Women in Buses: Executive Management Committee | Step 1 in Hiring: Sell, Sell, Sell!

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Women in Buses: Executive Management Committee

Getting candidates to apply is step one when hiring for open roles. Learn what will draw candidates to your company. We’ll share practices you can apply today that will generate more candidate interest, help differentiate your company as an employer of choice and make candidates more likely to click apply.  It’s a competitive market for even entry-level talent making these strategies more important than ever. 


Adam Maurer is our resident positive psychology practitioner having been trained by the father of the field, Dr. Martin Seligman. Adam has also conducted research on grit, optimism and positive affect as positive predictors of employee performance and tenure under the supervision of MacArthur Fellow, Dr. Angela Duckworth.  Adam started his career during the ecommerce boom in the late 90s and continued to lead human resources and talent initiatives for multinational corporations and financial services firms during ten years working in the United Kingdom and the European Union. Adam returned to the United States in 2009; at which time he began to apply what he learned from the for-profit sector to advance HR, recruitment, selection and employment engagement practices for schools, nonprofits and social enterprises. Adam served as head of talent for National Heritage Academies and as the Chief Talent Officer for Citizen Schools. He has also led employee engagement and recruitment projects for KIPP, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and Grant Thornton. He and his team were awarded an Oracle Innovation Award in 2011.Adam holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and is certified as a senior human resources professional by both the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the Human Resources Certification Institute. Adam serves as the CEO of Positively Partners and is one of the organization’s founding members. He lives in Boston with his husband David, and their two chocolate labradors Bentley and Tesla.

Alissa Farber specializes in using evidence-based strategies to help individuals and teams perform better. With expertise in instructional design, facilitation, training, and strategic planning, she guides people and organizations to ask big questions, develop and execute game plans and achieve sustainable impact. Alissa leads Positively Partners team of Executive Coaches in promoting effective connections between organizational strategy, Board members, leadership and staff. Alissa holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University. She is also certified as an Executive Coach and Energy Leadership Practitioner through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC). Alissa serves as Principal Consultant with Positively Partners. She lives in Boston with her husband and two daughters.


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Committee Information

The focus of this committee would be to work on issues of importance to CEO, General Managers and other bus company executives/decision-makers who are women.

  • Provide education on management topics
  • Participate in an active network of women bus executives
  • Identify opportunities for advocacy and/or speak to legislators on the national, regional, and statewide level
  • Develop a mentoring program for future women bus executives

This committee may interest the following members:

  • Bus Company Owners
  • Bus Company General Managers
  • Bus Company Executives

Visit http://www.buses.org/wib for more information on the Women in Buses Council.

Registration is closed for this event.