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October 31: Succeeding in the Gig Economy

    “Many of our schools are preparing their students for a labor market that is increasingly nonexistent. With The Gig Economy, Diane Mulcahy fills this critical gap and provides all of us with a set of tools and a mindset for a more productive and pleasurable work life. A must-read for anyone trying to make their way in the “new order.”

    Professor Leonard Schlesinger, Harvard Business School

    Everyone who has worked as a freelancer, temp, consultant, or independent contractor has participated in the gig economy. With over 20% of the Ivy Circle alumni self-employed, projections indicating that 40% of the US workforce will be ‘gig workers’ by 2020, and legislators from California to Europe scrambling to keep up, the time is now ripe for this discussion.


    Meet gig expert Diane Mulcahy

    The Ivy Circle and the Harvard Club of the Netherlands are delighted to welcome gig economy expert, lecturer and author, Diane Mulcahy, as keynote speaker at the 5th Annual Ivy Circle Young Leaders Roundtable. Diane, a Harvard alumna, advises Fortune 500 companies and speaks at universities and on high-profile TV programs about the future of work. Her informative presentations, rooted in her best-selling book, The Gig Economy, provide audiences at all levels with a wealth of knowledge and best practices on adapting to the new world of work. Audience members leave with fresh, practical insights and actionable next steps to help them transform their culture (or themselves) to succeed in the Gig Economy.


    Get the local perspective from Egon Zehnder

    The topic of the gig economy will be introduced by Birgit van Kalleveen, partner at Egon Zehnder. Birgit will share her perspective on the impact of the gig economy on companies and professionals in the Netherlands. Diane Mulcahy will then explain how working in the Gig Economy can offer an attractive, interesting, flexible, and lucrative alternative to the corporate cube. After Diane’s talk, Ivy Circle Chairperson Hollis Kurman will moderate an interactive discussion with Diane as well as with the audience. The evening will close with an informal walking dinner, sponsored by Egon Zehnder. During dinner, you’ll be able to buy Diane’s book (see below!) and have it signed by her.


    Tickets, books and more

    18:00 – 18:30 Welcome and drinks

    18:30 – 20:00 Program

    20:00 — Walking Dinner, book sale & signing

    In order to assess how many books we should order, please indicate whether you plan to buy a copy of the book at the discounted price of € 22,95 (offered by Boekhandel van Rossum) by sending an email to Seating is limited. Registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. We hope to see you on October 31st!


    To register and buy your ticket for just €10 (including dinner), click here to visit the Eventbrite page