CHICAGO, IL – February 1, 2021 – LHH, a global talent development and career solutions company, today announced that Sally Washlow, Practice Lead of the International Center for Executive Options (ICEO), has been named to the Crain’s Chicago Business’ 2021 “Notable Leaders in HR” list.
Crain’s selected Sally among other executives within the Chicago area who are leaders in their fields, mentor others and have demonstrated an ability to recruit and retain talent, improve efficiency, enhance company culture and promote diversity and inclusion. This is the second annual list of top HR influencers in Chicago published by Crain’s Chicago.
An accomplished board member and a former CEO, Sally has extensive experience in public and private companies. As Midwest practice lead for ICEO, she is an expert within private equity and senior level networking, supporting executives in the practice by advising on leadership roles and providing board service.
Under Sally’s leadership, LHH’s ICEO practice has grown more than 90% in the last two years. She has taken the skills and insight from her experience leading teams, developing products and navigating her own career transformation to help focus the practice into one that delivers superior, personalized experience as executives embark upon career evolution and transition.
“I am immensely proud of and honored for Sally to have been recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business, especially as she is in the company of many top leaders in the HR industry,” said Reuben Cohen, U.S. Managing Director, LHH ICEO. “Her tireless efforts and dedication to the Chicago area and the Midwest practice have played an invaluable part in our growth and success as an organization and within the ICEO practice, specifically.”
Throughout her career, Sally has been committed to diversity and inclusion initiatives. A long-standing champion of women’s leadership, she advocates for female representation on boards and within the C-suite. She has led the diversity initiative at LHH, recruiting and hiring a more diverse bench of C-suite advisors. Sally also lends her expertise to the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the Consumer Technology Association, serving to ensure their policies help companies achieve diversity in technology. She is also a member of Women Corporate Directors and the National Association of Corporate Directors within which she supports women who seek to achieve positions on boards.
Sally also serves on the boards of public and private companies. Among these numerous board roles, she is the chair of the Compensation Committee, member of the Audit Committee and Nominating and Governance committee. Furthermore, Sally is the president of the Private Directors Association, Chicago Chapter which focuses on governance and education for board members of privately held companies. Of recent note, she was the keynote speaker at the Illinois Chamber of Commerce 2019 Women in Business Conference.
In prior roles, Sally held global positions at Motorola and LG Electronics, where she was involved with product development, manufacturing, supply chain, business development, and sales and marketing. In her previous role with Cobra Electronics, a Nasdaq listed company and developer of consumer and automotive electronics, Sally achieved a great milestone, being named the first female President and later named Chief Executive Officer.
In today’s marketplace, organizations are discovering the need to turn their attention inward to find their future talent. At LHH, we help companies see the possibilities in their people. Through assessments, coaching, upskilling and transitioning, companies can realize the untapped potential within their own workforce, resulting in increased productivity, morale, and brand affinity.
A division of The Adecco Group—the world’s leading HR solutions partner—LHH’s 4,000 coaches and colleagues work with more than 12,000 organizations in over 60 countries around the world. We make a difference to everyone we work with, and we do it on a global scale. We have the local expertise, global infrastructure, and industry-leading technology to manage the complexity of critical workforce initiatives and the challenges of transformation. It’s why 60% of the Fortune 500 companies choose to work with us.
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