What We Learnt at the Sixth 100% Human Network Meeting


Last month, The B Team held the sixth gathering of the 100% Human Network in New York City with more than 60 of its members coming together to share best practices and learnings from experiments to become ‘100% Human’ in their companies.

Katarina Wallin-Bureau, Chief Operating Officer of Burson-Marsteller EMEA and 100% Human Network member, spoke about the important role that companies must play to engage and empower women. In a world where women hold only 4.6% of CEO positions in Fortune 500 companies, pathways for women to leadership positions are not readily available. But, as Wallin-Bureau pointed out, there is a clear case for investing in women. Companies with female leadership financially out-perform those without. It is time for business to lead the way on closing the gender gap.

Jenn Lim, CEO & Chief Happiness Officer at Delivering Happiness, a company she co-founded with Tony Hsieh following the radical experiment with Holacracy at Zappos.com, also shared her experience of driving happiness at work, alongside Arianna Huffington, B Team Leader and founder of Thrive Global. Lim and Huffington spoke candidly about their personal ‘a ha moments’ and the journey to understanding happiness as an essential ingredient to a more holistic approach to work and as key to empowering employees and to building the right kind of companies.

The overwhelming message from the day was clear: when business is 100% Human in its approach to work, employees thrive and so do businesses.

Going forward, as The B Team looks to broaden the focus of the 100% Human at Work Initiative to address some of the biggest human rights challenges including gender equality and LGBT rights and make a positive contribution to solving the refugee and migrant crisis, it will build upon the experiments of the 100% Human Network, and efforts of the network members to drive change through ambitious policy and practice.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to lead this work as the Director of 100% Human at Work. You can learn more and apply here….

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