Leadership • Future of Learning • Exponential Organizations • Disruption • Customer Experience • Corporate Innovation • Abundance • Future of Work • Entrepreneurship
Stacey Ferreira is the CEO of Forge, a flexible scheduling and talent sharing platform that empowers businesses to offer flexibility to their hourly employees, and co-author of 2 Billion Under 20: How Millennials Are Breaking Down Age Barriers & Changing the World. Previously, Stacey was the co-founder of MySocialCloud, an SSO company whose investors include Sir Richard Branson, Jerry Murdock, and Alex Welch. In 2013, she and her brother (and co-founder) sold MySocialCloud to Reputation.com.
Ferreira has received recognition for her entrepreneurial achievements in addition to her other accomplishments at a young age, including being a US State Department Speaker on Entrepreneurship, named Forbes 30 Under 30 and being one of twenty Thiel Fellows selected for the 2015 Thiel Fellowship.
Ferreira has been featured on and contributed to several news outlets, including the cover of Seventeen Magazine, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, Women 2.0 and TechCrunch to name a few. Stacey has also spoken about the Future of Work and the Future of Education at popular technology conferences, including giving TEDxNYU, TEDxSan Diego, TEDxCluj-Romania, Singularity University (Italy, Czech Republic, Peru, Mexico, etc.) and TechCrunch Bangalore among others.
Stacey discusses the challenges facing youth today: the rising cost of education, the rising cost of living, and youth unemployment. Yet despite these challenges, Stacey gives an inspirational view of the future discussing some of the 2 Billion Young people who are under 20 and shares the stories of these youth who are creating a better world for their generation.
If you don’t know what your talent wants, retaining them is harder than ever. Whether it’s working for Uber, working for themselves or access to new jobs with the touch of a button on their phone, your talent has options. Stacey discusses what the changing workforce wants from their employer to undercover how you can train your best talent.
The Millennial generation is growing up with smart phones in their pockets that have more computing power than the computers that were used to get us on the Moon. This technology has ushered in an era of entrepreneurship and immediate gratification with Silicon Valley and the on-demand economy at the forefront. Companies, now more than ever, need to adapt their existing business practices to cater towards this massive population that is graduating into the workforce. Stacey discusses growing work trends globally and discusses how companies can better hire, retain and engage their employees in this new economy.
Stacey gives an inspirational, yet realistic look at what it means to be a young person starting a business. She discusses the highs and lows of building MySocialCloud with her co-founders and her decision to drop out of college a second time to pursue her newest business, Forge.