The Future of Work: Where, Why, and How Gen Z Wants to Work


Event Details


Day 1 - September 9, 2022

Work. We know it's not the same as it was... and maybe that's a good thing. Gen Z early career professionals are forcing employers to rethink where, why, and how we work, and in this panel moderated by Campus Philly President Jen Kebea, EdD, we'll all gain some much-needed clarity on the future of work, and how you and your company can adapt.

Speaker Information
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Jennifer Kebea

Dr. Jennifer Johnson Kebea is the President of Campus Philly, setting the strategic vision for the organization and overseeing a vibrant team that manages programs and partnerships across higher education, corporate, cultural, and government contexts. Jen’s connection to Campus Philly began back in 2003, when she joined the organization as an undergraduate intern. In 2008, she held a professional role as Campus Philly’s inaugural Director of Career Programs. Now, more than a decade later, she’s thrilled to rejoin the Campus Philly team and lead the organization into its next phase of growth. Jen holds a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Management from Drexel University, as well as a bachelor’s and master’s degree, both from Chestnut Hill College. She currently teaches graduate students at Drexel University in both the School of Education and the Goodwin College of Professional Studies. A lifelong resident of the Greater Philadelphia region, Jen lives in Media, PA  with her husband, Kevin, and their three children.

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Crystal E. Ashby

Crystal E. Ashby is executive vice president and chief people officer leading the Human Resources division at Independence Health Group (Independence), the parent company of Independence Blue Cross, LLC. In this role, she helps the organization attract and develop talent; advance a culture of engagement, inclusion, and innovation; and achieve business strategy and goals. Prior to joining Independence, Ms. Ashby served as interim president and chief executive officer at The Executive Leadership Council. Her career includes 22 years at BP, most recently serving as executive vice president of Government and Public Affairs and Strategic University Relationships. In this role, she formed strong partnerships that supported talent acquisition and development.

Ms. Ashby has extensive board experience. She currently serves as a non-executive director of BAE Systems plc. Ms. Ashby also serves as the vice chair of the board for Texas Reliability Entity and formerly served on the Holocaust Museum Houston Board. At her alma mater, the University of Michigan, she sits on the Engineering Dean’s Leadership Advisory Board, chairing its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion external council.

Nationally recognized for her leadership, Ms. Ashby has received many accolades, including being named one of Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America, Diversity Woman Media Class of 2022 Elite 100 Black Women Leaders, National Diversity Council Top 100 HR Professionals (2021), Diversity Global Top 10 Influential Women in Diversity (2020), Uptown Professional Top 100 Executives in America, and the National Diversity Council Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Oil and Gas.

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Nicole Dalberto

As an innovative and collaborative leader, Nicole Dalberto is passionate about inspiring those around her to achieve their full potential. Nicole is the Director of Career Services and Strategic Initiatives at Drexel University. With over 12 years as part of the Steinbright Career Development Center, she focuses on leading the career services team in developmental advising, supporting the faculty team in providing impactful career education and strategic planning. Before arriving at Drexel University, Nicole worked in international education with the School for Field Studies in Costa Rica. Her background also includes partnering with community leaders as a Peace Corps Volunteer on the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic to work toward implementing transformative community goals. Whether abroad or at home, Nicole enjoys yoga, meditation and connecting with others over a delicious meal or hiking trail.