The Future of Work is Family-Friendly: Strategies to Support Working Parents

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June 29 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Access to affordable, quality child care allows parents to work, prepares our future workforce for success, and helps grow business. Yet Washington businesses lost over $6.5 billion annually in direct and opportunity costs due to employee child care issues. Child care is not just a family issue, it is a community, business, and workforce issue.

Employers can strengthen their business by  supporting the child care needs of their employees. Family-friendly policies and employer-supported child care are powerful tools to foster employee loyalty, improve retention, attract top talent, and enable employees to be more engaged in their work.

Join us on June 29 from 10-12pm to learn about the varied ways businesses of all sizes can support the child care needs of their working parents.  

During this workshop, you will learn about:

  • The positive impact of employer-supported child care and family-friendly policies
  • Tangible ways that businesses can support working parents
  • The experiences of Washington business leaders with family-friendly policies
  • The technical assistance supports that state agencies can offer to employers

We will also facilitate small group discussions to learn more about the support and assistance you would need in order to implement family-friendly policies.

When: June 29, 2022 from 10-12am PT

Who Should Attend:

  • Business Leaders (of all sizes)
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Human Resources Directors


  • The Business Case for Employer Supported Child Care, Amy Anderson, Association of Washington Business (AWB)
  • Ways Employers Can Support Working Parents, Nicole Rose, WA State Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF)

Panel of Innovative Business Leaders:

  • Jasmine Donovan, President and CFO, Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants
  • Molly Moon Neitzel, Founder and CEO, Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream
  • Management Team Representative, Bank of America

Employer Roadmap: Child Care Solutions for Working Parents, Aaron Merchen, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Roundtable Discussion with Business Leaders