President’s Cocktail

October 21st, 2013

Maximizing Talent in the Midst of the Professional Revolution
Location: Thomson Reuters, 3 Times Square 30th Floor, NYC, NY

tr-screenMembers of the Women’s Bond Club Board spent a wonderful cocktail evening at Thomson Reuters and were greeted by a Times Square shout out in the form of a giant screen announcing that the WBC were in attendance!

Thomson Reuters’ SVP Eileen Lynch presented a groundbreaking new study on “The Professional Revolution”. Commissioned by Thomson Reuters, this groundbreaking new study had compelling findings for individuals and organizations.  Eileen shared the five key findings regarding major changes that they are seeing in today’ global workforce:

  • Change 1: Today’s professionals live at the intersection of knowledge, socialization and purpose. 
    • True fulfillment comes from much more than simply doing a good job
  • Change 2: The gender gap is muted in the professional setting.
    • Differences between men and women are less distinguishable at work
  • Change 3: Emerging market professionals are driven by entrepreneurial values.
    • Emerging markets are the course of energy
  • Change 4: Instant, specialized information is transforming the professional world.
    • A natural fit for on-the-go professionals
  • Change 5: Professionals are becoming individual news networks
    • Customization is increasing

The engaging panel then shared their own perspectives on these findings.  The panel consisted of  JANE MORAN, Global Chief Information Officer, Thomson Reuters; TRACY CASTLE-NEWMAN, Managing Director, COO for Global Equity Distribution, Morgan Stanley; PHILIP BRITTAN, CTO / Global Head of Platform, Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk; LEANNE BENNETT, Executive Director, Corporate Talent and Development, JPMorgan Chase & Co and was moderated by LAUREN YOUNG, Reuters, Wealth Editor.  Their bios can be reviewed here.

The study report can be found at