Live, Virtual ERG Development Session: ERGs and Caregiving

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The Cross-Industry ERG Development Sessions are virtual events of Elevate’s ERG Economy that share best practices and new, innovative tools.

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The Cross-Industry ERG Development Sessions are virtual events of Elevate’s ERG Economy that share best practices and new, innovative tools. These sessions convene ERG leaders, champions, and sponsors, as well as diversity advocates from major organizations. The Cross-Industry ERG Development Sessions are invitation-only events that offer a dynamic platform to drive ERG strategy and growth.


Friday, Oct 1, 2021, 10:30am-11:30am (Pacific)

ERGs and Caregiving

Did you know that 73% of the workforce have caregiving responsibilities? The experiences of caregivers can contribute to the workforce significantly. How can you leverage this majority population's competencies and skills to develop your ERGs and leadership skills? This unique session presents insights to envision and implement new strategies for your ERGs and organizations with multiple models and practical tools. Attendees will receive a digital copy of "The Caregiving ERG Toolkit."



Heather Ainsworth

Advisor, AARP

CEO, Workable Concept

Heather Ainsworth is CEO and Founder of Workable Concept and an Advisor at AARP. She consults with employers to create workplaces that support all caregivers, coaches, employees to develop strategies to thrive at work and home, and advises business and social sector leaders who create the products that make it all possible.

Heather has been on the front lines of building caregiver-friendly workplaces for 20 years, working with clients from Fortune 100 to start-ups. She has built some of the largest child care businesses in the U.S, including KinderCare and AuPairCare, co-founded an education company, and advises both start-ups and nonprofits in the caregiving space. Heather is an author and frequent speaker on issues related to caregiving and work. She’s a graduate of Duke University and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and trained as a caregiving coach with the Gottman Institute. She’s also an official member of the Sandwich Generation.

Tricia Sandiego

Senior Advisor, Caregiving & Health Team, AARP

Tricia Sandiego is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) experienced in health communication and promotion and public health research and practice. Her current work focuses on strategy for educating the 50+ and their families on caregiving and healthcare through programs, online tools and resources. She serves as a spokesperson on caregiving topics for multicultural Asian American Pacific Islander outreach and live events like webinars and teletown halls. Tricia leads caregiving employer outreach work for AARP, equipping employers with practical tips, guidance, and free resources on how to offer supports for working family caregivers.

Prior to joining AARP, she held positions working at the National Cancer Institute and on Federal contracts for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health. She has a background in health disparities and behavioral health. She holds an MHS in public health from Johns Hopkins University, a BA and post-graduate certificate in Healthcare Management from McGill University, and is PMP certified by the Project Management Institute.

Bob Stephen

Vice President, Caregiving and Health Programs, AARP

Lead for Family Caregiving, AARP

Bob Stephen is AARP’s Vice President, Caregiving and Health Programs and serves as AARP’s Lead for Family Caregiving. In these roles, he leads the strategy and execution of AARP’s enterprise-wide efforts to help 50 plus Americans live independently at home, while supporting the family caregivers who so often make this possible and manages community program development related to health and caregiving.

Prior to joining AARP six years ago, Bob spent over two decades in strategy development and management consulting where he worked with rural communities and healthcare organizations to develop and implement community health strategies. He has a BA from the University of Iowa and an MBA in Strategy and Finance from the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business.


Note: The sessions will be conducted virtually online with screen sharing so please plan on logging in via computer to make the most of the session—thank you!


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