"Ellis helped solidify my belief and understanding that girls can and should set high intellectual goals for themselves," said Sara Sutton Fell, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs
Boulder, CO (PRWEB) October 06, 2016
The Ellis School, Pittsburgh’s only independent school for girls, will recognize Sara Sutton Fell ‘92, founder and CEO of FlexJobs, at the “More Power to Her: Ellis Centennial Gala” on October 15, 2016. The Gala is the pinnacle in a series of events celebrating Ellis’s first 100-years of educating and shaping the lives of girls and young women. The highlight of the evening will be the recognition of thirteen highly accomplished and distinguished alumnae as Ellis Centennial Laureates who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in their fields. Sutton Fell is among the accomplished group of honorees.
“100 years of educating women is truly something to celebrate, and I’m honored to be a part of the celebration along with the many other talented alumnae, leaders, educators and friends that have been a part of Ellis’ journey and supported its important mission,” said Sara Sutton Fell. “Ellis helped solidify my belief and understanding that girls can and should set high intellectual goals for themselves--that we can be scientists, mathematicians, entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers, artists, educators, or whatever else we dreamed for ourselves. Being in an all-girls environment also removed typical gender biases such as, ‘boys are better at science, and girls are better at art,’ and instead we had the freedom to explore and learn our own strengths and weaknesses,” said Sutton Fell.
Other honorees include Dr. Deane Marchbein ’68, President of the U.S. Board of Directors of Doctors without Borders; Kathleen McMorran Murray ’70, owner of McMorran Strategists, LLC; and Darcy Frank Mackay ’85, President of CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions, West Division.
“10 years ago, when I developed the idea for FlexJobs, it came in part from my own personal experience. At the time, I was 7 months pregnant and job searching. I landed many in-person interviews for jobs I was fully qualified for, yet I wasn’t receiving offers. It was my first experience of hitting the glass ceiling that so many women encounter. FlexJobs came about because of this experience--I not only wanted to create a place where professionals could find legitimate flexible and telecommuting jobs, but also a place that supported the kinds of jobs that allow for gender equity. Flexible work options empower men and women alike to thrive in their careers while managing all the life occurrences that come our way, like raising children, caring for elderly parents, or managing an illness.Those responsibilities have historically fallen to women, but I believe work flexibility can play a role in restoring balance,” Sutton Fell concluded.
About Sara Sutton Fell
Sara Sutton Fell has long been passionate about helping people find jobs that make their lives better. She is currently the CEO and Founder of FlexJobs, the leading service for professional flexible job opportunities, and in 1995 she co-Founded JobDirect, later sold to Korn|Ferry International in 2000. During her career, Sutton Fell has been featured by CNN, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fast Company and hundreds of media outlets as an expert in the online employment market. Sara believes that a modern workplace should address the needs of today's workforce, and that utilizing workplace technology to support telecommuting and flexible work will achieve societal, environmental, and economic benefits for both employees and employers. In support of that belief, Sara launched 1 Million for Work Flexibility in 2013 and Remote.co in 2015. Most recently, Sara created The TRaD* Works Forum (*Telecommuting, Remote, & Distributed), dedicated to helping companies leverage the benefits of telecommuting, remote and distributed teams. She is also a member of the Great Workplace Cultures Think Tank and the Future of Work Community. Sara is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, and currently lives in Boulder, Colorado with her two children.
FlexJobs is the leading online service for professionals seeking telecommuting, flexible schedule, part-time, and freelance jobs. With flexible job listings in over 50 career categories, and opportunities ranging from entry-level to executive and 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 2 million people in their job searches, FlexJobs has appeared on CNN and Marketplace Money and in TIME, Forbes, Fortune, and hundreds of other trusted media outlets. FlexJobs' Founder & CEO Sara Sutton Fell has also launched two additional partner sites, Remote.co and 1 Million for Work Flexibility, to help provide education and awareness about the viability and benefits of remote working and work flexibility. Sutton Fell is also the creator of The TRaD* Works Conference (*Telecommuting, Remote, & Distributed), dedicated to helping companies leverage the benefits of telecommuting, remote and distributed teams.