Our next event:

Women in Learning

Date: March 17, 2021


Women in Learning


Virtual ‘meet-up’ and discussion

17 March 2021 – 16:30-17:30 PM (EST)

Hosted from our new office in the Innovation District of Boston, Learning Pool’s Sharon Claffey Kaliouby and the Boston team are hosting many online ‘gatherings’ alongside a panel of industry professionals. These informal sessions are a great opportunity for L&D professionals to ‘get together’ to network with their peers and hear about some of the hottest trends and topics in L&D today.


About the session

This second instalment of the Women in Learning dialogue will not be your typical conversation. We need everyone’s voice to discuss this topic and here’s why: COVID-19 has disrupted the workplace in ways we’ve never seen before. Many are struggling to do their jobs, are struggling to switch-off and the boundaries between work and home are blurred. As a result, women are being impacted negatively.

The pandemic has also intensified the challenges that women in learning already face in the workplace. And now we risk losing women at all levels of the organizational hierarchy. For example, recent studies have indicated that working mothers are three times more likely than men to discontinue work due to childcare demands. What can L&D do about the prevailing ‘she-session’?

During an open and unrecorded dialogue, our panel of female learning executives will discuss how to support women in leadership roles in L&D, including:

  • Leveraging remote work as an opportunity to expand our female senior talent pool
  • Creating the building blocks of a more empathetic workplace
  • Overcoming gender stereotypes
  • Creating an allyship with men
  • Increasing opportunities for women with disabilities in learning
  • Supporting women from ethnic minorities in learning (we need to stop simply listing statistics and ‘walk the talk’)


About the speakers

Our own Sharon Claffey Kaliouby, along with CEO, Remote Learner, Page Chen, will be joined by a panel of diverse female executives. They’ll share key insights and specific actions you can take in your career so that you leave the session with strategies for success. Executive insights include Jodi Detjen, Brenda Strand, Dr Celine Mullins, Lorna Matty, Zahra Clarke-Johnny, Nancy Carlson, Mandi Christensen, Lisa Cannata, Barbara Thompson, Sonia Malik, Analyn Pelayre & Laura Sukorokoff… To name a few!



In support of Women in Learning, the first 20 registrants will receive a free digital copy of The Next Smart Step: How to Overcome Gender Stereotypes and Build a Stronger Organization’ by Jodi Detjen (one of our highlighted women in learning).


About the host
Sharon Claffey Kaliouby
VP, North America
Sharon Claffey Kaliouby is VP, North America for Learning Pool. She was most recently a Learning Fellow & Advisor for Elliott Masie Productions and previously Head of Global Learning & Development for State Street Global Advisors in Boston, Massachusetts. As well as working with Learning Pool, Sharon is co-founder of the #WomenInLearning initiative, one of the 2019 Top 50 Leaders in Learning & Development – Americas, the 2018 Learning & Performance Institute Professional of the Year and a two-time member of the USFA National gold medal women’s sabre fencing team.
Page Chen
CEO, Remote Learner
Previously the Chief Innovation Officer at Remote Learner, Page is now CEO of Remote Learner following Learning Pool’s acquisition of the Colorado-based company. With a Master’s Degree in Adult Education and a PhD in Instructional Design for Online Learning, she finds the intersection where strategy and technology come together to support learner mastery.