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Working Mothers of the Year 2020
Kat Pigman Quality Assurance Complaint Supervisor, Abbott Nutrition Supply Chain Blacklick, OH John, 2 Brenda Gerald Immunology Specialty Sales Representative—Dermatology Lumberton, NC Cassidy, 24, Collin, 22, Bella, 17, and Jakob, 16 Jessica Clemons
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Then and Now
JoAnne Brandes, who got SC Johnson to open an on-site childcare center, and daughter, Julianne Davan, director, communications and change management, pro sales and services, Lowe’s, on our April 1994 cover and today, with Julianne’s girls, Jordy, 7,
Working Mother1 min lettiAmerican Government
By the Numbers
THROUGH THE YEARS The Working Mother 100 Best Companies celebrates its 20th list, with quotes from proud supporters Barbara Walters, Hillary Clinton, Donna Hanover, then-Virginia governor Mark Warner and members of Congress galore. Then-Working Mothe
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How Do Kids Feel About Parents Working from Home?
President, Working Mother Media Six months into COVID-19, people are still talking about the disparate burden on parents working from home with kids around, especially on moms. Homeschooling or managing distance learning while Zooming for their jobs,
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The Future Of Working Motherhood
Working moms might be superwomen, but they’ve been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and resulting recession. Since the start of the crisis, women in the US have lost nearly 7 million jobs. Among Black and Latinx women, roughly half do not
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It’s The End Of The Work World As We Know It And I Feel Fine.
Work is never going to be the same for many of us. Managers can no longer say white-collar parents can’t successfully work from home full time. (We can. It’s just tough with little kids around.) Congress can no longer claim they can’t fund paid paren
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Editor-in-Chief MEREDITH BODGAS Group Creative Director CARA REYNOSO Deputy Editor AUDREY GOODSON KINGO Editorial Assistant QUINN FISH Integrated Design/Production Manager GLENN ORZEPOWSKI Copy Chief CINDY MARTIN WORKING MOTHER MEDIA President SUBHA
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Methodology
The Application The 2020 Working Mother 100 Best Companies application includes more than 400 questions on leave policies, workforce representation, benefits, childcare, advancement programs, flexibility policies and more. It surveys the availability
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First Words, Now Action
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in an email to his employees in June, when protestors took to streets across the country after the death of George Floyd—yet another Black man insensibly killed by police. Caught on camera, the tragedy followed months
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Pivot Point
As companies scrambled to convert their workforces to successfully telecommute this past spring, issues quickly arose over technology, scheduling, manager oversight and, most important, staffers’ ability to integrate childcare, homeschooling and othe
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Dads Who Get It Done
It’s not easy being a working mom, but one thing makes it easier: a supportive spouse. The good news is dads are seriously stepping up their game at home. “Compared with dads in two-job families with preschool kids three decades back, dads today are
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Working Dads Of The Year
Eric A. Lynch Director of US Patient Care Model Strategy, Specialty and Oncology Lindenhurst, IL Katherine, 20, Alexandra, 18, and Patrick, 15 Ameer Ali Senior Manager, Accenture Vienna, VA Aafreen, 16, and Fareed, 13 Francis Troy Executive/Administr
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By the Numbers
THROUGH THE YEARS Working mother Sandra Day O’Connor is the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court. SAS Institute Inc., now a software company in Cary, North Carolina, opens the first free on-site childcare center. Work/Family Directions creates
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Empathetic Employers
North Chicago, Illinois Chairman and CEO Richard A. Gonzalez Executive VP and Chief HR Officer Tim Richmond “During the pandemic, I have also been responsible for the daycare and schooling of my two young daughters, Melanie and Mila. With the support
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Top Wealth Advisor Moms 2020
“Mothers’ work-from-home needs around seamless technological execution, flexibility, adaptability and structure have increased dramatically. The companies that have embraced this shift will likely benefit. I seek out companies that are the solutions
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“What Do Asians Think?”
Employees of color are often tapped to speak on behalf of a broader group that they might—or might not—identify with. While it’s great to solicit feedback from diverse voices, remember that one person doesn’t represent an entire community’s view. “I
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“Are You Sure That Was About Race/gender?”
“More and more of our clients are getting comments that discount or question their experience with racism,” Tsai-Munster says. “Things like: ‘Are you being oversensitive? Is this a race-card thing?’” Govan notes this line of questioning invalidates a
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Calling It Quits
They start their corporate careers like everyone else: eager to show their value and hungry to learn. They actually are more ambitious than other newbies, much more likely to aim for the top jobs. But they quickly and consistently see that stretch as
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Enough Of The Bro Culture
For years, Mai was the only woman, Asian and person under 6 feet tall in the room. As the head of HR for multiple tech startups, she was often told, “What’s said in this room stays in this room” and then forced to listen to “jokes,” such as how long
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Stop Making Me Feel Stupid
Growing up Puerto Rican in a mostly white Connecticut town, she always was put “in the lower tracks at school and accepted that it was because I was stupid.” But she wasn’t. Thanks to at least one supportive teacher, she went to the University of Con
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What Needs to Change
These three women have strong opinions on what corporations should do to keep their multicultural women. These are their recommendations. A full toolkit of solutions, some already making a difference at progressive companies, will be featured in the
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It’s All About the Boss
Numerous studies say that people often love or leave jobs because of their managers. For Darlene, this has been true. Born in Baltimore, Darlene wanted to be a teacher like her mom. But upon graduating from Howard University, there weren’t many teach
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The New EXECUTIVE PRESENCE
Ask any career coach what it takes to get to the top in the corporate world, and you’ll hear about “executive presence,” the qualities that make you stop, listen to and follow someone. “It’s a combination of gravitas (the way you behave), communicati
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Editor-in-Chief MEREDITH BODGAS Group Creative Director CARA REYNOSO Deputy Editor AUDREY GOODSON KINGO Associate Editor MARICAR SANTOS Editorial Assistant QUINN FISH Integrated Design/Production Manager GLENN ORZEPOWSKI Copy Chief CINDY MARTIN Presi
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Progress—One Woman At A Time
New York, New York President and CEO Stéphane Rinderknech Senior VP, HR and Chief HR Officer Stephane Charbonnier Program Women of Color Think Tank, inspires multicultural women with professional development and external community work. Employee Meli
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From Paradise to Pandemic
My friend Kerry’s wedding weekend was one of the most joyful experiences I’ve had. It was the first time my husband, Paul, and I had taken a vacation without the kids. The weather in Austin, Texas, was gorgeous. Several of my friends of more than 15
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Winners
■ FIRST-TIMER Abbott Park, Illinois CEO Robert B. Ford Executive VP, HR Mary Moreland More than 400 leaders at the healthcare company participated in a 90-minute unconscious-bias training course, featuring best practices for interviewing, building so
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Caring In A Crisis
Bank of America has committed $100 million in philanthropic grants to support local communities in need. From addressing food insecurity to medical-response capacity and more, their partners are working to respond to the challenges brought on by the
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Mixing It Up
The first meeting of Bridges, an interfaith employee-resource group at financial regulatory company FINRA, didn’t go quite as planned. The new network had hoped to kick off with a panel discussion at the organization’s Rockville, Maryland, campus, fe
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Managing Microaggressions
Most people know the sting of being demeaned at the office. But when indignities are directed at members of a marginalized group, and rooted in bias, it’s not a simple snub. It’s a microaggression. And it has the power to do lasting harm, not just to
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