Presentation

Inclusion While Distributed

With over 750 Automatticians in 65 different countries, all working from home, over the past three years we’ve made a conscious effort to make sure that everyone feels valued and supported while performing at a high level. Hear what we’ve tried, where we’ve struggled, and what we’ve celebrated.

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Bio

Bio

Lori McLeese is the Global Head of Human Resources for Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and so much more. Lori and her team focus on making sure every Automattician feels valued and supported while performing at a high level. That takes a lot of listening, experimenting, and iterating to address the needs of 750 Automatticians in 65 countries. Prior to Automattic, Lori was the Chief People Officer at international non-profit Room to Read where she led human resources and operations for the San Francisco headquarters and eight field offices in Africa and Asia. Lori lives in the Blue Ridge mountains in Asheville, North Carolina.