For over 80 years Gallup has set the gold standard as an industry leader in public opinion research, and for over a decade Gallup has been conducting the World Poll, a groundbreaking effort to measure the attitudes and behaviors of people in more than 160 countries. 

Said simply: This is the collective voice of the global workforce. 

On July 11, Semafor will leverage the insights of the 2023 World Poll to access opinions of billions of workers for a live convening exploring the state of our global workforce. 

Guided by Semafor’s journalists, this event will explore topics of critical importance to both leaders and employees – including hybrid work, employee engagement, burnout, changing demographics, and the growing importance of work-life balance – and offer key insights into crafting thriving workplaces in the year ahead. 

Please note, you will not be able to register onsite for this event. 


July 11, 2023


Semafor, Washington D.C.

Event Speakers

Jared Bernstein

Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisors


Lydiah Bosire, DPhil

CEO, 8B Education Investments


Antony Demekhin

Co-Founder and CEO, Tuney



Harry Holzer, PhD

John LaFarge Jr. SJ Professor of Public Policy, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University


W. Gyude Moore

Senior Fellow, The Center for Global Development


Sam Moorhouse

CEO, turntabl


Brent Orrell

Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute


Lisa Osborne Ross

U.S. Chief Executive Officer, Edelman


Ellyn Shook

Chief Leadership and Human Resources Officer, Accenture


Liz Shuler

President, AFL-CIO


Christian Smalls

President, The Amazon Labor Union


Ania Smith - Joining Virtually

CEO, TaskRabbit


Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN)

Member, Senate HELP Committee


Dave Stephenson

Chief Financial Officer and Head of Employee Experience, Airbnb

Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R-TX)

Member, House Committee on Ways and Means and House Committee on Small Business


Jeffrey Zubricki

Head of Americas Advocacy and Public Policy, Etsy



Alexis Akwagyiram

Managing Editor, Semafor Africa


Reed Albergotti

Technology Editor, Semafor


Gina Chon

Business and Tech Editor, Semafor


Steve Clemons

Founding Editor at Large, Semafor


Meera Pattni

Global Head of Communications, Semafor


Partner Perspective

Insights Partner

Jon Clifton

CEO, Gallup


Vipula Gandhi

Managing Partner, Global Head of Enterprise Business, Gallup


Jim Harter, PhD

Chief Scientist of Workplace Management and Wellbeing, Gallup



8:30 a.m.
Doors Open

8:35 a.m. 
Breakfast and Networking 

9:00 a.m.
Program Begins

9:05 a.m. 
America's Emotional Recession

9:20 a.m.
The Evolving Role of Internal Communications: Balancing Executive Voices and Employee Engagement

9:30 a.m. 
Measuring Success: DEI, Inclusivity, and Employee Wellbeing 

9:40 a.m. 
Labor Migration and the Untapped Workforce: A Conversation on Africa as an Emerging Labor Market

9:55 a.m. 
The Gig Economy [Virtual Session]

10:05 a.m.
View from Capitol Hill 

10:15 a.m.

2023 State of the Global Workplace

10:25 a.m. 
Employee Empowerment: Social Safety Nets, Unionization, and Entrepreneurship

10:45 a.m. 
Artificial Intelligence: The Good, The Bad, and The Unexpected

11:05 a.m. 
View from Capitol Hill

11:15 a.m. 
View from America's Labor Movement 

11:25 a.m. 
View from The White House

11:45 a.m.
The Remote Workforce: Reskilling and Rethinking 

12:00 p.m.
Program Adjourns

901 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004


09:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
06:00 a.m. to 09:00 a.m. PT

Doors Open - 08:30 a.m. ET

Interested in Attending?

Register for the World at Work Summit here

Please note, you will not be able to register onsite for this event.