About Laurie


Laurie Ruettimann pushes the boundaries of what’s really possible in Human Resources. Her expertise as a HR leader in Fortune 500 organizations, such as Pfizer, Alberto-Culver, and Kemper Insurance, allows her to frame the HR world as it used to be known. Now, as a woman in the thick of the social world, Laurie understands how the digital space has changed the way HR needs to think and act.

Laurie is SPHR-certified and an influential speaker, writer, and social media strategist. You may know her as the creator of Punk Rock HR, which Forbes named as one of the top 100 websites for women. She is the founder of The Cynical Girl and The HR Blogger Network. She is also the co-founder of HRBloggers.com and HRMToday.com, the first social networks created for HR professionals.

But the digital world is just the starting point for Laurie. She is a contributing editor for The Conference Board Review; an advisor to SmartBrief on Workforce; and her advice has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, and CFO Magazine, and online at Suicide Girls and AOL. Laurie is also recognized as one of the Top 5 career advisors by CareerBuilder and CNN.

Laurie also sits on the strategic advisory board at Vestrics, a recognized leader and innovator in learning analytics and big data.

She studied at Regent’s College in London and holds a B.A. in Literature from Webster University in St. Louis, Mo.

Laurie considers Raleigh, NC her home base, a place she can also tell her husband and her cats what’s what.

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