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Beyond The Nitro Brew: A New Vision For Workplace Culture In 2020 And Beyond

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Amira El-Gawly
Manifesta and St. Plant, Founder + CEO

Amira El-Gawly is an entrepreneur, coach and writer with over 15 years

guiding executives and brands to design elevated and impactful experiences,

both internal and external, that are authentically aligned to their company's

mission and values. El-Gawly is the founder and CEO of Manifesta, a

leadership and workplace culture consultancy with a focus on team

alignment, wellbeing and performance. She speaks and coaches on a number

of topics, and is most known for her strategies on strengths-based leadership

and compassion at work. El-Gawly is also the founder of St. Plant, a business

designed to reconnect humans with nature through meaningful products and

experiences. Her favorite plant’s name is Dolly.


In this inspiring keynote, Amira El-Gawly, Founder + CEO of Manifesta, will offer a paradigm shift for startup leaders seeking to cultivate inspiring workplaces and beloved brands. Living and working through the COVID19 pandemic and racial inequality crises must provoke new ways of thinking and working together. Beyond the cold brew keg and ping pong table, Amira will guide you through the new value proposition for workplace culture. It’s high time we investigate ourselves, and align internal investment with ambitious growth goals.

  • Learn how workplace culture expectations are changing
  • Hear what it takes to build intentional employee experiences
  • Discover new ideas for cultivating healthy people growth