Leading Virtual Teams: Panel talk with Annie Stone (Bookbub) and Parul Vakani (WorkStream Solutions)
The meaning of leadership and team building are evolving as remote working and home offices are growing. Meet two women at the head of this brave new world, Annie Stone (Bookbub) and Parul Vakani (WorkStream Solutions), as they talk openly about leading remote teams, adapting to this new normal - and strategies they've learned to succeed.
Speakers: Annie Stone, Parul Vakani
Chair: Jessica Fox
XpoNorth Film Specialist, formerly storyteller at NASA
Jessica Fox is a director and author. Her directing credits span film, theatre and TV. She was a storyteller for NASA and tour documentarian for the Dresden Dolls. Her first novel is in development with Annapurna Pictures. She is XpoNorth’s Film sector specialist.
Publisher Relations Lead, BookBub
Annie Stone leads BookBub's publisher relations group, directing a team that works closely with BookBub's ebook and audiobook publisher partners across the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. Founded in 2012, BookBub helps millions of readers worldwide discover new books and authors, and enables thousands of publishers and authors to reach those readers with their books. Before joining BookBub, Annie was an editor of children's books and young adult novels at Alloy Entertainment, Harlequin Teen, and HarperCollins.
Managing Director, WorkStream Solutions
Parul is a senior consultant with over 15+ years of experience working with Fortune 50 companies, global organisations and innovative enterprises (e.g. Novartis, CSL Behring, Cirque du Soleil, Liberty Mutual Investments). She has worked on multi-million dollar transformations in a number of capacities: as a strategist, manager, researcher, communicator and data analyst. WorkStream Solutions is a boutique consultancy aimed at assisting companies with HR strategic business planning and, subsequent, programme execution; helping companies realise their business goals by developing better talent through designed business processes and practices.