Welcome to CNY SHRM, Central New York's Premier Human Resource Organization

Central New York Society for Human Resource Management (CNY SHRM) was founded in 1974 and has over 500 members. As an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Chapter exists to provide a wide variety of professional development and networking opportunities for human resource (HR) professionals in the greater Syracuse area. The Chapter's diverse membership represents more than 300 companies with a range of experience from entry to senior level, across various industries and practices. CNY SHRM proudly serves to advance the HR profession.

We hope that you will join us for one of our programs, whether a breakfast series event, a professional networking event or our annual conference. Another way to participate in CNY SHRM is to become involved as a volunteer. Our volunteers work on various aspects of chapter administration and event programming. Volunteering with CNY SHRM is a great way for you to develop business and leadership skills and create key contacts in the HR profession.


One transaction. One profile. Dual membership.

Already a SHRM Member?

Select your state and chapter on the right. Then, follow the steps to start your SHRM Dual Membership.


NOT a SHRM Member?

Select Professional Membership. Follow the steps and make sure to add your chapter when you join or renew.


CNY SHRM is a 100% membership chapter, which means you must also be a member of the national SHRM organization (www.shrm.org). In order to join you will be required to enter your National SHRM email address for auditing purposes.

Women’s History Month 2023

Women’s History Week celebrations started in the 1970s, with local groups organizing events. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter designated the week of March 8th as National Women’s History Week. In 1987, Congress expanded the celebration and declared March as National Women’s History Month. Now, our communities recognize and celebrate the specific achievements of women over the course of American history in multiple fields. 

The National Women’s History Alliance chooses an annual theme to be shared with those that want to promote women’s history. Previous themes have included "Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet"(2009), "Celebrating Women in STEM" (2013), “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business” (2017), and "Valiant Women of the Vote"(2020). This year’s theme is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories”. Information on this organization can be found here: Home - National Women's History Alliance (nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org)

In 2021, SHRM conducted a survey on [email protected] in honor of International Women’s Day and History Month.  The report can be found Women at Work Research (shrm.org) [shrm.org].  As we celebrate women’s history and work within our organizations to minimize gender inequity, here are some points to consider. 

  • Women occupy only 29.2% of the chief executive roles in the US. 

  • Only 8.8% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women. 

  • 6.6% of S&P 500 companies are run by women. 

In 1975, The United Nations officially began sponsoring International Women’s Day on March 8th. It is a day to celebrate and reflect on the contributions women have made and continue to advocate for women’s rights. 


CNY SHRM is your local HR Group dedicated to the Human Resources Profession. We are nationally and locally recognized as CNY’s Premier Human Resource Organization. As such, we are strategic partners on workforce issues that contribute to CNY’s socioeconomic success.


Committees & Volunteer Opportunities

Serving as a volunteer is a great way to give back to the HR community and to network with your peers. It is also a great way to use skills you already have or to develop a new skill you need. CNY SHRM operates through the leadership of our volunteers.

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