Global Head of People & Culture, Linktree
Isa Notermans (she/her) is the Global Head of People & Culture at Melbourne-based startup, Linktree. Isa graduated from Monash University with a BA degree in Science and Arts and across her 17+ years working in the people and culture space she has been naturally attracted to the fast-paced, progressive, and innovative world of tech. With a keen interest in the early stage, high-growth phase of companies that are mission driven and values led.
During her early career, Isa developed her passion for driving equitable people practices at Google Australia and in the US, where she led teams focused on early career hiring and advancement programs including a focus on Diversity & Belonging initiatives. Shortly after she held the position of HR Director for Pandora Music, partnering with the regional MD to scale the business as they built out their presence in Australia and New Zealand.
More recently Isa was based in NYC with her young family in the role of Global Head of Diversity & Belonging at Spotify where she spent the last 5 years developing their Diversity strategy, leading a global team of practitioners and ambassadors for driving fair, safe and inclusive workplaces and enabling Spotify to be a market leader in this arena. She has spoken at the UN General Assembly for Gender Equity in Parental Leave and the White house in D.C on the task force for equitable tech workplaces. She even produced her own podcast – SpotOn! as a tribute to the many voices and minds who contributed to that diversity journey at Spotify.
Isa is deeply passionate and committed to challenging the work culture statusquo, building curious and compassionate leaders and enabling everyone to do the best work of their lives! Believing that employees should be seen, valued and respected for their unique contributions and identities in order to unlock their infinite potential.
In her downtime, Isa enjoys grounding herself in nature, spending creative time with her two small children, mentoring budding diversity professionals and geeking out to as many neuroscience podcasts as possible.