It’s Time for Employers to Give Working Parents Equitable Support: Here’s How


Presenters: Mary Beth Ferrante, WRK/360; Amy Yamner Jenkins, Outschool; and Lidia Valdez, Alto Pharmacy

View live: June 23, 2021, 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT (available for on-demand viewing through October 2021)

Program length: 60 minutes

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The pandemic accelerated workplace trends toward flexibility and highlighted the stressors that make employer parental support so important. In this program, Mary Beth Ferrante from WRK/360, Amy Yamner Jenkins from Outschool, and Lidia Valdez from Alto Pharmacy discuss equitable benefits and policies in a post-pandemic world and how they impact recruitment and retention. Learn why it matters to support working parents, how to make a business case for emerging benefits like Outschool and others, and leave with a playbook for how you can help lead your company into the future of a more empathetic and equitable workplace.

About the Presenters:


Mary Beth Ferrante
is the founder of WRK/360, a mom of two, and a thought-leader on the intersection of work and care. WRK/360 is a consulting and training organization designed to support managers and employees to create workplace cultures that care through strategic culture change. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Today, CNBC, The Ladders, Working Mother and more.

Amy Yamner Jenkins is the head of schools and distribution for Outschool, an online marketplace for live, virtual classes for kids aged three to 18. She has spent more than 20 years working in education in roles such as a middle school teacher in Oakland, an after-school program provider in San Francisco, an investor through NewSchools Venture Fund and chief operating officer of Education Elements. Jenkins is a frequent speaker at education conferences and the author of several publications.

Lidia Valdez is a collaborative and solutions-oriented marketing professional with 10 years of experience delivering impactful results in the health industry. She co-founded the Parents ERG at Alto Pharmacy with a focus on cultivating an inclusive, safe space for discussion and collaboration. Valdez believes fostering connection that celebrates and supports working parents is essential to workplace wellness. 

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SHRM Certification has approved this webcast for 1 PDC toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification. A program code will be provided at the end of the webcast. The program also meets recertification credit standards set by the HR Certification Institute and other HR certifying bodies, but candidates must manually enter their activity into their records.

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This webcast is sponsored by Outschool




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