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Our Mission

The Empowered Parents Network is committed to offering a community with easy access to educational opportunities and resources for parents and caregivers of all types with the intent of better enabling employees to build their careers and families in sync with one another.

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Learn more about ways you can connect with other parents at DISH and other opportunities to get involved with what we are doing.


Explore our events and resources to grow as a parent or expand your knowledge of human development.


Whether it is parental leave policies or bringing awareness to the experience of parenting special needs children, we want to make sure we are standing in solidarity with parents at DISH.


We want to make sure you are aware of all the benefits DISH has to offer and external resources that can support you in parenting, self-care, and career growth.

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Who We Are

Empowered Parents Network operates entirely on volunteers who donate their time to make DISH a more family-friendly place to work. We are proud of the Leadership team volunteers listed below who do a lot to keep the network running smoothly. If you would like to volunteer, we have many opportunities to get involved. Click here to view opportunities.

Alicia Schalla
President and Chair
Adriana Casas
Director of EPN, El Paso Chapter
Anastasia Iniguez
Vice President of Logistics
Laura Spath
Director of EPN, Phoenix Chapter
Elle Shaw
Creative Director
Jessica Palframan
Director of EPN, Suwanee Chapter