Harnessing the Superpowers of the Working CRE Mom (and Dad) Tuesday, 22 October 2019 from 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

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As the next generation becomes parents the needs and wants from the work environment change with the new demands of balancing work with raising children. Perks such as ping pong tables and free food are usurped by the importance of a flexible work environment, which has been shown to be one of the most successful initiatives for enabling working parents to thrive. As CRE professionals, we must send the message that we support and celebrate our working parents. This discussion is an attempt to listen, empathize and highlight the sacrifices, and challenges working parents face. It will explore how the commercial real estate sector is adapting to retain and engage top talent. Setting the tone, each facilitator will be joined on-stage by one of their children!

Key Takeaways:

  • Discover how organizations are adapting their real estate and their culture to empower working moms (and dads) to thrive.

  • Describe the principles of ROWE (Results Only Work Environment) and how it can be applied at the organizational and team level to provide employees the autonomy they need to get their work done when, where and how it works best for them.

  • Identify the primary needs and wants of the new generation of working parents and how best to recruit and retain top talent as they begin to raise families.


Portrait photo of Sara Andersen Sara Andersen
Director of Real Estate Management, Genentech Inc.
Portrait photo of Melissa Gutierrez-Sullivan Melissa Gutierrez-Sullivan
VP, Sustainability & Wellness, Cushman & Wakefield
Portrait photo of Tracy Hawkins Tracy Hawkins
Global Head of Real Estate & Workplace, Twitter, Inc
Portrait photo of Sara Neff Sara Neff
Senior Vice President, Kilroy Realty Corporationo
Portrait photo of Aliza Skolnik Aliza Skolnik
Operations Director, Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
Portrait photo of Alexander Spilger Alexander Spilger
Senior Vice President, Project & Development Services, Cushman & Wakefield


Talent, Workplace

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