ISWM - Leading with Empathy

Leading with Empathy: Creating a Culture of Understanding for Parents

Monday, November 16, 2020  |  12 p.m. CST
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Now more than ever it is clear families are the backbone of our workforce. Finding the balance between parenting and being a great employee has always been a challenge, especially when you are starting a family. Knowing how to have key conversations, which often go unspoken, is a challenge for both employees and their managers.

We brought together an amazing group of women to highlight diverse perspectives and real-life examples aimed at increasing empathy around key parenting moments in the workplace. Check out our panelists and their topics below or watch the entire session on March of Dimes Texas Facebook. Please share this valuable resource with your co-workers, networks, or other moms in your life who need support.

Part 1. Starting or Growing Your Family & Work

Featured Panelists

Adrienne Anderson
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

Sr. Manager, Organizational Development

Elizabeth Haynie
The Beck Group

Health & Wellness Benefits Manager

Heather Carlos
Superior Health Plan

Director, Operations

Part 2. After Baby - Balancing Personal and Professional You

Featured Panelists

Anna McKay
Parents Pivot

Return to Work and Leadership Coach

Kelly Wynne Ferguson
Kelly Wynne

Founder and CEO

Part 3. Navigating When Things Don't Go to Plan

Featured Panelists

Mia Garza McCord
Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute


Nikki Moriarty

Staffing Manager & Life Coach

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