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CHRO Reflections: Path to the C-Suite

Insights from top HR leaders on their career paths and leading in times of disruption.

In this interview series, we speak with chief human resources officers from leading companies about their career paths, the traits of successful leadership and their experiences leading through the tumult of the COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest. From generalists who advanced through the function over the years to business leaders whose experience as managers piqued their interest in leading the HR function, there is no single path to the position. But the CHROs we have spoken to share many common traits: in particular, a passion for the people side of business, and a belief that strategic HR management can have an impact on an organization’s bottom line.