November 1, 2021

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CNBC to host virtual event on Wednesday, November 3  

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., November 1, 2021– CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced the speaker lineup for the 2021 Workforce Executive Council (WEC) Summit, taking place virtually on Wednesday, November 3rd at 2pm ET. CNBC’s WEC Summit is sponsored by Alight Solutions.

As the world slowly emerges from the global pandemic, America’s workforce is going through a historic transformation. Labor shortages are shifting the balance of power in favor of employees while straining corporate efforts to fully capitalize on a bounce back in consumer demand. HR leaders find themselves at the tip of the spear, facing these challenges while juggling vaccine mandates and the return to offices, which includes inventing new hybrid work models. And DEI progress cannot recede.

CNBC’s WEC, an exclusive C-suite HR community, is set to convene a solutions-focused summit featuring top experts renowned for tackling the thorniest of issues. The idea exchange between speakers and WEC members, one-third of whom hail from Fortune 500 companies, and half of whom represent firms with more than 10,000 employees, will deliver meaningful takeaways for the entire business community.

Sessions will include: Workshopping Labor Shortage Solutions, Reimagining Company Culture for a Hybrid Future, Inside President Biden’s Economic Braintrust, The Mandate Morass, among others.

CNBC anchors and reporters will moderate the virtual interviews and the content from the program will be featured on CNBC’s Business Day programming and CNBC Digital.

2021 WEC Summit speakers will include:

Joseph Allen, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Associate Professor and Harvard Healthy Buildings Program Director, Masheika Allgood, AllAI Consulting Founder, Jared Bernstein, White House Council of Economic Advisers Member, Nicholas Bloom, Stanford University Professor of Economics, Heidi Brooks, Yale School of Management Senior Lecturer in Organizational Behavior, Lawrence O. Gostin, Georgetown University Professor; Founding O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law; World Health Organization Center on National and Global Health Law Director, Steve Pemberton, Workhuman Chief Human Experience Officer, Betsey Stevenson, University of Michigan Professor of Public Policy & Professor of Economics

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About CNBC Workforce Executive Council:

Chief human resources officers, diversity & inclusion leaders, and top talent and benefits executives are often the guardians of a company’s culture, critical to guiding workforces and helping them to survive, and ultimately thrive through uncertain times. As corporations and financial markets place more value on critical issues like employee safety and engagement, stakeholder capitalism, corporate culture and jobs of the future, it’s clear that senior human resources officers and diversity & inclusion executives will continue to be central to redefining the role of business in the next era. To be an agent of change in these complex times, the right tools and resources are needed. The WEC is the unparalleled resource for senior HR executives, equipping them with the information and network necessary to succeed in today’s business environment. Members hail from a wide range of industries, and through WEC, gain access to exclusive private events, intimate peer-to-peer networking, professional development, and news and information tailored uniquely for them. To learn more and apply, visit:

About CNBC:

CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news, providing real-time financial market coverage, business content and general news consumed by more than 547 million people per month across all platforms. The network’s 15 live hours a day of news programming in North America (weekdays from 5:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC’s global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. CNBC at night features a mix of new reality programming, CNBC’s highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC and a number of distinctive in-house documentaries.

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