Women Executives Forum: Flexibility as a Global Business Imperative

Women Executives Forum: Flexibility as a Global Business Imperative

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Oct 21, 2019 - Oct 21, 2019


5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Grand Hyatt Washington DC

1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

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The Women Executives Forum explores the challenges and opportunities facing women leaders—executives in and aspiring to the C-suite—and how men and women can take action to support gender equality. The series of workshops features notable speakers from the association, nonprofit, and public sectors. Each edition of the Women Executives Forum features a thought-provoking keynote presentation followed by facilitated table discussions.

While many organizations have flexibility policies on the books, providing flexible work options without stigma remains a challenge. A successful flex initiative requires strong buy-in, thoughtful implementation, and regular monitoring, and it needs to be adaptable, evolving with the organization as employees’ needs change.

Whether your organization needs to create a flexibility program from scratch, expand its existing program, or pinpoint issues within the current program, this session will draw on the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance's Flex Success Framework, a five-step proprietary process for implementing and evolving effective flexible work programs to achieve your organization’s flex objectives. Participants will also explore the intersection of gender diversity and flexibility to create an inclusive culture that attracts and retains top talent.
Register now to learn how to:

  • communicate the business case for flexibility
  • develop and promote a holistic flex culture
  • engage stakeholders and lean into resistance
  • eliminate flex stigma

Through education, collaboration, and networking, the Women Executives Forum provides a framework and tools to support women leaders in the association community, facilitating the leadership pipeline and helping associations transform their organizations and the communities they serve.

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      Manar S. Morales

      Manar Sweillam Morales is a national thought leader on women’s leadership, diversity, and workplace flexibility. She serves as President and CEO of the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance – a think tank dedicated to helping organizations create inclusive cultures that advance diversity and flexibility to attract and retain top talent. Manar is a frequent speaker on workplace flexibility, diversity and inclusion, women’s leadership, and individual strategies for success. Manar began her career as an employment litigator representing clients in all aspects of labor relations and employment law. She has litigated in federal court, before federal administrative agencies, and in arbitration. In addition, Manar served as an adjunct faculty member of Georgetown University where she taught classes in Labor and Employment law and Entrepreneurship. Manar serves on a number of Boards and Commissions; she is a Washington Advisory Council member for Commonsense Media, a member of the President’s Council of Cornell Women, liaison to the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, and a Trustee of the Board of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School.

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