Pamay Bassey

Chief Learning Officer The Kraft Heinz Company

Pamay Bassey is Chief Learning Officer for the Kraft Heinz Company, where she creates a culture of

continuous learning and drives the company’s global learning and development strategy and initiatives

through Ownerversity, Kraft Heinz’s corporate university. Pamay has deep expertise in learning

theories derived from artificial intelligence research and practical experience designing and developing

highly-rated learning solutions and transformative professional development programs. Prior to Kraft

Heinz, Pamay served as the Global Head of Learning Platform and Professional Development for

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management company. Before that, she was president of The

Pamay Group, an e-learning design and strategy company. Pamay is also Chief Experience Officer of

the My 52 Weeks of Worship Project, through which she facilitates courageous conversations about

cultural and interfaith diversity, inclusion, and understanding. Her 2018 TEDx talk, Navigating Sacred

Spaces, is based on her project work and her book: My 52 Weeks of Worship:Lessons from a Global,

Spiritual, Interfaith Journey. Pamay serves Chair of the National Advisory Board of The Haas Center

for Public Service at Stanford University, is past co-president of the Stanford National Black Alumni

Association, and is a Diamond Life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, a public

service organization. Pamay earned a B.S. in symbolic systems from Stanford, with an artificial

intelligence concentration, and a M.S. in computer science from Northwestern. She is also a graduate

of the Second City Conservatory program in Chicago, an advanced study of improvisational comedy

and theater.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

9:25 AM #LearnLikeAnOwner: Inspire Employees to #MakeTimeForLearning

In our time-starved world of work, how can employees carve out critical time to learn? Hear how the

Kraft Heinz CLO launched an internal campaign to increase learning in her organization by walking the

walk, modeling how to commit to a regular learning practice, and how to encourage others to do the

same. Pamay Bassey shares her experience learning in the flow of work and in the flow of life—and

the results of a campaign to #MakeTimeForLearning that started at the top.

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

2:30 PM Panel: Accelerating Women Leaders

In a widely publicized initiative a few years ago, eBay embarked on a journey to bring more women into its top ranks. Senior executives at the firm discovered the investment yielded substantial bottom-line and cultural benefits. Despite these findings there are still far too few women gaining entry into the C-suite. It appears a contributing factor to this reality is that women are not receiving enough opportunities to gain the key work experiences viewed as necessary to gain entry into the C-suite. During this panel discussion attendees will : 

  • Learn about the unique cultures from some of the world’s most innovative companies
  • Hear how they are pushing the boundaries on advancing female leadership 

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Pamay.

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