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Supporting Working Parents: Family-Friendly Business Policies

Wednesday, February 28 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Virtual Event

More than two-thirds of American workers still lack access to paid leave, leaving many families with the difficult choice of paying their bills or caring for a new baby or sick family member. Lack of paid leave also strains the already overstretched childcare system as families need care soon after birth and often can’t stay home with sick children. Join us for a virtual panel discussion on Open Classroom on why paid leave is critical to create thriving families, a strong childcare system, and successful businesses, and how companies of all sizes can respond.

Register to attend: https://wustl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jQZoHeTmRA-YKRu7Zyj0Aw#/registration

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Lectures & Presentations


Brown School


Humanities & Society





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Speaker Information
  • Ellicia Lanier, Executive Director, Urban Sprouts Child Development Center and Clark-Fox Policy Institute Scholar-in-Residence
  • Lakesha Robinson, Senior Advisor on Children, Youth, & Families, City of St. Louis Mayor’s Office
  • MacKenzie Grayson, Interim Executive Director, Gateway Early Childhood Alliance
  • M’Evie Mead, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Missouri Jobs with Justice
  • Merdith Linhardt, Vice President, HR Compliance and Employee Relations, Centene Corporation
  • Stephanie Andersen, Manager, Clark-Fox Policy Institute and Panel Moderator
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