KPMG Global Chairman to Deliver Diversity & Flexibility Alliance Keynote

Conference To Highlight the Evolving Culture of Flexibility & Diversity

WASHINGTON, DC, February 27, 2017 — The Diversity & Flexibility Alliance has announced that KPMG Global Chairman John Veihmeyer will deliver the keynote address at its annual conference, Diversity + Flexibility = An Evolving Culture, in Washington, DC on March 16, 2017. The one-day conference will also feature executives from Verizon, Booz Allen Hamilton, Walmart, Morgan Stanley, and several prominent law firms who will share their best practices for embracing diversity and flexibility and the value they bring to their organizations. Human Resources executives, Diversity & Inclusion professionals, management, and anyone interested in learning more about the benefits of diversity and flexibility are invited to attend. More information and registration details can be found here.

“Our annual conference brings together professionals from the legal, corporate, financial, and consulting industries who share advice on flexibility and diversity initiatives,” said Manar Morales, President & CEO of the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance. “We are proud to welcome John Veihmeyer and other leaders who are trendsetters in diversity and flexibility and are integral to this evolution of cultural change in the workplace.”

Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management Associate Professor and author of “Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs,” Dr. Lauren Rivera will speak and lead an interactive session on economic, generational, gender, and racial bias in the recruitment process.

The Alliance will present the following awards to individuals, leaders, and organizations that are leading the way in successfully implementing flexible work:

The inaugural 2017 Flex Impact Award, which recognizes initiatives that are poised to have a significant impact on the culture of flexibility, will be presented to Hogan Lovells US LLP for its Global Agile Working Initiative, and Winston & Strawn LLP for its new gender-neutral Parental Leave Policy. (Access detailed press release here.)

The 2017 Flex Leader Award will be presented to Nancy Laben, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Booz Allen Hamilton, for her leadership in promoting a more inclusive workplace through flexibility. (Access detailed press release here.)

The 2017 Flex Success™ Award acknowledges law firm partners who achieve success while working a reduced hours schedule and their clients who have been integral to making their flexibility a success. This year’s honorees will be: Felicia Gerber Perlman of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP and her client Charles Baker, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Ball Corporation; and, Phyllis Wan, Partner at Hogan Lovells US LLP and her client Carol McDaniel, Vice President of Administration and Operations at AXS TV LLC & HDNet Movies LLC. (Access detailed press release here.)


The Diversity and Flexibility Alliance is a think tank that collaborates with organizations to develop non-stigmatized flexible work policies that promote inclusive work cultures and help to advance more women into leadership positions. The Alliance provides practical research-based solutions, training workshops, and strategic advisory services that increase organizational effectiveness through diversity and flexibility.

Contact —

Manar Morales
President & CEO