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Virgin Pulse Presents Virgin Disruptors: Creating New Ways to Work

Company Convenes Business Innovators to Explore New Ways to Work that Better Help People and Businesses Thrive

FRAMINGHAM, Mass - (October 15, 2015)

The way we work just isn’t working. Modern technology has changed how we work and our approach to employment, yielding more flexible work arrangements but also blurring the lines between our work and personal lives. Today’s workforce is experiencing burnout at greater rates than ever before and we’re not taking the best care of ourselves. As a result, we’re depleted, overwhelmed, and disengaged from both our professional and personal lives.

There’s a better way. And that’s why Virgin Pulse is presenting Virgin Disruptors: Creating New Ways to Work, taking place at Zappos.com headquarters in Las Vegas on October 19, 2015.

Virgin Pulse is bringing together esteemed business leaders and scientific experts to explore how companies can win by transforming the way we work. Joining Chris Boyce, CEO of Virgin Pulse, at the event are: Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos.com; Jean Oelwang, President, Virgin Unite; Dr. BJ Fogg, PhD, Director, Persuasive Technology Lab, Stanford University; Patty McCord, Former Chief Talent Officer, Netflix; Brian Robertson, Founder, Holacracy; John Bunch, Holacracy Implementation, Team Zappos.com; Scott Heiferman, CEO, Meetup; and Carolyn Kopprasch, Chief Happiness Officer, Buffer.

“When people are their best selves in all aspects of life, they’re more engaged and productive at work. And that’s good for business,” said Chris Boyce, CEO of Virgin Pulse. “We’re no longer the 9-to-5 society our parents and grandparents knew. Employers must create and cultivate new ways to work that are in sync with modern life and the needs of today’s workforce, and that ultimately help people be their best selves. Any company’s ability to attract and retain top talent, and compete to win, depends on it.”

Be part of the movement to create new ways to work. Get more information, request a ticket or watch the event live stream at createwaystowork.com. Media who wish to attend can RSVP to Sarah Block at sarah.block@ogilvy.com.

About Virgin Pulse

Virgin Pulse, part of Sir Richard Branson’s famed Virgin Group, replenishes employees with tools that help them build better habits. With its award-winning, online platform, the company cultivates daily habits and sustainable behavior change that help people thrive at work and across all aspects of life. Unlike narrowly-focused employee health and engagement solutions, Virgin Pulse creates more meaningful habits and drives greater utilization across HR investments, delivering a better quality of life for employees and better health, increased productivity, and improved culture for employers. More than 250 industry leaders representing more than 2 million employees have selected Virgin Pulse’s programs to replenish their people and ignite their business. Learn more at www.virginpulse.com.

About Zappos.com

Established in 1999, Zappos.com, operated by Zappos IP, Inc., has quickly become the leading destination in online apparel and footwear sales by striving to provide shoppers with the best possible service and selection.  Zappos.com currently showcases millions of products from over 1000 clothing and shoe brands. Zappos.com, Inc. was recognized in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 as a FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®.  Zappos.com is also proud to be rated ELITE by STELLAService and was named a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion, one of only 40 companies so named in the U.S. More information about the customer service philosophy, unique culture, and job openings can be found at http://about.zappos.com. More information about Zappos Insights, and its business membership program can be found at http://www.zapposinsights.com. Zappos.com is a subsidiary of (AMZN) Amazon.com.