Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
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Ami Nagle 
Economic Opportunity Funders 

Employment, Paid Leave and Portable Benefits: Meeting the Needs of Non-Standard Workers 

As employment and workplaces evolve, so too must social supports for workers.  Benefits tied to the workplace that are only available to certain kinds of workers are becoming less relevant as more corporations are shirking these responsibilities through misclassifying their workers. This evolution is a challenge, and while the misclassification of workers needs to be addressed, advocates and funders are also considering new social supports for work to meet these new arrangements within the workforce. 

Join this webinar to hear from guest speakers about portable benefits and paid leave policies that meet the needs of non-standard workers well as a campaign to build better supports for workers in Massachusetts and other states (1:00 -2:00pm eastern). Participants will also have the opportunity to share and hear from funder colleagues about their own experiences, challenges and learnings during the funder strategy portion of the call (2:00-2:30pm eastern). 


  • Sherry Leiwant, Co-Founder & Co-President, A Better Balance
  • Neha Mahajan, Organizing Director, Family Values @ Work
  • Libby Reder, Senior Fellow, Future of Work Initiative, Aspen Institute
  • Anna Wadia, Senior Program Officer, Future of Work(ers), Ford Foundation

Related Resources:

Designing Portable Benefits: A Resource Guide for Policymakers, By Libby Redder, Shelley Steward & Natalie Foster, The Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative, June 6, 2019.   

Constructing 21st Century Rights for a Changing Workforce: A Policy Brief Series, By Molly Weston Williamson, Sherry Leiwant, and Julie Kashen, A Better Balance, Re-Issued February 2019.

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 This webinar is offered free of charge and is for funders and philanthropic advisors only.