Work futurist, international keynote speaker, author, and authority on Future-of-Work issues
Sophie Wade is a work futurist, international keynote speaker, author, and authority on Future-of-Work issues. She is the host of the widely popular Transforming Work podcast and 450,000 learners have taken her four LinkedIn courses which cover Future-of-Work skills, empathy, and Gen Z. Sophie is the Founder and Workforce Innovation Specialist at Flexcel Network, a Future-of-Work consultancy. Sophie’s executive advisory work and transformative workshops help companies futureproof their work environments and attract, engage, and retain their multigenerational and distributed talent. She helps corporations maximize the benefits and minimize the disruption in their transition to talent-focused new work environments.
Sophie has held senior management, strategy and finance roles around the world—in Asia, Europe and the U.S.—working in media, technology, and venture capital for companies such as IMG and Yahoo. With a strategy and finance focus for her first career, she assisted entrepreneurs and major corporations identify, develop, and execute strategic initiatives, build teams and ventures and create partnerships.
Her first book, Embracing Progress: Next Steps for the Future of Work, has been an Executive MBA Program textbook and required reading for several management school leadership courses. Sophie served on the Board of the New York City chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) as chapter President 2015-17, and a member of NAWBO National’s Presidents' Assembly Steering Committee 2016-19. She is on the NY Advisory Board of Common Sense Media. Sophie has a BA from Oxford University and an MBA from international business school, INSEAD.