A Manager's Guide to Supporting Caregivers Through the Holidays with Heather Ainsworth - Professional BusinessWomen of California

A Manager’s Guide to Supporting Caregivers Through the Holidays with Heather Ainsworth

December 3, 2020 - 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Thursday, December 3rd at 10:00 AM Pacific Time


You may not realize that during the holidays, many employees will navigate a new realization that their aging parents or loved ones need more support in the new year. Families come together and see that their parent needs additional support living at home, moving to a new community, or one parent is having challenges meeting the level of care their partner needs. 


In fact, January 2nd is a peak day for online searches to find senior care resources.  On their first day back at work, employees’ hearts and minds are still focused on how to get their loved ones the help they need. 


Managers and HR leaders can take simple steps to support their colleagues—just like organizations honor and support new parents, we need to honor and support new family caregivers too. December and January are prime months when they need it, and AARP has what you need to do it.


Join us to learn about why the holidays are a peak time of stress for working family caregivers—and how you can be a source of support. You’ll discover:
• Practical resources to help employees anticipate and prepare for their new caregiving role
• Free tools to help managers empower the caregivers on their teams
• Ongoing access to the full suite of free resources for employers and employees from AARP Family Caregiving
• How to sign up to host a Prepare to Care webinar for your employees (Pro tip: schedule it for January 2nd to be there for your team when they need it most!)


This webinar is free and will be recorded. 

Speaker Information

HEATHER AINSWORTH is an adviser to AARP and CEO of Workable Concept, a consultancy that advises employers on affordable ways to support all employees with caregiving responsibilities. She has been on the frontlines of building caregiver-friendly workplaces for over 20 years.


Heather created the Client Services team for the nation’s largest child care operator, designing benefit solutions for Fortune 1000 employers. She then managed AuPairCare to become one of the largest au pair agencies in the U.S. To pursue her passion for the intersection of caregiving and gender equity in the workplace, she served as Chief Operating Officer of The Representation Project. During her tenure, the organization worked with a wide range of employers including Harry’s, Unilever, StubHub, Spotify, AT&T and Ellevate Network. Heather has advised a wide variety of clients, including AARP, Cambridge Education Group, and Bay Area Discovery Museum. She also serves as Advisor for Kinside, a child care benefits company, and on the Advisory Body of Build Up!, an initiative of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and San Mateo County to increase the supply of affordable, quality childcare in Silicon Valley.


She holds an AB from Duke University, an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and has trained as a caregiver coach with the Gottman Institute.