Globoforce Announces LGBTQ Rights Advocate and Actor Chaz Bono as Keynote Speaker for WorkHuman 2017 Conference

Bono’s commitment to social justice encourages greater diversity and
inclusion in the workplace

a leading provider of social recognition solutions, today announced
LGBTQ advocate and actor Chaz Bono as a keynote speaker for its third
annual WorkHuman®
2017 conference, May 30-June 1, in Phoenix, Ariz., at the JW Marriott
Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort.

Bono, a transgender male and the only child of performers Sonny and
Cher, is an Emmy-nominated producer and an accomplished writer. He joins
“Seinfeld” and “Veep” actress and comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus, New
York Times
best-selling author and Quiet Revolution co-founder Susan
, and top-ranked Wharton School professor and New York Times
best-selling author Adam
as WorkHuman keynote speakers.

“We all want the same thing in life. We all want to be seen and
appreciated for who we truly are,” said Bono. “To me there is such
beauty and potential in people who are able to embrace their true and
authentic selves. Since the people we work with make up the vast
majority of our daily human interactions, it’s important that we work
together to promote a workplace culture that encourages people to do
just that, to be their true selves. I’m honored to join the Globoforce
community and speak on behalf of a company that believes in building
work cultures that honor humanity, connection, trust, and inclusion –
values I wholeheartedly believe in.”

WorkHuman is dedicated to helping educate, energize, and engage business
and HR leaders to build a more human-focused work culture. The movement
serves as the catalyst for creating a more inclusive and human workplace
– one that values individuals as key components to the growth and
success of an organization. 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 best-selling author Shawn Achor.

“We admire Chaz for honoring his identity and being his authentic self,”
said Eric Mosley, CEO of Globoforce. “He is an inspiration to promote
human potential, put people first, and promote work cultures that
celebrate diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We know that employees
are more empowered to do their best work in a supportive and
human-focused environment. This starts with a single moment of
gratitude, amplified across an organization. That is our mission through
WorkHuman – to spark the fire that ignites a movement toward greater
humanity, inclusion, and recognition in the modern workplace.”

In 2011, Bono was featured in the three-time Emmy®-nominated documentary
“Becoming Chaz,” a film about his life and experiences which debuted at
the Sundance Film Festival. His acting career includes repeat
appearances on the television shows “American Horror Story,” “The Bold
and the Beautiful,” “Where the Bears Are” and “Degrassi” as well as
cameos on “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” and the feature
film “Dirty.”

Bono is the acclaimed author of Transition: The Story of How I Became
a Man,
a groundbreaking account of his struggle to align his gender
identity with his physical body, and his transition from female to male,
as well as Family Outing and The End of Innocence. His
decision to come out as lesbian in 1995 sparked his public work to
support LGBTQ rights and social justice. Since then, he has contributed
extensively to The Advocate, a national gay and lesbian news
magazine and is committed to raising awareness through college lecturing
and facilitating workshops on conducting tolerance in the workplace for
major companies and corporations. He has served as a spokesperson for
the Human Rights Campaign, promoting National Coming Out Day, and as the
entertainment media director for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against
Defamation (GLAAD).

For more information or questions about the conference, call toll-free
at 844-975-4626 (844-WRKHMAN) or visit

About Globoforce

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 world’s most admired
companies 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. Globoforce is co-headquartered in
Framingham, Mass., and Dublin, Ireland.

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