Donna Morris Named a ‘Breakaway HR Leader’

October 22, 2013


Evanta HR Leadership Network recognizes Donna for driving change
Evanta HR Leadership Network recognizes Donna for driving change

Donna Morris, Adobe’s senior vice president of People and Places, is coming home from Evanta’s Global HR Leadership Summit with a new distinction, a Top 10 Breakaway Leader.

The Top 10 Breakaway Leaders Award recognizes heads of Human Resources whose contributions have significantly shaped their organization. “Those honored are the top leaders in their field who are leveraging the human resources function to drive change within their organizations,” Evanta stated.

Donna was nominated by several of her HR peers in the industry for her courage in abandoning the traditional performance review process and implementing Check-in, organizational alignment to support Adobe’s business transformation, and reshaping how the People Resources function supports Adobe employees with the launch of the Employee Resource Center.

Donna received the award at a gala event in the company of her peers. The Awards Chair and Host, Liz Gottung, Senior Vice President & Chief HR Officer, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, read testimonials about Donna, including one from Adobe president & CEO Shantanu Narayen, and then presented her with the award.

“Donna Morris is exceptional in many ways, but one quality that sets her apart is her drive for innovation. During her time leading People Resources at Adobe, she’s challenged the status quo for the benefit of the company and our employees. Donna applies her business and organizational insights to ensure we have the right talent, strategy and alignment to accelerate our success,” said Shantanu.

The 2013 Top 10 Breakaway Leaders are determined by the combined votes of an elite judges panel, comprised of leading executives within the human resources community and noted academics.

Congratulations, Donna, on this well-deserved recognition!

Connect with Donna on Twitter @donnacmorris.

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Congratulations, Donna! This award is a true testament of your leadership and passion for driving change. As Adobe continues to breakthrough with innovation in our products, you have inspired the global People & Places organization to come up with breakthrough ideas to enable continued company growth. I’m excited to see what FY14 brings as we continue to transform and drive progress against our key priorities.

CONGRATS, Donna! Such a well-deserved distinction. Great to see you being recognized both internally and externally for your fresh and bold leadership. As Adobe ambitiously challenges new frontiers, I couldn’t be more excited about your leadership to push the company in creative ways and fully leverage our greatest asset – our employees!

Congratulations, Donna! I’m thrilled to see you being recognized for being a breakaway leader!

Congratulations, Donna! You are not only a great leader for our organization and the company but an amazing person as well! We are all privileged to learn by your example, well deserved!

Donna’s strength of conviction on taking an uncharted path is hugely inspirational. This is an honor for all of Adobe!

Congrats on this well deserved recognition – so nice to see you recognized by your peers for all the great work and leadership we get to see everyday.

Congrats, Donna! Inspiring to work with a leader who’s willing to challenge the status quo.

Donna is all about challenging the HR status quo for the benefit of Adobe and our employees. I am pleased and proud to see her recognized for her courageous leadership by her peers. Congratulations, Donna!

Donna, it’s great being a part of this team o drive such transformative work! Congratulations!!! Well deserved and a great legacy you are leaving.

Thank you Donna. I think the name of this award is compelling because it signifies the recognition of success and points forward for anticipated future success as well. You have greatly impacted Adobe; and as a breakaway HR leader, I think that we will continue to see amazing things.

High praise that is completely deserved! Your vision has made significant contributions to the success of Adobe and is also making an impact across the globe in how HR teams can innovate and add value.

Donna, thank you for being a trail blazer around change and transformation! I am inspired to be working with an organization that is leading the way! Congratulations on this recognition!

Out of the box, unconventional and innovative best describes Donna! Congratulation Donna! & a great recognition for Team Adobe as well!

Thank you for your leadership. You have empowered us to innovate and to take risks without fear of failure.

Congratulations Donna! Very well deserved. Adobe is a great place to work and your leadership and empowerment is … to blame! You make Ottawa proud!

Way to go, Donna! Nice to see your innovation and leadership recognized, both internally and externally!

Congratulations, Donna! Your courage, innovation and leadership is an inspiration to us all. Well done!!