Supporting Families: How Employers Can Help Workers in Challenging Times

The crises of 2020 have thrown family routines and structures into disarray. As parents and caregivers patch together new ways of coping with the demands of work and school, companies are scrambling to find new methods to shore up the well-being and productivity of their workers. Our conference will explore innovations in child care, mental health, elder care, family leave, work-life boundaries and the struggle of families to re-organize their lives in workable ways.


This half day virtual event will include keynote, fireside chat, and panel discussions on our virtual main stage, as well as workshop sessions, chat, and one-on-one networking opportunities that will facilitate interaction with our presenters and your fellow participants.

From Day One is a Recertification Provider for SHRM and HRCI. This session is eligible for 3.75 credits from both organizations. The Activity IDs will be sent to attendees after the conclusion of the session.


All times shown below are U.S. Eastern Time

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM - 12:25 PM
Opening Remarks – Nick Baily, co-founder, From Day One & Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One
12:25 PM - 12:55 PM
Opening Fireside Chat: Raising America’s Children in the Midst of an Emergency

By creating a child-care crisis, the pandemic has been disastrous for many families and threatens to reverse years of progress toward gender equity. Why government and businesses will have to step up much more than they have so far.


Marianne Cooper, senior research scholar, Stanford University VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab


Bryan Walsh, future correspondent, Axios

12:55 PM - 01:00 PM
Main Stage Intro - Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One
01:00 PM - 01:20 PM
Thought Leadership Spotlight: The Future of Mental Health Care in the Workplace

Stress in the workplace is at an all-time high–and it's not going away anytime soon. Right now anxiety, depression, and uncertainty are negatively impacting employees and work all over the world. Learn what top employers are doing during these challenging times to help employees manage increased workloads, maintain work/life balance, and encourage proper self-care.

Amelia Wilcox, founder & CEO, Zenovate

01:20 PM - 01:25 PM
Main Stage Intro - Kaylan Clemons, head of talent engagement, From Day One
01:25 PM - 02:05 PM
Panel: The Future of Parenthood and Careers: How Will Corporate Culture Evolve?

What are the main problems working moms and parents face now–and what do they need most from their employers? How do these problems affect different subsets of the population? What kind of long-term, transformational changes can Corporate America make to enable parents to focus on key moments in child rearing? Can parenting become more compatible with career advancement? How can companies support the sandwich generation: the working parents coping with both child care and elder care?


Luciana Duarte, vice president, global head of employee experience, HP

Rochelle Rosato, head of US & Canada, talent, learning and inclusion, Marsh & McLennan Companies

Lauren Lopez, head of talent & engagement, National Basketball Association

Sarah Sheehan, co-founder & president, Bravely

Gina Nebesar, co-founder & CPO, Ovia Health


Myla Skinner - chief of staff, OneGoal

02:05 PM - 02:10 PM
Main Stage Intro - Kaylan Clemons, head of talent engagement, From Day One
02:10 PM - 02:30 PM
Thought Leadership Spotlight: Caring for your Caregivers: How Leading Companies are Shaping the Future

The caregiving crisis is a workplace crisis, and old solutions are no longer working. Join us to help reimagine sustainable, impactful, and affordable solutions for your caregivers.

The changes and challenges we’re experiencing today will continue to impact us post-COVID and will fundamentally shift how we work, connect, parent, and build culture. The companies that lead with a ‘People First’ mindset will break apart from the rest and drive a new standard in the workplace. Kunik is innovating a new path forward that enables our partners to focus on building their teams and culture in a fully inclusive way. Together, we are tackling isolation and leading with connection. It starts with caregivers. Parenthood is a universal connector across your workforce, and today’s working parents demand fresh, innovative solutions to integrate career and home.

Liz Gulliver, co-founder, Kunik

02:30 PM - 02:35 PM
Workshop Intro - Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One
02:35 PM - 03:20 PM
Workshop: Driving Peak Performance During Change 

As companies and employees navigate a COVID world and go through sweeping transformations, maximizing performance and engagement is more urgent than ever. For employees to be fully engaged and performing at their best, organizations must take a holistic approach that develops a peak performance culture. In this session, we’ll share a framework for cultural transformation that starts with activating frontline managers and leaders. Using BetterUp’s research and findings, we’ll share how this framework creates an upward spiral of peak performance and engagement at the levels of the individual, team and business.

Ali O’Malley, senior behavioral scientist, BetterUp

02:35 PM - 03:20 PM
Workshop: The Chief People Officer’s New Role in Managing the Employee Family Ecosystem

The pandemic has left a lot of employees hurting. While some are isolated and alone, many others are suddenly working alongside house mates, elderly family members, children, brothers, sisters, parents. Regardless of your individual situation, each of us is living in a state of uncertainty and anxiety. How are Chief People Officers responding to these new stressors? What solutions are available to help?

Alyson Watson, CEO, Modern Health

Cara Allamano, SVP people, Udemy

02:35 PM - 03:20 PM
Workshop: How Employers Can Break Down Stigmas Around Mental Health

COVID-19 has caused a second pandemic: a global mental-health care crisis. Symptoms of mental-health disorders are affecting teams all over the world by negatively impacting employee health and job performance. Learn how employers are using this critical time to make mental health, mindfulness and self-care more accessible and less stigmatized to get employees the help they need.

Haeli Harris, lead mental health clinician, Zenovate

03:20 PM - 03:25 PM
Main Stage Intro - Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One
03:25 AM - 04:05 PM
Panel: Job Flexibility and Its Limits: What’s Productive and What’s Fair?

Managers are balancing the needs of families with the demands of business to get the job done. What are the new concepts that work, including asynchronous schedules, four-day weeks, and other techniques? Which new management tools and platforms are most effective? What help is flexibility if workloads remain the same, or greater? Where does consideration for parents start putting an undue burden on non-parents?


Rachelle Carpenter, vice president human resources, Dish Network

Lisa Nichols, SVP & HR advisor, Citigroup

Havonnah Johnson, people officer, McDonald’s

Andy Pittman, VP of talent strategy, Mailchimp


Lydia Dishman, contributing editor, Fast Company

04:05 PM - 04:10 PM
Main Stage Intro - Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One
04:10 PM - 04:40 PM
Closing Fireside Chat: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women

Women are at a disadvantage. At home, they often face an unequal division of childcare, and in the workplace, they deal with lower pay and many other inequities. The authors of a timely new book offer practical, research-based advice for how to be a male ally to women in the workplace.


David G. Smith and W. Brad Johnson, authors of Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace


Faye Penn, executive director,

04:40 PM - 04:45 PM
Closing Remarks – Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One
04:45 PM - 05:15 PM
Expo & Happy Hour