10.11.18 CoreNet Women’s Event
By Julie May, Gunlock
On the evening of October 11th the Women’s Group hosted a panel discussion focused on change management at IMAGINE in Mountainside, NJ. The evening started out with the attendees networking while enjoying some delicious food and wine. After everyone had their fill, the program proceeded with a brief introduction of the space, IMAGINE, by its Executive Director Mary Robinson.IMAGINE is a great organization that provides complimentary grief support to children, young adults and families coping with the death or life-altering illness of a parent, sibling or child. Their space was inviting and certainly felt like a safe haven.
Moderator Melissa Strickland then introduced panelists of the evening; Nancy De Lorenzo (Head of Facilities, Management and Regional Operations, Zurich North America), Marilyn Simone (Program Manager, Campus Interiors, Princeton University), Nathalia Uquillas (Global Real Estate Workplace, Transformation Manager, Verizon) and Joy Young (Senior Manager, Workplace Strategy – Americas, Johnson & Johnson). The panelists talked about the various strategies, methods and tools that they used to help their employees smoothly transition to changes in their workplace environment. They emphasized the importance of having a defined roadmap in implementing the change; to clearly and effectively communicate these changes to employees; to provide adequate support; and to continually engage employees throughout the process so that they feel that they are a part of the overall vision. Overall, the event was a success.Thank you to our Event Sponsors: Allermuir, Haworth, maharam, Star-Lo.