Through the generous support of the Essman Family Business Innovation Fund, Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) invites you to attend virtual presentations regarding reimagining work by world-renowned speaker Christine Bader on March 12 and 19, 2021 (both sessions are from 11 a.m. to noon CST). Christine was Amazon’s first director of social responsibility, and currently serves as the co-founder of The Life I Want, a storytelling project about reimagining the future of work. Please register for these virtual events using the links below.

Reimagining Work with Christine Bader Keynote

Reimagining Work with Christine Bader Salon Discussion

Christine’s diverse experiences across the globe have made her a business thought leader and she has engaged in numerous speaking opportunities around the world including her own TED Talk. Her writing has also been published in highly regarded news outlets including The New York Times and Harvard Business Review.

Christine will speak to students at the CBPA about aligning values with work to find the right career path, the role of business in society, and how the pandemic has changed the way we work and live. The year 2020 called into question everything about how we live and work, but Christine has been thinking about the role of work and business in our lives and societies long before the pandemic as a social responsibility leader, writer, teacher, parent, and citizen.

Join us March 12 for Christine’s keynote address. She will pose questions such as “What lessons will we take away from a tumultuous year to create a more just, equitable, and sustainable society?” to encourage critical thinking on the future of work and how we can create work environments to build the lives we want. During the keynote, Christine will share a set of writing prompts, and invite those students interested in reflecting on their responses to join her for a more intimate salon discussion on March 19.

You will receive an email confirmation following your registration that includes virtual conference login information details. We hope you will join us and look forward to Christine sharing her wealth of business knowledge and career advice.