Generation Next event presented by Deloitte


Generation Next

Events across America in September, October, November, and December

The series, hosted by POLITICO and presented by Deloitte, convened Millennials as well as business and political leaders to focus on four themes: the workforce, social impact, global citizenship, and communication. Join the conversation using #POLITICOGenNext.

Millennials are connected, technologically-savvy, educated, and now the largest population segment in the US. In 10 years, they will be our members of congress, CEOs, and leaders in America and abroad. Generation Next will explore how millennials are transforming the business and political landscape of today and the future.

-POLITICO Editor Susan Glasser 

Millennials in the workforce

  • ​The Millennial generation has graduated into a recessionary economy and has often followed unconventional career paths. They are more entrepreneurial and native to on-line collaboration.
  • This event will explore not only what it means to have a predominately Millennial workforce, but also how Millennial CEOs and executives are changing the workplace dynamics.

Featured guests

  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah)
  • Sara Horowitz, Founder and Executive Director, Freelancers Union
  • Michelle Miller, Co-Founder,
  • Marcela Sapone, CEO and Co-Founder, Hello Alfred
  • Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.)
  • Marco Zappacosta, Founder, Thumbtack

Click here to watch the entire Generation Next: Millennials in workforce event.

Deloitte and Generation Next event September 24, 2015
Nishita Henry, principal, addresses Generation Next on September 24, 2015.

Future of social action

  • In an era of heightened social responsibility, Millennials are eager to have a voice in national movements and be a part of something that will lead to civic reform.
  • Millennials have used modern technology to facilitate involvement and often, whether actively or passively, to create a platform for public debate.
  • This event will explore how Millennials engage with society and how their connectivity across all platforms will impact change politically, socially, in the workplace and economically.


Featured guests


  • Erika Andiola, Co-Director, DREAM Action Coalition
  • Andrew Clark, President, Generation Opportunity
  • Anastasia Khoo, Chief Marketing Officer, Human Rights Campaign
  • DeRay McKesson, Black Lives Matter


  • Illinois State Rep. Christian Mitchell
  • David Spielfogel, Senior Advisor to the Mayor of Chicago

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Findings from Deloitte's fourth annual Millennial Survey show that business, particularly in developed markets, will need to make significant changes to attract and retain the future workforce.

Deloitte surveyed 7,800 of tomorrow's leaders, from 29 countries, on effective leadership and how business operates and impacts society.

  • Millennials overwhelmingly believe (75 percent) businesses are focused on their own agendas rather than helping to improve society.
  • Only 28 percent of Millennials feel that their current organization is making full use of their skills.
  • More than half (53 percent) aspire to become the leader or most senior executive within their current organization, with a clear ambition gap between Millennials in emerging markets and developed markets.
  • Sixty-five percent of emerging-market based Millennials said they would like to achieve this goal, compared to only 38 percent in developed markets. This figure was also higher among men.
  • Additionally, the survey found large global businesses have less appeal for Millennials in developed markets (35 percent) compared to emerging markets (51 percent).
  • Developed-market based Millennials are also less inclined (11 percent) than Millennials in emerging markets (22 percent) to start their own business.


Millennials and global citizenship

  • With increased connectivity across the globe, borders have been blurred and Millennials are eager to join the conversation abroad and interact on an international level.
  • This event will take a modern look at globalization, discussing how Millennials involvement will change the concept of good and global citizenship and the real-world impacts this will have on political causes and economic markets around the world.

Featured guests

  • Mayor Annise Parker, Houston
  • Gordon Wong, Manager for College Organizing, ONE Campaign
  • Carlos Reyes, Policy Specialist, ICANN
  • Jordan Howard, Co-Founder, GenYNot
  • Rachna Khare, Executive Director, Rice 360: Institute for Global Health
  • Sarah Reichle, Marketing Specialist, Office of Returned Volunteer Services, Peace Corps


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Millennials in communication

  • The nation’s workforce has been flooded by a hyper-connected generation, entranced by innovation, and accustomed to continuous feedback. But how do we communicate with them?
  • This event will discuss rhetorical and strategic approaches to reaching the millennial audience and explore how Millennials are changing workplace communication and productivity as leaders, entrepreneurs and employees.

Featured guests

  • Matt Mahan, Co-founder and CEO, Brigade
  • Michael Papay, Co-founder and CEO, Waggl
  • Catherine Bracy, Senior Director, Partnerships and Ecosystem, Code for America
  • Travis Moore, Founder, TechCongress
  • Colleen Murray, Communications Manager, Square
  • Kyle O’Connor, Communications Strategist, Nest
  • Clark Stevens, Global Head of Strategic Safety Initiatives, Airbnb


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Millennials actually like government work, and other myths about them

Deloitte is quoted extensively in the Washington Post about Millennials in government.

“Does the data actually say young people are less passionate about jobs in government, or they wont stick around for long? What it looks like is more positive than what people generally think.”
Sean Morris, director of Deloitte’s Federal Human Capital Practice.