Thank you to our panelists and attendees for donating their time, their resources and engaging in Work From Wherever: Connection + Belonging in April's Work Now + In The Future (WNIF) virtual event.

When your employees are happy & out-performing, it's because they are finding that purpose, connection and meaning in the work they are doing. Together, we can achieve this!


Here are some of our favorite takeaways and tips from our panelists:

Dedra Ward, Sr. Director, HR Business Partners for Global Operations, Conduent

“We need to make sure we are being mindful of everyone we want to include in the conversation and elevate those voices.”

  • Tip/Resource: Professional organizations that align with the kind of work you do in your career, The Professional’s Pursuit of a Meaningful Life by: Randy Hain, How to Live and Lead is A World Where Everything is Urgent All of The Time by: Brandon M. Smith, The Workplace Therapist Podcast

Dena Upton, Chief People Officer, Drift

“It requires a different level of preparation to ensure all voices are heard."

  • Tip/Resource: No Rules Rules by: Reed Hastings and Erin Meyer, Leading a Life in Balance by: Joan Wallance-Banjamin, PhD

Jamie Hawkins, Founder + CEO, Benefit Technology Resources “We need to be ready to support employees from the tactical side."  

  • Tip/Resource: Speaker: Teresa White, Unapologetically Ambitious by: Shellye Archambeau

Kalinda Campbell, Global Inclusion and Diversity Leader, Sunday Riley

“Organizations and leaders are going to have to model that behavior in order for others to feel comfortable to bring their whole self to work."

  • Tip/Resource: Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual by: Luvvie Ajayi Jones, Salesforce: Inclusive Meetings

livingHR Moderator:
Alexia Benner, PHR, SHRM-CP, Talent Leader, livingHR

Click Here to watch the full Work from Wherever: Connection + Belonging webisode.

This Month’s Non-Profit Partner Spotlight:

For our April event, we are contributed all donations to Kennedy Krieger, who are dedicated to improving the lives of children and young adults with care and research focused on pediatric developmental disabilities and disorders of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system. Your contribution to Kennedy Krieger supports their efforts to offer an individualized approach to treatment that is based on an interdisciplinary team model. This model enables their team to monitor and review quality of care to ensure the best possible outcomes for their patients. Click here to learn more about this amazing non-profit and how you can become involved in their mission.

Thank you to our resident artist, Elle Powell for turning the words at our events into a real-time digital art experience. #nopowerpointslides

The WNIF event series was created to give rise to real conversations with leaders who want to keep it real; to crowdsource all we can do better right now for our people and for ourselves; to cut through the noise, jargon, and talking points in order to give way to what we all need - true connection, empathy, honesty, and support.

Save the date to join us at our next virtual gathering to be held on May 6th from 12pm-1:00pm ET to discuss Allyship and Advocacy. Creating allyship and advocacy in the workplace is essential to creating true belonging. We'll provide actionable ideas that allow you to amplify voices at work to ensure equity, belonging, and inclusion. to work (wherever "work" may be). Taking a DEI approach, we'll tackle pitfalls to working remotely and how that might affect identity.

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