Sophie is founder and Workforce Innovation Specialist at Flexcel Network. Her objective is to help companies transform and future-proof their work environments, creating compelling, progressive and talent-focused, digitally-integrated workplaces.

Sophie is an authority on the wide-ranging Future of Work issues impacting companies and workers’ new demands – such as attracting, engaging and retaining talent; digital transformation; managing distributed workers; workplace flexibility; intergenerational communication and new career paradigms. Sophie provides consulting services to corporations to maximize the benefits and minimize the disruption in their transition to the new work environments. She also helps employees and independent workers adapt and start proactively managing their new, latticed corporate or diversified, independent careers.

Sophie has lived and worked in Asia, Europe and the U.S.. With a strategy and finance focus, her career has been spent assisting entrepreneurs and major corporations identify, develop and execute strategic initiatives, build teams and ventures and create partnerships. She is the 2015-17 President of the New York City chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).

Sophie has a BA from Oxford University in Oriental Studies (Chinese) and an MBA from INSEAD.

Founder and CEO
Thrive Global

“The way we work is going through a profound transformation. With Embracing Progress, Sophie
Wade provides an essential guide for businesses of
all sizes to create a more flexible, empathetic,
purpose-driven, and human workplace that can
meet the challenges and embrace the opportunities of this new era.”

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Sophie regularly speaks to corporate and public audiences about Future-of-Work topics such as employee engagement and retention, workplace flexibility, intergenerational challenges and new career paradigms.
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Sophie helps companies understand the breadth of the Future-of-Work changes, project desired new working environment, develop strategic plans, and smoothly execute their transition.
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Sophie’s new book and articles share her insights and case studies of new ways of working; the challenges and opportunities for employers and professionals; and how to tackle them effectively.
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Kathryn Sollman
Work+Life Thought Leader, CEO, MAKE WORK FIT LIFE Events

As the opening speaker for the MAKE WORK FIT LIFE Conference, Sophie’s breadth of knowledge about the Future of Work lays the foundation for critical action steps among employers looking to attract and retain top talent.

Pip Coburn
Coburn Ventures

Sophie is a catalyst. She both explains the new working circumstances clearly as well as giving thoughtful direction about what to expect going forward and how to adapt successfully.

Julie Silver, MD
Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Strategic Initiatives. Dept. of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

Sophie Wade brings fresh ideas and terrific strategies aimed at helping people succeed in today’s and tomorrow’s dynamic work environment.

Lorraine Holcombe
VP & CFO, Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce

Sophie has done extensive research into the future of the workplace and her workshop has clear takeaways that can immediately be put into place to attract, engage and retain talent in your organization.

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