Chicago Women’s Forum 2023: Connecting in the Flexible Workplace


Dr. Constance Hadley of Boston University’s Questrom School of Business presented at this Cornerstone Research networking event for women professionals in the legal community.

The rise of remote and hybrid work has created new challenges for building and maintaining professional relationships. To explore these issues, we welcomed Dr. Constance Hadley, of Boston University’s Questrom School of Business and the Institute for Life at Work, a leading expert on the future of work, successful teams, and inclusive cultures.

In a research-based talk, Dr. Hadley shared strategies for connecting in a hybrid environment, fostering a social support system for all, and promoting the intangible actions that drive positive workplace cultures.

This presentation was sponsored by Cornerstone Research Women’s Forum, which fosters discussion of thought-provoking topics relevant to professionals working in the legal community. The evening offered valuable content, lively conversation, and networking with local women legal professionals and senior staff of Cornerstone Research.

Headshot of Constance Connie Hadley
Constance Hadley
Questrom School of Business
Boston University

About the Speaker

Connie Hadley is an organizational psychologist and expert on trust, teamwork, psychological safety, employee loneliness, and well-being at work. Dr. Hadley’s work has been published in the Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review and featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Wired, among other media outlets.

Dr. Hadley has worked in management consulting at McKinsey & Company and marketing and operations at General Mills, Inc. She holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Harvard University, an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in social psychology from Princeton University.


Women in Leadership: Q&A with Connie Hadley

Dr. Hadley discusses her background, recent research, and building more psychologically safe and inclusive workplaces.

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