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Flexibility in the workplace

  • And&And 353 West 12th Street New York, NY 10014 USA (map)

Women are the majority of today's college graduates yet less than 22% make it past middle management. We believe an inflexible work environment is one of the main obstacles that prevent women in rising up, especially as they tend to have more of the caregiving responsibilities at home.

Join us for a roundtable discussion on how we can best make the case on why things like paid leave and flexible work hours are crucial to keeping rockstar ladies in the workforce. 


Key takeaways include:

  • Learn your rights
  • Craft a persuasive argument for more flexibility
  • Gain an understanding of how HR operates



  • Annie Dean is the co-founder of Werk, a new type of job marketplace for ambitious job seekers looking for real opportunities—all with pre-negotiated types of flexibility.
  • Alex Berke is an Associate at Berke-Weiss Law PLLC. They provide employees and employers with the tools they need to resolve workplace issues. Alex also leads The Pregnancy Project, a curriculum for pregnant women and their families  to learn their workplace and health insurance rights.
  • Marlena Edwards, VP of Talent Operations at Huge. Marlena has been responsible for the development and implementation of human resource policies, programs and services, including but not limited to; HR systems, employee engagement, compensation, talent management, learning and development, and legal compliance.
  • Jena Booher is the founder of Babies on the Brain. Jena is maternal mental health expert who studies the perceptions, behaviors, and relationships between mothers in the workplace and their fellow colleagues and managers.  She is currently pursuing a PhD in Psychology with a focus on how to improve gender diversity in large corporations. 
  • Michelle Higa Fox is an artist, filmmaker, and the creative director of Slanted Studios. She divides her time between directing commercial projects, creating public art installations, and curating motion graphics.


Thank you to our sponsor:

This event is made possible by our friends at Extend Fertility, the first service in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to women choosing to proactively freeze their eggs. Their egg freezing program is centered around the unique, busy lives of these women, and offered at half the cost of most clinics—so that egg freezing can finally be a real option. 


Can men attend? 

Sorry, not at this event. We do welcome cis women, trans women, and non-binary/gender nonconforming folks.


*This event will be videotaped so by purchasing a ticket, you are granting permission to the rights of your image, likeness and sound of your voice.