On this episode Blessing and Andrea deep dive into the effects of a terrible work environment on the mental health of employees, how important it is for the workplace to be inclusive and how beneficial it is for employers to create a workforce that is intentional about retaining working mothers and caters to the needs of parents. They are joined by Sherrie Nguyen - Senior Manager, Product Marketing at Indeed & Stacy Peters - Manager of Learning Operations at Indeed who chat with them about the programmes and policies that indeed has in place to make sure that they create a workplace that promotes mental health, reduces burnout and absenteeism, increases productivity and provides adequate benefits for Indeedians and the global workforce Indeed caters to.
Sherrie Nguyen is a long-time Austinite, wife to her high school sweetheart Andy, and mother to 5-year-old Amaya. Originally from Houston, TX, Sherrie is the proud daughter of Vietnamese immigrants and first in her family to graduate college. She is an activist for working parents and caregivers, and she’s on a mission to re-imagine a world of work centered on care. Sherrie has worked in tech for over a decade and is currently employed with Indeed as a Product Marketer and also Founder and Co-Chair of the Parents & Caregivers Inclusion Resource Group. She is the recipient of the 2021 Austin Under 40 Award for Technology. Sherrie mentors with the Young Women’s Alliance and Breakthrough of Central Texas. Her happy place is swimming at Barton Springs or skateboarding. In her downtime, you can find her devouring a book or sharing deep belly laughs with her family.
Stacy Peters is a Manager of Learning Operations at Indeed. Her role leads a Learning Operations group that drives effective learning experiences. They partner with Learning and Development teams to deliver learner-centered communication, innovative technology solutions and processes to help Indeedians learn and grow. Additionally, Stacy is the Co-Chair of Indeed’s Black Inclusion Group (BIG), Americas Region. Their mission is to foster an environment of growth and belonging for members of the African Diaspora and allies to promote a diverse and inclusive work culture and support business objectives. Stacy is also doing the single-mom life with her brave, intelligent and beautiful 13-year old. They both enjoy roller skating, good music, and tasty Trinidadian dishes! Sometimes, you can find Stacy on stage sharing one of her life-long passions - singing.
This podcast is in partnership with Indeed, the world’s number one job site, a company committed to helping women find better work. Visit www.indeed.com/betterwork and join us as we #LevelUpWithIndeed.
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