'The ABCs of Generation XYZ and What it Means for the Future of Work' presented Friday, November 18

November 15, 2016

Students will be given a glimpse of the future when Ford Motor Company Futurist Sheryl Connelly speaks about “The ABCs of Generation XYZ and what it means for the Future of Work.” The student session begins at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2016, in B122 Wells Hall.  

Most of us know what makes a Baby Boomer a Baby Boomer. However, the generational distinctions between Generations X, Y and Z are much less clear. In this session, Connelly will review the formative events that have shaped the values of generations across America and explore what impact these shifts in values may have on the future of work. 

Connelly has served as Ford Motor Company’s Futurist for more than a decade. She is responsible for identifying global trends, exploring potential implications and cascading the future insights to organizations throughout the company, including design, product development, and corporate strategy.  Connelly is a member of the Global Advisory Council on Transportation for the World Economic Forum. Fast Company magazine named her one of the Most Creative People in Business in 2013 and 2015. She has been a featured speaker at TED Global, appeared on CBS This Morning with Charlie Rose, CNBC’s Fast Money and NPR’s All Things Considered with Robert Siegel. Before working for Ford, Connelly practiced law. In addition to a Juris Doctorate, she holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s in business administration. When her schedule permits, she teaches design research at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Mich.

Please direct questions to Clare Worthington at 353-9529 or cworthi@msu.edu.

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