In this episode of Reimagining Company Culture, we’re chatting with Vanessa Sandoval, Senior Director, HR at Hearst Magazines. By gaining an understanding of the values and diverse viewpoints of teams (and their people), Vanessa has been able to help explain and provide insight into the behaviors and attitudes that present themselves in the workplace. Tune in to learn Vanessa’s thoughts on keeping people at the center of work, work-life blend, hybrid work with psychological safety, and more!
About the guest
Leveraging her degrees in sociolinguistics and education, Vanessa incorporates her passion for equity and inclusion with her ever present curiosity for understanding and advising the complex nature of businesses and their teams. By gaining an understanding of the values and diverse viewpoints of teams (and their people), Vanessa has been able to help explain and provide insight into the behaviors and attitudes that present themselves in the workplace. Although she has worked in both the private and non-profit sectors across multiple industries, what she finds remains consistent is the need for leaders to be equipped with the tools to help unlock their own genius while also sponsoring the continued success of their evolving team composition and expectations. With over 15 years of teaching and coaching leaders through conflict resolution, advising on improving peer to peer dynamics, and general executive and leadership development, Vanessa brings a different perspective to the world of HR. She has led HR teams that work to support and advance organizations’ strategic intent, positively promote their employer brand, and ultimately help create a great place to work. Vanessa holds a Bachelor's degree in Linguistics and Business from Georgetown University and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. She sits on Tannenbaum’s Workplace Advisory Council, a non-profit promoting Interreligious understanding, she has been an Executive Coach and member of Chief, an Executive Women’s Leadership group, and has also been a mentor for AdColor, an organization celebrating and advocating diversity in the creative and technology industries as well as NFTE: the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, an international nonprofit organization providing entrepreneurship training and educational programs across the US. She lives in Brooklyn and in her spare time, runs marathons and cycles to stay active. She will never say no to a glass of vino. As Senior Director of Human Resources at Hearst Magazines, Vanessa provides talent management, organizational design and core HR knowledge to senior leaders as a strategic business and talent coach.
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