Virtual Think Tank Series
Supporting Employees During a Pandemic
Thursday, September 17, 2020 • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT)
From childcare shortages and virtual schooling to entirely new workspaces and routines, the pandemic has ratcheted up the challenges faced by your employees, putting well-being and productivity at ever-greater risk. Unaddressed, these challenges threaten careers and business continuity.
Join your HR executive peers for this interactive Think Tank session to gain insight and share knowledge around the roadblocks you face in supporting your employees, the solutions implemented, and next steps considered. Topics of discussion will include:
- Preventing employee burnout and preserving well-being
- Supporting caregivers who are at home or need to return to the office
- Adapting corporate culture and employee communication
Frances Brooks Taplett is the chief people officer at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. She leads the Human Resources team with an empathetic approach, and is focused on developing strategies built on metrics, accountability and enabling the best science.
Taplett spent 12 years as an HR executive and consulting partner at Boston Consulting Group, advising major companies including life science, energy and engineering companies, non-profit organizations, and education institutions. In that role, she leveraged qualitative and quantitative data to increase employee engagement and improve diversity and inclusion efforts.
Taplett holds a B.A. in economics from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. She has published numerous articles about policy and culture, including around diversity and inclusion — particularly, management’s role in D&I.
Stephanie Rose is the Vice President of Global Enterprise Accounts for Bright Horizons. She and her team help organizations define and implement dependent care strategies that remove obstacles and allow employees to bring their best selves to work.
Stephanie brings more than twenty years of sales and account management experience to the role and has led dozens of successful projects for leading organizations including PepsiCo, American Express, Comcast/NBCU, and Toyota. She is an expert in designing benefit and well-being programs that meet the strategic cultural and performance goals of large, complex organizations.
Stephanie holds bachelors and master’s degrees from Northeastern University. She is also the proud mother of two children who are both graduates Bright Horizons centers and beneficiaries of Bright Horizons College Coach.