The iRelaunch Employer (Virtual) Speaker Series: "Building the Best Employer Return to Work Programs"

Session Five: The Business Case for a Return to Work Program

July 14, 3:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern

with Phillip Anderson, Executive Director, DTCC

Phillip Anderson is the Executive Director, Diversity & Inclusion and CSR at DTCC and the DTCC Re-Emerge return to work program executive champion and originator. Phil was also the originator of the Moody’s Re-Ignite return to work program. Having started two “returnship”-based return to work programs at DTCC and Moody’s, Phil will discuss how he built the business case for these two return to work programs with iRelaunch Managing Director Jennifer Howland.

DTCC, or Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, provides clearance, settlement, and information services for securities products.


Phillip Anderson, Executive Director, DTCC

Executive Director, Diversity & Inclusion and CSR

Diverse Talent Management & Advancement

Phillip Anderson leads the Diversity & Inclusion team at DTCC which focuses on making the process of attracting, hiring and retaining talent at all levels, more inclusive. His remit also incorporates Corporate Social Responsibility which supports efforts of employee driven causes and to build a sustainable society, helping to improve equality, opportunity and a better place to live for all.  Phil is tasked with defining and executing DTCC’s strategic D&I and CSR agenda which fosters and maintains an inclusive environment at DTCC, encouraging our employees to understand and create awareness of different backgrounds, behaviors and experiences by sponsoring dialogues and learning opportunities covering topics such as Intersectionality, Intercultural Competence and Unconscious Bias.

Prior to working at DTCC Phil led the D&I talent acquisition team at Moody’s, developing relationships with key business leaders to understand their human capital needs and gain sponsorship for strategic initiatives. Phil also worked as the lead resource for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Field Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.

Phil has over twenty years of diversity program management and recruiting experience across the full employee lifecycle and is known for introducing “first ever” D&I programs that have increased employer-of-choice rankings, employee engagement and retention, which ultimately helped to drive revenue and profitability.

He has attained a Masters’ of Science degree in Human Resource Management & Organization Effectiveness from Manhattanville College and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Pennsylvania and is committed to and a firm believer in helping people attain the best version of themselves. His mantra, “practice perpetuates ability”, speaks to the life long process of learning that is required to enabling people to obtain their dreams.

About the iRelaunch Employer (Virtual) Speaker Series:

Our ”Building the Best Employer Return to Work Programs” (Virtual) Speaker Series is for you, our employers looking beyond the health crisis and beyond the economic downturn, to build the talent pipelines that will fuel future hiring.

Our series brings you leaders from across industry sectors - expert practitioners who built and run the top return to work programs - continuing the success we have had with our four prior iRelaunch “Critical Issues in Return to Work Programming” in-person events.

Join our iRelaunch Employer Community to learn from employers with the top return to work programs and meet peer program managers and executive champions. Submit your interest in attending by filling out the form in the link below. Approved inquiries will receive the link to participate.

Who Should Attend?

Employer representatives who:

- run return-to-work programs and want to learn about other employer programs

- have piloted return to work programs and are now expanding them

- are considering launching a return to work program

- are interested in learning more about this talent pool and want to recruit relaunchers but not necessarily through a formal program

Interested in Attending?

Please click here and fill out the form to tell us more about yourself and your role within your employer. We will follow up with the link.


Frequently Asked Questions

No. If you filled out our form and were approved to attend the a previous session, you do not need to fill out the form again. You will automatically receive a link to subsequent sessions. 

We will broadcast this through Zoom webinar and sessions will be live only. Links to the Zoom webinar will be unique to each approved attendee. Please contact us at [email protected] if you would like to give your link to someone else. 

Yes. Please submit your questions on the sign-up form or send them to us at [email protected]

Unlike the iRelaunch Return to Work Conference, this is not a recruiting event. This is a special series only for employers.

Definitely. The Series is designed to provide the most up-to-date information about building and scaling programs.

Yes. Whether or not you are developing a formal program for relaunchers, you will benefit from the discussion about the demographic and what has worked to successfully onboard them.

Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Previous Sessions: Speakers and Topics

Jennifer Howland, Managing Director, iRelaunch

“Building and Scaling a Return to Work Program”

Liz Markus, Director, Johnson & Johnson Re-Ignite

"The Role of the Program Manager”

Carol Fishman Cohen, Chair and Co-founder, iRelaunch

COVID-19 Return to Work Report and Scripts & Dialogues™ for Employers

Lucida Plummer Global Head of Diversity, Asset and Wealth Management, J.P. Morgan

"The Virtual Launch of a Return to Work Cohort: What We've Learned at the JPMC ReEntry Program"


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Please express your interest in attending the iRelaunch Employer (Virtual) Speaker Series. To ensure corporate representatives who are running, expanding, piloting or contemplating return to work programs in their organization get first priority on admission to the Series, please submit your interest in attending on this form.  Approved inquiries will receive an invitation to join our session.