Après was delighted to be chosen to participate in Fast Company’s second-annual “Innovation Festival” earlier this month. We were selected as one of five companies with purpose to be featured at the “Find Your Mission: Deepen Your Purpose” breakfast panel discussion, where Jennifer Gefsky joined a stellar group of entrepreneurs who are doing inspiring work.

Après also hosted a sold-out “Fast Track” event for Innovation Festival attendees at the offices of our corporate partner Smartling (link to Smartling’s jobs page). Jen led a fascinating discussion about what companies can do to attract and retain strong female talent and was joined by Nikki Waller, Global Management Editor for The Wall Street Journal; Belinda Jettar, the Americas Lead for Internal Mobility & Diversity Recruiting for Credit Suisse; Tara Amaral, SVP, Head of Talent Acquisition, Connected Talent for Fidelity Investments, and Matt DeLoca, VP of Channels and Alliances, Smartling.

Click here for Fast Company’s comprehensive coverage of the Innovation Festival. And stay tuned for posts specifically about Après’ sessions.