Great Place to Work Small & Medium Business Conference & Awards Gala Austin 2016


At Great Place to Work, we believe people are the key to elevating your business to greatness. The data proves that investing in your people leads to strengthened recruitment, retention and overall profitability. Attend the 2016 Small & Medium Business Conference (#GPTW4ALL) to learn from Best Workplaces as they share their challenges and successes. 

​Strengthen Culture - Keep Your People "Weird"

  1. Learn how to leverage your employees' unique gifts to strengthen company culture
  2. Recognize key challenges facing your organization and develop the tools to start, maintain or excel your workplace journey
  3. Receive actionable insights to implement in your organization

Collaborate – Build Your Band

  1. Partner with like-minded professionals dealing with similar issues that small and medium businesses face
  2. Build and expand your community network of people who share the same vision of a #GPTW4ALL
  3. Align your people with your business strategy so they can become brand ambassadors of your company

Explore Individuality – Find Your Inner Rock Stars

  1. Create opportunities that encourage all your employees to bring their whole selves to work
  2. Learn how embracing your peoples’ individuality builds high-trust and drives results
  3. Participate in interactive sessions that will help cultivate and fuel your people strategy

Speakers Include

Tony Bond, EVP, Chief Innovation Officer at Great Place to Work, where he is a key contributor and catalyst for the organization’s culture transformation work. In this role, he assures that Great Place to Work’s core transformation model is constantly integrating new client insights and developments in culture transformation delivery. Read more »

Heather Brunner, who as CEO has steered WP Engine to hyper-growth and global expansion with offices in Austin, San Antonio, London and San Francisco serving 50,000 customers in 136 countries. A 26-year technology veteran, Heather helped create billions in value, driven customer success and led business strategy for both privately-funded new ventures and Fortune 500 companies. Read more »

Ed Frauenheim, Director of Research and Content at Great Place to Work, who authors research reports, conducts data analysis and produces commentaries related to high-trust workplaces in the United States and throughout the world. Read more »

Nathan Guajardo has been an HR Generalist at Cirrus Logic since 2011. He received his BBA from Texas A&M University in 2000 and has been practicing HR since then. His focus is on training, development and university relations.

Elizabeth Schwartz is the COO at Square Root where she oversees the data science, engineering, product and operations/HR teams. She leverages more than 16 years of experience in the software and analytics space. Read more »

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