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About Karie Willyerd
Karie is the Vice President of Learning and Social Adoption at SuccessFactors. Prior to that she was the cofounder and CEO of Jambok, the industry's first informal social learning platform, which was acquired by SuccessFactors in March, 2011. Karie was formerly Chief Learning Officer for Sun Microsystems, and prior to that, was the Chief Talent Officer for a Fortune 200 company. During the last 24 months at Sun, Karie and her team won over 30 awards for excellence in creating an innovative learning & development function for Sun Microsystems. In October 2009, ASTD named Sun the #1 BEST learning function in the world. In February of 2010, Sun was named #11 by Training 125.
Karie is the coauthor of the bestselling book The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop & Keep Tomorrow's Employees Today (Harper Business May, 2010). Along with Jeanne Meister, she is a regular blogger for Harvard Business, and their article on Mentoring Millennialswas a feature article in the May, 2010 issue of Harvard Business Review.