Ashley Goldsmith is chief people officer at Workday, with global responsibility for human resources, global impact, and the Workday Foundation.
Prior to joining Workday, Ashley served as CHRO and executive vice president at Polycom. Preceding Polycom, she was senior vice president of human resources, corporate communications, and environmental health and safety for the Tissue Diagnostics Division at F. Hoffmann-La Roche. Ashley has also previously served as CHRO at Ventana Medical Systems and as divisional vice president of human resources at The Home Depot.
Ashley holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a master’s degree in human resource development from Georgia State University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Vanderbilt University. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources, and a member of its Foundation Board of Trustees. Ashley also serves on the board of directors at the Human Resources Policy Association, as well as Cornell’s Center for Advanced Human Resources Studies, and the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.