Theresa Watts, Ph.D.

Theresa Watts, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President Human Resources, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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Throughout her career, Theresa has worked as a Human Resources professional enhancing organizational capabilities for large Fortune 500 and private organizations. She has years of experience designing, developing, and delivering organizational curriculum. In her current role, as the leader of the human resources function, she is responsible for linking HR strategies with organizational and departmental processes and several key organizational development initiatives including: Diversity, Recruitment and Retention Strategies, Initiating Action Learning Paradigms, Designing and Implementing Organizational Culture Shift Strategies, Management Change Initiatives, Leadership Development Initiatives, and Organizational Performance Improvement Strategies. Theresa was profiled in Forbes Magazine and WWD regarding the diversity initiatives she has implemented as well as her philosophy surrounding the impact of a diverse workplace on the organization and the surrounding communities.

Speaking in:

Tuesday
January 17
2:00 pm2:30 pm
Javits North Level 4, Room 404, Twilio Stage
Great jobs that underpin even greater careers are the lifeblood of successful retail. In this session leading brands talk about how they champion education, training and collaboration to drive outstanding performance and stellar progression.
Monday
January 16
2:00 pm2:30 pm
Javits North Level 4, Elastic Path Stage
Competition for high-performing talent in the retail industry is always intense - and even more so now with over half of all retail employees in the US having left their jobs in 2021. Competitive pay may be table stakes, but other factors are increasingly influencing the talent marketplace and decisions about where to work. In this session, hear how one company transcends pay by creating a… Read more