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Veronica
03:54
I'm here
Ken Sanchez
04:49
Good Morning everyone!
Rachael
04:50
Rachael Copeland from Houston, TX. She/Her/Hers.
Mandice McAllister (she/her/hers)
05:05
Hi everyone! Joining from West MI https://www.linkedin.com/in/mandice-mcallister/
Lauren Boudreau she/her/hers
05:05
Lauren here from north of Boston Ma USA, ancestral land of the Agawam people that I’m fortunate to reside in and enjoy. I am Chair of the LGBTQ+ & Ally ERG at Iron Mountain and I look forward to these calls to join in community to learn and share advancement of DEI. Open as always to connect with organizational ERG leaders willing to share best practices. http://linkedin.com/in/lauren-boudreau-steeves-4194261
Talitha Ebrite (she/her)
05:06
Good morning - Talitha Ebrite in beautiful Bellingham, WA!
Chuck Privitera (he/him/his)
05:09
https://www.npr.org/2020/09/22/915843471/trump-expands-ban-on-racial-sensitivity-training-to-federal-contractors
shavondalyngivens (she, her, hers)
05:14
Hello Everybody! So glad to be back in community with you. It has been a few weeks. I missed you!
Lisa J. (she/her/hers)
05:29
https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-combating-race-sex-stereotyping/
Lusy Gezalyan
05:38
Good morning everyone!
Lois Coburn (she/her/hers)
05:53
Good morning everyone. I'm staying incognito today; wet hair; no make-up; very authentic! I'm Lois Coburn from Cary, NC. Recent transplant from Los Angeles. Hope you are all doing well. I'm an HR leader in transition. Very interested in the DEI space. http:linkedin.com/lois-coburn/
Ryan Letts (they//he)
06:06
Hi friends! Ryan Letts (they/he) from Glendale, CA. Happy to connect and network. https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-letts-they-he-655b12168/
Mira Niswonger (She/Her/Hers)
06:12
Hello everyone. Name pronounced (Meera). I'm a Diversity Inclusion & Belonging Program Manager at Capital One - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mira-niswonger/
Mandice McAllister (she/her/hers)
06:34
I work for a mid-size law firm in Michigan. I'm currently on our DEI Action Committee (which is kind of how I got interested in this work).
Julie Lautens she/her
06:35
Julie Lautens, Leadership Coach in Toronto, https://www.linkedin.com/in/julielautens/, happy to chat
Tresa (she/her/hers)
06:36
Tresa Triplett, Cox Communications in Atlanta (she/her/hers)
Shelley Leveridge (she/her/hers)
06:44
Hi all! Shelley Leveridge (she/her/hers), Founder and Owner of Folded Owl. We provide diversity marketing and inclusive communications for companies and organizations. Would love to work with companies who are seeking those values in their work! https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyleveridge/
Sarah Wheeler (she/her/hers)
06:46
Hi Sarah, she/her/hers. Independent HR and DEI consultant, sarah@balancenowllc.com; Hi from Brooklyn, NY; always looking for opportunities
Sandra she/her/hers
06:50
Hello Sandra Rowe (She/her/Hers) London UK I am here to gain insights. Independent contractor
Jamon Harrell (he, him)
06:54
good morning all. glad to be here again. looking forward to learning. open and ready
shavondalyngivens (she, her, hers)
06:54
http://www.inclusioncoalition.info/
Lisa J. (she/her/hers)
06:59
Good morning. Joining colleague Naimah, employed at NASA Goddard in D&I. Glad to be here again today. Thanks for keeping the “lights” on.
Mette Charis Buchman (she/her/hers)
07:05
Mette Charis Buchman, organizational psychologist with a psychodynamic approach. I am always looking for gigs to serve!
Ken Sanchez (He/Him/His)
07:20
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kennethmsanchez/ Let’s connect! I’m based in Los Angeles and currently in transition. Always thrilled to be here.
Christopher McCormick (he/him/his) Blue Shield of California
07:26
Christopher McCormick (he/him/his) San Francisco, CA Blue Shield of California
Macauley Rybar (he/him/his)
07:34
Hi everyone! Highlight of my week. Macauley Rybar from Detroit, Michigan. Healthcare attorney from Detroit, MI looking to transition into a fulltime DEI role. Looking forward to connecting! https://www.linkedin.com/in/macauley-rybar/
Marnie Omanoff (she,her,hers)
07:40
Hello all… zooming in from Delray Beach, FL…consulting in DEI and looking to return to full time DEI position. linked.in/in/marnie-omanoff
Kim De Meulenaere
07:42
Hi everyone! I am new in the community. My name is Kim and I am an assistant prof. in Organization Development, HRM, Organizational Behavior at the University of Antwerp (Belgium). My research focuses on diversity and inclusion. Nice to meet you all! https://www.linkedin.com/in/kim-de-meulenaere-78636086/
Terri Ford - She/Her/Hers
07:45
Good afternoon! Terri Ford, Corporate Recruiter with Nesco Resource, and also building on our company's D&I. https://www.linkedin.com/in/terri-ford-056baa19/
Mandice McAllister (she/her/hers)
07:51
We just started a working parents ERG in my organization.
Lisa Kohn (she/her)
08:01
Hi Everyone - Lisa Kohn (she/her) own a leadership consulting and executive coaching firm and would love to connect https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisakohnccg/
Jae Requiro
08:20
Aloha all. Jae Requiro (she/her) VP of DEI with AEG in Downtown Los Angeles.
Veronica Pirillo (she/her/hers)
08:23
Hi Everyone -- excited to be here with you today and with this incredible group of speakers to discuss a topic very near and dear to my heart as a working mother.
Ramona Gupta (she/her/hers)
08:33
Hi, everyone, I’m Ramona Gupta from Chicago. Currently doing DEI work in higher ed. Happy to be here, as always, but also, honestly, just thinking about Breonna Taylor. https://linkedin.com/in/ramonagupta Interested in today’s conversation because my dept wants to better advocate for working parents at my uni. thanks.
Veronica
08:42
Good morning! I'm Veronica and I'm joining Naimah and Shavondalyn from NASA. I'm a Customer Service Liaison. Also a working mother of 2 boys.
Mary-Beth Mulligan - State Street Corporation (she/her/hers)
09:18
Hello! Mary-Beth from State Street; co-chair of our Professional Womens'Network https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-beth-mulligan/ Working mother of 7 kids.
Kayt Tiskus (she/her/hers)
09:22
Hi guys! Kayt Tiskus coming at you from NYC. Right now I’m doing a cool consulting project where I help matchmake corporations willing to support skilled volunteers with nonprofits that have a discrete need (think “we really need 20 hours of help with our Salesforce database!”) I love these meetings and find them really inspiring - I always end up wanting to talk them through after the fact. Send me a LinkedIn message if you might be interested in a casual “afterparty” discussion. https://www.linkedin.com/in/kayt-tiskus-she-her-hers-6b6559196/
Joy Schwartz (She/Her)
09:25
Hi everyone, Joy Schwartz (she/her) here. Starting a DEI Business Partner role in Los Angeles next week! would love to connect with other Angelenos (new to area) and DEI folks embedded in organizations.
Brenda Magee Tyson (she, her, hers)
09:35
Brenda Magee Tyson Consultant from NYC. Independent Consultant specializing in Human Resources-DEI- Workplace Training/Seminars - Business Organization .. Career Coach + Fixer/Problem Solver. LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/brenda-magee-tyson-b1017a37/
Tom Vincent (he/him/his)
09:37
Hello everyone! Tom Vincent, Cybersecurity Practice Lead and DEI Co-Chair, GableGotwals (Tulsa, OK). Please connect! https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-vincent-esq/
shavondalyngivens (she, her, hers)
09:43
Shavondalyn Givens - D&I at NASA! Welcome to many of our NASA teammates who are joining today
Gurjit Gill (She/Her/Hers)
09:51
Hi there, I am Gurjit Gill (she/her/hers) from Vancouver, Canada. I work for a global analytical company as the North American director for disabilities and illness. I would love to connect with others working in other aspects of this field. I want to expand our companys views on not just disabilities, but also reach out into the racial biases and parents, etc.
Teresita Smith
09:52
Håfa Adai. Teresita (she/her/hers) here from NASA Goddard. Work in D&I. Happy to be invited to join and to be apart of this community today.
Chuck Privitera (he/him/his)
09:58
Hello friends!! Chuck Privitera from Westminster Consulting checking in from New York Metro. Just out here trying to be an active anti-racist in financial services and financial service usage, designed by white men for white men! Always looking to connect with all the amazing people on this call! https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-chuck-privitera/
Ashley Brown (she/her)
10:18
Hello everyone! Needed this call a little more today. Anyone else? Would love to connect. https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashmac
Jae Requiro
10:43
@ashleybrown SAME
Danie Tolbert (she/her/hers)
11:14
Good morning, I'm Danie Tolbert, HR Specialist at NASA Goddard and mother of 3 "human children", one of which is in 10th grade. Looking forward to learning from this community.
Paulina Manzano (she/her/hers)
11:17
Hi all! I'm Paulina (she/her/hers) , DEI Project Manager at Xilinx in San Jose, CA. We're finally putting the time and energy into DEI and are in the early stages of developing our strategy and next steps! Thrilled to be here and learn from one another--here's my LinkedIn if you'd like to connect :) https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulina-manzano/
Brian Klecatsky
11:58
Greetings all. Brian Klecatsky. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leader--job seeker in transition currently doing project based consulting and facilitation. https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianklecatsky/
Lisa Kohn (she/her)
11:59
I am a parent of human babies - 18 and 24 years old…so no one at home now
Talitha Ebrite (she/her)
12:03
I’m a parent of two human young men - ages 19 and 20
Lynda Fraser She/Her
12:05
Hi all. I am a recruiter in NYC - specializing in HR. I love the learning from these calls! Happy to connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lynda-fraser-she-her-hers-9638966
Veronica Pirillo (she/her/hers)
12:06
Hi this is Veronica from JBC, I am the parent of four kiddos, ages 12, 10, 6 and 18 mos.
Chuck Privitera (he/him/his)
12:07
Parent of one 7 year old identifying as male, human.
Maureen Booth | she/hers
12:07
Mama to one four year-old human
Rachel Ambroziak
12:07
3 human babies! 6, 5, and 3
Gurjit Gill (She/Her/Hers)
12:10
mother of 2 boys, ages 8 and 5; boys are back at school now after 6 long months
Kim De Meulenaere
12:10
I am a mother of a 4-years old boy and a 2.5-years old girl
Mary-Beth Mulligan - State Street Corporation (she/her/hers)
12:11
Yes! 7 human babies... 7 kids; 5 who are home fulltime remote schooling
Jamon Harrell (he, him)
12:14
Father of 9 year old twins. doing virtual school
Paulina Manzano (she/her/hers)
12:20
I'm not a parent---plant mom, though! lol
Skye Latimer
12:20
Parent of a toddler - potty training. Send help.
Erin Black
12:25
Hi. Erin Black. Senior Consultant for Strategy and Business Operations for INCITE Consulting Solutions. I have 2 step kids, 2 foster kids, and 3 dogs.
Ken Sanchez (He/Him/His)
12:27
I have a house plant!
Jae Requiro
12:29
I am a single mom of an adult aged child and two fur baby doggies, one is a pandemic pet who I rescued in MArch 2020
Ramona Gupta (she/her/hers)
12:29
Not a parent but caregiving for a parent facing serious medical issues
Dan Krieger (He/him/his)
12:29
Three boys, 11/16/18; two at home virtually learning and one at college.
Kayt Tiskus (she/her/hers)
12:33
Not a parent, but two of my romantic partners (I’m polyamorous) are and I can see the pressures they are under right now!
Lauren Boudreau she/her/hers
12:41
not a parent, but provide support for my 83 years young living with me
Karen A. (she/her/hers)
12:41
I have 4 children, 3 are step children. Ages are 13, 15, 17, and 19. Virtual learning going in the other room!
Shelley Leveridge (she/her/hers)
12:42
One 7.5 year old girl who very much identifies as such and two golden retriever doggos.
Sarah Wheeler (she/her/hers)
12:42
Parent to adult son. I was a single parent for many years at the start and middle of my career and education years. Topic near and dear to my heart.
Nate
12:43
Father of 3 human kiddos under 6 - wild time!
Catherine Langham She/her
12:46
Parent of college kid, but have an employee with 4 kids under 11 years old doing remote learning!
Lisa Kohn (she/her)
12:46
And my older child is non-binary, transmasc, and amazing...
Marnie Omanoff (she,her,hers)
12:47
I am a parent of a 15 year old boy-home school in full swing
shavondalyngivens (she, her, hers)
12:47
Yep I am parent of 2 kids - age 3 and 12. Yes doing virtual school and daycare at home full time
Vanessa Sims (she/her)
12:48
Grandma to 8 year old in virtual school
Tom Vincent (he/him/his)
12:48
Parent of an adopted transgender teenager (identifies as female, assigned male at birth). At school in person now!
Joy Schwartz (She/Her)
12:48
Yes, parent of a first grade girl. Virtual school is not a good fit for us.
Terri Ford - She/Her/Hers
12:49
I have a 14 year old son. He's virtual schooling now and not a fan of it at all.
Danie Tolbert (she/her/hers)
12:53
Parent of youngest human child (daughter) will be 15 tomorrow
Bā Stein (she/her/hers)
12:59
3rd shelter foster dog since starting working from home.
D Simmons Jendayi
13:07
D Simmons Jendayi, IDBE focused at NYU. Caregiver of adults, plant parent and auntie extradoinare. Shavondalyn Givens is amazing and has spurred some amazing work at NYU
Julie Lautens she/her
13:13
Mother to two adult children in their twenties; have walked the road of a part-time single parent and support my daughter and her wife in their journey of joyful discovery
Veronica
13:13
Parent of 2 handsome boys. 12th grader (17 about to be 18 years old) and a 2 year old toddler who is currently in daycare.
Piper Gunnarson (she/hers), On Site Opera
13:13
Hi from NYC. I am not (yet) a parent of any human children, but I do have a four-legged (canine) child who has stress-induced colitis caused by MY stress during this time. :(
Lisa Kohn (she/her)
13:17
(younger child identifies as male and is also amazing!!)
Teresita Smith
13:28
Not a parent. I am a Godmother of a 11 month old and a Auntie to 4 (21, 16, 15, and 12)
Lynda Fraser She/Her
13:36
Parent of 3 grown children, grandparent of 2 delicious young girls - one of them just started school last week. A very different way of starting school(!)
Lisa J. (she/her/hers)
13:37
Grandparent to one 9 year old who is in the classroom on Monday & Wednesday and with me the other 3 days. School system does not have Chromebooks for hybrid students yet so he does paper work on the days he is with me.
Mandice McAllister (she/her/hers)
13:38
Proud Mama of 2 boys! Ages 4 and 7
Jae Requiro
13:45
LOVE YOU VERONICA!!!
shavondalyngivens (she, her, hers)
14:25
OMG that hybrid changing model I can't even imagine
Lois Coburn (she/her/hers)
14:28
I am not a parent of humans or furry friends. I do care for my plants and have spent much of my time sharing care taking responsibilities for my more than 100 nieces and nephews (3 generations of them). I spent 26 years as primary care-giver for my Mom, who we lost 2 years ago. She's pain-free and in a better place now.
Jennifer Brown (she/her/hers)
14:31
#superwoman!
Veronica
14:46
still very guilty of sending my 2 year old back to daycare but he needs the learning environment and the other children to interact with
Catherine Hall
15:00
Hi Everyone! Catherine here from Atlanta. CEO, Enhanced Consulting Group, a Diversity Recruitment firm. Happy to connect! https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-the-talentfinder/
Julie Lautens she/her
15:06
Veronica - i feel your painful distance to your folks as a canadian-american, with older parents in ohio
Dikua
16:26
I'm not a mother yet, so here to listen and learn! I'm a proud auntie to several nieces and nephews. :)
Inez Elliott (she/her/hers)
16:48
Hi everyone, Inez Elliott here from Browns Summit, NC (near Greensboro). Https://www.linedin.com/in/inezelliott/
Inez Elliott (she/her/hers)
17:31
So sorry. https://www.linkedin.com/in/inezelliott
Shelley Leveridge (she/her/hers)
17:32
I think about this a lot. When you zoom out, things look so much more peaceful and possible.
Veronica
17:54
NASA Rocks!
Veronica Pirillo (she/her/hers)
17:56
@julie It's hard... thankful for technology and FaceTime for sure...but missing the hugs and the time together. To be close but so far.
Julie Lautens she/her
18:49
thanks for this @veronica
Erin Black
19:37
Forgot to add my LinkedIn account for connections. https://www.linkedin.com/in/erinsblack/
Karen A. (she/her/hers)
19:58
QUESTION: That's a lot of ERG's. How many employees do you have at that site?
shavondalyngivens (she, her, hers)
20:25
Approx 10K total at NASA Goddard 3K civil servants and 6k contracors
Erin Black
20:43
@Veronica, don’t feel guilty.I know what you mean b/c my 2yo foster is in daycare but I think that the interaction he gets is so important. I struggle b/c I am fairly sure that he will go back to his bio so I feel that loss now but want him to have all the resources he needs to develop.
Mandice McAllister (she/her/hers)
20:54
Whew. Even being able to say that and feel safe is a lot
Dominic Longo (he/his)
20:56
Hi DEI friends – I am Dominic Longo, joining from NYC. I am founder of Flourishing Gays, doing leadership development and executive coaching from LGBTQ+ perspectives, specifically a cohort-based 4-month leadership program specially designed for highly accomplished LGBTQ+ men. I also do organizational development consulting for DEI learning journeys. Happy to connect with members of this community of DEI practitioners!https://www.flourishinggays.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/fdominiclongo/
Brett Brewster (He/him/his)
21:13
Hi Everyone, Brett Brewster here from Los Angeles. I’ve been a regular attendee in for these amazing talks for about 2 months. I run partnerships for a company called “MixR” www.mixr.net. Our platform allows employees to create and run their own self-interest groups but also provides a safe place for ERG’s, DEI and affinity groups to live and thrive. We’re having a lot of amazing talks with DEI leaders from across the world so if anyone is interested in connecting I’d love to have a chat. - https://www.linkedin.com/in/brettbrewster/
Veronica
21:26
Thanks @Erin
shavondalyngivens (she, her, hers)
21:48
‘This is not working.’ Parents juggling jobs and child care under COVID-19 see no good solutionshttps://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/this-is-not-working-parents-juggling-jobs-and-child-care-under-covid-19-see-no-good-solutions
Veronica
21:57
@Erin I appreciate it! Wishing you well with your 2 yr old foster.
Mandice McAllister (she/her/hers)
21:57
I kind of gave up towards the end of the last school year tbh
Erin Black
22:27
Thank you,@Veroincia
Mandice McAllister (she/her/hers)
22:27
YES
Erin Black
22:31
*Veronica
shavondalyngivens (she, her, hers)
22:37
‘This is not working.’ Parents juggling jobs and child care under COVID-19 see no good solutionshttps://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/this-is-not-working-parents-juggling-jobs-and-child-care-under-covid-19-see-no-good-solutions
Veronica Pirillo (she/her/hers)
22:40
Last school year....we were doing what we could to make it to the light at the end of the tunnel. The summer away from distance learning was a breath of fresh air. And now the new school year....we're in it for the long haul.
Mandice McAllister (she/her/hers)
23:36
"Suited for advocacy". I love that phrase
Gwen Kelly
23:49
Hello Everyone! Glad to be here today. Glad to connect especially if you are in the Marketing & Communications industry. And if you are attending any of the upcoming Advertising Week events, let's connect for sure! https://www.linkedin.com/in/gwen-kelly-3a8b626/
Talitha Ebrite (she/her)
23:49
+1 Mandice
Veronica
23:59
Appreciate the advocacy from my NASA colleagues!
Shelley Leveridge (she/her/hers)
24:12
@Vernica - Yes! Knowing that we are likely managing a full school year from home is daunting. Even though we made the choice to keep our girl home, it’s still tough to swallow.
shavondalyngivens (she, her, hers)
24:42
This article addresses the realities of women being pushed out of the workforce. It highlights the story of a tech CEO who had to shut down her company to take care of her son.https://www.thelily.com/i-had-to-choose-being-a-mother-with-no-child-care-or-summer-camps-women-are-being-edged-out-of-the-workforce/
Karen A. (she/her/hers)
25:07
Karen Anderson, most interested in networking about ERG's and how to get them off the ground.
Mandice McAllister (she/her/hers)
25:14
QUIET FRIDAYS
Shelley Leveridge (she/her/hers)
25:32
@Mandice We keep it chill on Fridays, too. It’s a life saver.
Mandice McAllister (she/her/hers)
25:50
@ Shelley I wish we did that!
Jae Requiro
25:51
I love the idea of quiet Fridays
Shelley Leveridge (she/her/hers)
26:05
No meetings or important deadlines
Mandice McAllister (she/her/hers)
26:43
Someone isn't muted
Shelley Leveridge (she/her/hers)
27:08
That’s right! Our previous normal was terrible.
Mandice McAllister (she/her/hers)
27:12
SO true
Veronica Pirillo (she/her/hers)
27:18
Normal wasn't necessarily working for everyone....so very true.
Vanessa Sims (she/her)
27:51
There are so many ways in which 'normal' should not return.
Mandice McAllister (she/her/hers)
27:53
Wow.
Mary-Beth Mulligan - State Street Corporation (she/her/hers)
28:00
"empathy and grace" -- yes! Extend that to co-workers as well!
Mandice McAllister (she/her/hers)
28:06
I love that
Shelley Leveridge (she/her/hers)
28:32
DEI folks know that normal is boring and stalls growth and progress. We have the opportunity to write the better normal (as Jorge said last week)
Mandice McAllister (she/her/hers)
28:49
8-9 am and 3-4 pm are my no meeting zones.
shavondalyngivens (she, her, hers)
29:05
Yes let's build a beter normal moving forward for all of us
Veronica
29:09
I truly appreciate the empathy from my supervisor. She doesn't have kids but has a pre-teen niece that helps her sister with
Veronica
29:38
I agree @shavondalyngivens
Skye Latimer
29:57
Whew - yes.
Mandice McAllister (she/her/hers)
29:59
That's daunting
Shelley Leveridge (she/her/hers)
30:01
Yessss
Lisa Kohn (she/her)
30:02
Hi again everyone - I am going to paste below information on someone who is studying DEI and is looking for an internship…
Lisa Kohn (she/her)
30:05
Jack Fitzpatrick is 19 years old. He has overcome many challenges in life due to his autism and is now a champion for diversity and inclusion. He has sat on several boards to represent many forgotten voices. Jack is currently studying Education and Inclusion at John Moores University in Liverpool and is looking for a work placement to take place between the 18th of January and the 5th of February 2021. It needs to be virtual due to Covid 19 and needs to focus on the development of a project associated with diversity and inclusion. He would need a sponsor within the company he works for and the project should be mutually beneficial to both Jack and the partner company. As this project is virtual he can consider international projects and the company can be based anywhere. If you feel you can help please let me know and I can put you in touch with Jack. Here is his linkedin profile. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack-fitzpatrick-53851b1aa/
shavondalyngivens (she, her, hers)
30:14
This article was posted by one of our young female scientists in the childcare network channel. Why we are particularly concerned about our STEM workforce"Female scientists and those with young dependents are disproportionately affected"https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-020-0921-y
Paulina Manzano (she/her/hers)
30:46
QUESTION: I agree that the managers have a huge responsibility throughout this. 1) how do you keep your managers from burning out?? 2) how do you best equip your managers to have these convos around mental health, flexibility, etc.
shavondalyngivens (she, her, hers)
30:54
An insightful article by a mom on how employers can help right nowhttps://www.workingmother.com/erin-thomas-twitter-thread-employers-childcare-crisis?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&tp=i-1NGB-Et-QJE-15MJcF-1c-16ODZ-1c-15MEMR-l50CK95fFM-1NiHbm
Danie Tolbert
30:55
ERG - Employee Resource Group
Gurjit Gill (She/Her/Hers)
31:00
I was sent in a downward spiral, was diagnosed with acute stress reaction in Jan 2019. My son was extremely ill, my mother in law had emergency surgery and when I asked for some support from my manager saying I am extremely stressed out, I was told you are just a mom...
Gurjit Gill (She/Her/Hers)
31:29
It made me rethink my commitment to my employer
shavondalyngivens (she, her, hers)
32:45
Mother Honestly put together a crisp description of how the pandemic impacts working parents. You can find it on their Instagram page. A perfect business case/justification framework for employees or HR/DEI professionals looking to move forward on this one and make the pitch to leadership.Based on a Boston Consulting Group (BCG) study on Easing the COVID-19 Burden on Working Parents. published on May 21
Lisa J. (she/her/hers)
32:55
That’s. lot Gurjit and that response is most unfortunate. I am sorry to hear that. Your re-evaluation is understandable.
Veronica
33:36
Awareness, Advocacy, and Action is so important
shavondalyngivens (she, her, hers)
34:05
This article came out fairly early in the pandemic. This is one of the best articles I have read on this topic - it says parents are being totally ground down in this failed systemFrom the NYT - In the COVID-19 Economy, You Can Have a Kid or a Job. You Can't Have Both.
Erin Black
34:06
Love the discussion! I have to jump off but plan to catch up on the recording.
Christopher McCormick (he/him/his) Blue Shield of California
34:21
We are using Bright Horizon's as a partner. They provide virtual tutoring, virtual sitters, etc. They partner with SitterCity as well. It has been VERY well received from our parent community dealing with many of these similar challenges
Lisa J. (she/her/hers)
35:21
Keeping managers from burning out is a challenge. Our organization anticipated that supervisors and managers may not be comfortable sharing in the existing Networks. As a result, we surveyed First Line Supervisors to ascertain how we can support them. Our HR organization is proactively meeting with them periodically and working to respond to the survey results.
Mandice McAllister (she/her/hers)
35:40
Another McAllister!
Brian Klecatsky
36:00
QUESTION: (great to hear your energy and insights--thanks). Curious what is the role Executive Sponsors are playing at NASA and while everyone is adjusting to a "current normal" is leadership fully engaged in "hearing" the insights on employee experience? What's making a difference brining Leaders along?
shavondalyngivens (she, her, hers)
36:04
Hooray - Shout out to Lola and Pilar. And that West Coast connection!!!
Veronica Pirillo (she/her/hers)
37:05
Hello Lola and Pilar....Sharing here the link to learn more about Project Matriarchs: https://www.projectmatriarchs.com/
Jae Requiro
37:26
@Shavondalyn THANK YOU for that NY Times article
Christopher McCormick (he/him/his) Blue Shield of California
37:32
Biased here....West Coast=Best Coast
Mandice McAllister (she/her/hers)
37:48
Whew
Skye Latimer
37:51
facts
Mandice McAllister (she/her/hers)
37:52
The expectation!
Mandice McAllister (she/her/hers)
37:58
Also, the audacity
Rachael Copeland (she/her)
39:29
Is anyone else thinking, "I wish I was this cool and selfless in college?!"
Shelley Leveridge (she/her/hers)
39:37
100% Rachael
shavondalyngivens (she, her, hers)
39:55
As School Begins, Mothers Working Retail Jobs Feel Extra Burden
Talitha Ebrite (she/her)
39:55
Absolutely, Rachael. This is such an incredible idea to fill a pressing need.
Denise Reid (she/her/hers)
40:02
@Rachael it's so incredibly inspiring and mind blowing to me!
Veronica Pirillo (she/her/hers)
40:54
@Rachael --- blown away, in full agreement.
shavondalyngivens (she, her, hers)
41:36
I am using two of the Project Matriarch tutors and they are FABULOUS!!!
Shelley Leveridge (she/her/hers)
41:39
Wait, this is a FREE service?!
Brian Klecatsky
42:09
@Shelley--I heard Free for Moms, but also some funding models to make it work
Mandice McAllister (she/her/hers)
42:32
This is awesome
Veronica Pirillo (she/her/hers)
42:36
I am completely committed to exploring this. I have a 10 and 12 year-old with attention challenges. I see such benefit here to so many unique parenting and distance learning challenges
Shelley Leveridge (she/her/hers)
42:42
This is just amazing. Talk about filling a gap and solving a real problem.
Denise Reid (she/her/hers)
42:45
QUESTION - Is this available across the U.S. and is it stronger in certain markets?
Naimah
43:07
This is an amazing opportunity.
Denise Reid (she/her/hers)
43:18
QUESTION - How can we support and help with connecting you students?
Lisa Kohn (she/her)
43:40
QUESTION - how can we help and how can we spread the word?
Dikua
44:03
These are wonderful ideas and it brings generations together for a mutual goal!
shavondalyngivens (she, her, hers)
44:38
Yes @ Dikua. It's just a fabulous idea they are making happen
Veronica
45:10
How do college students sign up if they're interested in supporting such a great idea?
Danie Tolbert
45:42
Sounds like the ultimate Khan Academy!
Brenda Magee Tyson (she, her, hers)
45:43
Offer: I would happily volunteer to help you review resumes, interviews, and placement on with students and/or parents. Would love to work as an advisor or help
Shelley Leveridge (she/her/hers)
45:57
I would love to mentor you in this. Mom and business owner. shelley@foldedowl.com 405-596-0623.
Shelley Leveridge (she/her/hers)
46:59
https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleyleveridge/
shavondalyngivens (she, her, hers)
47:34
The importance of the equity piece COVID-19's effect on children of color will challenge the next generation
Quincy Amekuedi
48:56
Quincy @ Genworth in North Carolina here... We have a Working Parents employee resource group that I can connect you with. I'm confirming their commitment right now however you need our support. quincy.amekuedi@genworth.com
Quincy Amekuedi
48:58
www.linkedin.com/in/quincyamekuedi
shavondalyngivens (she, her, hers)
49:04
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.urban.org_urban-2Dwire_covid-2D19s-2Ddisproportionate-2Deffects-2Dchildren-2Dcolor-2Dwill-2Dchallenge-2Dnext-2Dgeneration-3Fcm-5Fven-3DExactTarget-26cm-5Fcat-3DKIC-2B-2D-2B09.22.2020-2B-2D-2BCOVID-2BSpecial-2Bedition-26cm-5Fpla-3DAll-2BSubscribers-26cm-5Fite-3Dhttps-253a-252f-252fwww.urban.org-252furban-2Dwire-252fcovid-2D19s-2Ddisproportionate-2Deffects-2Dchildren-2Dcolor-2Dwill-2Dchallenge-2Dnext-2Dgeneration-26cm-5Fainfo-3D-26-26utm-5Fsource-3D-2520urban-5Fnewsletters-26-26utm-5Fmedium-3Dnews-2DKIC-26-26utm-5Fterm-3DCCI-26-26&d=DwMFaQ&c=ApwzowJNAKKw3xye91w7BE1XMRKi2LN9kiMk5Csz9Zk&r=QjYaCfYvyAlB-QnQCSStQrRM5K3RUNy8mu8tKcl1Xzh4BctZ_0_M2-NFGcYsqLR3&m=uNzLhNdjq-qQIixBGiG7wj6mLBoHURCiqnmWHN3C1n0&s=9vy6PrrT5ZCkhmv2ee1xx4Vo9tcQDVAZHNzOfxB7VKU&e=
Pilar McDonald (she/her/hers)
49:57
We would love to connect with anyone who is interested in supporting us and are very appreciative for your support! Here is my linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pilar-mcdonald-a1236a141/ and our website is: projectmatriarchs.com where we have ways for parents, college students and companies to get involved, as well ways to financially support lower income moms through the pandemic
Pilar McDonald (she/her/hers)
50:11
https://www.projectmatriarchs.com/
Lola McAllister (she/her/hers)
51:11
Our email address is projectmatriarch@gmail.com and here is my linkedin as well: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lola-mcallister-71b471168/
Lola McAllister (she/her/hers)
51:28
We so look forward to connecting with anyone open to that:)
Veronica Pirillo (she/her/hers)
52:12
@Lola and Pilar -- do you have any guidance or information to share about how interested college students might sign up?
shavondalyngivens (she, her, hers)
53:01
There is info for college students to sign up on the Project Matriarch website
Pilar McDonald (she/her/hers)
53:04
Yes! There is a form on our website under the “for college students” page!
Rachael Copeland (she/her)
53:10
We would LOVE your best practices too!
Danie Tolbert
53:30
How are you capturing the resources/links that others are providing? How will they be shared with the community today?
Veronica Pirillo (she/her/hers)
54:26
Hello Danie -- yes, I can answer here. We are recording this session, and will share the replay and the chat transcript
Mary-Beth Mulligan - State Street Corporation (she/her/hers)
54:36
Yes! We use Bright Horizons as well -- some of the programs include older-age children as well.
shavondalyngivens (she, her, hers)
55:02
Working Mother magazine recently posted some great best practices with learning from their diversity best practices survey I beleive
Danie Tolbert
55:09
Awesome! Thank you. For some reason, I was disconnected @ least twice so I may have missed some info.
Lisa J. (she/her/hers)
55:20
I’m very thankful for being introduced to Project Matriarchs.
shavondalyngivens (she, her, hers)
55:25
Mother Honestly is also another great source or resources and best practices
Veronica Pirillo (she/her/hers)
55:30
The chat transcript will include all links that have been shared. If you don't believe you are on our mailing list to receive the replay -- please feel free to send me your email address here in a private message
Rachel Munyaradzi
55:41
Hello Everyone. My name is Rachel and I love this forum.
shavondalyngivens (she, her, hers)
55:44
Mother Honestly is hosting a Caregiving Summit In Oct for caregivers, parents and employers. Everyone should plan to be there!https://motherhonestly.com/caregiving/
Rachel Munyaradzi
55:48
Website: www.rachelrudo.comLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/rachel-r-munyaradziEmail: rachelrudo@gmail.com
Morgan Williams (she/her/hers)
56:01
Hi everyone! Morgan Williams I have been trying to type this for 30 minutes while I breast feed my son. I have 13+ years of recruiting experience within professional services specifically tech & finance. I have recently broadened my resume into product development and expansion.  I am also looking to connect with other individuals that are passionate about DEI.  I am a black woman living in Annapolis, MD just outside of DC. https://www.linkedin.com/in/itrecruitersdc/
Morgan Williams (she/her/hers)
56:43
I would love to be a resource for Project Matriarch.
Lisa J. (she/her/hers)
57:01
Does the Project Matriarchs website describe how you vet college students for “offender”, predator propensities?
Maureen Booth | she/hers
58:22
Great questions, Quincy
shavondalyngivens (she, her, hers)
58:34
A great article on Eve Rodsky’s work about gender equity in the homehttps://www.workingmother.com/eve-rodsky-card-game-prevents-mothers-from-being-default-task-handler?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&tp=i-1NGB-Et-QgH-16cnCo-1c-16ODZ-1c-16ci4I-l54rL4Tjsa-L5Pvo
Gurjit Gill (She/Her/Hers)
58:41
excellent point Quincy
Joy Schwartz (She/Her)
58:44
great point, Quincy. Thank you!
Veronica
58:58
How do we get the recording to share with family and friends. I have already sent text messages to family that could probably use the support as well as families who have college students who may be interested.
KRaines
59:00
Thank you Quincy
Veronica Pirillo (she/her/hers)
59:01
Thank you, Quincy -- yes, great question
Lisa J. (she/her/hers)
59:04
great points
Denise Reid (she/her/hers)
59:05
@Quincy...thank you for bringing this up!
Pilar McDonald (she/her/hers)
59:08
@Lisa, Thank you for bringing up this point, we are having a mandated reporter training for college students through Safe and Sound, which is the working on child abuse prevention in San Francisco
Sarah Wheeler (she/her/hers)
59:47
@Quincy, thanks for asking about these issues!
Mary-Beth Mulligan - State Street Corporation (she/her/hers)
01:00:08
Yes! The "Good Guys"
shavondalyngivens (she, her, hers)
01:00:11
One more great resource for employers https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.nytimes.com_2020_09_17_upshot_pandemic-2Dworkers-2Dbenefits-2Ddisparity.html-3Fcampaign-5Fid-3D118-26emc-3Dedit-5Fptg-5F20200919-26instance-5Fid-3D22315-26nl-3Dnyt-2Dparenting-26regi-5Fid-3D93445748-26segment-5Fid-3D38539-26te-3D1-26user-5Fid-3Daa53f762f6aa0b2be59ce8ac83344057&d=DwMFaQ&c=ApwzowJNAKKw3xye91w7BE1XMRKi2LN9kiMk5Csz9Zk&r=QjYaCfYvyAlB-QnQCSStQrRM5K3RUNy8mu8tKcl1Xzh4BctZ_0_M2-NFGcYsqLR3&m=uNzLhNdjq-qQIixBGiG7wj6mLBoHURCiqnmWHN3C1n0&s=I6Zdxw8TuuLKDGWUhp_2FCK5I3kDs7Ig6FknL3iewaE&e=
Denise Reid (she/her/hers)
01:01:06
Women are leading this work and do not see men stepping bravely into this space.
Tom Vincent (he/him/his)
01:02:29
Have to drop to another call - thanks to everyone for this call today!
Veronica Pirillo (she/her/hers)
01:02:42
@Veronica -- when you receive the replay, please feel free to forward that link to your family and friends who would like to listen. Please feel free to send your contact information to me by private chat
Ken Sanchez (He/Him/His)
01:02:44
Have a great weekend everyone! Please feel free to connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kennethmsanchez/
Denise Reid (she/her/hers)
01:03:16
Thank you for this conversation...amazing as always!
D Simmons Jendayi
01:03:32
Such an engaging session. Have to head to another meeting. Thank you - deeply grateful!
Julie Lautens she/her
01:03:33
Thank you Lola, Rachel, Pilar and Naimah! and to you Veronica for hosting!
Mette Charis Buchman (she/her/hers)
01:03:41
Great talks! Thanks! I have to leave.
Marnie Omanoff (she,her,hers)
01:03:44
Thank you!!!
Veronica
01:03:48
Thanks Veronica
Danie Tolbert
01:03:50
Awesome community...great resources/experiences
Dr. Karen Kassebaum/she/her/her(s)
01:03:53
Thank YOU!!!!
Brenda Magee Tyson (she, her, hers)
01:03:53
Thank you so much - great talk
Gurjit Gill (She/Her/Hers)
01:03:55
Thank you so much, great first call
shavondalyngivens (she, her, hers)
01:03:57
THanks all for a great call. Talk to everyone next week!
Lisa Kohn (she/her)
01:03:57
thank you!!!
Dikua
01:03:57
Thank you, All! We would not exist and thrive without mothers!
Paulina Manzano (she/her/hers)
01:03:57
Looking forward to next week's call! THANKS all!
Pilar McDonald (she/her/hers)
01:03:57
Thank you all for your support!
Danie Tolbert
01:03:57
Thank you.
Christian
01:04:00
Thank you!
Sonya Carr (she/her/hers)
01:04:00
QUESTION: can you share the website for the inclusion ally coalition
Joy Schwartz (She/Her)
01:04:04
Thank you so much, everyone!
Naimah
01:04:05
Feel free to contact me through Linked In
Rachael Copeland (she/her)
01:04:08
Great job, Veronica!!!
Lauren Boudreau she/her/hers
01:04:08
thank you all
shavondalyngivens (she, her, hers)
01:04:20
http://www.inclusioncoalition.info/
Rachael Copeland (she/her)
01:04:27
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachaelcopeland/
Naimah
01:04:34
https://www.linkedin.com/in/naimah-bhuruku-7688909/
Binny Nanavati
01:05:24
Thank you!