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Werk is reinventing the workdayWerk is reinventing the workday

Werk is reinventing the workday

Our solutions help employers embrace, assess, and showcase their flexibility.

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We thought we were living in a post-feminist world

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We were told we could achieve anything we set our minds to, and—in the beginning—we did. But while our associate classes in consulting and big law were 50/50 men and women, we saw that less than 5% of top leadership positions were held by women. When we had children of our own, we began to understand why.

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30% of talented women are dropping out of the workforce but 70% of that group say they would still be working if they had flexibility. Employees no longer work standard hours in a single space with one parent at home. Corporate policies need to be updated to reflect these modern realities. We cannot parent like we don’t have jobs and work like we don’t have children.

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Flexibility allows people to pursue their careers and their lives with equal commitment, creating stronger communities and more productive companies. Flexibility increases employee happiness, productivity, and loyalty; it is the highest-impact, lowest-cost tool companies can use to optimize their workforce.

Meet the Founders

Anna Auerbach

Anna Auerbach

Anna is a former McKinsey consultant and social impact COO. She is a Harvard Business School grad who learned her first lesson in entrepreneurship when she moved to the U.S. as a refugee at age 6, knowing just one word of English. Anna loves strategy and always sees the big picture. She is a mother to Asher, age 3.

Annie Dean

Annie Dean

Annie is a recovering corporate real estate attorney with an eye for style and a passion for product development. She spent six years in Big Law closing billions of dollars of real estate deals for institutional lenders and equity owners. She is fascinated by simple answers to big questions. Annie is a mother of two in New York City.

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Our vision is supported by industry leaders and top investors

Anne-Marie Slaughter

Anne-Marie Slaughter

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Alexandra Wilkis Wilson

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson

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Jesse Draper

Jesse Draper

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Sherman Hu

Sherman Hu

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Fran Hauser

Fran Hauser

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