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Heart to Heart: Caregiving, Women and the Impact on Gender Equity

September 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us LIVE on Facebook for an insightful and actionable conversation about how we can better address caregiving challenges for women in the workplace with experts: Fern Pessin, Denise Cooper, Janette Dunlap, DNP, APRN, BC, and Apoorva Chintala.

We’ll be discussing:

  • The best ways to prepare to become a caregiver
  • Practical resources to put in place for employees that are caregivers
  • Biases that often goes unaddressed towards working people at all levels that are taking care of aging loved ones and ways to address it

According to AARP research, approximately 41.8 million (16.8%) people in the U.S. are caregivers to people 50+ in their lives. That is up from 34.2 million (14.3%).

Every organization has a growing number of employees that are caregivers. Employees caring for aging loved ones without the proper support from employers and co-workers can find caregiving responsibilities overwhelming. It impacts their health, burnout rates and turnover rates. Since women continue to shoulder the majority of caregiving responsibilities, women experience bias and are being penalized in the workplace. And while caregiving is predominantly a female issue, these same issues apply to men who take on the role of primary caregiver.

About Our Panelists:

Apoorva Chintala is a co-founder and President of Clocr Inc., the industry’s first, patent-pending, all-in-one “Estate Planning and Disbursement Platform” for online accounts and digital assets. She is from Austin, TX and is a junior at the University of Texas at Austin studying Management Information Systems and Economics. Apoorva is passionate about using technology to empower society to creatively and effectively solve age-old problems.

Denise Cooper is an Executive Trainer, Speaker, Podcast Host, Author and HR Coach. After earning a Masters of Business Administration degree from Washington University, Denise spent over 25 years running various Human Resources functions or departments at corporations such as People’s Energy, Lending Tree, Budget Car Rental, Gap Inc. and Monsanto before starting her own company in 2007.  As the CEO of Remarkable Leadership Lessons, Denise has since worked with C-suite executives, department heads, or transitioning individuals to develop practical, specific and tactical leadership skills and behaviors that unblock their personal success, all with an eye to achieving very quantifiable improvements in performance. 

Janette Dunlap, DNP, APRN, BC  is a board certified advanced registered nurse practitioner with a focus in family practice with over 28 years of experience. She has spent the bulk of her career working in health settings of underserved populations. She created a transformational program to integrate technology into clinical practice and is currently implementing it within the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health Systems based in Jacksonville, where she meets with patients and their caregivers on a daily basis. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Kent State University, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Akron, a Post-Master’s Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Massachusetts and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Jacksonville University. 

Fern Pessin is an Author, Ghost Writer, and Caregiver Advocate. She speaks and leads workshops for communities, corporations, non-profits, and groups that work with caregivers. Helping adults care for aging parents through phone, web and in-person support. After accumulating this arsenal of knowledge, she decided to share it with the other 34 million adult children caring for their parents in this country, so she wrote I’ll Be Right There, A Guidebook for Adults Caring for Their Aging Parents. Her goal was to remove the overwhelm that she felt when she assumed the caregiving role and to support other families in their caregiving journey; to help people know what they didn’t know they needed to know when they found themselves in the role of helping a parent.


September 17
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm