Maine HR Convention: May 12-15, 2020 – Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME

The following information is from the completed 2019 event. Please check back in the fall for details on next year. 


PLENARY | The Working Mom and Dad: Your Culture, Your Business, and Your Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

Friday, May 10th, 2019 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am

What’s it all about? There are a thousand and one ways to look at D&I and its impact on your workforce and your organization’s values. One area that often slips below the radar screen is the Working Mom (and sometimes the Working Dad). This session highlights how Bright Horizons Family Solutions has put in place progressive practices in this arena, practices that meld with their workplace culture and produce measurable results. Based in Watertown, Massachusetts, Bright Horizons employs over 20,000 people in the U.S. Please join Scarlett Abraham Clarke, their Senior Director of D&I, and Jessica Kaplan, their Senior Director of Talent Management & Leadership Strategy, as they describe their company’s practices and the challenges that those practices in turn created. In the process, you’ll engage in discussion of how this relates to legal mandates, recruiting and retention, and business results.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Discover the latest trends in working parent policies and practices, the expectations of working parents, the expectations of the rest of your workforce, and how this affects career paths.
  • Discuss creative and progressive practices from the working parent realm, their costs and benefits, and how to measure results.
  • Understand the implications of working parent policies on your workplace culture, your legal compliance requirements, and your needs in a tight labor market.
  • Build a communication network that helps align everyone on the benefits and challenges of working parent issues – including working parents, co-workers, managers, and the C-Suite.

Approved for SHRM Credit and HRCI general (HR) Credit.