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Leadership Reimagined: Making Work More Human
Join us for a lively conversation with Rasmus Hougaard and Ellyn Shook, moderated by Alyson Shontell.

With the backdrop of a prolonged pandemic, global turmoil and new hybrid working models, what lies ahead for work and workers?

Despite these challenges, there is progress. For example, organizations are taking greater responsibility for their people’s holistic well-being and actively seeking to earn their trust. This means a greater, more urgent focus on fostering employees’ emotional and mental health; creating cultures that build stronger connections among them, no matter where or how they work; and meeting their need for purpose in their work lives.

Leaders have an opportunity to operate from a revised playbook that is now more grounded in people-centered leadership qualities, such as compassion, presence, courage, and vulnerability. With a new emphasis on the “human,” leaders can drive higher levels of engagement and performance in their teams and better deliver on bold solutions for this new era of work.

Join us on September 19 for a very special edition of Leadership Reimagined.
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Ellyn Shook
Chief Leadership & Human Resources Officer, Accenture
Ellyn Shook is Accenture’s chief leadership & human resources officer, responsible for helping the 674,000 people of Accenture succeed both professionally and personally. Her global team of HR leaders is re-imagining leadership and talent practices to create the most truly human work environment in the digital age, fueling Accenture’s ability to live its purpose: to deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity. A member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee and Investment Committee, Ellyn is a strong advocate for inclusion and diversity and Accenture has been widely recognized externally as an employer of choice and for their equality efforts. Ellyn is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper Community Foundation Board and serves on the board of directors of BRP Group, Paradigm for Parity and the HR Policy Association. She also serves on the executive committee of the Professional Roundtable of CHROs and is active in both the NY Jobs CEO Council and HR50.
Rasmus Hougaard
Founder & CEO, Potential Project
Rasmus Hougaard is the founder and CEO of Potential Project and the author of the ground-breaking and best-selling book by Harvard Business Press, “The Mind of the Leader”. Rasmus is nominated by Thinkers 50 as one of the eight most important leadership thinkers in the world today. He writes for Harvard Business Review, Forbes and Business Insider. He is a sought-after keynote speaker and leadership developer who coaches and supports C-suite executives at global organizations such as IKEA, Accenture, Wal-Mart, and Unilever. His newest book, "Compassionate Leadership: How to Do Hard Things in a Human Way", was published by Harvard Business Review Press in January 2022.
Alyson Shontell
Editor-in-Chief, Fortune
In 2021, Alyson Shontell became Fortune’s new editor in chief and the first woman to lead the iconic brand in its 92-year history. In her new role, Alyson oversees all the content on Fortune’s multimedia platforms—including the magazine, the website, newsletters, executive conferences, video, and podcasts. Alyson joined FORTUNE from Insider, where she was a member of their founding team in 2008, and has served as Editor In Chief since 2016. As a tech correspondent at Insider, Shontell was among the first to cover some of today's tech giants, writing investigations and breaking news about Pinterest, Tinder, Instagram, Uber, Snap and more. She was promoted to Senior Correspondent, and then Executive Editor, at which point she launched the Tech Insider spin-out site. She has a deep love of great journalism and storytelling. She has overseen award-winning coverage of some of the most important business stories of our time.