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Alice Vichaita, Global Benefits Manager at Pinterest
Alice Vichaita is the Global Benefits Manager at Pinterest; previously, she managed various benefits programs at LinkedIn and salesforce.com. She is passionate about the area of family benefits and has helped implementing numerous family programs at these companies. Pinterest provides 16 weeks of paid parental leave post birth and 12 weeks of family care leave for caring for an ill family member.
Dr. Amy Beacom, Founder and CEO at Center for Parental Leave Leadership
Dr. Amy Beacom is the Founder and CEO of the Center for Parental Leave Leadership, which provides custom parental leave consulting, coaching and manager training to some of the world’s greatest brands. They assist forward thinking companies – and their working parents – to navigate the complex transitional time of parental leave while maximizing its potential for development and talent retention.
Amy Leonard, Talent Communications Manager at Deloitte
Amy Leonard is Talent Communications Manager for Deloitte, a national leader in corporate paid family leave policy. Their recently expanded family leave program provides 16 weeks of fully paid caregiving leave for all employees to support a range of life events, including newborn care, eldercare, spousal care, and more. Amy can connect interested HR leaders with Deloitte staff who helped to create the program, as well as members of Deloitte's communication team regarding their recently-conducted survey to understand how employees view and value parental leave.
Benjamin Joffe-Walt, Chief People Officer at Change.org
Benjamin Joffe-Walt is the Chief People Officer of Change.org, the world’s largest platform for change, with more than 150 million users in 195 countries. With staff in more than 15 countries, Change.org provides 18 weeks of paid leave to all new parents – mothers, fathers, biological parents, and adoptive parents. Change.org also provides 5 weeks paid vacation.
David Hanrahan, VP of People Operations at Zendesk
David Hanrahan is the Vice President of People Operations at Zendesk in San Francisco. Previously at Change.org, Twitter, and Electronic Arts, Mr. Hanrahan has spent the majority of his career scaling and innovating HR and Recruiting functions in the tech industry. At Zendesk, David and his team put in place a "16 weeks of parental leave for all parents" policy. His proudest accomplishments are his children: Stella and Pierce. David graduated from the School of Labor and Employment Relations at Illinois.
Janet Van Huysse, Former Vice President of Human Resources at Twitter
Janet Van Huysse was the first Vice President for Human Resources at Twitter where she pioneered programs around working parents, most notably round table sessions for both new parents and their managers, a dinner- to-go program and Mommy Mentors. As the VP of Diversity and Inclusion efforts, she helped create Twitter paid family leave policy providing a minimum of 20 weeks of equal pay for all new parents. During her tenure, Twitter was recognized with numerous awards as a "best place to work."
Juliet Gorman, Senior Director for Culture and Engagement at Etsy
Juliet is the Senior Director for Culture and Engagement at Etsy, where she created a global parental leave policy of 26 weeks for all employees, fully paid over the first two years after birth or adoption. Etsy designed the policy to be gender-blind, flexible and to counteract unconscious bias against working parents. She leads employee engagement, learning and development and diversity and inclusion programs for 1,000 employees across 9 offices in 7 countries. She is a thought leader and speaker on the changing nature of work and the thriving mission-driven, for-profit sector.
Medha Rishi, Global Benefits and Mobility Lead at Square
Medha Rishi is Head of Global Benefits and Global Mobility at Square; a leading tech multinational which provides 16 weeks of paid family leave to all new parents and flexibility to request suitable work arrangements to assist with caring for a child, elderly parent or an ill family member.
Stacey Manes, Strategic HR consultant
Stacey Manes spent several years as a Silicon Valley tech executive and helped build successful emerging tech companies including OpenTable and AdRoll. Stacey is the founder of her own coaching and HR consulting practice where she helps companies scale their talent functions and develop their leaders.