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Sophie Wade is a speaker, author and authority on Future-of-Work issues. Her 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 Founder and Workforce Innovation Specialist at Flexcel Network, a Future-of-Work consultancy. Sophie’s executive advisory work and transformative workshops help companies futureproof their work environments and attract, engage, and retain their multigenerational and distributed talent. She helps corporations maximize the benefits and minimize the disruption in their transition to talent-focused new work environments.

Sophie has held senior management, strategy and finance roles around the world—in Asia, Europe and the U.S.—working in media, technology, and venture capital for companies such as IMG and Yahoo. With a strategy and finance focus for her first career, she assisted entrepreneurs and major corporations identify, develop and execute strategic initiatives, build teams and ventures and create partnerships. 

She serves on the Board of the New York City chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) having been chapter President 2015-17, and a member of NAWBO National's Presidents' Assembly Steering Committee 2016-19. She is on the NY Advisory Board of Common Sense Media.

Sophie has a BA from Oxford University and an MBA from international business school, INSEAD.


The Essence of Modern Work Management Is Change: Video Interviews with 3 Work Experts

“The workplace is much more decentralized, and work is much faster. It’s much less predictable.” April 2019

The Future of Work

“The Future of Work is something that everyone wants to understand, but few of us fully do. What we can all agree on is that in many ways, the “future” is already here.” March 2019

The State of Work Report 2018

“The majority of managers are not proactively supporting their teams....to be effective in their new work environment.” March 2018

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