2017 Tools & Tactics Webinar: Paid Family and Medical Leave for the 21st Century Workforce

DMECTools & Tactics, Webinars

Thursday, November 9

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

As the U.S. debate over paid family and medical leave accelerates, Panorama, the action tank behind The Paid Leave Project, offers a different conversation. There is a strong business case for paid leave. Progressive companies who address the needs of the 21st century workforce are reaping the rewards.

Join us for this interactive webinar which will address the changing dynamics of today’s family and define paid family and medical leave and why it will be important to your workforce.

During this listen and learn session, audience participants will share lessons learned as they have developed and implemented company leave policies. In addition, you will be taken through a high-level guided tour of the The Paid Leave Playbook. Discover tools and resources, including industry benchmarking and a labor cost calculator, available in the playbook to help you implement paid family and medical leave at your company.

This webinar will be 90 minutes to accommodate additional Q&A.

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. Log in to your DMEC account prior to registering to receive member pricing.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover how to build the business case for employer-sponsored paid leave.
  • Gain access to powerful online tools, including a comprehensive playbook, to help you assess, design, and implement paid leave benefits for your employees.
  • Explore lessons learned in a lively interactive discussion.
  • Acquire insight into how Nestle has implemented their program and how they report on metrics.


Angela Romei,  Director, Paid Leave, Panorama

Angela Romei is a global advocacy strategist who helps corporations develop and implement programs that benefit people, business and the economy. She is a passionate advocate for equality in all aspects of our culture. For more than 20 years Angela created and executed global marketing, thought leadership and employment brand campaigns for large corporations, including Microsoft, Accenture and Avanade. She led executive communications for CEOs, CIOs, CTOs and human resources leaders, helping companies accelerate growth, rebrand and expand business. As a management consultant, she has navigated the complexities of acquisitions and geographic expansions through thoughtful and deliberate change management and communications.

Anna SteffeneyAnna Steffeney, Founder and CEO, LeaveLogic

Anna is a passionate entrepreneur who is focused on improving the experience and lives for working families. A recognized thought leader in parental leave policies, she is profiled in television and print media. Most recently, Anna gave a TEDx talk discussing the role technology plays in making family leave normal in the workplace. Anna was honored to attend the White House Summit on Working Families representing one of the few technology solutions focused on the issue of normalizing leave in the workplace.


Veronica ScalzoVeronica Scalzo, Manager of Benefits Strategy and Excellence, Nestlé USA

Veronica Scalzo is on a mission to help companies evaluate benefits holistically, thinking outside the box on ROI. Currently leading benefits strategy for Nestlé USA, Veronica has a unique 20-year background that spans management consulting, financial analysis, and employee services. While at Nestlé, she led development and analysis of the business case for Nestlé’s progressive parental leave approach. Veronica has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Pepperdine.




This session qualifies for 1 CPDM CEU. To earn CEU credit:

  • You must attend for the full hour. Following the webinar and once attendance has been confirmed, you will receive an email with CEU reporting information.
  • You must register for the webinar individually. Group participation does not qualify.

Registration Fees

Registration Fees
DMEC members Free
Nonmembers $29.99

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