Name: Anna Chalon
Nomination Category: Rising Star (For Female Executives under 40)
500-word description of the nominee's achievements in the last 12 months:
In the last 12 months, Anna was responsible for leading high employee growth at Frame.io and was able to hire 68 people with a team of 2 (equivalent to almost 100% growth). She exceeded her quarterly hiring goals all year. She also led the efforts to maintain a best in class offer acceptance rate of 87.2% over the last 2 years.
For context, the average is around 60% and best in class is around 80%.- While hiring at an extremely fast pace, she never compromised on candidate experience and led her team to get to 93% positive reviews on Glassdoor. For comparison, Greenhouse which is considered best in class is at 73% and companies like Facebook, Google or Squarespace are around 50%.
Anna also led the diversity and inclusion efforts and was able to improve the percentage of women in management from 1% to 28% and of women at the company overall from 25% to 36%. She was able to achieve these results by creating and implementing an unconscious bias training for every new hire. She built diverse interview panels across the board, implemented creative sourcing strategies and was even recognized as one of the winners for the Equality Impact Award for her work in promoting equality in the workplace.
Anna is recognized as an inspiring leader by her team and her peers and never gives up in the face of adversity.
Hyperlinks to any news coverage, press releases or materials supporting the submission:
Winner of the 2019 Equality Impact Award - https://www.bouncex.com/blog/article/equality-impact-award-winner-anna-chalon/
Interviewed on the Venturi Group Podcast to talk about Unconscious Bias - https://www.venturi-group.com/podcast/tackling-unconscious-bias/
Glassdoor rating for interview experience - https://www.glassdoor.com/Interview/Frame-io-Interview-Questions-E1449846.htm
100-word executive biography of the nominee:
Anna was born and raise in Paris, France. She went to Law School there before moving to London where she studied guitar and songwriting. She moved to NYC 8 years ago to pursue a singer-songwriter career before making a career switch. She's now been working in Tech for the past 5 years. She started as a Recruiting Coordinator and moved quickly up the ranks. She is now the Head of Recruiting and Diversity and Inclusion at Frame.io, a Series C video collaboration software.