The Path Forward:
Return to Work Program for Tech Companies

As shelter-in-place orders are lifted, you’ll need to consider when and how to move forward in a way that ensures the health and safety of both your employees and your business. 

This webinar series, in support of Sequoia’s RTW program, brings together some of the best business, legal, and medical experts, as well as the tools and Sequoia resources to help guide you on the path forward.

Upcoming Sessions

Extended WFH Part 2: Working Parents, Mental Health, and Company Culture

Thursday, August 6th, 2020
11:00 am PT 

As some companies announce the extension of their work from home plans far into 2021, HR and People leaders are now quickly adjusting to the needs of their employees in this new, distributed environment.

Topics we’ll cover include:

  • Support for working parents juggling childcare and remote learning
  • Approaches to mental health support and training for managers, employees, and families
  • Methods for creating an inclusive and supportive company culture  

Past Session Recordings

Extended WFH: Policy, People, and Problem Solving

The experts from Wilson Sonsini, Roblox, and Sequoia Consulting Group unpack the latest challenges facing Legal and HR leadership teams working through the extended COVID protection measures and the slowed pace of reopening.

    Kaleana QuibellWellbeing Director at Sequoia Consulting Group
    Kimball Parker, CEO at SixFifty
    Mark Reinstra, General Counsel at Roblox

    Marina Tsatalis
    , Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

    Sequoia Tech Program: Adding a Smart Healthcare and Wellbeing Approach to your Return to the Workplace  

    An exploration of the Sequoia Tech Program’s ability to take care of your people in a COVID world. From the power of pooling healthcare with other tech companies to bundling wellbeing for a distributed workforce, you’ll be able to evaluate how Sequoia Tech’s 2021 program offering could be the perfect complement to your return to workplace strategy. Speakers include:

    Heather Houston, VP of People from Mosaic
    Carmen Cooper, Director of People Ops from Sage Intacct
    Partners from One Medical and Rightway Healthcare

    Workers’ Compensation: Ensuring Protection of Your People and Your Business

    A comprehensive look at how COVID-19 is impacting the workers’ compensation landscape and the related re-opening requirements.  This webinar discusses underwriting and regulatory changes as well as specific tools to ensure that your work environment is safe for your employees and that your risk management program is compliant.  

    Suzette Germano, VP, Risk Management Services at Sequoia  
    Anthony Poston, ARM, AIM, CEO and Risk Manager at ESM INSITE 
    Sinead Scrosoppi, Customer Success at ESM INSITE

    Providing Effective Wellbeing in a COVID Era

    This webinar examines how companies are approaching the physical and emotional wellbeing of their people under the strains of COVID-19. We were joined by HR and benefits leaders, as well as innovative wellbeing vendors:

    Vendor Panel – What should employers think about now:
    Dr. Stephen Ezeji-Okoye, Chief Medical Officer at Crossover Health
    Lindsay Schutte Crittendon, Head of Headspace for Work at Headspace
    Jordan Feldman, Co-Founder and CEO at Rightway Healthcare
    Jocelyn Nowak, Business Development at Physera

    Client Panel – Lessons learned and tips from what’s working:
    Jackie Nith Ishibashi, Global Well-Being Manager at Snap
    Emmaline Nabors, Manager of Global Perks and Wellness at Dropbox
    Celeste Ortiz, Chief People Officer at Crossover Health
    Kaleana Quibell, Wellbeing Director at Sequoia (moderator)

    Practitioners Focus: The Key Steps of a Comprehensive RTW Program

    deep dive into the Sequoia Framework™ and Playbook and a dedicated session on your top RTW questions. We were joined by the following panelists:

    Allan McCallVP of Total Rewards at 10x Genomics 
    Debra Thompson
    , CPO at Chegg 
    Julia Goldberg, SVP, Global Real Estate, Facilities and Security at Buzzfeed 
    Stephen Kim, Chief Legal & Administrative Officer at Sequoia Consulting Group 

    Launch of the Sequoia Return to Work Center™

    We unveiled the Sequoia Return to Work Center™ and unpacked how it supports clients’ needs across the pillars of the RTW Framework including: 

    • Creating dynamic policies 
    • Setting up testing & care 
    • Running the RTW playbook & cohorts
    • Educating & communicating with your people 
    • Analyzing & managing 

    The Return to Work Program (Kickoff)

    Sequoia is providing technology companies a path forward in their Return to Work. In support of this new program, we hosted a webinar kicking-off the program on Thursday, April 30th at 10 am PST. Our program will be looking holistically at approaches and tools to help during this fast moving and challenging time. 

    We were joined by the following experts:

    Will Kimbrough, Sr. Medical Director of Clinical Programs & National Virtual Medical Director, One Medical
    Greg Golub, Chief Executive Officer, Sequoia
    Marina Tsatalis, Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
    Steve Kim, Chief Legal & Administrative Officer, Sequoia
    Bob Lawson, Chief Financial Officer, Sequoia
    Michele Floriani, Chief Marketing Officer, Sequoia (Moderator)

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