All are welcome to attend an upcoming event sponsored by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer & A Better Balance on flexible workplace scheduling and the struggle faced by so many Americans to find that elusive work/life balance.

The event—Families & Flexibility: Reshaping the Workplace for the 21st Century—will be held on the morning of September 29, 2014 (8:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. eastern) at Baruch College.

Anne-Marie Slaughter, President & CEO of the New America Foundation, whose 2012 essay in The Atlantic (“Why Women Still Can’t Have It All”) touched off a national debate on flexible scheduling, will serve as the event’s keynote speaker. Steven Greenhouse and Rachel Swarns of The New York Times will serve as moderators for the panels.

This forum builds on the Comptroller’s June release of a report highlighting the benefits to employees and employers of flexible work arrangements and calling on local, state, and federal leaders to work with the private sector to respond to the needs of the modern workforce. The forum will give business leaders, academics and advocates a space to discuss best practices and solutions to move New York City’s economy forward while being sensitive to family and workplace realities.

If we want to remain a global economic power, we must support policies that see family and work as complementary, rather than competing interests. Join New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, A Better Balance, and New America President & CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter for a forum on workplace flexibility and scheduling issues on September 29, 2014.

Please RSVP to conference@comptroller.nyc.gov or call 212-669-4466.