Laurie Ruettimann talks Review Of The 2014 HR Technology Conference & Expo

Laurie Ruettimann Laurie Ruettimann, Worldwide FOT

I am just back from the 17th Annual HR Technology Conference and Expo. I think it was the best one yet.

It was a supportive environment for women.

Very rarely do I attend a tech conference that doesn’t deserve to have an anti-harassment policy, and HR Tech is typically lumped into this category of offenders. This year, the tone was different. There were more women in attendance and more women on stage than ever before. (David Gergen made a comment about HR being a handmaiden, which is unfortunate, but I always take what he has to say with a grain of salt. On the HR conference circuit, David Gergen is a poor man’s Fareed Zakaria.) I was able to connect with smart women who openly praised the work of other women in my industry. Nobody made fun of HR ladies in my presence. It was refreshing.

Read the whole post over at Laurie Ruettimann (an FOT contributor blog).