Developing Talent To Retain Talent
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Edie Givens is Senior Vice President of People & Organization at Sony Pictures Entertainment.
In this role, she is the HR leader for the Motion Picture Group as well as Talent Acquisition and
Learning and Development for Sony Pictures Entertainment (Motion Pictures, Television, and
Home Entertainment). The motion picture group includes the Columbia Pictures, TriStar, Screen
Gems, and Sony Pictures Classics labels.
A Human Resources leader with over 20 years’ experience in media, entertainment, and high
growth technology companies, Givens is a trusted adviser to C-level leadership and senior
management. Her areas of expertise include organizational design, talent development,
building high performing teams and a true focus on forward-thinking initiatives that drive the
Givens joined Sony Pictures from Sophos, a security start up in the Silicon Valley, where she
worked as Chief Human Resources Officer leading the HR function as the company went public
on the London Stock Exchange in June 2015. Prior to Sophos, she was Vice President, Human
Resources for Yahoo!, where she led HR for multiple organizations, including Global Media,
Sales, and Engineering. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Givens was Senior Director, Human Resources
at Adobe Systems, working closely with engineering leadership as the company’s stock split
three times and grew from 500 employees to over 8,000.
Givens is a graduate of University of California, Los Angeles with a B.S. degree in Psychology.