Join the Washington, DC alumni community for a discussion on how employees used to show up at work as working humans, largely leaving their personal beliefs and needs at the door.


University of Chicago
Suite 275
1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia

Event Details

Today, employees show up as "whole humans" who expect a lot more from their managers and employers, including attention to social problems and mental health, which means business leaders must evolve their management skills.

This session will preview I Don't Just Work Here, a book written by Booth adjunct professors Felicia Joy and Elena Grotto, whose research found that people managers are now expected to operate as both business leaders and community leaders in the workplace; the latter is a skillset new to many and the cause of much anxiety.

Chicago Booth Alumni Community of Washington DC Working Committee member, Tosin Olusola '17 will serve as the moderator for the evening.


$30 - includes light appetizers and drinks


Register Online

Deadline: 5/21/2024


6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Check-In

6:30 PM-7:30 PM: Presentation and Q&A

7:30 PM-8:00 PM: Reception and Networking

Speaker Profiles

Elena Grotto (Speaker)
Executive Vice President at Edelman and Booth faculty member

Felicia Joy (Speaker)
Executive Vice President at Edelman, faculty member and PhD matriculant at Booth


Asia Marchaman 
Associate Director, Alumni Engagement