What makes Facebook’s culture unique? Author and business strategist Erica Keswin interviews Malea Otranto, global program manager for Facebook’s Global Business Group executive team, about what it’s like to work at one of the world’s most successful companies. Erica’s latest book, Rituals Roadmap, examines the workplace rituals that make work meaningful and fulfilling.
We’ll also get an update from Commonpoint Queens CEO Danielle Ellman on the first six months of operations at the Hub, UJA’s one-stop social service center for vulnerable New Yorkers.
All attendees will receive a copy of Erica Keswin’s book Rituals Roadmap.
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Erica Keswin is a best-selling author, internationally sought-after speaker, and founder of the Spaghetti Project, a roving ritual devoted to sharing the science and stories of relationships at work. She helps top-of-the-class businesses, organizations, and individuals improve their performance by honoring relationships in every context, always with an eye toward high-tech for human touch. She was named one of Marshall Goldsmith’s Top 100 Coaches in 2020, as well as one of Business Insider’s most innovative coaches of 2020. Her book, Bring Your Human to Work: 10 Surefire Ways to Design a Workplace That’s Good for People, Great for Business, and Just Might Change the World was published in 2018 by McGraw Hill. Her next book, Rituals Roadmap: The Human Way to Transform Everyday Routines Into Workplace Magic was published by McGraw Hill in January, 2021.
Malea Otranto is a global program manager for Facebook's Global Business Group Executive Team. In her role, Malea builds and scales key global strategic initiatives on behalf of Facebook's executives. Currently, Malea is helping scale an internal initiative aimed at supporting Facebookers in embracing sustainable high performance at Facebook and in their lives, called Fuel. Prior to Facebook, Malea spent nearly a decade in the international human rights and nonprofit sector. Most recently, she helped scale the entire United States division of an international charity and social enterprise, where she built and then ran their business development, USA strategy, and C-Suite relationships. Malea also led the expansion of UNICEF's End Trafficking program, a branch of UNICEF.
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