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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 served on the Board of the New York City chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) as 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.


9 Strategies to Effectively Manage Your Team Remotely

“"Empathy is key," says Sophie Wade, "With an empathetic approach, relationships deepen and team members feel heard, included, and safe.."” May 2020

Making the most out of remote work using technology

“We reached out to experts in various fields of remote work to pitch them a few questions on how to boost productivity and preserve our mental health in these uncertain times.” May 2020

36 Experts Share Digital Workplace Best Practices To Fight COVID-19

“Expert Sophie Wade explains “… Identifying, defining, and tracking work elements with digital tools allows: management based on forecastable timeframes…”” April 2020

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