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Thursday, October 5 • 10:00am - 11:00am
The Blended Workforce and How to Embrace It

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Around 40% of today's workforce is made up of non-traditional working people, or a "blended workforce". The blended workforce is made up of people who work full-time and part-time, as well as temporary workers, freelancers, and contract workers.

How are Seattle companies embracing this trend?  What are the challenges?  How has this helped culture and productivity?  Meet our panel who are either working as a non traditional employee or have teams made up of them.



Speakers
avatar for Mat Chacon

Mat Chacon

CEO, Doghead Simulations
With over 20 years in the software industry, Mat helped start 4 successful software companies in e-commerce, mobile, entertainment, and Agile project management, achieving a successful IPO, company sale and helping grow the others to over $700 million dollars in market capital. H... Read More →
avatar for Mikaela Kiner

Mikaela Kiner

Mikaela is a native Seattleite who’s spent the last fifteen years in HR leadership roles at Seattle based companies including Microsoft, Amazon, PopCap Games and Redfin. In 2015 she founded uniquelyHR, no nonsense HR for startups. Mikaela enjoys being creative and solving probl... Read More →
avatar for Jenelle Norwood

Jenelle Norwood

Brand Manager, Starbucks
A Seattle native, Jenelle Norwood has grown her career over 18 years at the world's renowned coffee brand--Starbucks Coffee Company. Her love for the brand grew while working as a Barista at the Queen Anne Starbucks during college. Post graduation, she moved into the Starbucks Support Center, taking roles in Investor Relations, Finance and Category Brand... Read More →
avatar for Kim Saxton

Kim Saxton

Principal Program Manager, Expedia
Kim is currently the Principal Program Manager of Communications in the Expedia Worldwide Engineering group at Expedia, Inc.  She started this part time position in April 2017 after 6.5 years of stay at home parenting.  And, importantly, after completing the ReBoot Seattle course last fall which led to her current position at... Read More →