EMERGE Workplace 2022


Wednesday, March 30
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CT

11:00 AM – 11:05 AM CT
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Matt Bahl, Vice President, Head of Workplace Market Development, Financial Health Network

11:05 AM – 11:35 AM CT
Building Equitable Workforces

As workers and the public call on employers to create more equitable workforces, HR leaders are increasingly using benefits and rewards programs as levers to close financial health gaps among their workers. Learn strategies, tools, and techniques for using benefits and rewards programs to increase financial wellness for your whole workforce.

Felicia Cheng, Director – Global Wellbeing & Life Stages Benefits, Salesforce
Sarah Keh, Vice President, Inclusive Solutions, Prudential Financial
Moderator: Ashley Marchand Orme, Director, Corporate Equity, JUST Capital

11:35 AM – 12:00 PM CT
Living Wages: A Tool for Financial Health

Wages are rising rapidly as the economy rebounds and companies struggle to fill open positions. Yet how can employers be confident these higher wages are actually sufficient for their workers to make ends meet? This panel will explore what it means to pay wages that support workers’ financial health and how companies can evaluate whether their wages are meeting workers’ needs.

Debra Cimino, Director-Compensation, Verizon
Michelle Murray, Chief Executive Officer, Living Wage For US
Moderator: Sarah Kalloch, Executive Director, Good Jobs Institute

12:00 PM – 12:25 PM CT
Building Savings for Frontline Workers

BlackRock’s Emergency Savings Initiative (ESI) has been implementing savings interventions with major employers and workplace platforms since 2019. In this session, hear from experts and partners at ESI about successful approaches and lessons learned through helping frontline workers build savings.

Quantis Hall, Global Retirement Strategy Manager, UPS
Moderator: Brian Gilmore, Director, Commonwealth

12:25 PM – 12:55 PM CT
Frontline Worker Perspectives

What do frontline workers really want from their benefits? Hear directly from three workers with experience in service industry jobs, online platform work, and frontline roles in financial services. Hear perspectives on the financial challenges these workers face, and solutions they need to achieve better financial health outcomes. This candid conversation will present an important opportunity to learn what matters most to this essential part of your workforce, and empower your organization to build benefits programs that drive satisfaction and loyalty.

Cyndi, Civil Servant
, Delivery Driver
, Financial Services
Moderator: Eric Espinoza, Director of Research and Advocacy, Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners

12:55 PM – 1:00 PM CT
Closing Remarks

Matt Bahl, Vice President, Head of Workplace Market Development, Financial Health Network
Beth Brockland, Vice President, Workplace Solutions, Financial Health Network