About tellent

tellent is a resource for professional women to pursue flexible careers and for employers to attract and retain talent in the new work economy.

Our mission is to increase women’s economic contribution and progress gender equity by leveraging evolving workforce and technology trends and employer needs in the Future of Work.

We are a community and resource platform for professional women to pursue their career and life ambitions through access to flexible work and return to work programs. We provide the tools, support, and opportunities to make this happen.

This is not a one-sided mission. We partner with employers to build more flexible and equitable workplaces and to attract and retain talent in the new work economy.

Our team

Jennifer Hargreaves

Jennifer is the Founder & CEO of tellent. She is a champion and advocate for women in the workplace and our chief problem solver.

Jennifer is solutions focussed with a bias toward action and challenging the status quo. She partners with like-minded companies to create innovative and impactful talent and recruitment strategies. She is driven by purpose with a mission to keep professional women engaged in the workforce in meaningful ways and inspired to lead.

Jennifer’s professional background spans four continents across brand strategy and international market development. Get in touch at Jennifer@wearetellent.com

Allison Lockett

Allison is one of our Return to Work Coach and advisors. She develops human potential with a focus on career transition or re-entry after a career break. Allison directly transforms the raw talent in our community into confident and focused candidates ready to embark on their next career adventure through the Returners Membership.Her professional experience includes building and leading compensation and talent programs for companies ranging from startup to multi-nationals.

Beth Yarzab

Beth Yarzab is one of our Recruitment Advisors at tellent. With a background in Executive Search, Recruitment, Human Resources and Coaching, Beth has over 15 years experience in the talent acquisition space. In addition to her deep curiosity about anything career related, Beth is also passionate about human wellness. She is multi-certified fitness professional with a group exercise business running in Toronto.Beth provides talent acquisition services to tellent clients in need of top-tier talent including candidate sourcing and interviewing.

tellent Advisory Board

Vandana Juneja

Vice President, Global Markets (APAC, LATAM) at Catalyst Inc.

Steph Morgan

Head of Auto Ventures at RBC Ventures

Terri Howard

Director of Human Resources at BASF Canada

Julie Branscombe

Inclusion, Culture & Talent Leader at Ontario Teachers Pension Plan

Vanessa Serra Larocci

President at McCarthy Uniforms Inc.

Our Time is Now

The way we work has evolved, firmly putting the concept of a fixed workday out of date. For most professions physically being at an office to do your job within fixed hours is unnecessary, unproductive and unattractive to most job seekers.

In a future where people are predicted to be the most valuable resource, companies are rethinking how to attract and retain talent while that talent are re-imagining what it means to work. tellent sits at the intersection of three major workforce trends in this Future of Work, helping companies to adapt future ready workforce strategies and finding future ready talent.

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  1. Flexible Work. Flexibility at work has shifted from an emerging trend to a hallmark in the Future of Work. Not just in how and where employees do a job but how companies scale their teams up and down through the gig economy to meet their business goals.  

  2. Skills Gap. With the digitalization of our economy and increasing pace of technological change, comes the need to adapt and iterate at amazing speeds. The skills you needed last quarter to succeed in your company may no longer be the skills you need this quarter. The ability to attract, engage and retain the skillset and resources you need is critical to staying competitive. It means that companies need to start looking beyond a postcode or city boundary to access those skills.

  3. Diversity of thought. The workforce is becoming more diverse with international barriers dissolving, more women in the workforce and an increasing range of ages actively engaged in work. Having diverse talent adds tremendous value to organizations through innovation, productivity and access to skills.

Why women?

It is imperative that, as workforce planning strategies evolve, equal access to benefits and opportunities are created for both men and women. tellent has chosen to focus on women, or individuals identified as female, because we are on a mission to accelerate progress for women’s economic development. We address challenges in our community that impede equal opportunity to workforce contribution and offer support through developmental programming that goes beyond the structure of work and job design.