JOIN US MAY 24: A consultant who’s worked with the US Army will explain how to prevent and recover from burnout

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Paula Davis is the founder and CEO of the Stress and Resilience Institute.

Paula Davis calls herself a “recovering people-pleasing perfectionist achieve-aholic.” As a commercial real estate lawyer, she tried to exceed expectations in her incredibly demanding job. One day she wound up in the hospital for stress-induced stomach aches.

Today Davis is the founder and CEO of the Stress & Resilience Institute, where she helps redesign work cultures at the likes of Walgreens and Coca-Cola. She studied positive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and joined the university’s team that taught resilience skills to the US Army.

Davis’ new book, “Beating Burnout at Work,” arrives amid reports of burnout across industries, from consulting and law to finance, with a recent Microsoft survey finding that over half of workers worldwide said they felt overworked.

Join us Monday, May 24, at 11 a.m. EST/8 a.m. PST as Insider correspondent Shana Lebowitz interviews Davis live about tackling burnout head-on – both as a manager and as an employee.

We’ll discuss how the pandemic has made employers more willing to address burnout, the perils of having your identity wrapped up in your job, and why preventing burnout is about structural overhauls as well as microchanges, or tweaks to your workday that make it more fulfilling.

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JOIN US AT A FREE LIVE EVENT THURSDAY: We’ll answer your questions on the risks of J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine and blood clots

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French Health Minister Olivier Veran receives a dose of the AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid-19 vaccine.

Coronavirus vaccines are the world’s best hope for ending the pandemic.

But two of the shots are now under scrutiny, after a small number of reports linking them to rare, yet extremely serious, blood clots.

In the US, health regulators have called for a pause in vaccinations with Johnson & Johnson’s shot so they can evaluate reports of blood clots. Some countries have halted immunizations with AstraZeneca’s vaccine, or restricted it to more limited groups of people, after European Union health officials said it can cause a rare type of blood clot.

In both cases, the blood clots affect very small numbers of people. Regulators are trying to balance the potential risks of the shots against their overwhelming benefits in fighting the pandemic, which has already killed almost 3 million people around the world.

There are other shots available from Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and more. But supplies are limited, meaning that a decision to stop using the AstraZeneca or J&J shots could delay the global immunization campaign.

To understand the risks and benefits of these vaccines, join us on Thursday, April 15, at 11am ET/ 8am PT for a live discussion hosted by Insider Healthcare Editor Zachary Tracer with reporters Aria Bendix and Dr. Catherine Schuster-Bruce.

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SIGN UP HERE FOR OUR LIVE EVENT ON THURSDAY: Next-Gen founders on racial equity and inclusion in tech

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(L-R) Urenna Okonkwo, Jordan Walker, Vernon Coleman

The Black Lives Matter protests last summer helped fuel a new drive for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. But how far have we come since then? And how much farther do we have to go? 

Every industry in Corporate America has its own issues to grapple with. Insider is taking a deep dive into tech to talk to Next-Gen founders about racial equity and inclusion in this industry. 

On Thursday, February 25th at 12 PM ET, Insider’s entrepreneur reporter Dominic-Madori Davis will moderate a panel featuring Vernon Coleman, CEO and cofounder of the video networking app Realtime, Jordan Walker cofounder of the audio messaging app Yac, and Urenna Okonkwo, founder of the finance app Cashmere.

They’ll talk about their journeys in Silicon Valley and tech, the importance of mentorship, access to capital, and opportunities for Black founders looking to launch businesses.

They will also take questions from the audience. 

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SIGN UP HERE FOR OUR LIVE EVENT ON FEB. 25: Next-Gen founders on racial equity and inclusion in tech

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(L-R) Urenna Okonkwo, Jordan Walker, Vernon Coleman

The Black Lives Matter protests last summer helped fuel a new drive for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. But how far have we come since then? And how much farther do we have to go? 

Every industry in Corporate America has its own issues to grapple with. Insider is taking a deep dive into tech to talk to Next-Gen founders about racial equity and inclusion in this industry. 

On Thursday, February 25th at 12 PM ET, Insider’s entrepreneur reporter Dominic-Madori Davis will moderate a panel featuring Vernon Coleman, CEO and cofounder of the video networking app Realtime, Jordan Walker cofounder of the audio messaging app Yac, and Urenna Okonkwo, founder of the finance app Cashmere.

They’ll talk about their journeys in Silicon Valley and tech, the importance of mentorship, access to capital, and opportunities for Black founders looking to launch businesses.

They will also take questions from the audience. 

You can sign up here to watch. 

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JOIN US FEBRUARY 18: Talent leaders from Mastercard, Lenovo, and Buffer will explain how to build an inclusive hybrid workplace

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Just one in 10 employers say they expect all their staff to return to the office post-pandemic.

Instead, most workplaces will take a hybrid form, with some employees dialing in from their couches and others convening in conference rooms.

The challenge for managers – and especially for human resources leaders – is creating a culture in which everyone feels like they belong, no matter how they prefer to work.

Join us Thursday, February 18, at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST as Insider correspondent Shana Lebowitz hosts a live panel discussion on building an inclusive hybrid workplace.

In this webinar, we’ll hear from folks who think about this topic on a daily basis, including:

  • Buffer chief of special projects Carolyn Kopprasch
  • Lenovo chief diversity officer Calvin Crosslin
  • Mastercard chief people officer Michael Fraccaro
  • Workplace strategist Erica Keswin

These thought leaders will discuss the most important steps employers should keep in mind, common traps to avoid, and how they’re rebuilding the culture at their own companies.

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SIGN UP HERE FOR OUR TUESDAY EVENT: A conversation with Insider’s markets gurus on the GameStop and Reddit-trader phenomenon

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Gamestop.

Stock markets around the world are reeling from Reddit traders’ volatile trading over the past week. How the speculative activity continues could determine whether the trend pops with little lasting impact or sparks a new discussion over economic equality.

What began as an effort to profit from a short squeeze has since exploded into a national debate on market access. Retail traders coordinating on Reddit forums like r/wallstreetbets lifted GameStop, AMC, and other highly shorted stocks, hoping to profit as funds covered their short positions.

The group ultimately beat Wall Street at its own game. Their trades drove billions of dollars in losses across short-selling hedge funds and left Wall Street’s old guard reeling.

Actions taken Thursday by several brokerages further stoked the day-trader movement. Robinhood, Interactive Brokers, and others restricted trading of the volatile stocks, arguing the moves protected them and their clients from outsize risk. Congress is now set to hold hearings on the matter as members allege the trading platforms stifled the individual investor for the benefit of the Wall Street establishment.  

Join us Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m ET as deputy editor Joe Ciolli and markets and economy reporter Ben Winck discuss the GameStop phenomenon, Wall Street Bets’ influence, and how the Reddit-fueled trade might end.

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DON’T MISS THURSDAY: A conversation with Insider’s Washington correspondents on what to expect during Joe Biden’s first 100 days

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President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris attend at Arlington National Cemetery shortly after the inauguration ceremony on January 20, 2021.

President Joe Biden moved into the White House on January 20, inheriting a country worn down from four tumultuous years, a rabid pandemic, economic malaise, heightened racial tensions, and a demoralized federal workforce.

Every time a new president takes office, they make lofty promises for their first 100 days. Biden is no different, but the stakes are perhaps higher now than at any other point in modern US history. His promises include plans to deliver 100m vaccines to the country within that period, deliver a new economic stimulus, safely reopen most schools, as well as sweeping action on immigration, environmental issues, and racial justice.

It’s a hefty undertaking that all of Washington, the country, and even the rest of the world will be watching. His team has already gone to work to try to reverse or halt many of the previous administration’s policies that Democrats spent years decrying.

Join us Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 1:00 p.m ET as Insider’s DC deputy editor Elvina Nawaguna hosts a live panel discussion on what’s in store and what policy promises Biden can deliver by April 30, his 100th day. 

In this webinar, we’ll talk with Insider’s senior healthcare reporter Kimberly Leonard, who has covered the coronavirus pandemic, the unprecedented vaccination efforts, and the different relief measures meant to shore up the struggling economy, workers, and families. We’ll also hear from policy correspondent Robin Bravender, who covered the Biden transition and now is following his administration as it sets up shop and starts to enact its policies.

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SIGN UP HERE: A conversation with Insider’s markets gurus on the GameStop and Reddit-trader phenomenon

Gamestop.
Gamestop.

Stock markets around the world are reeling from Reddit traders’ volatile trading over the past week. How the speculative activity continues could determine whether the trend pops with little lasting impact or sparks a new discussion over economic equality.

What began as an effort to profit from a short squeeze has since exploded into a national debate on market access. Retail traders coordinating on Reddit forums like r/wallstreetbets lifted GameStop, AMC, and other highly shorted stocks, hoping to profit as funds covered their short positions.

The group ultimately beat Wall Street at its own game. Their trades drove billions of dollars in losses across short-selling hedge funds and left Wall Street’s old guard reeling.

Actions taken Thursday by several brokerages further stoked the day-trader movement. Robinhood, Interactive Brokers, and others restricted trading of the volatile stocks, arguing the moves protected them and their clients from outsize risk. Congress is now set to hold hearings on the matter as members allege the trading platforms stifled the individual investor for the benefit of the Wall Street establishment.  

Join us Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m ET as deputy editor Joe Ciolli and markets and economy reporter Ben Winck discuss the GameStop phenomenon, Wall Street Bets’ influence, and how the Reddit-fueled trade might end.

You can sign up here.

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WATCH: How business owners can make the most of PPP

The Paycheck Protection Program is back.

For millions of small business owners still struggling to pay rent and employ workers, the federal government’s forgivable loan program is a lifeline. This round looks a little different than the original that launched in the spring. It’s aimed at even smaller businesses, and provides special funding for the service sector, nonprofits, and under-represented entrepreneurs.

On Tuesday, January 5, Insider hosted a webinar detailing what the $325 billion in funding means for business owners and answered questions live from more than 200 attendees. 

Insider’s entrepreneurship editor Bartie Scott and small business reporter Jennifer Ortakales Dawkins discussed:

  • What’s different between this round of PPP and the first one in the spring
  • Special provisions for service industry companies and under-represented entrepreneurs
  • How to know if you’re eligible
  • What materials you’ll need to apply
  • What we know about the timeline so far
  • The how and why of loan forgiveness 

Watch the full webinar above.

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