2017 Webinar Series | Jennifer Brown & Arthur Woods | May 25

Workplace of the Future: Leveraging Purpose to Break the Mold and Let Everyone In

Date: May 25, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT
Featuring: Jennifer Brown, Founder, President & CEO, Jennifer Brown Consulting; and Arthur Woods, Co-Founder, Imperative

Companies continue to struggle with moving the needle on diversity and inclusion, as demonstrated by their lack of ability to shift demographics and representation of female and minority talent. Especially in today’s shifting landscape, we need to think more broadly about the very definitions of diversity which will resonate most with current and future talent.

New research on the role of purpose points to powerful new ways to approach the inclusion conversation. Women are in a unique position to empower and lead this — in fact, women are 50% more likely to be purpose-driven and our anecdotal research finds that purpose is especially alive and well in women’s networks.

The inclusion of purpose as a diversity dimension provides a framework that resonates when considered alongside visible diversity characteristics such as gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, to name a few. This ground-breaking focus on purpose has the potential to humanize work and celebrate the potential of everyone and provides a powerful new tool for every organization in making tangible progress.

Key Topics:

  • Driving Innovation with Purpose
  • Diversity of Purpose as a Source of Inclusion
  • Team and Organizational Purpose as a Unifier
  • Case Studies of Purpose in Action: LinkedIn and MetLife
  • A New Model of Mentoring and Sponsorship
  • Bridging versus Bonding Social Capital and Purpose

What You Will Gain:

  • Insights on the latest trends in diversity and inclusion
  • Breakthrough research on the role of purpose in the workplace
  • Actionable ideas for using purpose to advance inclusion and employee resource groups

About our Speakers:

Jennifer Brown (@jenniferbrown) is an award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker and diversity and inclusion expert. She is the founder, president and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting (JBC), a strategic leadership and diversity consulting firm that coaches business leaders worldwide on critical issues of talent and workplace strategy. Brown is a passionate advocate for social equality who delves into the “business case for diversity” as she helps businesses foster healthier, more productive workplace cultures. With over a decade of experience consulting to Fortune 500 companies including Toyota, Starbucks, and Capital One, Brown is a highly sought-after expert source on changing demographics, specific communities of identity including women, people of color, LGBT individuals, generations like Millennials, and the role of male leaders in change efforts. Brown has appeared in leading media outlets such as The New York Times, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal, and on Fox News. In the past several years, she has been named Social Entrepreneur of the year by the NYC National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), a finalist for the Wells Fargo Business Owner of the Year Award, a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Winning Women Program, one of the Top 40 Outstanding Women by Stonewall Community Foundation, and NYC Controller Bill Thompson’s LGBT Business Owner of the Year. Brown’s new book Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace & the Will to Change (2016) will inspire leadership to embrace the opportunity that diversity represents and empower advocates at all levels to find their voice and be a driving force in creating more enlightened organizations that resonate in a fast-changing world.

Arthur Woods (@ArthurWoods) is a serial entrepreneur, global speaker and advisor to leading brands on re-imagining and disrupting the way we approach work to make it human. He is the Co-Founder of Imperative, a breakthrough learning and development platform that has pioneered a way to measure and grow purpose within organizations. Imperative has powered the largest global research endeavor on purpose, working with a wide range of organizations from LinkedIn and MetLife to Sony. Arthur is a three-times TEDx speaker, World Economic Forum Global Shaper, a New York Venture Fellow and sits on the Boards of the Georgetown Technology Alliance, Compass Partners and Out in Tech. Arthur came from Google where led operations for YouTube’s Education division and oversaw YouTube for Schools. Arthur co-founded the Compass Fellowship, the leading collegiate social enterprise education program and co-founded Out in Tech, the largest global LGBTQ technology community. Arthur studied Operations and information Management at Georgetown University and Project Management at Stanford University.

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