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Engage and Connect Series Part 1: Redesigning the Workplace (with Women in Mind)

  • Standard Insurance Center 900 Southwest 5th Avenue Portland, OR, 97204 United States (map)

In a LinkedIn article titled, We’re Sending our Daughters into a Workplace Designed For Our Dads, Melinda Gates said, “The American workplace was set up based on the assumption that employees had partners who would stay home to do the unpaid work of caring for family and tending to the house.” Today, 47% of the workforce is comprised of women, and yet few companies have reengineered their workplace to reflect this change.

Join WCL and Katie Augsburger of Future Work Design to discuss how gender dynamics influence us at work. Learn why women were not set up to be successful in our current work environment, and reimagine what a workplace would look like if it were designed with a woman’s needs in mind. Finally, focusing on solutions, discuss how we can positively impact the workplace to make it a better environment for women.

Katie is deeply passionate about making work more equitable and liberating. With 15 years of experience in human resources, she focuses on improving the employee experience and creating more progressive workplace policies. Katie has a M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction as well as a B.S in Sociology. She is a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) as well as SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and Certified Compensation Professional (CCP).

LOCATION: The Standard Building, Atrium Room, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture)

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes lecture, breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.


This is the first event in our Engage and Connect Series:

  1. Part 1– Redesigning the Workplace for Women. January 24th, 7:15-9 am, the Standard

  2. Part 2– Reshape the team: using human experience as the bond. February 21st, 7:15-9 am, the Standard

  3. Part 3– Rethink our happiness at work: focus on Emotional Intelligence. March 21st, 7:15-9 am, the Standard

Purchase all three and save $25 or sign up individually. $85/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for all three to attend one.