It’s #NationalBossDay, and along with Marie Claire magazine and Intel, we’re taking 200 “boss” women on the second annual Power Trip.
This exclusive invitation-only 36-hour event begins in the sky where some of America’s most prominent female leaders and entrepreneurs on the east coast will take over a chartered JetBlue aircraft to meet 100 of their counterparts on the west coast for a bi-coastal networking extravaganza.
“We wanted to demonstrate that work is happening everywhere and at all hours, therefore we no longer need to remain seated in our office Monday through Friday,” Allison Dew explained following the inaugural Power Trip. “And what better way to show this than participate in a conference 30,000 feet in the sky?”
“Concentrated networking” is what Analyst Rob Enderle called it when writing about the first Power Trip. He also pointed out that this is only one part of Dell’s long-term diversity program.
Our partner Marie Claire magazine called it a “pop-up summit for badass girl bosses.”
During the five hour flight, Dell representatives will equip the women with commercial grade XPS 13 2-in-1’s, designed to give them the power to work everywhere and anywhere. This always-on connectivity is a trend that isn’t going away. Fifty-two percent of employees surveyed believe that those working from home are just as productive or more productive than those in the office, according to Dell’s Evolving Workforce Study.
And, while what happens in some cities may stay in those cities, what happens on this trip will be shared for all via social media. As you can see, that’s already begun:
Flying on a 100% lady plane today to SFO (pilots, crew etc). #Powertrip courtesy of @marieclaire. There’s even a breast pumping station pic.twitter.com/kxolKfAaVy
— Katharine Zaleski (@kzaleski) October 16, 2017
You can follow along on your favorite social media platform via the #PowerTrip hashtag or watch live sessions on Marie Claire’s Facebook Live, beginning 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time.