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The 19th Represents

Future of the Workforce

Originally aired on Nov. 18, 2022
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From the Great Resignation to the Great Reshuffle, our working lives have transformed during the pandemic — especially in terms of the economic and social dynamics. Some business sectors, as well as nonprofits and media organizations, have embraced change while others have fought against new policies. 

COVID-19 has ushered in some new options, like flexible time off and hybrid work schedules. Remote work isn’t perfect for everyone, but it offers a reprieve for those who’ve felt alienated by inaccessible workspaces, where gender and racial microaggressions can proliferate. 

Are the shifting norms of the last few years here to stay — or will large businesses continue to push for a return to pre-pandemic “normal?” How can business leaders balance economic growth and emerging technologies with the rights and needs of workers? The 19th is gathering business and policy leaders who think deeply about labor to discuss the future of the workforce. 


Dya Campos
Director of Governmental and Public Affairs, H-E-B
Julia B. Chan
Editor in Chief, The 19th
A head shot of Blair Corcoran de Castillo
Blair Corcoran de Castillo
Head shot of Katie Corrigan
Katie Corrigan
Senior Adviser, AFL-CIO Technology Institute
Tiffany Dufu
Founder and CEO, The Cru
Melanie Flowers
Vice President, Pathful Inc. 
Errin Haines
Editor-at-Large, The 19th
A headshot of Vanice Hayes
Vanice Hays
Chief Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Dell Technologies
Angela Jackson
Ed.L.D., Founder, Future Forward Strategies 
Christina Janzer
Senior Vice President of Research and Analytics, Slack
Jayo Miko Macasaquit
Chief People Officer, The 19th
Anne Helen Petersen
Journalist and Co-Author, “Out of Office”
Emily Ramshaw
Co-Founder and CEO, The 19th
Amanda Zamora
Amanda Zamora
Co-Founder and Publisher, The 19th


Doors open | 2:30 p.m. CT 

Coffee will be served.

Welcome | 3:00 p.m. CT 

  • Emily Ramshaw, Co-Founder and CEO, The 19th

Rewriting Our Relationship With Work | 3:05 p.m. CT

Before the pandemic turned everything upside down, generations of workers have been on the elusive search for work-life balance. Buzzwords like “quiet quitting” and “burnout” point to a workforce that is exhausted and overwhelmed. We’re talking to two people with their fingers on the pulse of work culture about how we — individually and collectively — can reimagine our relationship with work. 

  • Tiffany Dufu, Founder and CEO, The Cru
  • Anne Helen Petersen, Journalist and Co-Author, “Out of Office” 
  • Moderator: Errin Haines, Editor-at-Large, The 19th

Reshaping the Workforce | 3:35 p.m. CT

Emerging technologies combined with global economic shifts and outdated policy have left many people in traditional industries in the U.S. without solid career paths or growth opportunities. How would substantive investment in training, education and skills development transform the workforce into an effective, more adaptable one? And how do we ensure that career-changing programs are available to everyone who needs them, from young students to late-career workers? 

  • Katie Corrigan, Senior Adviser, AFL-CIO Technology Institute
  • Blair Corcoran de Castillo, Director, [email protected] 
  • Melanie Flowers, Vice President, Pathful Inc. 
  • Moderator: Julia B. Chan, Editor-in-Chief, The 19th 

Solutions Session | 4:05 p.m. CT 

In-person only

This interactive session will focus on some of the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the future of the workforce. In-person attendees can connect with fellow attendees at a table talk session that a member of The 19th will facilitate. 

How People-Centered Policies Are Good for Business | 4:25 p.m. CT 

What makes a company a great place to work? We’re talking to decision-makers at different types of companies, from retail to tech, about the best policies to meet employee needs now — as well as the changes they anticipate in the future. How are businesses prioritizing their employees and working toward building inclusive workforces? 

  • Vanice Hayes, Chief Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Dell Technologies 
  • Dya Campos, Director of Governmental and Public Affairs, H-E-B
  • Angela Jackson, Ed.L.D., Founder, Future Forward Strategies 
  • Christina Janzer, Senior Vice President of Research and Analytics, Slack
  • Moderator: Jayo Miko Macasaquit, Chief People Officer, The 19th 

Wrap up | 4:55 p.m. CT 

  • Amanda Zamora, Co-Founder and Publisher, The 19th 

Networking Reception | 5:00 p.m. CT

In-person only

We invite guests to stick around for cocktails and refreshments in the courtyard. Talk to The 19th staff, ask the speakers questions and get to know your fellow attendees.

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