May 25 - The Pandemic’s Impact on Women: Solutions for Supporting Women in the Workplace

TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2021
10:00 a.m. - Noon PT 

Virtual HR Round Table
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The burdens of the pandemic have undoubtedly impacted everyone’s lives. But women, particularly working mothers and women of color, have experienced some of the most impactful adversities. Join Emily Litzinger, Bernadette Jones, and Stacey Delo to explore this national emergency and offer solutions to curb the negative impact and work towards a more equitable workplace.

-Learn practical strategies to use in their organization to support female employees during the pandemic and beyond;
-Explore how to plan for a post-pandemic world in relation to gender and minority equity, including pay equity and diversity and inclusion challenges; and
-Walk away with solutions to implement in their organization to recognize and address unconscious bias, recruit and retain female employees, and nurture a culture in which women have equal opportunity to achieve their potential over the long term.

PDCs: 1.75 (Business Acumen, Leadership & Navigation, Relationship Management)
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Non-member: $30

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Stacey Delo is CEO of Après, which acquired her website, Maybrooks, in 2017, with a passion for making work work for women. Stacey spent eight years as a journalist with the Wall Street Journal, where she was the host of Digits, a live video program about technology, before founding her own business focused on flexibility in the workplace. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children.


Bernadette Jones, SHRM-SCP, is the CEO of Visionova HR Consulting and Training. She is an engaging speaker and trainer who has facilitated workshops since 2012 on "Culture-Reset," Igniting Intentionally Inclusive Workplace Cultures™ and her signature training, Respect in the Workplace Starts With Me™ nationwide.

Over 20 years of experience has yielded Bernadette an appreciation and knowledge of what's needed in productive, engaging organizations. She has distilled her keen understanding into an HR approach with her "Culture-First" recommendations that improve productivity and employee engagement.

Bernadette holds multiple certifications in human resource management and is a Certified Train-the-Trainer.


Emily Litzinger is a trusted advisor at Fisher Phillips who guides employers through the intricacies of the ever-changing landscape of employment law. Emily’s experience as a litigator helps her anticipate potentially troublesome situations that can arise in the employment context. She regularly works with employers to develop preventative strategies to ensure compliance with employment laws and ultimately avoid the burdens associated with costly litigation.

Emily has been litigating workplace conflicts over the past ten years and has successfully defended large and small businesses in complex litigation in a wide-range of employment issues including non-competition, breach of contract, FMLA/ADA, sexual harassment and retaliation.

Emily is also an effective negotiator with an astute business acumen. Understanding the impact of litigation and continued costs is key to a favorable resolution; and Emily works closely with her clients to enable them to make an informed business decision.

Emily’s recent work and career highlights include:

Emily was honored with the “Supplier of the Year Award” for the Kentucky Restaurant Association and selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the organization in 2020.
Emily successfully enforced a complex non-competition agreement and brokered a quick and effective resolution.

Emily argued a complex breach of contract case before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Emily obtained a favorable judgment for her client at a trial with an independent contractor misclassification lawsuit against the United States Department of Labor.
Emily conducted a company-wide series of 12 interactive harassment and discrimination trainings for a large multinational company.

Emily was included in “20 People to Know: Law” by the Louisville Business Journal.
Emily has been selected as a Kentucky Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2016 through 2020.
A foodie at heart, Emily has a special interest in serving clients in the restaurant and hospitality industry and serves as on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Restaurant Association.

Emily has written for The American Lawyer, Louisville Business First, Kentucky Restaurant Journal, TLNT, Fast Causal, Recruiter and has been quoted in Law360. She is a frequent speaker and author on topics including workplace harassment and discrimination prevention, conducting effective internal investigations and wage and hour practices such as tip pooling.

As a mother of three energetic young daughters, Emily is passionate about the advancement of women in both the legal profession and the workplace. Emily spends her time away from work chasing her girls, cycling, practicing yoga and dining at the latest local restaurant with her husband.

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