Well, here we are again: Women’s History Month. A little more than a year ago, as March began, the topic of women and their progress and their many accomplish- ments was everywhere. Employers around the country, eager to showcase their own (often-genuine) diversity creds, were just starting to host panels and book groups, mount exhibitions, […]
Here’s What the Best Law Firms Do for Women
What makes a great firm for women lawyers? That’s the question Working Mother asks each year in its 60 Best Law Firms for Women recognition. Over the years, the media company has introduced a growing number of “best company” lists: 100 Best Companies, Top Companies for Women, Best Companies for Multicultural Women, Best Companies for […]
At Work, “Fun” is Just the Icing on the Cake
Can a company have a great culture without great programs and policies? For a while in the heyday of the new millennium, it seemed like the answer might be yes. Some of the most innovative companies in the world—Silicon Valley and e-commerce behemoths—were reinventing the workplace from inside out, smashing the boundaries between work and […]
What Have the Working Mother 100 Best Companies Got That Your Company Doesn’t?
Working Mother’s annual 100 Best Companies list was released in late September. Companies on it range in size from just over 600 employees to 170,000 plus. Industries vary from advertising to law, healthcare to high tech and manufacturing. They are headquartered in every region of the United States. But they all have one thing in […]
Mothers of America–Is It Time for an Attitude Adjustment?
One day a couple months back, two articles appeared on The New York Times op/ed page, both focusing on the nation’s continued lack of support for parents. Or specifically, as both pieces pointed out, for mothers: [In my research] I spoke to mothers specifically because in wealthy nations, mothers have historically been the focus […]
What do the Working Mother 100 Best Companies Have That Other Employers Don’t?
Last month, Working Mother magazine released its “100 Best Companies” list. Companies need to apply to get onto the list, and one of the things I do is help my clients with these applications, so I know a thing or two about what it takes. Yet it’s still always gratifying to see the extent to […]