How Being a “Human Resource” Can Empower Growth and Transformation

SHRM 2013 Talent Management Conference
Workplace Application: You will hear from an HR professional who will share her discoveries, lessons, tips, tools and resources and how you can apply, integrate and adapt these learnings in your day-to-day life in HR.
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As a leading source for news, information & resources for the Connected Generation, Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable’s 25 million monthly unique visitors and 10 million social media followers have become one of the most engaged online communities. Join Stefanie Rennert, Mashable’s head of Human Resources, as she shares Mashable’s unique story of growing from a small blog to one of the leading digital media companies for the Connected Generation.
This energetic talk aims to also empower you on your own journey in HR. Rennert believes that in order to best understand talent, it’s important to better understand yourself and then embrace your true self, quirkiness and all.  Luckily, Mashable supports and embraces this type of innovation and culture!


Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 3:15pm to 4:30pm

Stefanie Rennert


Stefanie began her career as an executive assistant for four years holding various roles at Viacom/MTV Networks/Nickelodeon, where she quickly learned how to be a "human resource", becoming known as her teams’ “go-to-person.”  After 4 years at Viacom and an exploratory vacation to Italy, in April of 2010 Stefanie saw at tweet for a Business Assistant position at Mashable and was hired at the time when the company was transitioning its 15 remote employees to its first-ever office.

Stefanie grew with the company and recognized the need for Human Resources, proposing that she be charged with creating the department.  In April 2011, Stefanie's wish was granted and she has been building Mashable's HR infrastructure ever since as head of HR. She works with Mashable’s leadership team to ensure that human resource programs and projects align with strategic business goals and operational objectives. To support Mashable’s unique and evolving company culture, she creates internal organizational strategy and policies, recruits and develops talent, cultivates employee engagement and manages company benefits.

 Stefanie earned a B.S. in Human Development from Cornell University. Find Stefanie on Twitter at @StefanieRennert or on Facebook at or via email at

South Pacific Ballroom AB
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Credit Type: 
HR Credit
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Concurrent Session
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