Episode 22 | Part Two: Melissa Swift, North American Transformation Leader at Mercer and Author of Work Here Now

Episode Information

In the conclusion of Kathleen’s conversation with Mercer’s Melissa Swift, the author of the new book, Work Here Now, Melissa shares strategies to create a powerhouse workplace and why companies need to defeat ‘animal farm syndrome’.

About Melissa Swift: Melissa leads Transformation Solutions for Mercer US and Canada. She is responsible for the firm’s efforts in the areas of workforce transformation, HR transformation, diversity equity and inclusion, and workforce analytics. Throughout her career, Swift has pioneered techniques to reshape organizations for digital and workforce transformation, leading breakthrough projects across industries ranging from manufacturing to professional services to biotech to consumer goods. Swift has helped build businesses in the ESG transformation space, including launching the Sustainability Services and Cleantech practices at Deloitte, and conducting two landmark carbon credit derivatives trades at Deutsche Bank.

Swift is a recognized thought leader on the subject of the future of work in the pandemic era. She has been quoted on the subject in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Economist, The Washington Post, Axios, and more. She earned her B.A. from Harvard University and her MBA from Columbia Business School. Swift lives in New York City with her daughter and her husband.