Thrive @ Work [From Home] 2021

October 21, 2021 @ 11:30AM — 12:30PM Central Time (US & Canada)

Join WFM for our fourth annual Thrive @ Work luncheon where we highlight businesses with innovative workplace policies positively impacting women employees and employers alike. The conversation about workplace policies and their effects on women couldn’t be more important than it is now coming out of the pandemic. This year we’ll discuss the importance of flexibility in the workplace and the realities of the COVID world for employers and employees as well as long-term planning and retirement considerations.

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Purchase Your Tickets or Sponsorship Now!

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


Make plans to join us virtually on October 21, 2021.

Don't miss this timely conversation which has never been more important than now as we all figure out our new working landscape. We'll be joined by Camille Snyder from Ashford Advisors, Lindsay Thomas Dowdle from Jones Walker LLP, and Women's Foundation Board Chair, Shanell H. Watson!

2021 Thrive Committee:

  • Lindsay Dowdle
  • Jennifer Hall
  • Gena Lentz
  • Kate McNeel
  • Katy Pacelli
  • Lynette Suttlar

For further details on sponsorship and/or ticket information, please contact Frances Patterson Croft at

Thrive in Review:

Even though we couldn't be together in person like usual, we held our third annual Thrive @ Work program, in a virtual "from home" format on August 25, 2020. Alongside our corporate partners, we had a dialogue about positive workplace policies for women and their families. More than 75 people joined us as we redefined the definition of "power lunch." This conversation has never been more important than it was in 2020, as we all adjusted to working from home and the impact that created on working parents, particularly working mothers.

We were lucky to be joined by a panel of experts. Molly Brasfield from the University of Mississippi Medical Center discussed creating optimal working environments, Lindsay Thomas Dowdle from Jones Walker LLP presented on creating workplace policies and procedures, Carol Harris from the Mississippi Development Authority brought information about women and minority small business loans, and journalist Anna Wolfe from Mississippi Today, discussed the gendered impacts of COVID-19 on women's jobs and health.