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Business Leaders Address Time Management, Demands, and Balance at Center for Women and Business Best Practices Forum


Business Leaders Address Time Management, Demands, and Balance at Center for Women and Business Best Practices Forum

The Center for Women and Business at Bentley University today convenes its latest Best Practices Forum: “Time Out! Rethinking ‘Time’ and the Ways We Work.” Bringing together a group of prominent and diverse  influencers, experts and practitioners, the one-day conference features CEOs, C-Suite leaders, consultants and academics who will explore issues related to overwork, provide examples of how various companies and professional services firms are addressing them, and allow participants to raise questions and to share with one another their own ideas and concerns. Speakers include:

  • Robin Ely, Diane Doerge Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
  • Karol Rose, Principal, FlexPaths
  • Marcy Axelrad, Global Senior Director, Talent Operations, Wayfair
  • Casey Carlson Senior Manager, Global Talent & Immigration, Deloitt
  • Ashley Peterson Group, VP, HR, Discovery Communications
  • Aida Sabo, VP, Diversity/Inclusion, Cardinal Health
  • Elaine Walker, Lecturer, Management Department, Bentley University
  • Joseph Morford, Managing Partner, Tucker Ellis LLP
  • Suzanne Roeder, Head of Business Operations & Consulting Programs, Bain & Company
  • Susan Adams, Senior Managing Director, Center for Women and Business, Bentley University

In virtually every business setting today, increased time demands and a culture of pervasive overwork present a range of unattractive options for men and women at all stages of their careers, from entry level to CEO. While the burdens of escalating time demands have fallen disproportionately upon women, the issue is one that adversely affects men as well.

In the past several years, increasing numbers of young men and women are rejecting jobs that once were viewed as extremely attractive or are accepting positions with the intention of leaving as soon as they obtain the training and compensation they need in order to move on to something more consistent with their values and career goals. Thus, it has become far more difficult for both corporations and professional services firms to recruit, retain and advance to leadership positions the talent they need in order to succeed in today’s global marketplace.

At the forum, participants will learn:

  • New ways to think about how time demands and stress are affecting turnover, productivity and morale among your workforce.
  • Questions to ask and data to collect in order to assess the effectiveness of responses to the escalation of time demands on your workforce.
  • Results of research on how men and women are approaching the competing demands of life and work.
  • Opportunity to connect with, share and learn from peers who are confronting similar challenges in their workplaces.

For more information, please visit the Center for Women and Business website or contact Tatiana Mullaney at or (781) 891-2011.


BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,200 full-time undergraduate, 82 part-time undergraduate, 1,000 graduate and 24 doctoral students. Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranks Bentley among the top 10 undergraduate business programs in the country. The Princeton Review’s Annual Best Colleges Guide names Bentley number one in the nation for career services and internship opportunities. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education.


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