It is an all-women roster for this latest posting on Movin' on Up, which puts the spotlight on big HR moves at Yahoo, Yellow.ai, and Love, Bonito. Interestingly, a couple of these companies have hired their first Chief HR Officers, recognising the need for experienced leadership at the top of the HR team.
Yahoo appoints Alicin Reidy-Williamson
Yahoo has named Alicin Reidy-Williamson as Chief Diversity Culture Officer. The 25-year diversity and media expert will head the expansion of the global diversity and inclusion strategy for the search engine. She will lead a talented team of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and and employee experience practitioners, overseeing employee engagement and strategic partnerships, while continuing to champion accountability across teams, functions and geographies. She has led Culture, Purpose and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for a range of global organisations, including as the Chief Inclusion Officer at Endeavor.
Yellow.ai welcomes Neeru Mehta
Neeru Mehta is Yellow.ai’s first Chief HR Officer. The total-experience automation platform appointed Mehta ahead of the firm’s global expansion and to strengthen Yellow.ai’s employer branding, people culture, and leadership team. From 700 employees, the company is planning to hire 1,000 employees in Southeast Asia, the US, Middle East, and Latin America this year. The new Chief HR Officer has 22 years of experience in HR and is a certified coach in leadership and transition.
Lisa Askwith joins Love, Bonito
Love, Bonito’s first-ever Chief People Officer, Lisa Askwith, has joined the Singapore-based fashion company. Askwith’s experience of more than 20 years in retail, consumer, technology, and pharmaceuticals is an asset to spearheading and powering up Love, Bonito’s people and culture strategies. Before Love, Bonito, Askwith managed her HR consultancy team supporting multi-billion dollar start-ups; and led the development of training opportunities for a business in the aviation industry.