An Evening With...

...Sally Quinn and Shelby Coffey

On Monday night, we gathered at the Italian Embassy to discuss current events and the media with Shelby Coffey and Sally Quinn. As former Editor of the LA Times and celebrated Washington Post journalist, Shelby and Sally shared stories from their involvement in some of the biggest news stories of modern times. From the Monica Lewinsky scandal to the LA Riots to the O.J. Simpson trial, these two illustrious members of the media have helped to shape the narrative of our culture. Through humorous stories about the evolution of their personal friendship, we gained a greater insight into these iconic media figures.  

Sally Quinn and Shelby Coffey

Sally Quinn and Shelby Coffey

Sally and Shelby discussing meaning in the Italian Embassy.

Sally and Shelby discussing meaning in the Italian Embassy.

Our evening with  Shelby and Sally reminded us about the importance of finding more meaning in our work and our lives. Check out this article on how to do just that.

How to Find More Meaning at Work

by Michael Mahan, Relevant Magazine
January/Feburary 2016

Whether it’s in a traditional office, a work-from-home space or office share, most people spend almost a third of their week at work. And with smartphones constantly keeping us just one click away from work email inboxes, a lot of people spend even more time than that thinking about their job. 

With so much of our life dedicated to our jobs, shouldn’t they be a focus of how we try to make a difference in this world? 

A survey conducted by Lynne Lancaster and David Stillman (authors of The M-Factor) found that meaning in the workplace is beyond important for most employees. More than 90 percent of millennials said being able to give back through their work was essential when deciding on a job. 

Making a difference is key. According to the Kelly Global Workforce Index, many younger workers would take a lower-paying, harder or more banal job if it gave them a clear sense of meaning. However, a recent Gallup poll found that 70 percent of Americans either hate their job or are not engaged in their work. If you’re having a hard time finding meaning at work, you are not alone.