Founding Member re:public San Francisco, California
Over one million women have left the American workforce since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Professional services are the highest expense and the highest value that a design firm provides, making the investment to retain talent vital. This session examines how to retain caregivers, their experience in the workplace, and how parenthood impacts practice.
Gain a broad overview caregivers’ diversity of experience across our profession.
Understand the financial, professional and emotional implications of “family supportive” and “family indifferent” corporate and state policies.
Review and discuss tested firm management and cultural strategies that contribute to “family supportive” practices.
Build a toolkit of support options and best practices as employers, and coping techniques and negotiation strategies as caregivers. Develop communication strategies for employers and employees.