What you will learn:

Many employees are burned out or exhausted by the ongoing pandemic and changes to their routines. So, they often struggle to understand how and why they’re feeling distracted and out of sync. In this Elective, Leslie Forde shares trends from our national studies that highlight the common needs from and impact on parents, and employees in general. Leslie will share evidence-based techniques to manage and reduce the impact of ‘the mental load’ (aka, cognitive overload.)

About the instructor:

Leslie is the CEO and Founder of Mom’s Hierarchy of Needs. She has used research to inform growth and innovation strategy for over 20 years. She’s held brand management, product marketing and business development roles in consumer technology, market research, media and publishing companies. And for the past decade, focused on children’s education, mental health, childcare and eldercare.

Most recently, Leslie held leadership positions at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Care.com and CSpace (an Omnicom market research agency.) She began her brand management career at Bausch & Lomb and Xerox.

Over 2,500 parents have participated in her ongoing national research study on the pandemic’s impact on their lives and careers. She’s a frequent speaker, researcher, and consultant to organizations, such as HubSpot and 3M, on how to support parents in the workplace. Her writing about parenting, motherhood and equity has appeared in The Washington Post, Slate, Parents Magazine and her website, Mom’s Hierarchy of Needs among other publications. Leslie has been quoted in the New York Times, CNN, National Geographic, Fast Company, US News & World Report, and several other outlets.
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