Boyden’s Leadership Series Features Facebook’s Janelle Gale

The social media giant's VP of Human Resources shares insights into Facebook’s unique approach to talent development, HR, and the importance of a transparent culture

MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Boyden, a premier global talent and leadership advisory firm, today released its latest issue of the Boyden Leadership Series, featuring an in-depth interview with Janelle Gale, Vice President of Human Resources at Facebook.

In the interview, Gale shares insights on her own recruitment to the role, Facebook’s unique approach to HR practices, the importance of an open and transparent culture, and how her involvement in an entrepreneurial charity in rural Pakistan has affected her perspective on Silicon Valley.

“Janelle’s experience at one of the world’s most recognizable technology companies offers a unique perspective on innovative talent development,” said Trina Gordon, President and CEO of Boyden World Corporation. “Her knowledge of organizational culture makes her insights valuable both to fellow industry professionals, as well as to prospective candidates across the sector landscape.”  

“The impact of the work undertaken by Janelle and her team across Facebook’s global operations cannot be overstated,” said Daniel Grassi, a Managing Partner of Boyden United States and an expert in the digital, social and multimedia sectors. “She has been instrumental in creating the transparent, engaged and highly productive working culture that Facebook has today.”

In Gale’s current role, she leads a team that partners with the business to grow and engage Facebook’s 17,000+ employees across more than 50 offices in 30 countries, evolves the organizational design, and creates and implements people programs while ensuring the scalability of Facebook’s culture. She is responsible for the HR Business Partner, Diversity, Talent Management, and Operations functions. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, and holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology.

The full interview with Gale and a sidebar interview with Boyden’s Daniel Grassi on the rise of social media and key trends in talent development and are available at

Previous issues of Boyden’s Leadership Series include interviews with Ralph Scozzafava, then COO and currently CEO of Dean Foods; Daniel Whitehead, Managing Director, Daimler Truck & Bus Australia/New Zealand and Kirstin Hoskin, Dealer Principal, Daimler Trucks Melbourne; Alec Ross, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and author of the New York Times number one bestseller The Industries of the Future; Bill Ingham, Vice President, Global Human Resources of Visa; Dawn Hudson, Chief Marketing Officer of the National Football League; Mark Devadason, Global Head of Sustainability at Standard Chartered Bank; Noor Menai, President & CEO of CTBC Bank USA; Stephan Winkelmann, President & CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.; Svein Rennemo, Chairman of Statoil; Umran Beba, former Region President for Asia Pacific for PepsiCo and currently Senior VP and CHRO at PepsiCo; David Gergen, Director of Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership and former presidential advisor; and Robert Reich, currently Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and former US Secretary of Labor. All are available on Boyden’s website.

About the Series

Boyden’s Leadership Series is an ongoing publication that highlights the views of high-profile business leaders on issues relevant to leadership, management and talent acquisition. The series’ editors conduct interviews with heads of corporations and other key organizations across the globe to further growth and the exchange of ideas.

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