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Featured Panelists Spotlight: Bridging the Generation Gap at Work
February 8, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
What is the Featured Panelists Spotlight?
Our Featured Panelists Spotlight will be held on a Wednesday of each month. During the Featured Panelists Spotlight, we invite guest panelists to share their experiences, insights, tips and strategies that they have found to be effective in their professional or personal lives when tackling the featured topic for the month.
February Featured Topic – Bridging the Generation Gap at Work
Although the media likes to place a spotlight on millennials and Gen Z in the workplace, the reality is a lot more complex — and that’s a good thing.
Today we have four different generations in the workplace, and by next year, one in four U.S. workers will be 55 or older. Studies have revealed many positives to closing your age gap and building a multigenerational workforce. Why, then, do so many organizations lag when it comes to addressing age diversity in the workplace? Just as you would strategize recruitment toward younger workers, building a multigenerational workforce requires a thoughtfully planned campaign to avoid age bias. It should come as no surprise that employing different people with different personalities is not always easy and the biggest mistake that people make when trying to manage the generation gap in the workplace is…well…not managing it at all. We’ll explore common myths about all generations in the workplace and discuss different options for working better together.
Amanda Lopez is a Latina leadership and life coach who helps people transition from feeling stuck into embodying self-trust by guiding them on how to process their overthinking brain and take action on their passions. She initially intended on a career in accounting but soon realized in her first corporate company role that coaching, counseling and undergirding was her strong suit and passion. She’s one of the youngest of seven and loves being the go-to person for her family. She is certified through iPEC and has her ACC through ICF and is continuing her education as a candidate for a master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Emily Clay, Co-Founder of illume hire, a startup providing career matching and advice for those who were overlooked in the hiring process. Emily says: “Conversations about the longevity economy, demographic shifts, mental health and social impact initiatives light me up. Led revenue growth at two ad tech startups. Top performer in new business development launching pilot programs for Fortune 500 companies in digital media. Programmatic experience in publishing business. I founded a startup in the longevity economy space in March 2020. Fellowship from RSA (Royal Society for Arts, Manufacturers & Commerce, a UK social impact org) in 2021. Digital media sales and ad agency background. Community engagement, strategic partnerships and building new revenue streams is where I thrive. Strategic Partnership Industry Experience: healthcare; education; finance and professional services (legal & accounting)” Emily is an Award Winner (top 10 social impact idea) from International Longevity Center UK in 2022 and she was selected to speak at IIex Research Conference “Impact of AI in Journalism” in 2019.
Susan Seah, Founder and CEO of The Koa Club, Susan has been a believer of living life boldly and is always undertaking new challenges to learn and grow. She grew up in Singapore, was on the Singapore National Junior Team for bowling while in high school, and at the age of 17, came to the United States to attend college. She went on to law school after attaining her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degree and was one of the youngest persons to graduate from her law school class at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. She was a corporate lawyer at some of the largest law firms in Chicago and Ohio, and then became Associate General Counsel and General Counsel for private and public traded technology companies. In 2009, she started her own law practice with a law partner and now acts as outside General Counsel for various technology firms. Susan has been featured in the December 2019 Seattle Business Magazine as a “Daring Woman”. She was also interviewed and included as a feature in the Fall 2020 America’s Women Magazine for their inaugural Seattle Edition. In March 2021, Susan’s story about her passion for empowerment of women was highlighted by the Singapore Global Network on International Women’s Day.
Who Can Attend & Fee
Public Event – Open to all members and non-members of The Koa Club
Location/ Date & Time
Online via Zoom only:
*****Zoom link will be provided in the RSVP confirmation email*******
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Time: 12pm – 1:00pmPT/2pm-3pmCT/3pm-4pmET
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