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It’s an all-new SABEW Spring Conference where we’ll focus on the future of business news. You can count on big ideas and Ted-style talks, hands-on skills development and more time for member networking. It’s like nothing we’ve ever done. We promise you’ll go back to your newsrooms with plenty to share and use.

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Conference chairs are Lisa Gibbs, global business editor, Associated Press and Beth Hunt, director, editorial recruiting and development, American City Business Journals.

For sponsor or exhibitor information contact Renee McGivern.

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Saturday, April 29 • 9:00am - 10:00am
The Magic of Millennials

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Managing millennials has been the collective struggle in legacy newsrooms across the country for half a dozen years. And maybe that’s the problem. Perhaps “managing” them employs the wrong verb. What if more seasoned leaders instead worked to embrace and learn from the younger people in their newsrooms? That’s the point of Kristen Fife, a senior technical recruiter who's worked for Microsoft, HP/Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Comcast, RealNetworks and, now, Zulily. Fife will be joined by Olivia Barrow, a LinkedIn Top Voice and millennial who quit her job, started a freelance career and is finally living a work life that fulfills her will.  Together they will host a robust discussion about helping millennials and their managers see the value in each other’s expertise and communicate more effectively as they pursue the common goal: A workplace where everyone is valued for the talent they bring to the table.

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Olivia Barrow

Freelance writer, LinkedIn Top Voice
Olivia Barrow is a freelance writer, content marketer and LinkedIn Top Voice. A graduate of the UNC School of Media and Journalism, Lisa spent a year covering manufacturing, travel and tourism for the Milwaukee Business Journal before striking out on her own to pursue freelance projects. Before she relocated to Brew City, Lisa worked at... Read More →
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Kristen Fife

Senior technical recruiter, Greater Seattle Area
Kristen Fife is a senior technical recruiter in the greater Seattle area. She has been in recruiting since 2004, starting as contract researcher for the Microsoft Strategic Recruiting Group before moving into full lifecycle agency recruiting for Volt Technical Services. Her move into corporate recruiting started with both sourcing and full lifecycle contract roles at Microsoft (including MSFT Research, Legal, and various product groups). In addition to Microsoft, Kristen worked for three years for RealNetworks/GameHouse as the senior technical recruiter and sourcing specialist; at the University of Washington/Harborview Medical Centers as a sourcer, as well as smaller companies such as Varolii (now part of Nuance Communications), Covestic, and bSquare. Currently she is an RPO senior technical recruiter, she sits on the Leadership Team for Sourcing7, and is a regular presenter, trainer, panelist, and speaker in the Seattle area for recruiting forums and job seekers. She has been a regular contributor to... Read More →

Saturday April 29, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Cascade Ballroom II The Westin Seattle, 1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98101