DEH Speaker Series

For more than 20 years, I've run the DEH Speaker Series (formerly under the names Flex-Time Lawyers and Law & Reorder).  The DEH Speaker Series is a quarterly programming series where I interview and moderate conversations with New York Times best-selling authors, TED speakers and thought leaders.  The quarterly events draw up to 1,000 participants from companies, law firms and non-profits worldwide.  The program topics vary and generally fall into three categories:  careers/workplaces, women/diversity and law.  Here’s my 2 ½ Minute Sizzle Reel that includes video clips of the DEH Speaker Series to give you a sense of how they work.

We are excited to be expanding our DEH Speaker Series membership offerings to three types:

  • Access to the Next 4 Consecutive Events by Unlimited Online Recorded Webcast for 1 Year
  • Access to the Next 4 Consecutive Events by Unlimited Online Recorded Webcast for 1 Year PLUS  Access to All 15 Former Archived Events by Unlimited Online Access for 1 Year
  • Access to All 15 Former Archived Events by Unlimited Online Access for 1 Year

Due to COVID-19, the DEH Speaker Series is currently being offered exclusively online and membership options do not include in-person participation.  When social distancing restrictions are removed, if it makes sense to return to in-person programming, we will resume in-person events at the same rate for existing members and continue to offer the events by webcast.  With the new exclusive online offerings, all members will be able to access the recorded events individually from any location.  Many organizations purchase corporate memberships to supplement their internal professional development, women’s initiatives and/or diversity programming.  With the future of travel, work-at-home parameters, conferences, meetings, and social gatherings still in limbo, access to meaningful programming and connection remains limited and the DEH Speaker Series can fill these gaps now more than ever.  To learn more about the new Archived Access that we’re offering and to access 15 of our former events, click here.

Here’s a corporate invoice and an individual invoice that outlines the new offerings and payment terms.  Click here to purchase one of the membership offerings online.  You can also pay by check as outlined in the invoices.


Work Mate Marry Love: How Technology is Shaping Our Future in a Covid-Influenced World

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. EDT
By Webcasted Recording

Co-Host: King & Spalding LLP

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TOPIC: Work Mate Marry Love:  How Technology is Shaping Our Future in a Covid-Influenced World.  At a stunningly rapid pace, technology is altering our deepest and most intimate experiences.  What will happen to our most basic notions of humanity as we entangle our lives and emotions with the machines we have created?  During this webcast, Harvard Business School professor and former Barnard College president, Debora L. Spar, will share findings of her new book, Work Mate Marry Love: How Machines Shape Our Human Destiny, and offer an incisive and provocative account of how technology has transformed our lives in the past, and how it will do so again in the future.  Debora’s insights are particularly timely given the onset of Covid-19 and her research of questions including what will happen to work and love as our relationships migrate from the real world to the Internet?  With probing questions posed by author and workplace expert, Debbie Epstein Henry, Debora will share her predictions for the future of our most profound relationships and attachments.  Steering clear of both techno-euphoria and alarmism, Debora will demonstrate that our most cherished feelings and values can flourish in new circumstances, and she will offer a bold and inclusive vision of how our lives might be changing for the better.

DISTINGUISHED GUESTDebora L. Spar is the MBA Class of 1952 Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and Senior Associate Dean of HBS Online.  Her current research focuses on issues of gender and technology, and the interplay between technological change and broader social structures.  Debora tackles some of these issues in her new book, Work Mate Marry Love: How Machines Shape Our Human Destiny.  She served as the President of Barnard College from 2008 to 2017, and as President and CEO of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts from 2017 to 2018.  During Debora’s tenure at Barnard, she led initiatives to highlight women’s leadership and advancement, including the creation of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies and the development of Barnard’s Global Symposium series.  Before joining Barnard, Debora spent 17 years on the HBS faculty.  A prolific writer, Debora has authored many acclaimed books including Wonder Women:  Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection.  She and her husband are the parents of three grown children.