World Economic Forum Names FlexJobs’ CEO Sara Sutton Fell as Young Global Leaders Honoree

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The CEO/founder of the leading site for finding professional jobs with flexible work options is among the Young Global Leaders class of 2014.

The World Economic Forum, an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders, announced its selection of Sara Sutton Fell, CEO and founder of FlexJobs, to be included in its 2014 class of Young Global Leaders (YGL). Sutton Fell, a leader in and advocate for the flexible employment market, joins 214 chosen people from 66 countries as a member of the YGL class of 2014 with a six-year term.

Sutton Fell is among a select group of honorees, including Charlize Theron (actress & activist), Jonah Peretti (co-founder/CEO of BuzzFeed), and Olivia Leland (director, Giving Partnerships at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation). According to the World Economic Forum, "candidates are selected based on their proven track record of professional accomplishments, breadth of their expertise, and commitment to society, among other criteria. All of the nominations go through a rigorous selection process involving internal vetting, independent evaluation, and finally screening by a selection Committee headed by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan."

Some of the other 2014 Young Global Leaders related to the U.S. tech industry include: David Carp (founder/CEO of Tumblr), Jared Cohen (director, Google Ideas at Google), and Leah Busque (founder/CEO of TaskRabbit). Current YGL members from previous classes include: Neil Blumenthal (co-founder & co-CEO of Warby Parker), Pete Cashmore (CEO of Mashable), Tony Hsieh (CEO of, Sheila Lirio Marcelo (founder & CEO of, Mark Zuckerberg (CEO of Facebook), Marissa Mayer (CEO of Yahoo), and many others.

Regarding this opportunity, Sutton Fell says, "I am beyond honored to be welcomed into the WEF Young Global Leaders community, to have the opportunity to engage with such accomplished individuals, and to contribute on a more global level to issues surrounding employment and other critical topics."

In fact, the WEF’s Global Risk 2014 Report highlights unemployment and underemployment as two of the biggest impact issues facing the world in 2014. This report discusses WEF’s intentions to “help develop strategies to defeat these global risks and to mitigate against their harshest effects, as well as to help build communities and businesses that are resilient and adaptable." Some of the related issues include workplace technology, training, the sharing economy, equality, youth employment, workplace wellness, and training.

"As an entrepreneur focused on the growing of flexible, telecommuting, and freelance job markets and their many benefits, I am inspired by the advancements in workplace technology that enable jobs and companies to be more geographically neutral, therefore opening up job opportunities in locations that previously weren't feasible," added Sutton Fell.

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About Sara Sutton Fell
Sara Sutton Fell is the founder and CEO of FlexJobs, an online service specializing in jobs with flexible work options, such as telecommuting, freelance, part-time, and flexible schedule jobs. Prior to starting FlexJobs in 2007, Sara spent 12 years in management and entrepreneurial roles, including co-founding another online employment company in 1995, JobDirect, which was acquired by Korn/Ferry International in 2000. During her career, she has been featured on a wide variety of media outlets, ranging from CNN to MTV News, The Wall Street Journal to Marketplace Money, Businessweek to Family Circle magazine. Sara is a passionate advocate for the importance of flexible work options and recently launched the 1 Million for Work Flexibility initiative to inspire people to show their support of work flexibility and become a part of the collective voice.

About FlexJobs
FlexJobs is the leading online service for professionals seeking telecommuting, flexible schedule, part-time, and freelance jobs. With job listings in over 50 career categories and opportunities ranging from entry-level to executive, freelance to full-time, FlexJobs offers job seekers a safe, easy, and efficient way to find professional and legitimate flexible job listings. Having helped over a half million people in their job searches, FlexJobs has been featured on CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Good Morning America, among hundreds of other trusted media outlets and is a proud partner in the 1 Million for Work Flexibility initiative.

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