Laraine McKinnon

Laraine McKinnon

Talent and Culture Strategist

Company: Emtrain
Role: Session Presenter

2022 Conference Session: Shifting from Human Capital to Social Capital: Leading Indicators of Inclusion (S1-E)

Laraine is an Advisor and Talent & Culture Strategist for Emtrain, a CultureTech firm providing online training and predictive analytics for healthy workplace cultures. As a member of the R&D/Innovation team, she builds the Emtrain competency and skill framework and microlesson content to create behavioral change and pulse employee perception. Working with culture-forward organizations, she analyzes employee sentiment, identifies trending concerns, delivers benchmark scores versus internal and external cohorts, and consults on ways to create more positive and inclusive behaviors.

Laraine co-authored Emtrain’s research papers Social Capital and Social Indicators: Building Organizational Health in the Modern Economy (2021) and A Data-Driven Approach to Winning the War for Talent During the Great Resignation: Ending Silos Between DEI, Culture and Anti-Sexual Harassment Initiatives (2022) as well as Emtrain’s 2020 & 2021 Workplace Culture Reports on Respect and Inclusion. She speaks, writes, broadcasts, blogs, and facilitates sessions on current workplace culture issues.

Laraine is President of The CLUB Silicon Valley, a women’s leadership non-profit, and runs their Incubator Program where she helps accelerate the careers of diverse talent. She was honored as a Silicon Valley Business Times “Woman of Influence” in 2018. She holds a BA degree, cum laude, in political science and women’s studies from Wellesley College, and a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion for HR from Cornell University.

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