As we move into new models of work, it will be critical to bring a diversity of perspectives to the issues raised by this transition. Along these lines, the Workable Futures Initiative recruited advisors representing leaders in industry, labor, academia, philanthropy, and technology.
Laszlo Bock leads Google’s people function which is responsible for attracting, developing, retaining, and delighting “Googlers.” He believes that giving people freedom and supplementing our instincts with hard science are steps on the path to making work meaningful and people happy. During Bock’s tenure, Google has been named the Best Company to Work For more than 30 times around the world and received over 100 awards as an employer of choice.
Teresa Carroll is senior vice president and general manager of Global Talent Solutions for Kelly Services, Inc., a leader in workforce solutions. She oversees product and solution strategy, the professional, technical, and outsourcing and consulting practices globally, in addition to overseeing the global sales function and centralized delivery team.
Carol Coletta is a senior fellow with The Kresge Foundation’s American Cities Practice. She is leading a proposed $40 million collaboration of foundations, nonprofits, and governments to demonstrate the ways in which a connected set of civic assets—a civic commons—can yield increased and more widely share prosperity for cities and neighborhoods. She was formerly vice president of Community and National Initiatives for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and is an expert on the development of cities.
Michael Crow is an academic leader and educator, designer of knowledge enterprises, and science and technology policy scholar. He has been the sixteenth president of Arizona State University since July 2002. He is guiding the transformation of ASU into one of the nation’s leading public metropolitan research universities, an institution combining academic excellence, inclusiveness, and societal impact—a model he terms the “New American University.”
Mark Hatch is CEO and co-founder of TechShop and a recognized leader in the global maker movement. Under his leadership, TechShop revenue grew 20-fold in five years and multiple new locations have opened across the United States. Mark has held executive positions at firms including Kinko’s, Avery Dennison, and Health Net. In 2013, his book The Maker Movement Manifesto was released by McGraw-Hill Education.
Mary Kay Henry serves as International President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which unites 2 million workers in healthcare, public, and property services. She has devoted her life to helping North America’s workers form unions and strengthen their voice at work about the quality of the goods and services they provide, and the quality of care they are able to deliver.
Chris has spent his career using emerging technologies to transform industries and how we communicate and share. A co-founder of Facebook, Chris was responsible for communications, user experience, and product development. In 2007 he became Director of Online Organizing for Obama for America, empowering supporters to create tens of thousands of grassroots groups and events and to give over $500 million online. Today Chris is the owner and publisher of the New Republic, a 100-year-old magazine about politics and culture that is growing into a multi-platform digital media company.
As CEO of Upwork, the largest online freelancing marketplace, Stephane Kasriel is a leading tech executive helping to shape the future of work and expert on innovative workforce approaches—especially building globally distributed teams. Previously, Stephane was Global Head of PayPal Consumer Products, Global Head of Mobile Business Development and Managing Director of PayPal France, held leadership roles at pioneering companies including Fireclick, Work4, and Zong, and was a founder of Fireclick and iFeelGoods.
Francine Katsoudas is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Cisco. She plays a major role in the company’s overall performance, leading organizational strategy, promoting operational effectiveness, and elevating team performance through innovative leadership. She is evolving Cisco’s approach to strategic workforce planning with programs highlighting the skills and capabilities that employees need to be innovative in today’s technology driven environment.
Terri Kelly is President and CEO of W.L. Gore & Associates, a multi-billion dollar enterprise that employs more than 10,000 associates in 45 plants around the world. Gore specializes in fluoropolymer-based materials that are utilized in a wide array of high-value products, including GORE-TEX® fabric, medical devices, filtration, and venting products and many other advanced technology solutions. Gore is well known for its unique management philosophy and culture.
Inspired by challenges finding care for her children and ailing parents, Sheila founded Care.com in 2006. Today, the public company is the world’s largest online care destination with 20.7 million members in 18 countries. For her advocacy and work on behalf of families and women, Sheila has been named a “Top 10 Women Entrepreneur” by Fortune, received the HBS Alumni Achievement Award, was bestowed the Filipino Heritage Award from President Aquino, and received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Mount Holyoke.
Gavin Newsom has championed innovative public policies since entering office in 1997. As a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, then as mayor of San Francisco, and now as Lieutenant Governor of California, Newsom has been a political visionary on issues of equality, the environment, homelessness and healthcare. Policies he has initiated and implemented have been duplicated in cities across the nation.
Brad Smith was named Intuit’s president and chief executive officer in January 2008, culminating a five-year rise through the company where he successfully led several of its major businesses. Intuit’s mission is to improve its customers’ financial lives so profoundly, they couldn’t imagine going back to the old way. Its products and services simplify the business of life for more than 45 million consumers, small businesses and accounting professionals around the world.
Mary Tilley joined Gore in 1982. She leads the company’s global human resources team and is a member of the Enterprise Leadership Team, which guides Gore’s strategic direction and is responsible for the overall health and growth of the company. She earned her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and her MBA from the University of Delaware.