Austin Startup Week 2022 Austin Startup Week 2022

Future of Work

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

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Building Better Benefits for Better Teams
Matthew Prisco
Matthew Prisco
Betafits, CEO
Sahin Boydas
Sahin Boydas
Gusto, CEO of RemoteTeam.com, a Gusto company
Jennipher Judge
Jennipher Judge
Coldwell Banker Realty, Realtor and Entrepreneur
Brooke Wilson
Brooke Wilson
Betterleave Bereavement, Head of Community & Partnerships
Biju Menon
Biju Menon
FairHire, CEO

Hear from four startups who are leading the charge in all areas of growth and retention! In this panel you will hear about remote-inclusive workforces, innovative approaches to add empathy and culture alignment in benefits packages, affordability, inclusive recruiting processes, accessibility and the important partnerships you build to support your team. 

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Unboxing Humans
Danielle Boris
Danielle Boris
Sandbox, Founder, CEO

Work puts people in boxes labeled by job title. This siloing not only limits talent development, but also inhibits organizations from leveraging the full knowledge, skill sets, and innovation in their workforces. Only by unboxing humans, and tapping into what makes every individual unique (and weird!) can employees, managers, and organizations all win together. Danielle Boris, CEO and Founder of Sandbox will show leaders how to look beneath the surface of their team members to effectively leverage their talent. Through an interest-first approach, leaders walk away with practical tools to attract and retain great talent, turn unconscious bias into conscious action, and align the right people to the right work! Talent wants purposeful and fulfilling work, which is great news for leaders who know how to unbox their workforce.


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Mental Wellness in Workplaces: Who owns the responsibility?
Ruchika Sikri
Ruchika Sikri
Wisdom Ventures Fund, General Partner
Marc McCann
Marc McCann
StepOutside, Founder & CEO
Leslie Vander Gheynst
Leslie Vander Gheynst
Enso Coaching and Consulting, Founder / Coach
Sumedha Ganjoo
Sumedha Ganjoo
Quimby, CEO, Founder

In a world of quiet quitting, employee resignation, and major layoffs in a down market, it’s harder than ever to build workplaces where people trust each other, feel connected, and cultivate belonging within their organizations. In this interactive discussion, we'll review what's needed to foster trust and belonging individually, at the team level, and within the broader culture of an organization. We’ll also discuss what commonly gets in the way. You’ll leave the session with a few key skills to help managers build psychological safety and individuals adapt in fast-paced environments and advocate for more fulfilling and meaningful work.

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The Future of Work is Happening Now!
Kristy Alballero
Kristy Alballero
IOOGO Inc., Co-Founder & COO
Tamara Fields
Tamara Fields
Accenture, Austin Office Managing Director
Huma Hamid
Huma Hamid
PWiC / Cisco, Cofounder / Product Manager

After the pandemic, the vast majority of professionals expect remote work to be the new normal. Remote work has brought a myriad of possibilities to work culture including greater workforce diversity, access to a wider talent pool, flexible hours, reduced overhead, and lower employee turnover. However, it has also brought challenges including the risk of overworking and disproportionate work-life balance. Join our panel as we dive into how startups can help cultivate the future of work through remote, hybrid, or in-office outcomes that embrace inclusivity and promote mental and physical well-being.