As the demand for mental health support at work grows, leading companies are responding by forming mental health employee resource groups (ERGs). Research shows that reducing the stigma of mental health and providing support to employees--key objectives of mental health ERGs--can increase productivity, reduce missed work days and disability claims, and create an inclusive, engaged culture. Join us to learn from pioneers who have launched mental health-related groups at their companies, as well as from leaders looking at trends across industries. This webinar is a collaboration with Mind Share Partners, a nonprofit changing the culture of workplace mental health so that both employees and organizations can thrive.
• What it takes to launch a mental health ERG or sub-group.
• How to get leadership buy-in.
• Creative ways to incorporate mental health at your company.
• Keys to making mental health ERGs successful.
• Barriers or pitfalls to avoid when launching your group.
Jen Porter Anderson is the COO of Mind Share Partners, a nonprofit changing the culture of workplace mental health so that both employees and organizations can thrive. She leads Mind Share Partners' research on mental health ERGs, as well as its corporate partnerships, workshops, and advising. Previously, she held roles in executive management, social entrepreneurship, venture philanthropy, and finance. She has an MBA from Harvard and is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur, Echoing Green Fellow, and Draper Richards Kaplan Social Entrepreneur.
Meredith Arthur is a Senior Content Marketing Manager at Trulia and founder of Beautiful Voyager, a website that helps overthinkers, people pleasers, and perfectionists connect and learn from each other. She is the Site Lead for Zillow Group’s ADAPT Network (Able and Differing Abilities Partnering Together). From mental health to physical disability, from family caregiving to adaptive technologies, the ADAPT network fosters a supportive community while advocating for change.
Geralyn Giorgio has spent 20 years at Johnson & Johnson in Human Resources and currently leads Change, Communications and Training for Talent Acquisition. In April 2017, Geralyn launched and currently leads the Mental Health Diplomats, an internal employee resource group for employees living with mental illnesses and caregivers.
Geralyn holds a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University. She is a Certified Professional Coach and Recovery Coach, with a specialization in Health & Wellness. She holds multiple coaching certifications, including those in Coaching, Addiction, Food, Nutrition, and Fitness through the Addictions Academy, as well as the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and Member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is certified in Mental Health First Aid and CPR/AED/First Aid.
Margaux Joffe is an award-winning producer and Associate Director of Accessibility & Inclusion at Verizon Media, a global media company that reaches over 1 billion people around the world with brands such as Yahoo, Aol, Huffpost, Tumblr, TechCrunch, and MAKERS. In 2018, she spearheaded The Disability Collection, a landmark partnership between Verizon Media, The National Disability Leadership Alliance and Getty Images to change the representation of people with disabilities in the media. Margaux also serves as the founder and Global Lead of Verizon Media's Neurodiversity Employee Resource Group, a group dedicated to empowering “minds of all kinds,” and a first of its kind in any Fortune 500 company.
Prior to joining Verizon Media, Margaux launched an online platform for adult women with ADHD called "Kaleidoscope Society," quickly earning press coverage in Teen Vogue, Broadly and Bustle and was presented at the International Conference on ADHD.