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Women in Defense Greater Boston Chapter Presents: “The Future is Flexible: Negotiating and Managing Flexibility in the Workplace after COVID-19”

September 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Women in Defense Greater Boston Chapter presents: “The Future is Flexible: Negotiating and Managing Flexibility in the Workplace after COVID-19”. One year ago, the rapid and unprecedented changes brought on by Covid-19 forced companies to rapidly send their employees home to work. As a result, millions experienced the benefits of remote working—such as nonexistent commute times and greater productivity. Thousands of companies discovered lower operational costs and a larger pool of global job applicants. As they are planning to bring employees back, many forward-looking companies expect to permanently incorporate remote days to their employees’ workweek as a way to retain employees and attract new talent. But virtual work has it challenges. Employees can feel lost, isolated and out of sync with their peers and managers— how do you build trust, maintain connections and avoid burn out? Managers want to keep their teams motivated, provide useful digital tools, and keep employees productive.

Moderated by Jennifer Voss, Managing Director of Flex Professionals Boston, this virtual panel will feature industry leaders who will share their experiences on how to navigate the challenges of
managing flexible work as well as negotiating and succeeding with a flexible schedule.

Date/Time: Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 12:00 – 13:30
Location: Zoom
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12:00: – Welcome/WID Chapter Updates – President & VP

12:15: Panel Session

Panel Moderator: Jennifer Voss, Vice President of Electronic Warfare Systems for Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a business of Raytheon Technologies.

Panel Moderator: Jocelyn Williams, Managing Director of FlexProfessionals Boston.


  • Ellen Ferraro, Vice President, Mission Assurance, Raytheon Technologies
  • Gina Benvenuto, Segment COVID-19 HR Lead, L3 Harris
  • Purvi Booth, Deputy Director, Raytheon Technologies
  • Karen Kelly, Project Manager, Office of Work/Life, Harvard University

13:15 – 13:30: Questions

For additional information and to register please visit the event page.


September 15, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm