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August 18, 19, & 20

Soutiens & WMC Public Health Consulting present a 3-day virtual summit

"Unsustainable." - a working parent's definition of life right now. 

One thing is clear: we need new solutions that work for both parents and the companies that value them. 


As a leader, a culture changer, or a supporter of parents in your company, you have an opportunity to make things better, you have an opportunity to bridge the gap.


Join us for a 3-day virtual summit, August 18-20, as we bring you conversations with progressive thinkers, outside-of-the-box problem solvers, and status-quo challengers about catalyzing change for working parents.

We are in this together, and together we will reimagine a new way forward.

Save your seat now!

  • Day 1: A Model for Creating Change: Lessons from DEI, ERGs, and Other Culture Changers

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General Admission - $99

     Participate live and replay all content

     on-demand until August 24, 2020.

Evergreen Admission - $149

     Participate live and have unlimited

     replay access to all content for 1 year!

Buy your ticket now!

Bridging the Gap is a combination of live and prerecorded events, breakout sessions and roundtable discussions, presentations, and interactive forums.


Participate live or take it all in at your own speed at a later date. Bridging the Gap has something for everyone!

  • Roundtable discussion for parent-focused Employee Resource Groups, featuring ERG leaders from Akamai, athenaHealth, Toast, and SimpliSafe. Your questions and comments are welcome!

  • Interactive Power Hour - a quick-hitting networking & brainstorming event where you'll engage in conversations designed to build connections with other attendees, explore relevant topics, and gain actionable strategies you can implement right away!

  • Daily Q&A events with speakers from that day's breakout sessions.

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Don't miss a single event! 

Event details & descriptions

Too much to take in all at once?

Register for Evergreen Access

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Innovation Lounge includes:

     An Innovative Approach to Supporting Parents in the Workplace

          Jennifer Gillette, The Loved Child

     Inclusive Benefits Design

          Liz Spath, Mercer

     The US Childcare Crisis: Employer's Opportunity to Show Up for Working Parents

          Pedro Silva, Arvorie

     Fireside Chat: Solving the Childcare Crisis

          Priya Amin & Marni Pastor, Flexable

     Stories from the Field: Parenting During COVID-19

          Rebecca Michelson, Unversity of Washington

and more!


Frequently Asked Questions

I can't attend the live events; will there be a replay?


Yes! Live events will be recorded and shared for you to catch (or watch again!) later. As a General Admission ticket holder, you'll have access to all replays until Monday, August 24th.


Not enough time to catch your favorite speakers? Consider our Evergreen Admission package for unlimited access to all replays for 1 year.


Check your email for details on both replays and ticket upgrades.


I don't view myself as a culture changer. Should I still attend?


Yes! We've seen it time and time again - sometimes it only takes one person to make a difference for parents within an organization. If you see the challenges working parents face in the workplace, if you want to learn more about outside-the-box solutions, if you're ready to listen, learn, and participate in the conversation, this summit is for you!


How do I get in touch with your presenters?


Each evening we'll be holding a live Q&A session with that day's presenters. We welcome you to join in the conversation!


Additionally, you'll receive contact information and details for each speaker. We encourage you to reach out and make connections.


I have questions. Whom can I contact?


We'd love to hear from you! Please contact us!


About the Organizers

Amanda Hemm and Sarah Douglas from Soutiens and Liz Simpler from WMC Public Health Consulting have joined forces to bring you Bridging the Gap: Reimagining Parental Support and Wellness for Businesses.

We believe the health and wellness of working parents matter to individual families, companies, and society.

We believe responsible businesses should have a vested interest and a responsibility in providing support to the working parents in their organization.

We believe that now is the perfect time to elevate change that supports working parents.

Learn more about Soutiens and WMC Public Health Consulting.

Amanda Hemm


Liz Simpler

WMC Public Health Consulting

Sarah Douglas


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