Offering Workers Dignity, Purpose, and Fulfillment

At a time of uncertainty and stress, those qualities can mean more to employees than traditional compensation. How can employers embrace each one? How can they connect their business mission with social impact that’s important to workers–and find ways to address them in partnership with their employees?

From Day One is a Recertification Provider for SHRM and HRCI. This session is eligible for 3 credits from both organizations. The Activity IDs will be sent to attendees after the conclusion of the session.


From Day One Is Proud to Welcome Its Title Sponsor, CyberGrants


All times shown below are U.S. Eastern Time

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM - 12:20 PM
Opening Remarks: Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One, and Kaylan Clemons, Vice President of Talent Engagement, From Day One
12:20 PM - 12:25 PM
A Word From Our Title Sponsor: CyberGrants


Pete Karns, General Manager of CSR and Philanthropy, Bonterra

12:25 PM - 12:50 PM
Deploying Your Team’s Superpower to Lift Up Communities (Fireside Chat)

A CSR leader for a news-and-entertainment giant illuminates how it empowers the talent and purpose of its employees to make an impact on society–and develop leadership skills.


Jessica Clancy, SVP, Corporate Social Responsibility, NBCUniversal


Nicole Smith, Editorial Audience Director, Harvard Business Review

12:55 PM - 01:15 PM
The Importance of CSR for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

It’s no secret that employees want to work for purpose-driven companies—83% of Gen Z in the US consider a company’s purpose when deciding where to work, and 84% of millennials want their company to help them get more involved in their communities. In the era of The Great Resignation, engaging employees in your company's purpose is key for both employee engagement and retention as well as recruitment efforts. Hear from Bonterra’s (CyberGrants) leadership team as they share emerging trends for connecting CSR to your company’s DEIB efforts, aligning CSR programming to your company’s mission and values, retaining and engaging your top talent, and much more.

Terilyn Juarez Monroe, Chief People Officer, Bonterra

Pete Karns, General Manager of CSR and Philanthropy, Bonterra

01:20 PM - 02:00 PM
Activating Purpose in 3 Steps: How to Identify Needs, Build Structures, and Measure Your Progress (Panel)

Organizations benefit greatly from an intentional structure in which employees may connect their work to a sustainable sense of purpose. To build a bridge from ideas to long term-action, companies can identify opportunities for providing purpose, stand up effective structures in which employees fulfill this need, and measure the short- and long-term effects of their purpose-enhancing programs.


Janelle Meyers, chief sustainability officer, Kellogg Co.

Aileen Strickland McGee, Manager of ESG Strategy + Engagement, Steelcase

Megan Bloomer, PhD, vice president of sustainability & CSR, the Cheesecake Factory

Neil Giacobbi, government affairs, public policy and corporate social responsibility, AT&T

Linda Wilson, senior account executive, corporate solutions, Blackbaud


Lydia Dishman, senior editor, growth and engagement, Fast Company

02:05 PM - 02:25 PM
Supporting Diverse Employees With an Inclusive Financial Wellness Program (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

All employees strive to achieve financial well-being, but like many other areas of work and life, financial wellness has an inclusivity problem. Fortunately, employers have the opportunity to be part of the solution. Learn how different demographic groups experience the key areas of financial well-being, what employers can do to be more inclusive, and how Betterment can help employers be a part of the change with inclusive financial well-being options.

Harlyn Croland, Head of Business Operations and Strategy, Betterment at Work

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
Investing in Employee Well-being Pays Off (Workshop)

Amid the Great Resignation, employee engagement and loyalty are hot topics.  The solution for many companies?  Focusing on employee wellbeing.  In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore emotional and financial wellbeing along with the valuable linkage to reaching corporate business goals.

Ashley Wilson Oster, VP & Director, Marketing and Partnerships, E4E Relief

Dion Beary, Assistant Vice President of Sales, E4E Relief

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
Change & Uncertainty: Providing Critical Support in Tough Moments (Workshop)

Work as we’ve known it is evolving. In what continues to be an unprecedented and uncertain time, it can be hard to tell which way is up on any given day. One moment HR leaders are focused on retention amidst the Great Resignation, the next we’re staring down potential layoffs and downsizing. How can we continue to lead with compassion without burning out?

Sarah Sheehan, Co Founder & President, Bravely

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
Keys to Helping Workers Find Greater Fulfillment and Companies Find Greater Success (Workshop)

For years leading companies were able to attract a sufficient number and quality of job candidates while striving to be exemplary in their financial performance–but not necessarily in their ethical, environmental, and social performance. Employers of choice in the future will need to excel in all dimensions of performance and offer jobs that are good not only in terms of pay and prestige but also in helping workers find meaning beyond money in the work to which they devote so much of their time, talent and energy. Doing so, in ways we will discuss, will enable workers to find a higher level of fulfillment and companies find a higher level of success.

Joe Holt, Teaching Professor, Department of Management, University of Notre Dame

03:20 PM - 04:00 PM
How Worker Affinities Can Help Guide Corporate Culture (Panel)

As social issues evolve and workforces grow more diverse, workplace culture needs to be responsive to changing worker affinities and causes. How can organizations position themselves to adapt their culture to incorporate new needs, recognize their employees for their contributions, and maintain an ongoing understanding of what's important to their employees? And how can they act on that information in ways that align with the corporation's mission and business goals?


Christine Salerno, global head of social impact, Marsh & McLennan

Vidya Ayyr, director, social impact, Parkland Health

Ben Delk, principal DEI business partner for the Worldwide Specialist Organization, Amazon Web Services

David Bator, VP Marketing & Customer, Achievers

Elizabeth Koplan, VP Communications and Brand, Monster


Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza, journalist

04:05 PM - 04:30 PM
Why Now Is the Time to Challenge Our Assumptions (Fireside Chat)

The author of a bold manifesto asserts that the most complex challenges we face today—as individuals, businesses, and a society—require us to ask deeper questions, not seek easier answers


Seth Goldenberg, CEO, Curiosity & Co., and author of the new book, “Radical Curiosity: Questioning Commonly Held Beliefs to Imagine Flourishing Futures”


Megan Ulu-lani Boyanton, Reporter, the Denver Post

04:30 PM - 04:35 PM
A Word From Our Title Sponsor, CyberGrants


Terilyn Juarez Monroe, Chief People Officer, Bonterra

04:35 PM - 04:40 PM
Closing Remarks