Named by The Observer as “one of the world’s leading thinkers” and by Vogue as “one of the world’s most inspiring women,” economist Noreena is a bestselling author, board member and keynote speaker. As a global economist, whose work intersects the nexus of economics, technology, politics and society – and a pioneering and renowned thinker on ESG, the post-millennial generation and community building – she also advises some of the largest organizations and most senior leaders in the world on strategy and transformation.
A few years ago, I provided thought leadership to a major global corporation and was struck by the visible bond and connection its employees felt both to each other and to the company, and by that fact that its employee turnover rate was half the industry average. I learned it was a result of the company’s employee recognition program. From then on, I was a Workhuman ambassador. Community is predicated on people feeling connected, cherished, valued, and cared for and Workhuman operates across all of those pillars – enabling their impressive array of clients to dynamically deliver their strategic agendas. I believe that Workhuman can make a material difference to loneliness and disconnection in the workplace that has been expedited by COVID-19 and thereby positively impact productivity, performance and turnover. I am delighted to be joining the board.