Introducing the GSV Workforce Insights Board: a New Era of Collaboration in Workforce Learning and Skilling

GSV Ventures
GSV Ventures
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4 min readDec 8, 2022


We are excited to introduce GSV’s Workforce Insights Board, an expert group dedicated to exploring the future of digital learning and workforce skilling. This distinguished group of learning and people leaders will explore how emerging technologies can support a more agile, connected workforce and what this means for companies as they adapt their L&D strategies. Board members include leading Chief Learning Officers, Chief People Officers, and industry experts who are shaping the conversation on how to rethink learning and skill development as a means to achieve business and career outcomes.

At a time when employees are more distributed globally and digital skills are advancing rapidly, workforce learning solutions are more critical than ever to a company’s future success. Companies are recognizing that people are their ultimate competitive edge as technology becomes more accessible and pervasive. As organizations increase their focus on employee development and engagement, they’re looking for ways to retain workers and improve employee productivity to drive business performance. In this environment, digital learning providers that can deliver a measurable return on investment will be well-positioned for success. The Workforce Insights Board and GSV Ventures are uniquely positioned to be the link between entrepreneurs who are innovating in this space and corporate leaders who are looking to leverage these solutions.

A Memorable First: GSV kicked off the first Board gathering with a Workforce Learning Innovation Dinner

Last month, the GSV Workforce Insights Board held its very first meeting in-person in San Francisco. Following the inaugural board meeting, GSV hosted a Workforce Learning Innovation Dinner in partnership with Chegg Skills to bring together the broader workforce community. The special evening featured keynote speaker Jenny Dearborn, a renowned Chief Learning and People Officer (HP, Sun Microsystems/Oracle, SuccessFactors, Klaviyo and SAP), who shared her insights on the latest trends impacting workforce learning.

The Board will plan to meet on a quarterly basis and will play a critical role in crafting the programming around the ASU+GSV Summit, which will convene all of the key stakeholders across workforce learning, including learning and people leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, and more.

Inaugural members of GSV’s Workforce Insights Board include:

  • Adilson Borges, Learning & Development Director of Carrefour
  • Antoinette Chukudebelu, Chief People & Equity Officer for Murmuration
  • Brandon Sammut, Chief People Officer at Zapier
  • Gordon Trujillo, VP, Head of Learning & Development at DaVita
  • Greg Giangrande, Chief People and Communications Officer at Ellucian
  • Jennie Tung, Founder and Global Head of Bain Academy
  • Karie Willyerd, Chief Customer Strategy Officer at GP Strategies and former SVP and Chief Learning Officer of Visa
  • Leighanne Levensaler, Former Executive VP of Corporate Strategy at Workday
  • Lina Bankert, Partner at Boston Consulting Group
  • Linda Cai, VP of Talent Development for LinkedIn
  • Matt Sigelman, President of the Burning Glass Institute
  • Molly Nagler, Chief Learning Officer of PepsiCo
  • Peter Fox, Global Head of Digital Learning & Talent Technology of Citi
  • Praveen Kaushik, Sr. Director, People Systems at Visa
  • Rebecca Scales, Head of Tech Learning and Development at Noom
  • Rob Hampton, Global Head of Talent Development at Morgan Stanley
  • Saurabh Sanghvi, Partner at McKinsey
  • Tiffany Taylor, Chief People & Impact Officer at GSV

“I know of no other C-level talent, learning or HR network that provides access to both phenomenal people and EdTech innovators. The opportunity to learn from smart leaders and shape the industry in one network is incomparable.” — Karie Willyerd, an award-winning Chief Learning Officer

The Workforce Insights Board is excited to share its insights with the broader ecosystem, both digitally and at the ASU+GSV Summit in San Diego in April. GSV Ventures is honored to have such an experienced and distinguished group of corporate learning and people leaders join the GSV ecosystem. We are energized to harness the expertise of this esteemed Board to drive innovation in the workforce learning sector.

Read the full biographies of the GSV Workforce Insights Board members here.



GSV Ventures
GSV Ventures

A multi-stage venture capital fund investing in exceptional EdTech entrepreneurs creating scaled solutions within the $7T education & workforce skills market.