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Thrive and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) are mobilizing top business leaders to reaffirm their commitment to employee mental health and wellbeing

More than 80 companies, including Fortune 50 companies and high-growth startups, sign a pledge to continue prioritizing the mental health and well-being of their employees

NEW YORK, June 07, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In a full-page ad in The New York Times Today, Thrive, the behavior change technology company founded by Arianna Huffington, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), brought together more than 80 companies to sign a pledge pledging to continue prioritizing the mental health and well-being of their employees through the uncertain times ahead.

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“We created this pledge because we are concerned that as economic conditions worsen, the progress made over the past two years in supporting employee mental health and well-being could be lost,” said Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO. , Blossom. “What makes it more urgent is that, as Karen Lynch (CEO of CVS Health, pledge signatory) has said, mental health is ‘the collateral damage of the pandemic’. What is particularly troubling, because it’s in tough times that we need to double down on our mental resilience the most.And we deliberately included both Fortune 50 companies and high-growth startups, as the hiring and employment freeze other cost-cutting measures are already in effect at all levels.”

“Now more than ever, employers need to step up and provide adequate resources to support the mental health and well-being of their employees,” said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President and CEO of SHRM . “It’s not just good for their businesses – it’s also the right thing to do. I’m proud to join Thrive in bringing these business leaders together to reaffirm their promise to make mental health and employee well-being a priority SHRM will continue to use our platform with more than 300,000 HR members and business leaders in 165 countries to raise awareness of this critical issue and commitment, as well as share best practices among signatories through an annual report highlighting progress against this commitment.”

The pledge states:

Times are uncertain.
Our commitment to mental health is not.

Over the past two years, employee well-being and mental health have moved to the center of the corporate agenda. Business leaders have seen firsthand the growing mental health crisis and responded to employers’ urgent need to support the wellbeing of their employees.

As we go through a difficult time, we reaffirm that the mental health and well-being of employees remains more essential than ever.

That’s why we’ve come together to pledge to continue to prioritize the well-being and mental health of our employees during the uncertain times ahead – and to maintain our investments and commitments in this critical area.

Because it is in times like these that organizations most need to nurture their collective resilience.

We have made great strides in understanding the importance of employee well-being and mental health. If we want our people and our businesses to be successful over the long term, we need to build on the lessons of the past two years.

Signatories include the CEOs and companies below:

Public enterprises

  • Ellyn Shook, Director of Leadership and Human Resources, Accenture

  • Jennifer Hanson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Executive Vice President of People and Culture, hug

  • Gloria Chen, Director of Human Resources and Executive Vice President, Employee Experience, Adobe

  • Melissa Anderson, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Albemarle

  • Gail Boudreaux, President and CEO, Anthem

  • Melissa Arnoldi, Executive Vice President and Chief Client Officer, AT&T Consumer

  • Tristram Roberts, Group Human Resources Director, Barclays

  • Betty Thompson, Director of Human Resources, Booz Allen Hamilton

  • Rick Badgley, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Administration Officer, Brinker International

  • Cynthia Ryan, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Cigna

  • Francine Katsoudas, EVP & Chief People, Policy & Purpose Officer, Cisco

  • Nancy H. Brown, Director of Culture and Engagement, Clifton Larson Allen (CLA)

  • Lisa Chang, Global Director of Human Resources, The Coca-Cola Company

  • Laurie Havanec, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, SVC Health

  • Silvio Amorosino, Director of Human Resources, North America, Danone

  • Anna Moulton, Director of Human Resources, Dentsu

  • Melanie Collins, Director of Human Resources, drop box

  • Perry Stuckey, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Eastman

  • Laura Fuentes, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, hilton

  • Elaine Arden, Group Human Resources Director, HSBC

  • Gil Dennis, Chief Operating Officer, Indigo

  • Peter Fasolo, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Johnson & Johnson

  • Tracy Layney, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Levi Strauss & Co.

  • Susan Gelinas, Senior Vice President, People and Culture, lululemon

  • Ty Breland, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Marriott International

  • Michael Fraccaro, Director of Human Resources, MasterCard

  • Susan Podlogar, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, MetLife

  • Kathleen Hogan, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Microsoft

  • Nancy Phillips, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Primordial

  • Payal Sahni, Director of People Experience, Executive Vice President, Pfizer

  • Daniela Seabrook, Director of Human Resources, Phillips

  • Roseann Lynch, Director of Human Resources, Ralph Lauren

  • Brent Hyder, President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Selling power

  • Natalie Bickford, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Sanofi

  • Sabine Bendiek, Director of Human Resources and Operations, SAP

  • Jacqui Cannesy, Director of Human Resources, ServiceNow

  • Christopher Krusmark, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, sleep number

  • Dimitra Manis, EVP, Chief Purpose Officer, S&P Global

  • Lauren Duprey, Director of Human Resources, Takeda

  • Deeanne King, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, T-Mobile

  • Nikki Krishnamurthy, Director of Human Resources, Uber

  • Holly May, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer, Walgreens Boot Alliance

  • Donna Morris, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, walmart

  • Brian ‘Skip’ Schipper, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Shortly

Private companies and non-profit organizations

  • Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, Chief Medical Officer for Prevention, American Heart Association

  • Nicole Pangis, CEO, ampersand

  • Doug Dennerline, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Best Works

  • Jim Clark, President and CEO, Boys and Girls Clubs of America

  • Pedro Franceschi, co-founder and co-CEO, Brexit

  • Sherrie Sage Schwartz, Director of Human Resources, Creative Artists Agency

  • John Adcock, SVP, Human Operations, Care.com

  • Shishir Mehrotra, co-founder and CEO, Coda

  • Karen Bennett, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Cox Enterprises

  • Edweena Stratton, Director of Human Resources, Cultural amp

  • Stephani Long, Director of Talent, Deloitte LLP

  • Srini Rao, Global Vice President, GDS / Ashu Rathor, Global Head of GDS Tax, EY

  • Padmasree Warrior, Founder and CEO, Fable

  • Tony Bates, Chairman and CEO, Genesys

  • César Carvalho, co-founder and CEO, gym pass

  • Samara Jaffe, Co-Founder and Managing Director, HR Transformation

  • Saydeah Howard, Partner and Director of Talent, IPV

  • Martin Whittaker, CEO, fair capital

  • Tom Nolan, CEO, Kendra Scott

  • Sue Biglieri, COO & CFO, Kleiner Perkins

  • Cara Brennan Allamano, Director of Human Resources, Trellis

  • David Ebersman, co-founder and CEO, Lyra Health

  • Eric Minvielle, Vice President, People and Organization, March

  • Alyson Watson, Founder and CEO, Modern health

  • Eric Severson, EVP, Chief People & Belonging Officer, Neiman Marcus Group

  • Meg Donovan, Director of Human Resources, Nextthink

  • Maxine Carrington, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Northwell Health

  • Tom Hale, CEO, Oura

  • Kate Chhabra, Partner and Chief Financial Officer, Owl Ventures

  • Tony Jamous, Founder and CEO, Oyster

  • Greg Till, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Providence

  • Rahul Vohra, Founder and CEO, Superhuman

  • Aron Ain, Chairman and CEO, UKG

  • Jean-René Zetrenne, Director of Human Resources, UTA

  • Janelle Aaker, Director of Actions and Human Resources, Vanville

  • Traci Dunn, Director of Human Resources and Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, VillageMD

  • Roberto Ortiz, co-founder and CEO, Welcome

To join the pledge or learn more, visit pledge.thriveglobal.com.

About SHRM

SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting the changing workplaces of today. More than 95% of Fortune 500 companies rely on SHRM to be their go-to resource for all things work and their business partner in creating next-generation workplaces. With more than 300,000 HR members and business leaders in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families around the world. Learn more at SHRM.org and on Twitter @SHRM.

About Thrive

Thrive is a leading behavior change technology company founded by Arianna Huffington in 2016 with a mission to end the epidemic of stress and burnout. Thrive helps individuals and organizations improve their well-being, performance, and mental resilience through its AI-powered behavior change technology platform. Thrive’s Microsteps – small, science-backed steps to improve health and productivity – have been adopted by employees at more than 125 organizations in more than 140 countries, from frontline workers and call centers to executives of multinational corporations. Thrive Global is headquartered in New York and has offices in San Francisco, Dublin, Athens, Bucharest and Melbourne. For more information, visit www.thriveglobal.com.

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