Jose A. Berrios, chair of the Board of Directors of the Society for Human Resource Management and president of BTG: The Berrios Talent Group, LLC, will receive the eighth annual Work Life Legacy Award presented by the Families and Work Institute.
Berrios and a second honoree — Douglas R. Conant, president and chief executive officer of Campbell Soup Company — will be recognized at a Families and Work Institute dinner event Monday, June 13, at Cipriani’s 42nd Street in New York City.
Over the past six months, the work/life movement has been catapulted into the national and global dialogue. According to the Families and Work Institute, this is largely due to leaders such as Berrios, who changed the conversation by making the workforce more diverse at a time when women were not being recognized for the work they contributed and people of color weren’t being given as many opportunities.
Berrios leads a diversity consulting and search firm based in San Antonio, Texas. He currently is serving a two-year term as chair of the SHRM Board of Directors. SHRM is committed to educating employers on the value of workplace flexibility to the success of both the employees and the business’ bottom line. The Society is sharing best practices in creating effective and flexible workplaces with HR professionals across the country.
In addition to the Work Life Legacy Award honorees, Bright Horizons Family Solutions and Families and Work Institute will present the Chris C. Kjeldsen Work Life Legacy Award to Mary George Opperman, vice president, human resources and safety services, and Lynette Chappell-Williams, associate vice president, workforce diversity and inclusion, at Cornell University. Under their leadership, Cornell has created a best practice model for those working in higher education and elsewhere.