Sodexo Top Executive Mia Mends to Keynote at InfluenceHR 2016

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InfluenceHR adds Mia Mends, CEO of Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services USA, to its stellar lineup of speakers, including New York Times best-seller Dan Lyons and HBO's "Silicon Valley" star Thomas Middleditch.

Sodexo CEO of Benefits and Rewards Services USA Mia Mends Is the Industry Keynote Speaker at InfluenceHR 2016

Mia Mends, Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services USA CEO

Adding to the stellar speaker lineup at this year’s InfluenceHR event, The Starr Conspiracy has announced that Sodexo Benefits & Rewards Services CEO Mia Mends will be the industry keynote speaker. She joins business keynote speaker Dan Lyons, celebrated author of Disrupted, and celebrity keynote speaker Thomas Middleditch, star of the hit HBO series "Silicon Valley."

InfluenceHR is Oct. 3–4 in Chicago, immediately preceding, and in partnership with, the HR Technology® Conference & Exposition.

To register for InfluenceHR and take advantage of our special summer discount rate, visit

Recently named to the inaugural UPstanding 100 Executive Power List, Mends serves on Sodexo’s North America Regional Leadership Committee. She leads the strategic evolution and growth of the business, with a focus on delivering outcomes-based employee engagement solutions through recognition and well-being programs and platforms. Mends has also founded her own nonprofit, Seven Sisters to Sisters, and served on the boards of the Education Foundation of Harris County and the Executive Committee of the Harvard Business School Global Alumni Association.

“With her rich experience in the field, Mends joins a rock-star-like lineup of speakers who will give InfluenceHR attendees an insightful mix of views on the industry today. We aim for this event to be just as entertaining as it is informative, and our impressive assembly of keynote speakers is sure to trigger some thought-provoking discussion on human capital management,” says Bret Starr, CEO, founder, and partner of The Starr Conspiracy.

InfluenceHR is the only industry event that brings together experts, analysts, marketers, and HR buyers to make sense of the rapidly changing HR technology and services market. It’s the single best source for identifying future trends and leaders in the HR technology space — a not-to-miss event for any HR tech executive.

The Starr Conspiracy will announce additional speakers on a weekly basis.

Tickets for InfluenceHR 2016 are currently available at the summer discount price of $899. This discount will end soon.

Visit to learn more about the event and to purchase your tickets before they sell out. Tickets are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Note: We deeply regret that some people are unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict with religious holidays. We plan to capture all the content and make it available for free as quickly as possible following the event.

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