SHRM Annual Conference Features Experts on Effective and Flexible Workplaces

Anne-Marie Slaughter among speakers at sessions on reinventing work June 22-25 in Orlando

Jun 2, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Experts on employer practices that create effective and flexible workplaces — including Anne-Marie Slaughter, author of the article “Women Still Can’t Have It All,” and leadership guru Doug Conant — are among speakers in a series of sessions presented by When Work Works, a national partnership between the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), at SHRM’s 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition.

WHAT: SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition

WHEN: June 22-25, 2014

WHERE: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.

DETAILS: With the theme of #ReinventWork, seven conference sessions curated by When Work Works and based on FWI’s research explore innovative workplace practices that allow employers to stay on top of the changing landscape of work. Among them:

  • “Moving Toward a Culture of Care” with Slaughter, president and CEO of the New America Foundation;
  • “It’s All about the People: A CEO Perspective” with Conant, founder of ConantLeadership and chairman of Avon Products;
  • “Redesigning and Redefining Work for the 21st Century” with Shelley J. Correll, director of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research and professor at Stanford University.

Lisa Horn, co-leader of SHRM’s Workplace Flexibility Initiative, will share innovative employer practices in the session “Drive Business Success with Workplace Flexibility.” Employers that have been honored with the Awards for Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility will be recognized at a Monday night reception.

Ellen Galinsky, FWI president, will speak in a special ask- the-expert session “Talent — Workplaces that Find, Develop and Retain the Best” at noon on Tuesday, June 24.

Experts from SHRM and FWI are available for interviews. Information about the recently released National Study of Employers, which looks at changes in the workplace since 2008, also is available.

Media: For conference press credentials and interview requests, contact Kate Kennedy of SHRM Media Affairs at 703-535-6260 and or Vanessa Gray at 703-535-6072 and

About the Society for Human Resource Management

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