Laurie Ruettimann — Human Resources Keynote Speaker
Laurie Ruettimann, SPHR, SHRM-SCP •
Laurie Ruettimann is a former Human Resources leader turned influential speaker, writer and strategist. She owns a human resources consultancy that offers a broad range of HR services to human resources leaders and executives. You may know Ruettimann as the creator of the websites The Cynical Girl and Punk Rock HR, which Forbes named as a top 100 website for women. You may also have read her book, I AM HR: 5 Strategic Ways to Break Stereotypes and Reclaim HR. (RepCap Press, 2014.) • Ruettimann has been published in a variety of places including AOL, Business Insider, The Conference Board Review, CFO Magazine, Entrepreneur, Forbes, The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Suicide Girls, The Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report and USA Today. She has keynoted, lectured a nd participated in business events around the world held by Harvard Business School, SXSW, Microsoft, Google, NBCUniversal, American Marketing Association, MediaBistro and many others. She is also recognized as one of the Top 5 career advisors by CareerBuilder and CNN. • Ruettimann has been an international speaker and HR diplomatic ambassador, and she has addressed live audiences across the United States, Canada, Great Britain, France, the Cayman Islands, Turkey and Cuba. • Ruettimann has worked in staffing, recruiting, and Human Resources at Leaf Candy Company (Hershey Chocolate), Yoh Staffing, Monsanto, Spherion, Zurich NA, Alberto-Culver (Unilever), Kemper Insurance and Pfizer. She studied at Regent’s University London and holds a B.A. in Literature from Webster University in Webster Groves, MO.