Rise the New Millennial

schedule Jul 30th 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM place EN307 C40 people 23 Interested

The current Millennial narrative is getting pretty old and whilst some are still complaining that Millennials are lazy, selfish and entitled most people have started to realise they are shaping the world around us. It’s time to reframe the dialogue and meet the new Millennial and based on a recent study Millennials are not who we think they are. The new Millennial characteristics according to research include Disruptors, Changemakers, Demanding, Ethically and Socially Minded, Progressive thinkers & Entrepreneurial just to name a few. Furthermore, there are plenty of Millennial Rainmakers shining a light on how they are disrupting industries and changing the business world as we know it. Think Ruslan Kogan, 36-year-old Founder of Kogan.com, Nicholas Molner 28-year-old Founder of Afterpay & Kayla Instines 28-year-old Fitness Mogul who is reportedly worth a cool $486M just to name just a few Aussies. It’s time to move over and get out of the way, the new wave of Millennial Entrepreneurs has arrived.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

Educational talk sharing some recent data from a Millennials in the Workplace study.

Learning Outcome

  1. Learn more about the new Millennial characteristics and how they are shaping the world around us
  2. Hear more about the Millennial Entrepreneurs who are disrupting industries
  3. Challenge some of the millennial myths and learn what Millennials really want
  4. Understand how coaching and values is the new currency with Millennials any why

Target Audience

Leaders, Millennials or anyone interested in generational studies

Prerequisites for Attendees

No need to bring anything other than an open mind!

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