Podcast Ep. 114: Worker Equity: How Employers Can Protect The Reproductive Health of Their Whole Workforce 

Mar 22, 2023

There is a compelling body of data that shows how limited access to reproductive health services will harm America’s workforce and negatively impact US companies. Limits on reproductive health access also disproportionately harms marginalized communities and is therefore a worker equity issue.

Join us for a deep-dive workshop on how employers can best protect the reproductive health access of their workforce with seven key benefits. Using Gender IDEAL’s Pro Repro Playbook, we’ll dig into the why and how to provide these benefits, reviewing a cost/benefit calculator, the process for adding benefits, and specific platforms that have developed products to support employers’ ability to safely and confidentially provide these benefits.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding the business case why organizations should protect workers’ reproductive health access and why it is an equity issue.
  • The seven benefits that are critical to protecting worker reproductive health and safety.
  • How to price the costs and benefits of the seven benefits, and specific tools that exist to help employers provide these benefits to their workforce.

Flory Wilson, Founder and CEO of Gender IDEAL Inc.

Flory is the founder and CEO of Gender IDEAL, a non-profit focused on creating gender equitable workplaces through data driven performance insights and recommended actions. She has more than 15 years of experience creating equitable and sustainable organizations around the globe. Flory’s passion is using data and real-world examples to inspire and create change in business norms that provide tangible benefit to key stakeholders – from employees, to the environment and consumers – by activating business leadership, ownership and investors.

Flory authored the Pro Repro Playbook, a guide for employers and employees to advocate for reproductive health protection with the fall of Roe v. Wade. This resource gives detailed information on how employers can protect repro health access for all workers (not just those on a benefits plan) while ensuring privacy for all workers.

Previously, Flory spent ten years at B Lab, the non-profit behind the B Corporation movement. She launched multiple programs designed to engage businesses on impact management and improvement, leveraging a best-in-class sustainably framework – the B Impact Assessment — with a range of investors, corporations and public-private partnerships. Flory led B Lab’s capital markets work by launching GIIRS, the first impact rating tool for private equity funds, in 2011 and eventually growing product adoption to more than 75 leading impact investing funds and asset owners around the globe. This work helped B Lab raise more than $20 million in philanthropy over the 10 years she was at B Lab.

From 2005 to 2010, Flory was a Senior International Economist in the Office of Investment Policy at the OPIC (now the Development Finance Corporation) in Washington, D.C. She holds a M.A. in international relations from Johns Hopkins Nitze School for Advanced International Standards (SAIS) and graduated cum laude from Colgate University.

Flory lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two children.

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