2016 Work-life balance in a hyper-connected world

Breakfast Panel Discussion by the Women for Women Committee

APRIL 21, 2016


Work-life balance in a hyper-connected world. How different generations shape perspectives and choices.

At no other time in history have five distinct generations - Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, Millennials, and Gen 2020 co-existed in the U.S. labor force. Each group has its own unique values, attitudes and approaches toward work and life. Each generation differs too in it use of technology, which impacts how it finds balance between work and life domains.

Whether through choices, tradeoffs or fusion, all generations seek the same end goal – to harmoniously integrate the demands of work, community and self so that one can develop, grow and thrive.  The Women for Women (W4W) committee* is pleased to host a panel discussion that will explore the concept of work-life balance from a generational perspective and in the context of our panelists personal and professional experiences.  Panelists will discuss the strategies, tactics and choices they have made in order to find the optimal balance or fusion between work, home, community, and self.

This event is part of French Innovation Week**



Becca B
Becca Berkenstadt
Founder, Worldly Strategies
ChuliaAntoine Chulia
Vice President of Finance, North America - Schneider Electric
Christine Laurens
Chief Financial Officer 
& Partner, A.T. Kearney
Lisa Sodeika
Lisa Sodeika
Senior Vice President, External Relations and Regulatory Affairs, Devry Education Group
Dr Nicolas PearceDr. Nicholas Pearce
Clinical Assistant Professor of Management 
& Organizations, Kellogg School of Management

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DATE: Thursday April 21st, 2016 | 8:00 am – 10:00 am
TIME: 8:00 am – 10:00 am

WHERE: Mesirow Financial Auditorium | 353 North Clark Street Chicago, IL 60654

Thank you to our Sponsor





*Women for Women Committee (W4W)

FACC-Chicago launched its Women 4 Women Committee (W4W), a network of women attached to the French-American Chamber of Commerce of Chicago, eager to help other women think through their career advancement and identify professional opportunities. The committee's vision is to create a strong network aimed at sponsorship and active support for women to help open the door to growth opportunities through career peaks and valleys. More information


**French Innovation Week 2016 

French Innovation Week is a celebration of French innovation and savoir-faire in Chicago. The 3rd Annual French Innovation Week will take place April 21st-29th, 2016 with a variety of events throughout the city that showcase the best of French science, technology, innovation and more. More information

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