The Dialogue will be held at Southern Methodist University, and will bring together employers, employees, advocates, researchers, educators, and other stakeholders to discuss the challenges and successes of making flexibility work for small businesses.
Sara Manzano-Diaz, director of the Women’s Bureau, Tina Tchen, director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis will give opening remarks. The event will be the first in a series of dialogues to discuss the use of flexibility within different industries across the country, and is meant to continue the national discussion that began in March at the White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility.
Topics to be discussed include:
- How to approach flexibility: the nuts and bolts of implementation;
- The business case: profitability, competitiveness, and the bottom line;
- The workers’ perspective;
- Preparing for change: the role of workplace culture.
Corporate Voices has played a leading role in helping the Women’s Bureau organize this Dialogue. It looks forward to sharing the best practices of its partner companies and “Business Champions” in its national workplace flexibility campaign during the discussion.
This Dallas Dialogue will be webcast live– please visit the Women’s Bureau’s website for the webcast link, agenda, speakers’ bios, and background materials.
We will also report on the main themes discussed at the Dallas Dialogue, and what innovative groups around the country are doing to spur local conversations on flexibility, on Corporate Voices’ blog on Friday.