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The Future is Flexible: Negotiating and Managing Flexibility in the Workplace after Covid-19

Date/Time:  Wednesday, 17 September  2021, 12:00 - 1:30

Location:  Zoom

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One year ago, the rapid and unprecedented changes brought on by Covid-19 forced companies to rapidly send their employees home to work. As a result, millions experienced the benefits of remote workingsuch as nonexistent commute times and greater productivity. Thousands of companies discovered lower operational costs and a larger pool of global job applicants. As they are planning to bring employees back, many forward-looking companies expect to permanently incorporate remote days to their employees’ work-week as a way to retain employees and attract new talent. But virtual work has it challenges. Employees can feel lost, isolated and out of sync with their peers and managers— how do you build trust, maintain connections and avoid burn out? Managers want to keep their teams motivated, provide useful digital tools, and keep employees productive.

Moderated by Jennifer Voss, Managing Director of FlexProfessionals Boston, this virtual panel will feature industry leaders who will share their experiences on how to navigate the challenges of managing flexible work as well as negotiating and succeeding with a flexible schedule.


12:00: Welcome/WID Chapter Updates President & VP

12:15: Panel Session
Panel Moderator:
Jennifer Voss, Managing Director of FlexProfessionals Boston


  • Ellen Ferraro, Vice President, Mission Assurance, Raytheon Technologies

  • Gina Benvenuto, Segment COVID-19 HR Lead, L3 Harris

  • Purvi Booth, Deputy Director, Raytheon Technologies

  • Karen Kelly, Project Manager, Office of Work/Life, Harvard University

13:15 – 13:30: Questions

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