Lori Malcolm

In October 21, 2016
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Lori Malcolm
Culture as a Lever for Impact, Keynote Speakers
Title:Chief Culture Officer
Organization:United Way Worldwide

Evolving Culture to Drive Impact

With disruptive, fast-paced change, organizations are faced with the need to constantly evolve and remain agile, resilient and highly productive. Evolving organizational strategy to remain relevant and competitive can be complex.

However, we have heard it many times: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast!” The “How we do things”, our Culture, can either be a powerful success driver or an insurmountable obstacle. Aligning the levers that impact organizational culture, such as organizational structure, systems, leadership, rewards and performance management, to our strategy is the way we unleash the power of Culture.

In this inspiring keynote Lori Malcolm, Chief Culture Officer at United Way Worldwide, shares a unique perspective on how to leverage culture as the key organizational asset to drive performance.

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand the importance of culture as a source of competitive advantage
  • Learn about why United Way, a 125+ year old organization, is investing and prioritizing culture as its business imperative
  • Hear about United Way’s journey to evolve its culture to high-commitment and high-performance
  • Learn how United way’s commitment to culture is accelerating the implementation of its business strategy

Lori has both a breadth and depth of experience in Talent and Human Resources Management as well as a strong foundation in business operations. She has over 30 years of experience leading human resources, organizational effectiveness and talent management strategy with some of the biggest brands in the world such as IBM, Wal-Mart, Disney, Checkers & Rally’s, and is now helping transform the culture of United Way.

United Way is engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide. United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for all. The organization is focused on creating community-based and community-led solutions that strengthen the cornerstones for a good quality of life: education, financial stability and health. 

Lori received a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University. She recently relocated to Alexandria, Virginia from Tampa, Florida. She is married and has four children between the ages of 19 and 26.

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