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More Than a Schedule: Transitioning to a Hybrid Existence

The Future Of Work - The Remote and Hybrid Office

Hybrid work is not as simple as making a schedule of who’s in the office at what time—it is a complete organizational transformation that impacts company culture, creates the need for new jobs that didn’t exist before, and requires thoughtful company policy. In this talk, Maribel Lopez, Founder and Principal Analyst of Lopez Research, explains what companies must consider before transitioning to a hybrid existence.

Maribel Lopez

Bridget Finkeldey

Maribel is the founder of Lopez Research and the Data For Betterment Foundation. Lopez Research is a market research and strategy consulting firm covering topics that range from Artificial Intelligence to hybrid work transformation. Her clients range from start-ups to global firms, including 10 of the Fortune 30.

Maribel is also the author of the John Wiley and Sons book "Right-time Experiences" a contributor to Forbes and host of the podcast Reimagine Hybrid Work.

She's also the founder of the non-profit, the Data For Betterment Foundation, that helps individuals and businesses understand how to prepare for new roles as companies embrace new future of work technologies.

Prior to founding Lopez Research, Maribel gained her expertise by working at Motorola, International Data Corp., Shiva Corporation and Forrester Research.

Maribel is frequently quoted by publications such as Bloomberg, Marketwatch, The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, The Globe and Mail, Businessweek, The Los Angeles Times, Reuters, and The Associated Press. She has also appeared on Bloomberg, BBC, CNBC and NPR.

Follow her on Twitter @MaribelLopez LinkedIn and on Forbes.

Hunter Canning

Bridget Finkeldey

Hunter Canning is a New York based actor, puppeteer, producer and photographer. A conscience citizen of the world, his ethos is bringing people together through all the facets of his life. Be it producing live performance downtown, creating corporate recruitment content or photographing portraiture, red carpets and live events; Hunter has a passion for bringing people together to foster growth, kindness and a true understanding of each other.

Raised in the outer canyons of Los Angeles, Hunter has been a professional actor in New York for the past decade. Notable credits include Broadway’s War Horse (Lincoln Center), Blue Bloods (CBS), The Baker & The Beauty (ABC) and Ray Donovan (Showtime). A career that has seen dizzying heights, all the while remaining with his two feet on the ground.

It is with great pleasure that Hunter joins the Power To Fly community to host and mediate its forums. He looks forward to meeting you all and connecting you with the amazing team of professionals they have brought together.

Find Hunter at huntercanning.com or huntercanningphoto.com and on Instagram and LinkedIn @huntercanning
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Best Practices for Communications Tech Use

The Future Of Work - The Remote and Hybrid Office

More and more job descriptions require experience using advanced functions of Zoom, Slack, or Microsoft Teams. Furthermore, there are products coming down the pipeline that might become commonplace in the future, such as the Metaverse. How can professionals upskill their communications technologies skills, and how can remote and hybrid companies know which products are right for them? Join Dr. Alanah Mitchell, Aliber Distinguished Associate Professor and Chair of Information Management and Business Analytics at Drake University, as she discusses best practices and what communications technologies might look like in the workplace of the future.

Alanah Mitchell

Bridget Finkeldey

Dr. Alanah Mitchell is the Aliber Distinguished Associate Professor and Chair of Information Management and Business Analytics at Drake University. She is an experienced teacher, researcher, and consultant in relation to the design, implementation, and use of information and communication technologies for collaboration, specifically in global virtual teams. Dr. Mitchell has worked with the U.S. Strategic Command Center, Principal Financial Group, General Mills, and a number of other Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations. Additionally, Dr. Mitchell serves as an expert for news media outlets including Business Record, Forbes, and Washington Post, in addition to others.

Maryella Marie

Sanmaya Mohanty

Maryella Marie [she/her] is a renaissance womxn and social impact multimedia producer who has spent a decade working with diverse technologists, independent artists, and divergent innovators across the globe to deepen their audiences’ emotional intelligence.

You can find her at The Positive Force Team curating and facilitating masterclasses and workshops centered around emotional intelligence, equity, and creative leadership; producing mindful collaborations between artists and organizations in the Americas to build bridges and inspire positive social impact, and creative directing the “Brainwashing” radio series featuring counter-culture conversations, storytelling, ASMR, and independent music from heart-full thought-leaders, visionaries, and independent artists around the world.

Go to ThePositiveForceTeam.org to get their newsletter and learn how to participate.

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Taking DEI to the Next Level: Hybrid Work

The Future Of Work - The Remote and Hybrid Office

The word “hybrid” is getting thrown around a lot these days, but what can it actually look like, and why does it have the potential to take DEI to the next level? In this talk, Lauren McGoodwin, CEO of Career Contessa, elucidates different hybrid scheduling models, how hybrid workplaces level the playing field for those who have been historically excluded in the workplace, and why leaders who just want to “go back to the office” need to get on board.

Lauren McGoodwin

Bridget Finkeldey

Lauren McGoodwin is Career Contessa’s CEO, #1 power move advocate, and has a life mission to help women build successful and fulfilling careers on their terms. Lauren launched Career Contessa in 2013 out of her master’s thesis project to close the gap in career development resources for women. Career Contessa now helps over 3 million women each year with their careers through content, online learning courses, and job listings.

Formerly, Lauren was a Recruiter for Hulu focused on hiring, employer branding, and talent development. She has a Bachelor's in Education from University of Oregon and a Master’s in Communication Management from USC where she wrote her thesis on millennial women and career resources.

Lauren has spoken at TED Women, Watermark Conference for Women, and South by Southwest, appeared on Cheddar TV, Good Day LA, and regularly contributes on career advice to outlets like Good Morning America, Goop, and more.

Lauren is also the host of The Career Contessa Podcast, the show that delivers helpful, actionable career tips and advice so that you can be more fulfilled, healthy, and successful at work.

Most recently released her first book, Power Moves: How Women Can Pivot, Reboot, and Build a Career of Purpose, from Harper Business, and loves to stay in touch on Instagram:

Website: @careercontessa

Lauren: @laurenmcgoodwin

Lauren Hagerty (She/ Her)

Bridget Finkeldey

I'm a passionate community builder looking to forge meaningful connections between humans and brands making a difference.

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Virtual Job Fair

The Future Of Work - The Remote and Hybrid Office

If you’re planning to resign because you want a remote or hybrid job, you’re not alone—the number one demand arising from The Great Resignation is flexibility. Good news: our Diversity Summit’s Virtual Job Fair this month is for remote and hybrid roles, exclusively! Participating organizations have embraced the workplace of the future and are trailblazers in work-life integration and employee wellness. And, they are searching for savvy and diverse talent like you! To say goodbye to your commute forever, come join us

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The Great Resignation and its Impact on the Workplace

The Future Of Work - The Remote and Hybrid Office

The Great Resignation has shown employers everywhere that things can’t go back to the way they were. COVID-19 has helped many employees see the value in family time, not tolerating workplace biases, and demanding respect from employers. Employees want to work at organizations where DEI&B is not just a slogan, but intertwined into company values, mission, and strategy. Unsupportive leaders who fail to grasp this will continue to face high turnover and struggle to recruit as candidates learn about company culture by speaking with current employees or utilizing employer review sites. In this talk, LaShawnda Rodgers, Leadership and Business Consultant, outlines how the job market has changed since the pre-pandemic years, and what candidates and leaders must do to adapt and thrive in this new reality.

LaShawnda Rodgers

Bridget Finkeldey

LaShawnda Rodgers is a resident of Cary, North Carolina where she resides with her loving husband and her 3 amazing boys. She has obtained a Bachelor’s in Science of Business Administration, MBA, Certified Scrum Master, and PMP. LaShawnda is sociable, compassionate, lifelong learner, overcomer, and adventurer. She enjoys traveling, hiking, hanging out with her family, whitewater rafting, Womens Advocacy, meeting new people, and helping others to win in life.

LaShawnda is currently the Founder and CEO of Rodgers Global Leadership Consortium. She started Rodgers Global Leadership Consortium after seeing the need for leadership development training programs and coaching for new through experienced leaders within mid-large enterprises. She believes that change starts at the top, so if our leaders are better equipped and supportive than so will our teams be. LaShawnda also is a Certified Transformation Life and Marriage Coach. Her coaching programs help married couples and individuals to eradicate the barriers that are blocking them from achieving goals, win the battles in their mind, and walk confidently in every area of their life. She’s also a Keynote Speaker and speaks on Leadership, Diversity, Mindset, Building Teams, Communication Skills, and others. LaShawnda is a Co-Author of Simply Grateful an Anthology Project, and Author to “Manna in the Workplace: Spiritual Food for The Career Minded Soul”.

As an advocate for those who are disadvantaged, LaShawnda enjoys serving on the Board as the VP of Community Outreach for Blacks in Technology RDU Chapter. LaShawnda also donates her time to speak out against Domestic Violence, Suicide Prevention, overcoming adversity, and equal educational for all. She has received several awards and recognition for her community service and professional work. But nothing means more to her than seeing someone moving from lack of confidence to walking confidently and taking control over their life.

Maryella Marie

Sanmaya Mohanty

Maryella Marie [she/her] is a renaissance womxn and social impact multimedia producer who has spent a decade working with diverse technologists, independent artists, and divergent innovators across the globe to deepen their audiences’ emotional intelligence.

You can find her at The Positive Force Team curating and facilitating masterclasses and workshops centered around emotional intelligence, equity, and creative leadership; producing mindful collaborations between artists and organizations in the Americas to build bridges and inspire positive social impact, and creative directing the “Brainwashing” radio series featuring counter-culture conversations, storytelling, ASMR, and independent music from heart-full thought-leaders, visionaries, and independent artists around the world.

Go to ThePositiveForceTeam.org to get their newsletter and learn how to participate.