Annie Auerbach is the author of FLEX: Reinventing Work for a Smarter Happier Life, a revolutionary guide to living and working on your own terms and has been featured in the Financial Times, The Sunday Times Style and by Stylist magazine as the best book on working from home.

Coronavirus has proven what she has long championed: working 9-5 in an office doesn’t work for most of us. The working world is changing, but until the pandemic, companies turned a blind eye. Now, it’s time to reinvent the systems that were holding us back.

Annie is proud to be named an Evening Standard top 25 Change-maker and a Timewise Power Founder alongside a range of flex-working trailblazers who are changing the future of work.

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Speaker Testimonials

"Annie was a great addition to the speaker line-up at the British Chambers of Commerce's 2019 Annual Conference. As a member of a panel of speakers, Annie spoke confidently and engagingly on the issues of flexible working, D&I and enabling progressive working cultures. The audience of 850 delegates were made up of business owners and leaders, civil servants and journalists and feedback on the panel and Annie's contribution was positive. I would strongly recommend Annie as a speaker and thought-leader on working culture."

Miranda Cochrane, Director of Strategic Communications at British Chambers of Commerce

"Thank you so much for the presentation and for leading an incredibly interesting discussion. I thought your presentation (content, quotes, stats and questions posed) and your style in leading a conversation were both unique, captivating and fantastic! I would note that I have only rarely seen that level of engagement from senior management over my career – and that is the strongest indicator to me that your thoughts not only “hit a nerve” but also could spark some real progress toward understanding our own biases and becoming more inclusive."

Finance sector client

"A huge thank you from all the Broadminded team for coming to speak to our members today. The topic is one that is so important and timely, and you covered it in such an entertaining, accessible and yet incredibly informative way. Also, you managed to pack in so much in such a short time - I feel like we could have done a week's worth of talks on the ground covered! There was something there for everyone. Everyone will be rushing to buy the book in April for sure."

Broadminded: a community for curious and ambitious women.

"Annie has given us at UPWARD a very insightful talk on practical strategies to lead a more flexible working life, think creatively and work productively. She was extremely professional, eloquent and engaging in how she delivered her messages. The discussion has certainly inspired our audience of women execs across the globe to take ownership and apply those practices. It was also a joy working with Annie to plan the session and tailor it to our audience. I can’t recommend her enough!"

Elinor Honigstein, Google's #IamRemarkable Facilitator and Founder of the Women Leading Innovation Network