What Does Gen Z Want From the workplace?

A show of hands revealed that there were only a handful of Gen Zers in the crowd, including this reporter, at the 2022 B.PHL Innovation Fest’s “Future of Work: Where, Why, and How Gen Z Wants to Work” session. (The crowd had a very strong millennial representation.)

This small portion of on Friday afternoon attendees represents the newest generation to enter the workforce. In starting our careers during a pandemic that disrupted how and where we all do our jobs, we bring a unique perspective to a constantly shifting professional world.

Jennifer Johnson Kebea, president of Campus Philly and the panel’s moderator, specified that when they talk about Gen Z, they mean people born between 1997 and 2012 — and “they’re going to be our future leaders,” she said. “They are leaders right now.”