
Byron Auguste, CEO and Co-Founder, Opportunity@Work

Lunch 12:30 PM- 1:15 PM
Main Stage Session: The Talent Perspective 1:15 PM–2:15 PM

Hear from candidates who have made successful career transitions.

Alex Creighton, Manager PwC, PwC veteran
Andrew Dyer, Account Executive - State, Local Government, and Education, Okta
Erin Baudo Felter, Executive Director, Okta for Good
Steffie MacDonald, Director of Operations, Volta
Nabil Sheikh, Sr. Security Operations Analyst, Workday

Break 2:15 PM–2:30 PM
Breakout: Engaging the entire org 2:30 PM–3:15 PM

How to run workforce development volunteer programs at scale.

Bryan Breckenridge, Executive Director, Box.org
Papia DeBroy, Director, Opportunity@Work 
Diana Fischer, Senior Manager, Employee Community Impact and Employee Wellbeing, Workday
Nikki Tosiello, Senior Manager, Workforce Development, Salesforce.org
Ragnar von Schiber, Associate Director, Corporate Citizenship & Engagment, Genentech

Breakout: Recruiting partnerships that work 2:30 PM–3:15 PM

Best practices to engage and inspire hiring managers in sourcing and evaluating opportunity talent.

Chuck Konrad, Director, Global Technical Recruiting and Veterans Programs, Palo Alto Networks
Charles Mah, VP, Global Talent Acquisition, Workday
Nick Mailey, VP Talent Acquisition, Intuit
Craig Morea, Director of Global Security, Symantec
Grant Weinberg, Director, Global Talent Acquisition, Gilead

Break 3:15 PM–3:30 PM
Main Stage Session: Homegrown Programs 3:30 PM–4:30 PM

Home Grown Programs- Hear from employers that have built training programs from scratch to fit their business needs.

Robin Boggs, US Corporate Citizenship Lead, Accenture
Andrew Dunckelman, Principal, Google.org
David Hayer, President, Gap Foundation, & SVP, Global Sustainability at Gap Inc.
Kathy Mulvany, Vice President Corporate Affairs Operations and Sustainability, Cisco

Closing Keynote 4:30 PM–5:00 PM

Leighanne Levansaler, SVP Corporate Strategy, Workday, and Managing Director, Workday Ventures
Elisabeth Mason, Founding Director, Stanford Technology, Opportunity & Poverty Lab

Networking Reception 5:00 PM–6:00 PM


Agenda subject to change.

Please contact us with any questions.