The Multi-Generational Workforce! What Do Millennials Want? Myths and Opportunities

  • 27 Jan 2020
  • 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Comradity, 845 Canal St, Stamford, CT 06902, 3rd floor


  • Members are welcome to bring one free internal Corporate HR practitioner guest per event, only if the guest has not yet attended a regular Chapter Event as a guest within the past year. The chapter member can register his/her guest by selecting: MEMBER’s Internal Corporate Practitioner.

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Monday, January 27th, 2020 - 5:45 PM

What Do Millennials Want? Myths and Opportunities

The First in the Multi-Generational Program Series

Dispel the myths and hear the truth about the millennial workforce in this lively discussion with panelists from both ends of the age spectrum. Walk away with practical tips for managing millennials and the coming Gen-Z workers. Where do the stereotypes, myths, and dialog about the younger workforce inform practice? What can be chalked up to traditional inter-generational conflict? Do millennials and gen-Z workers have to be led differently in the workplace? What happens when they are the ones put in the lead? Have your smart device at the ready to make your voice heard during this participatory panel program.


Taylor Van Antwerp

As Director of Career Development at the University of Bridgeport, is on the front lines of millennial and Gen-Z workforce development. She has a unique perspective of what graduates are prepared for, and what they face in the workplace.

Taylor has been in higher education for over six years helping high school and college students identify their college career pathway. Prior to joining UB she developed and managed talent and workforce programs at the Connecticut Technology Council, bridging the internship and entry-level tech talent pipeline gap.

At UB, Taylor continues to focus on bolstering the workforce by connecting UB students and alumni to community and opportunity, and advantage UB through strategic employer partnerships.

Our panel includes accomplished millennial professionals who are navigating the waters of the multi-generational workforce. Hear their views on how it looks from the millennial perspective!


Justo Karell

Embodying the classic young tech-savvy worker facing an older supervisory layer, Justo is a Data Scientist at Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, CT, working on forecasting analytics in Pratt's global engine supply chain. Born and raised in NYC and Stamford, CT respectively, Justo attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, for both undergraduate and graduate school achieving a BSE in Engineering Physics, and a MS in Operations Research.

Michael Ralabate 

Coming from a more entrepreneurial & professional services perspective, Michael is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been practicing for over 6 years in various settings, including intensive dual diagnosis inpatient, outpatient dual diagnosis agencies, and private practice.

His experience as an entrepreneur and therapist gives him a unique perspective on the social issues that are important to Millennials and their younger Gen-Z colleagues.

Michael is certified in Gestalt Therapy, and helps clients in a broad range of areas, including challenges related to anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, addiction, family and relational issues. Michael is an LGBTQ ally and helps clients who struggle with challenges both social and relational related to being part of the LGTBQ community.

Michael currently owns and runs a private practice in Fairfield, CT and works part time for Christian Counseling and Family Life Center in Shelton, CT.  

Karen Hinds

Karen Hinds is a leadership, diversity, and inclusion expert. She trains people of all ages to succeed in the ever-changing workplace. Millennials can stake their claim if they are prepared! 

After building talent pipelines for financial services companies, she launched her own company over 20 years ago. Workplace Success Group works with organizations to cultivate and retain their next generation of leaders.

Karen is the author of 5 books including Get Along, Get Ahead: 101 Courtesies for the New Workplace; and Networking for a Better Position & More Profit. She has been quoted in, featured in, or written articles for The Hartford Business Journal, The Boston GlobeBlack Enterprise, and Family Circle. Her company has worked with clients such as Webster Bank, TD Bank, AmeriHealth Caritas, United Technologies, Duncaster Retirement Community, the Girl Scouts, Turner Construction, Travelers, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Caribbean Tourism Organization, and Harvard Business School Executive Education.

Originally from the Caribbean island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Karen left the island at age 15. Moving to the United States made Karen learn how to quickly adapt to change, thrive as an outsider and build strategic relationships. 

A graduate of Bowdoin College with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Spanish, Karen received the national Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellowship to pursue a yearlong independent study outside of the United States.

For 15 years, Karen wrote a business column for an international newspaper and hosted global leadership conferences for women and girls.


Location: Comradity, 845 Canal St, Stamford CT, 3rd floor

Ample Parking Available

Date:  Monday, January 27th, 2020

Time: 5:45 PM Networking/Registration followed by Dinner and Program

Special Pricing:  Members: $25; Non-members: $40;

In-transition: $25; Students: $20

Preferred Registration Deadline no later than Friday, January 24th, 2020

There will be a $5 additional administrative charge for walk-ins with no prior online registration and payment.

No refunds can be granted within 48 hours of event.

(Special diet accommodations upon request by

contacting a minimum of 48 hours before the event.)


Bring a Corporate Practitioner Guest!!!

Special Offer: Members are welcome to bring one free internal Corporate HR practitioner guest per event, only if the guest has not attended a regular Chapter Event as a guest within the past year. The chapter member can register his/her guest by selecting: #5. MEMBER’s Internal Corporate Practitioner.


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