Good for Business: Making the Case for Strong Work-Life Policies

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The challenge of navigating the competing demands of work and family is an issue that impacts families across all economic levels and in every job sector. Without effective policy solutions that enable workers to fulfill their responsibilities at work and at home, too many workers are forced to make impossible choices between caring for family and ensuring their economic security. A growing number of businesses have found that strong work-life policies are essential to doing business effectively and profitably in a modern economy. Such policies are critical for businesses to retain talented workers and minimize turnover costs, as well as provide an orderly process for accommodating family and medical caregiving needs. Moreover, businesses have seen firsthand the economic benefits of strong work-life policies in terms of increasing productivity and enhancing competitiveness in an increasingly global economy.

Please join us on the 25th anniversary of the signing of the landmark Family and Medical Leave Act for a conversation with influential business leaders about the importance of strong work-life policies in creating workplaces that are responsive to the needs of all families.

Introductory Remarks:
Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress

Panelists:
Tom Nides, Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley
Angela Guy, Senior Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, L’Oréal USA
Barbara Wankoff , Executive Director, Diversity and Inclusion, KPMG

Moderated by:

Jocelyn Frye, Senior Fellow, Center For American Progress

Location

1333 H Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States

Additional information

A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.