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Stephanie Kramer – Chief Human Resources Officer at L’Oréal USA | Navigating Pregnancy & Work

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About The Guest

Stephanie Kramer is the Chief Human Resources Officer at L’Oréal USA, joining the management committee in 2023. She previously served as the Chief Employee Experience Officer and Global General Manager of SkinCeuticals. With a background in luxury beauty and salon professional products, Kramer has played a vital role in driving growth and market share. 

A leader in the beauty industry, she also teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology and authored “Carry Strong: An Empowered Approach to Navigating Pregnancy and Work,” published in May 2023. Kramer’s strategic vision and people leadership skills continue to shape L’Oréal USA’s workplace culture.

Talking Points

  • 0:00 — Intro
  • 1:07 — Stephanie’s Journey
  • 3:20 — Pregnancy at Work
  • 5:12 — Perception Factors
  • 6:40 — Passion for HR
  • 10:14 — Good vs. Bad HR
  • 12:54 — Why Write the Book?
  • 18:51 — Psychology of Secrecy
  • 23:02 — Pregnancy Data Insights
  • 31:54 — Job Search During Pregnancy
  • 38:05 — Anti-Pregnancy Biases
  • 42:22 — Navigating Work Issues
  • 45:10 — Work-Life Fluidity
  • 52:06 — Impact on Productivity
  • 55:02 — Stephanie’s Insights
  • 59:21 — Connect with Stephanie
  • 1:00:30 — Defining Success

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