2021 Trends Forecast: Workplace Mental Health in the Financial Industry

What You’ll Learn in this On-Demand Replay

In 2020, a growing number of financial services employers shifted policies and company cultures to respond to their workforces’ urgent mental health needs amid the global pandemic. With already-rising rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide in the industry exacerbated by COVID-19, employee mental health will continue to play a pivotal role in financial firms’ HR and benefits strategy in the year ahead.

In this webinar,  Lyra’s Clinical Director Joe Grasso, PhD, and Saydeah Howard, Chief Talent Officer at IVP share expert insights into trends they expect will shape the finance services industry around mental health at work in 2021, and actionable tips to implement them in your organization.

In this webinar replay, the speakers covers trends that speak to:

  • The shift the financial services industry is seeing toward comprehensive benefits that address the full spectrum of mental health needs
  • Company leadership on mental health awareness and de-stigmatization of wellness
  • The mental health needs of workforce subpopulations, including parents, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ employees
  • Wider adoption of value-based mental health benefits with accountability around patient outcomes

Featured Speakers

Darci Dunn CHRS GPHR

National Director Employee Benefits and Wellness, Prospect Medical Holdings

Sean Woodroffe

Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, TIAA

Darin Aldrich

Sr. Director, Total Rewards, Kellogg Company

Featured Speakers

Joe Grasso

Joe Grasso, PhD, Clinical Director, Partnerships, Lyra Health

Saydeah Howard

Chief Talent Offier, IVP


Joe Grasso PhD

Clinical Director, Lyra Health

About the Speakers

Saydeah Howard

Saydeah is responsible for advising the firm’s portfolio companies on human capital issues including executive search strategy, leadership, and talent development. Ms. Howard brings extensive human resources and recruiting experience to IVP. Prior to joining IVP, Saydeah served as Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development at LeapFrog Enterprises. With global human resources responsibility, Saydeah successfully implemented a new performance management approach, employee recognition program, and rebuilt the recruiting department. Saydeah received a B.A. in History from Stanford University and a Master's in Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco. 

Joe Grasso

Joe Grasso, PhD, is Clinical Director of Partnerships at Lyra and a licensed clinical psychologist. He specializes in mixed-methods research and evaluation, health care quality improvement and implementation science, and program development.