Working Mothers of the Year
LISTEN TO THE FULL SHOW – #148
Every year we highlight and honor forward thinking companies who are implementing policies that support American families. We’re proud to share with you some of the exceptional Working Mothers of the Year, the exceptional companies they work for and positive effects they have on working parents and their children.
Segment 1: Overcoming Self-Doubt
Segment 2: Paying it Forward
Segment 3: Flexibility for the American Family
Segment 4: Resilience and Balance
Segment 5: The Power of Mentoring
Segment 6: The Impact of Kindness
Overcoming Self-Doubt | SEGMENT 1 | #148
Sometimes the most challenging obstacle we face is convincing ourselves we can do it! Working Mother of the Year (WMOTY), Laura G. Brown (@laurabornadp1) of ADP, shares how her willingness to try has paid huge dividends in her career.
Paying it Forward | SEGMENT 2 | #148
Having come up through the ranks at ADP (@ADP), WMOTY Laura Brown (@laurabornadp1) pays it forward by encouraging women to take professional risks and consider options they may not have realized existed, and has valuable advice for working moms who try to be perfect.
Flexibility for the American Family | SEGMENT 3 | #148
After having suffered the sudden loss of her husband, WMOTY Mary Naughton experienced firsthand how the family-friendly company policies at Novartis (@NovartisPharma) such as flexible hours directly impacted the quality of life for her children.
Resilience and Balance | SEGMENT 4 | #148
“Flexibility is the key to developing the trait of resilience to face life’s challenges and crises,” says Working Mother of the Year, Mary Naughton (@NovartisPharma). Listen in to hear her valuable advice for working moms striving for work/life balance.
The Power of Mentoring | SEGMENT 5 | #148
Inspired by her mother’s profound impact on her patients, Elizabeth Scharp of Uniliver (@Unilever) dedicates herself to mentoring women in a male-dominated manufacturing environment and channels her passion for community service through her involvement with True North Training Stables (@TrueNorthForYou), a non-profit that uses equine therapy to help at-risk youth.
The Impact of Kindness | SEGMENT 6 | #148
As women, we tend to be very critical of ourselves. Working Mother of the Year, Elizabeth Scharp (@Unilever) has sage advice for working moms and reminds us of the unforeseen impact that kindness can have (to ourselves and others).