National ALS Advocate Nancy Frates Served as Distinguished Speaker

NWN Carousel, the leading integrated cloud communications service provider, hosted its 2nd annual Hybrid Work Summit at Fisher College on December 6, 2023 at 12:30 PM at Fisher College’s Alumni Hall, Boston, MA.

This year’s event discussed challenges and solutions to protect the rights of disabled workers and caregivers to continue working from home in this post-Covid world where more companies are forcing employees back to the office. The main theme was how employers can retain talented workers by offering “flexible” accomodations.

The event Distinguished Speaker was Nancy Frates, a national ALS advocate and chair of the Pete Frates Foundation.

“Having been a caregiver to a son, Ice Bucket Challenge hero Pete Frates, I know how beneficial it was for me and my family to have the flexibility to work from home while taking care of our loved one. These are rights that need to be fought for and protected,” said Nancy Frates. “This is an important issue for all people living in the Commonwealth.”

L to R: Chris White, CEO, Road to Responsibility; Kyle Merritt, Google, New England; Jack Lodge, SVP, NWN Carousel; Janet Kuser, VP Academic Affairs, Fisher College; Matt Curran, 33 Foundation & NWN Carousel; Andrew Gilman, CMO, NWN Carousel; Nancy Frates, Pete Frates Foundation; and Cole Angley, Chief of Staff, Rep Josh Cutler. The discussion was moderated by New York Times, USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Casey Sherman (The Ice Bucket Challenge, Patriots Day & The Finest Hours).

Listen to Nancy Frates on WBZ