A. SOPHIE WADE, MBA
Sophie is founder and Workforce Innovation Specialist at Flexcel Network. She helps companies transform and future-proof their work environments, by creating compelling, progressive and talent-focused, digitally-integrated workplaces. Sophie's book, Embracing Progress: Next Steps for the Future of Work, is an Executive MBA Program textbook and required reading for several management school leadership courses.
Sophie is an authority on Future-of-Work issues impacting companies and workers’ new demands – such as leading and managing distributed workers; intergenerational collaboration, and new skills-focused talent management. Sophie assists corporations maximize the benefits and minimize the disruption in their transition to relevant new work environments. She also helps employees and independent workers adapt and start proactively managing their new, latticed corporate or diversified, independent careers.
Sophie has lived and worked in Asia, Europe and the U.S.. With a strategy and finance focus, her early career was spent assisting entrepreneurs and major corporations identify, develop and execute strategic initiatives, build teams and ventures and create partnerships.
She served as the 2015-17 President of the New York City chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and now is a member of NAWBO National's Presidents' Assembly Steering Committee.
Sophie has a BA from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD.
“The way we work is going through a profound transformation. With Embracing Progress, Sophie
Wade provides an essential guide for businesses of
all sizes to create a more flexible, empathetic,
purpose-driven, and human workplace that can
meet the challenges and embrace the opportunities of this new era.”
Sophie Wade brought knowledge and thought provoking content to the audience of contract furniture industry professionals at the 2018 WPF Conference held at the Hyatt Tamaya Resort in Albuquerque NM.
She drew the audience outside the industry boxed perspective and allowed them to take an unbiased industry perspective on trending issues in the workplace environment.
Sophie is a catalyst. She both explains the new working circumstances clearly as well as giving thoughtful direction about what to expect going forward and how to adapt successfully.
Sophie Wade brings fresh ideas and terrific strategies aimed at helping people succeed in today’s and tomorrow’s dynamic work environment.
Sophie has done extensive research into the future of the workplace and her workshop has clear takeaways that can immediately be put into place to attract, engage and retain talent in your organization.