NextGen New Hampshire

Navigating the New Business Culture

Nextgen2022 Video

This virtual event was held on Wednesday, June 8, 2022

NH Business Review’s NextGen New Hampshire will explore the next generation of business culture as well as the challenges that the younger workforce is experiencing on their career pathways. Hear from New Hampshire leaders as they discuss how the emerging workforce is navigating societal challenges, including mental health and social justice, which traditional business practices often don’t address. Our panelists will dive into these topics and more, sharing inspiration behind their definition of success and showcasing how companies can use their brand to elevate their employees’ voices.

2022 Event Panelists

R Barton Headshot 200x200Ryan Barton
Founder and CEO, Mainstay Technologies

What Ryan will be talking about: how to create an authentic work culture

Ryan and his team believe technology and business can be powerful forces for good and have built the company on this philosophy.  Multiple awards have validated their success, including Best Companies to Work For, Business of the Year, Inc 5000, Business Excellence, and the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.  Ryan is a husband, father of three, insatiable reader, and seeker of meaning.  You can reach him on LinkedIn.

Pawn200x22Pawn Nitichan
Executive Director, City Year New Hampshire
Vice President, City Year Inc.

What Pawn will be talking about: redefining success for future generations

Under her leadership, City Year New Hampshire has more than tripled its service capacity and developed a widely recognized culture of idealism. The organization consistently provides high-quality service to kids and communities as reflected in numerous awards including ten Best of City Year Awards (City Year National’s highest recognition) and the Charitable Foundation’s Dunfey Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management.

Pawn serves on the boards of Reaching Higher New Hampshire and Manchester Proud. She is a member of the Governor’s Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council.

Talesha200x200Talesha Saint-Marc
Shareholder, Bernstein Shur

What Talesha will be focusing on: Meeting the needs of the holistic employee

Talesha is a shareholder in Bernstein Shur’s Labor & Employment and Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Groups and provides thoughtful and practical advice and counsel to employers regarding all aspects of employment law, including the FLSA, FMLA and ADA compliance, and Title VII and state human rights claims.

Talesha is a graduate of Franklin Pierce University and Northeastern University School of Law. Additionally, Talesha serves as the Secretary of the Rivier University Board of Trustees. She is also a dedicated member of her church, where she serves as the president of a scholarship fund, which offers financial assistance to local high school graduates. At home, Talesha enjoys experimenting in her “test” kitchen, getting lost in a book, or enjoying quality time with her family.

Our fourth panelist, Dan Weeks, couldn’t join us for the NextGen webinar, but he shared his thoughts on the topics discussed during a follow-up episode of NHBR’s Down to Business Podcast. Listen to Dan Weeks’ perspective on navigating the new business culture: Down to Business Podcast Episode 119

2021 event recap:

NH Business Review presents NextGen New Hampshire, behind the creative processes of the next generation of innovators.

Entrepreneurs share the inspiration behind their most ingenious ideas – and crucially, the processes and disciplines they employed to turn those ideas into successful realities. Get energized by the stories behind the exciting creations of New Hampshire’s next generation of creative and technical minds.

2021 Panelists:

  • Joel Nkounkou, Co-founder and CEO of ecoText
  • Chrystina Russell, Ph.D., Executive Director of Southern New Hampshire University’s Global Education Movement (GEM)
  • Bill Near, Founder and CEO of Helios
  • Carla Vanderhoof, Co-founder and Chief Design Officer of addapptation

View the 2021 event below:

This event was held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021

2020 event recap

Four inspiring Granite State women business leaders shared advice on how to develop, engage and empower the state’s emerging generation of new leaders.

The virtual event featured a discussion on the importance of mentorship, professional development and pathways toward senior leadership. Panelists also shared pivotal experiences that had an impact on their career, tips on how to successfully navigate gender dynamics in the workplace and the value of bringing together the current and next generation of women leaders.

2020 event panelists:

  • Pubali Chakravorty-Campbell, SHRM-SCP
  • Sara Bee, Financial Solutions Advisor, Merrill  Lynch
  • Loretta Brady, Professor, Psychology, Saint Anselm College
  • Aimee Giglio, Chief Human Resources Officer, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health

Nextgen VideoOriginal air date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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