Booz Allen’s Nancy Laben Honored for Support of Flexible Work Environments

Booz Allen’s Nancy Laben Honored for Support of Flexible Work Environments

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 9:05am

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Booz Allen Hamilton chief legal officer, corporate secretary and executive vice president Nancy Laben will receive the 2017 Flex Leader Award from the Diversity and Flexibility Alliance, a think-tank dedicated to developing non-stigmatized flexible work policies that promote inclusive work cultures and help to advance more women into leadership positions.

The Flex Leader Award recognizes an executive who is moving his or her organization toward a more inclusive workplace through holistic flexibility.  It will be presented on March 16, 2017 at the Alliance’s annual conference, Diversity + Flexibility = An Evolving Culture held in Washington, DC.

Ms. Laben has been a strong supporter of a Booz Allen program created to provide employees with greater flexibility in where, when and how they work.

  • The program was initiated about six years ago in response to the high level of traffic congestion in the Washington DC area, combined with the desire to recruit and retain the best talent.
  • Workspaces were redesigned to include more collaborative space and employees are encouraged to limit their commute time and work from an office close to their homes when their client work allows.
  • Flexible work schedules are encouraged and there is a cultural norm in which flexible schedules are supported and not a detriment to employees’ careers.

“Again and again, candidates and employees tell us that they want to limit their time in traffic, maximize their time with their families, and better integrate the requirements of work and their personal lives,” said Ms. Laben. “Beyond that, we know that our business success is based on our ability to bring together a mix of people with a variety of skillsets to help our clients solve their toughest problems.  Our team members are happier, and we have been able to attract exceptional talent.”

Ms. Laben leads Booz Allen Hamilton’s Law Department and is responsible for the company’s legal work including corporate governance, securities, government contracts, employment law, cyber law, intellectual property, commercial transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions and corporate investigations.  She is a member of Booz Allen’s Leadership Team and also has oversight for the firm’s Media Relations, Government Relations, Ethics & Compliance and Social Impact. 

Read more about the Diversity and Flexibility Alliance here.

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