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    Collaboration and action can make this cultural movement a positive turning point for us all see more

    Author: Erin Skillen
    Source: DouglasMagazine.com

    The Power of #MeToo

    Collaboration and action can make this cultural movement a positive turning point for us all

    I’ve been an entrepreneur for much of my career, first as a producer/co-owner of an independent TV production company and then as a tech- startup founder.

    Most of the companies I have joined or founded were female-led businesses in male-dominated industries. I’m used to being the only woman in a group of men in a variety of professional contexts. I have learned to navigate those spaces and be comfortable within them while being conscious of having to keep myself safe.

    I’ve faced my share of obnoxious moments in my career. Having a former mentor greet me at a professional event by loudly telling me how sexy I looked, and then asking everyone around us if they agreed with him. Meeting with an investor who had requested to learn more about my company, only to have him ask if I could host an open house for his condo because I had “the right look.” And even having someone offer to fund my career early on if I left my partner at the time and became his girlfriend instead.

    These are pretty minor infractions compared to what other women have dealt with. I was never in danger. But the fact that these things happen regularly, that there is an accumulation of these inappropriate moments, is both infuriating and exhausting.

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    Source: FamilySparks.com

    FamilySparks provides unique impact-focused Employee Assistance Program

    We’re living in a complex time filled with uncertainty about what’s next and how to manage it. Within this, employees are often struggling to juggle multiple challenges with family, career, finances and their own mental wellness. Stress and mental health issues don’t just affect your team members and their families – they affect your business. Whether it manifests in sick days, low engagement or declining productivity, your team’s mental wellness impacts your bottom line.

    To empower employers, employees and their families to overcome these challenges, FamilySparks provides a unique impact-focused Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that is run by licensed clinicians with practical expertise in the field of psychology, including child & family counseling, mental illness, addictions and trauma. Our EAP includes:

    • Excellent clinical support led by Dr. Jillian Roberts
    • In-person, video and phone counseling
    • Lunch & Learns and webinars
    • Career assessments
    • Addiction and substance use counseling
    • Crisis support for Executives
    • Rich mental health resources & activities
    • Online parenting courses
    • Legal, financial and wellness advice

    Our counselors are able to provide therapy in a variety of areas, including:

    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Marriage & Relationships
    • Parenting
    • Addiction
    • ADHD
    • Separation & Divorce
    • Child & Teen counseling
    • Trauma
    • Grief & Loss
    • Aging Parents
    • LGTBQ+

    … and many more areas of support.

    We’re confident that our impact-focused EAP will be a valuable HR tool to assist you in retaining – and yielding the best work from – the incredible team members you have already, as well as attracting new talent who seek a corporate culture that values them and their mental health.

    To learn more about how our experienced clinicians can positively impact your company, please call 250-514-3506 or email now.