The statistics are shocking; since the COVID-19 pandemic began, more than two million women have left the workforce.
Retaining women in the workforce and supporting women as they re-enter their careers is a priority for many employers. Companies are in a unique position to:
- Reduce turnover
- Hire for the skill sets they need
- Ensure women’s progress in the workplace isn’t set back an entire generation
To support these retention and return-to-work efforts, leading employee benefits experts across mental, fertility and financial wellbeing sectors have teamed up and are taking action.
Tackling the benefits gender gap
In recognition of International Women’s Day this March, workplace benefits leaders from Spring Health, Maven, and LearnLux have teamed up for a special event, The Benefits Gender Gap: Elevate Your Total Rewards to Empower Women in Your Workforce, moderated by The Corporate Doula.
The virtual event will unite experts in employee experience on March 10 at 4:30pm EST to answer an important question; "How can employers leverage new benefits to re-establish themselves as an inclusive, women-friendly workplace during these challenging times?"
Event panelists include an expert lineup of women in benefits across a wide range of wellbeing themes, including:
- Averjill Rookwood, Doula/Benefits Strategist and Founder @ The Corporate Doula which offers doula care and family benefit strategy services to modern families and their employers.
- Sonia Millsom, Chief Commercial Officer @ Maven Clinic, a benefits provider that supports women and families across fertility, maternity, and pediatrics
- Debbie Markowitz, Chief Financial Officer @ Spring Health, a company on a mission to eliminate barriers to mental health
- Rebecca Liebman, Chief Executive Officer @ LearnLux, a digital + human provider of financial wellbeing for the modern workplace.
The Benefits Gender Gap event is free and open to all HR and Benefits professionals and consultants at companies that are making workforce benefits equity a priority.
Attendees can expect to leave with knowledge around the unique challenges that women in the workforce are facing in 2021, why traditional total rewards strategies are now falling short, and how to achieve benefits equity and drive engagement.
“Before the pandemic hit, many employers were taking big steps toward fostering an inclusive workplace. Today, those needs have changed dramatically,” says Rebecca Liebman, CEO of LearnLux. “It’s time for benefits leaders to rethink their total rewards strategy and strive for benefits equity to empower women to come back to work. The Benefits Gender Gap is going to be a can’t-miss conversation with actionable insights and next steps for all attendees.”
Talking taboo topics around personal finances for women
In addition to the Benefits Gender Gap event, Liebman and her team at LearnLux are hosting a a digital event called The F Word: What nobody told you about personal finance to engage a diverse audience through candid conversations around career and money for International Women’s Day.
The event will take place on Friday March 12th at 12pm PST and is hosted by Jennifer Cabalquinto, Special Advisor and former Chief Financial Officer for the Golden State Warriors along with expert panelists Mamie Wheaton and Sabrina LaFleur, Lead Planners and Certified Financial Planner™ professionals at LearnLux.
The event is open to all women who are passionate about improving their personal finances and would like to get helpful guidance at no cost to them.
To learn more about International Women’s Day 2021, head to https://www.internationalwomensday.com/
To learn more about LearnLux, head to learnlux.com.