What you will learn:

The way that you define family might have a lot to do with the family that you grew up in. It's okay to have a definition for your own family, but it is also important to understand how family structures look today and continue to evolve. In this Elective we will come to understand things like: fertility journey, pregnancy loss, different paths to parenthood including surrogacy and adoption, interracial adoption, lgbtq adoption, co-parenting, and more.

Most importantly you will come away understanding why this all matters. You will learn how to be a powerful ally and supporter for your employees who may be in family structures that differ from yours, and might have needs in the workplace that you don't anticipate.

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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