On March 15, 2017, Go Global NC held its first Global Leaders Forum, “Unlocking North Carolina’s Human Potential,” at SAS Executive Briefing Center. The event explored the economic benefits of family-friendly policies to companies and North Carolina. SAS Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Jenn Mann, the keynote speaker, shared the SAS philosophy for its multigenerational workforce and why it’s consistently named one of the top places to work at in the country. A panel of representatives from small and medium-sized businesses talked about programs they’ve put in place in their own companies, including the resulting challenges and rewards. Jillian Munro, Senior Vice President for the Enterprise Cybersecurity Organization at Fidelity Investments, closed the event with a talk about her personal journey in the tech industry and the importance of keeping women engaged in the workforce.