Chelly Conley has 9 years of experience in the Human Resources Industry, currently working as a Director of Global Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging for KnowBe4. KnowBe4 is the world largest Security Awareness firm with multiple locations globally. Her expertise has developed into DEI, Advocacy, Coaching, Mentoring, Training, and Employee Engagement. Chelly has also been a member of SHRM for as long as her HR career and has served on different committees with the focus currently being Diversity and Inclusion and Education. She is on the Board of Directors for the Florida National Diversity Council and the Advisory Council for the National Coalition for Racial Justice & Equity. Chelly is also HRCI, SHRM, and NDC certified with a bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of South Florida and is currently in the MBA program at Saint Leo University.
What words of advice and encouragement would you give to someone just starting out in HR?
Always continue to network. It will get hard to try to break into this field and the best thing you can do for yourself is to continue to learn and meet new people in the process. It will happen for you! Just have to keep pushing.