Speaking regularly with our community, over the last ten months, we’ve heard firsthand the many concerns cancer patients specifically face related to health and the workplace during COVID-19. So many have been furloughed indefinitely or laid off. Others have had to quit because the risk is too high with a compromised immune system. We have also heard how important and meaningful it can be to have steady work, whether as a source of income, health insurance, or something constructive to focus on amidst all the challenging news. Learning new skills or strategizing the next career move can be empowering when so many other things are out of our control.
Employers large and small are also facing unprecedented change, managing an unpredictable economy and an unknown financial future while also supporting their current staff in the office or during a switch to remote work.
This pandemic has affected us all and has been a glaring reminder how our personal health and financial stability is so closely tied to our work, and the businesses in our community.
This Friday, December 11th, Cancer and Careers will host The Future of Working Well. This live, virtual event will zoom out to take a wide-angle look at the intersection of business and health during this crucial moment. We have brought together thought leaders from multiple industries to discuss their strategies for adapting, how businesses are changing, and their expectations for the future. It is a timely conversation about the importance of our relationship with work in 2020 and beyond.
Our speakers include R. Alexandra Keith (CEO, P&G Beauty), Kim Seymour (Chief People Officer, WW formerly Weight Watchers), DeMaurice Smith (Executive Director, NFL Players Association), Ellen Zentner (Managing Director, Chief U.S. Economist, Morgan Stanley), Samantha Barry (Editor-in-Chief, Glamour), Suze Yalof Schwartz, Founder and CEO, Unplug Meditation), Carol Hamilton, (Group President of Acquisitions, L’Oreal), and Jenny B. Fine (Executive Editor, Beauty, WWD).
This event is free to attend. But if you are in a position to give, we hope you will consider making a small tax-deductible donation to Cancer and Careers as you register to support our free year-round programs and services to help survivors remain active and successful in the workforce.
Date: Friday December 11, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
This event would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors.