New York, NY, October 27, 2010 – As Working Mother magazine celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Working Mother 100 Best Companies, they have named the following “7 Wonders of the WorkLife World” as individuals or organizations who have inspired and contributed astonishing amounts to the work/life movement. Each of the honorees will be spotlighted during Working Mother‟s annual WorkLife Congress in New York City, October 26- 28, 2010, where the 100 Best Companies will be honored.
- IBM – Jamila Petite accepting, Global Diversity Leader & Diversity Strategist, A pioneer in globalizing work/life programming that reaches thousands of employees annually.
- Bright Horizons Family Solutions – Linda Mason accepting, Chairman and Founder, The premier solutions provider that put corporate child care on the map.
- Ellen Galinsky – President and Co-Founder, Families and Work Institute, A trailblazer whose research on how children see their working parents and trends among employers and employees have profoundly altered lives of working families.
- Donna Klein – Executive Chair and CEO, Corporate Voices for Working Families Created a leading national business membership organization that connects the private sector, government, and other stakeholders.
- Deloitte – Barbara Adachi accepting, National Managing Principal for Initiative for the Retention and Advancement of Women, For their innovative Women‟s Initiative and flexible corporate lattice™ model which enables their professionals to define their career-life fit.
- Kathleen E. Christensen – Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, The foremost strategic supporter of research and initiatives in the area of work/life
- Johnson & Johnson – Dr. Fikry Isaac accepting, Executive Director, Global Health Services, Johnson & Johnson and Chief Medical Officer, Wellness & Prevention, Inc., For landmark studies and programs supporting employee wellness.
“It is now 25 years since the inception of Working Mother's "100 Best Companies" list and the founding of Bright Horizons Family Solutions, and together we've come a long way. We are honored to be recognized by Working Mother with so many pioneers in the work/life field who have aided in the advancement of women in the workforce. We all share and celebrate the progress that has been made over the past 25 years,” said Bright Horizons Chairman and Founder Linda Mason, who accepted the award on behalf of Bright Horizons. “Bright Horizons is also proud to partner with nearly 80 of the companies being recognized this year on Working Mother‟s 100 Best list, including each of the organizations which made the Top 10. Partnering with these leading organizations has enabled us to expand our horizons from child care to a full range of work/life solutions over the course of our 25 years and we commend these organizations for setting the bar for employers worldwide.”
"Our "Seven Wonders of the WorkLife World" are those we've chosen as the individuals and organizations that have affected a huge shift in work/life over the past 25 years. As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Working Mother 100 Best Companies, with 2.2 million Working Mother readers, I‟m not the only one who considers them to be marvels,” said Carol Evans, President, Working Mother Media.
The contributions of these individuals and organizations have collectively built a movement that has progressed work/life programs and policies in the workplace and made work/life an area of study worthy of attention from business leaders, policy makers, and the general public.
For more information about Working Mother's 2010 WorkLife Congress, please visit http://workingmothermediainc.com.
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