Learn how organizations can design benefits, programs, and policies to support the unique experiences of LGBTQIA+ employees.
A recent Deloitte survey found that 80 percent of employees see inclusivity in the workplace as a key criterion when choosing a job. That same survey found that “72 percent of respondents would leave or may consider leaving an organization for a more inclusive one.” Although acceptance around sexuality and identity has become more commonplace, organizations are still navigating how to properly support their employees, colleagues, and teammates who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning or queer, intersex, and asexual, as well as understand the unique challenges that LGBTQIA+ employees experience. Join Lyra for a fireside chat in honor of Pride Month as our thought leaders discuss what sexuality and identity mean in the workplace and methods organizations can implement to support LGBTQIA+ workforce mental health.
Senior Partnerships Territory Director, Lyra Health
Dr. Mike Parent, Principal Researcher, Hopelab
CEO, Fowlkes Consulting
Megan leads the team of top-tier partnership directors and their go-to-market strategy in working with the largest global employers, both commercial and public sector. Additionally, Megan is an executive sponsor of the Pride@ ERG for Lyra Health employees. Prior to joining Lyra Health in 2021, Megan led the US technology and telecom industry team within the global business group at Facebook, Inc (Meta Platforms, Inc.). In addition, Megan was a global ambassador at Facebook driving awareness of solutions for mental health, well-being and resilience for their 60k+ employees. Previous experience includes sales and marketing roles at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Bauer Media, Hoist Fitness Systems and LPL Financial Services. Megan currently resides in Weston, Connecticut with her husband, two kids and two dogs.
Dr. Mike Parent is a licensed and board-certified psychologist. He completed his PhD at the University of Florida and has been core faculty at the Texas Tech University Department of Psychological Sciences and University of Texas at Austin Department of Educational Psychology. He has an active program of research, having published over 90 peer-reviewed works.