As senior VP of HR and talent Innovation, Zoë Harte leads the talent strategy at Upwork. She has guided the growth of the company’s team by more than 75% since the Elance-oDesk merger in 2014. Harte focuses on building a mission-driven culture for Upwork’s team of employees and global network of freelancers. Her philosophy of bringing one’s whole self to work has resulted in employee engagement scores that have well exceeded industry benchmarks for 12 consecutive quarters. Harte’s team includes HR business partnerships, learning and development, workplace management, recruitment, compliance and onboarding, talent innovation and HR operations.