Did you know that Americans work among the longest hours of any advanced economy?   And, why do we take fewer vacations than the rest of the world? What can we do to balance productivity and profitability with flexibility and leisure?

Join us at our 2016 Annual Conference to hear from a true expert on these issues, New York Times best-selling author, Brigid Schulte. Ms. Schulte will be our special guest for a fireside chat with Manar Morales, President & CEO of the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance at 1:15pm on Wednesday.

As the author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play When No One Has the Time, Ms. Schulte has spent years digging through neuroscience research and interviewing experts, families, and those working in all types of careers to better understand why we, as a culture, are overwhelmed and how we can lead more balanced lives. She will share examples of how we can rethink our work schedules, how we can reimagine gender roles for a fairer division of labor and opportunity at work and home, and how we can recapture the value of leisure instead of seeking status in busyness.

She will also provide perspective on the research behind being overwhelmed (did you know that being overwhelmed even affects the size of our brains?) She’ll share her advice on how the business community can help to change the culture that often leaves people feeling guilty or inadequate about working less and even seems to discourage vacations.

Ms. Schulte is not only an award-winning journalist, she’s also the Founding Director of The Good Life Initiative and the Better Life Lab at the non-partisan think tank, New America. Both of these innovative organizations seek to elevate the conversation, explore transformative solutions, and highlight how work-life and gender equity issues are key to excellence, productivity, and innovation. Moreover, both work towards fostering a full, authentic, and meaningful life for everyone.

This enlightening conversation will leave you reenergized and ready to bring more serenity and balance to your life!

REGISTER FOR THE 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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For more information about the Annual Conference, contact Eliza Musallam.