FlexJobs to Host “Risk and the Future of Work” Webinar on How to Thrive Amid Uncertainty

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Expert panelists in risk management, the future of work, and the intersection of work and life to discuss how risk relationships shape personal and professional lives

Today FlexJobs announced it will host a live webinar, “Risk and the Future of Work: How to Thrive Amid Uncertainty” on Thursday, April 8 at 2pm ET. The hour-long webinar will feature three expert speakers, Sara Sutton, CEO and Founder of FlexJobs and Remote.co, Michele Wucker, author of the new book You Are What You Risk: The New Art and Science of Navigating an Uncertain World and CEO of Gray Rhino & Company, and Nicole Vasquez, Co-Founder & Chief Community Officer at Deskpass, to discuss the future of work and how to manage risk and navigate uncertainty for a more productive and successful life.

With risk and uncertainty becoming a much larger component of everyday life over the last pandemic year, understanding and optimizing your relationship with risk and uncertainty is critical to venturing into the changing workplace and confidently facing whatever comes both personally and professionally.

When: Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 2 pm ET (1pm CT, 12pm MT, 11am PT)


What: Risk and the Future of Work invites attendees to better understand their relationships with risk in order to confidently manage uncertainty and navigate personal and professional challenges. Topics will include:

  • Risk profiles and personal approaches to risk and uncertainty
  • The risk skills you need for job searching and the future of work
  • New definitions of workers in remote work
  • How employers and job seekers view risk and how to meet the needs of both
  • Audience Q&A

Why: To help job seekers or anyone who wants a better approach to risk, uncertainty, job searching, hiring and retention, and the future of work.

Where/Register: Zoom platform. Please visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2nOr2crHQaylQ0dgmqXkJg to register. All registered guests will automatically receive an on-demand recording of the webinar within one week of the event.

Media Contact: For any questions or if interested in interviewing the panelists, please contact Kathy Gardner at kgardner@flexjobs.com or Katie Riess at katie@nardimedia.com.

About Sara Sutton
Sara Sutton has long been passionate about helping people find jobs. Currently, she is the Founder & CEO of FlexJobs and Remote.co, two leading services for remote and flexible job opportunities, and she started her career in 1995 when she dropped out of university to co-found JobDirect, the first online entry-level job site (sold to Korn|Ferry International in 2000). Sara believes that integrating remote work can positively impact people’s lives and transform organizations to be more modern, productive, efficient, healthy, environmentally-friendly, and overall resilient given the various needs and demands going on in the world around us. In order to advance these conversations, she has also launched 1 Million for Work Flexibility and The TRaD* Works Forum (*Telecommuting, Remote, & Distributed). Sara is considered an expert on a wide variety of future of work topics and has contributed to thousands of media pieces, including the BBC, TechCrunch, Time, the Wall Street Journal, The NY Times, Fast Company, CNN, NBC, Forbes, Inc., and many others. She is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leader community and a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her two children.

About Michele Wucker
Bestselling author and strategist Michele Wucker coined the term “gray rhino” for obvious, probable, impactful risks, which we are surprisingly likely but not condemned to neglect. She is the author of four books including YOU ARE WHAT YOU RISK: The New Art and Science of Navigating an Uncertain World and the global bestseller THE GRAY RHINO: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore. The metaphor has moved markets, shaped financial policies, and made headlines around the world including framing the ignored warnings ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic. Michele’s 2019 TED Talk has attracted nearly 2.5 million views. Michele is founder of the Chicago-based strategy firm Gray Rhino & Company, drawing on three decades of experience first as a financial journalist and then media and think tank executive. She has been honored as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and a Guggenheim Fellow.

About Nicole Vasquez
A serial entrepreneur, Nicole Vasquez, MBA has built companies and communities with the shared mission of supporting and connecting people to the resources, networks, and opportunities that help them reach their personal or professional goals. As the Chief Community Officer of Deskpass, Nicole produces educational programming and industry-leading reports for thousands of workspaces across the globe, oversees market expansion, and speaks about the future of work and successful remote work solutions. Nicole was named one of the “35 Under 35 Making an Impact in Chicago,” won the 46th Ward Innovator Award, the RedEye Chicago Big Idea Award for Community, and was a Professional Fellow through the U.S. Department of State traveling to Europe to speak about entrepreneurship, building collaborative communities, and owning coworking spaces.

About FlexJobs
FlexJobs is a premium online job service for professionals seeking flexible work, specializing in full-time and part-time remote jobs, employee and freelance jobs, and on-site jobs with flexible, part-time, and alternative schedules. Since its start in 2007, FlexJobs has helped more than 4 million people in their job searches and has created the largest vetted database of legitimate flexible job opportunities in over 50 career categories. In addition, FlexJobs provides robust ongoing career support including curated expert resources and career coaching services to partner with job seekers in all phases of their journey. A trusted source in the media, FlexJobs has been cited in top national outlets such as CNN, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNBC, Forbes, and many others. FlexJobs' Founder & CEO Sara Sutton 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 flexible work. Sutton is the creator of The TRaD* Works Forum (*Telecommuting, Remote, & Distributed), dedicated to helping companies leverage the benefits of telecommuting, remote and distributed teams.

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