Star of “Seinfeld” and “Veep” joins roster of speakers promoting the
importance of humanity in the workplace.
SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. & DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Globoforce®,
a leading provider of social recognition solutions, today announced
critically acclaimed actor, comedian and producer Julia Louis-Dreyfus as
a keynote speaker for its WorkHuman®
2017 conference, May 30-June 1, in Phoenix, Ariz., at the JW Marriott
Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort.
Louis-Dreyfus, who has earned worldwide recognition for her roles in the
hit series “Seinfeld” and “Veep,” joins New York Times
best-selling author and Quiet Revolution co-founder Susan
Cain and top-ranked Wharton School professor and New York Times
bestselling author Adam
Grant as keynote speakers. The mission of the WorkHuman movement is
to galvanize leaders and organizations worldwide to harness the
transformative power of people for the next generation of HR. The annual
event has grown exponentially in size since the inaugural event in 2015,
and has featured some of the world’s most influential thought leaders
and visionaries, including Arianna Huffington, renowned business thinker
Gary Hamel, actor Michael J. Fox, and bestselling author Shawn Achor.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus earned worldwide acclaim and recognition for her
portrayal of Elaine Benes in the hit NBC series "Seinfeld," as Christine
Campbell in the CBS hit comedy "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and
most recently as Vice President Selina Meyer in the HBO series "Veep."
Between all shows combined, she has received eight Emmy awards with
twenty-two nominations, a Golden Globe award with eight nominations,
seven Screen Actors Guild awards with sixteen nominations, two
Television Critics Association awards with three nominations, five
American Comedy Awards with ten nominations, and has received the
Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy.
Louis-Dreyfus has previously received critical acclaim for her starring
role in Fox Searchlight's "Enough Said", opposite the late James
Gandolfini, Catherine Keener and Toni Collette. This role snagged Julia
a Golden Globe nomination - making her one of the elite few who have had
the honor to be concurrently nominated for both a film and television
role. Her other television credits include multiple appearances on HBO's
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" which was co-created by Larry David of
"Seinfeld," a recurring role on Matt Groening's “The Simpsons” on FOX, a
recurring role in 2003 on Fox's critically acclaimed "Arrested
Development," NBC's 2002 real-time sitcom "Watching Ellie," and the TNT
animated film "Animal Farm" to which she lent her voice alongside Ian
Holm, Kelsey Grammer and Patrick Stewart. Louis-Dreyfus first made her
mark on television during a three-year stint (1982-1985) on "Saturday
Night Live" opposite the likes of Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest and
Eddie Murphy. She subsequently hosted the show twice, becoming the first
female former cast member to return as host.
Louis-Dreyfus is also a steadfast advocate for the environment, serving
on the leadership council for the Natural Resource Defense Council and
on the boards of Heal the Bay and Heal the Ocean. She studied theater at
Northwestern University, where she performed as a member of The
Practical Theater Company and Chicago’s famed Second-City comedy troupe.
At WorkHuman 2017, Louis-Dreyfus will draw from her vast body of work to
emphasize the importance of communication, inclusion and culture in an
age of the rapidly-evolving workplace. With a perspective that extends
beyond the conventional office space, she’ll apply lessons learned from
a successful career in acting and comedy to the goals of creating a
happier, more productive workspace.
“As one of the great comedic actresses of our time, Julia understands
how to embody unique, relatable and, most importantly, human
traits that truly bring her characters to life,” said Eric Mosley, CEO
of Globoforce. “Her work reminds us of the importance of authenticity
and levity – characteristics that make us undeniably human. She is an
inspiring addition to WorkHuman, and we are thrilled to share the stage
with her in 2017.”
For more information or questions about the conference, call toll-free
at 844-975-4626 (844-WRKHMAN) or visit www.workhuman.com.
Globoforce is a leading provider of social recognition solutions,
helping companies build stronger, more human cultures through the power
of thanks. Named one of the Best Workplaces by the Great Place To Work®
Institute, Globoforce is trusted by some of the most admired companies
in the world to inspire and energize employees and create best places to
work. Our award-winning SaaS technology and proven methodologies empower
HR and business leaders to take a modern, more strategic approach to
recognition programs. What results is measurable business success,
qualified by increases in employee engagement, retention and
productivity. The company pioneered the WorkHuman movement, created to
galvanize organizations and leaders worldwide to create a more human
workplace. This movement culminates annually at the WorkHuman
conference, taking place May 30-June 1, 2017, in Phoenix, Ariz.
Globoforce is co-headquartered in Southborough, Mass., and Dublin,
To learn more:
Be part of the movement. Join us at the annual event in Phoenix, Ariz.,
May 30-June 1, 2017.
Shweta Agarwal, 508-229-1541
Manager Public Relations