Work Flexibility Stories

People need work flexibility for all different reasons, ranging from tackling a cancer diagnosis to retuning to a rural hometown, from reducing stress to increasing productivity. 1MFWF supporters have shared their personal work flexibility stories to demonstrate this widespread need. If you are interested in sharing your reasons why work flexibility is important, please send us your story for potential inclusion on our blog.

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Getting Parents Back to Work With Flexibility

By |November 20th, 2017|Categories: Work Flexibility Stories|Tags: , , , |

Miranda Gregory of GPS Return is helping to make getting back to work after a career break a normal, accepted, and expected step in every parent’s career.

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Back to School, Back to Flex

By |October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Work Flexibility Stories|Tags: , , , , |

Erica Storm is an attorney and a mom who uses work flexibility to make life work for her family, especially at back to school time.

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Work Flexibility Keeps Women in STEM

By |August 8th, 2017|Categories: Benefits of Work Flexibility, Work Flexibility Stories|Tags: , , , , |

Katherine Hubert is an engineer, mother of two, and founder of the site which aims to help level the playing field for women in STEM.

Hope Beyond Fibroids: My Fibroids & Infertility Journey

By |April 26th, 2017|Categories: Work Flexibility Stories|Tags: , , , |

A regular “9 to 5” would not have been able to accommodate the demands fibroids and infertility made on my body and time.

3 Unexpected Lessons I’ve Learned Working For A Company That Values Work Flexibility

By |March 9th, 2017|Categories: Work Flexibility Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

There are some surprising things I've learned in my new position that have come to shape the way I’ll look at working for the remainder of my career.

How I’ve Used Flex to Pursue My Passion in Personal Training

By |February 28th, 2017|Categories: Work Flexibility Stories|Tags: , , , |

With fate, organization, and courage, I’ve been able to pursue my passion for personal training while paying bills and living a comfortable life.

Working On Your Own Terms

By |November 8th, 2016|Categories: Work Flexibility Stories|Tags: , , , , |

This flexibility story comes from Katsiaryna Hubchyk, who has created the flexibility she needs to work on her own terms.

Work Flexibility Should Not Be Just For Those Who Ask

By |November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Work Flexibility Stories|Tags: , , |

Work flexibility should not be just for the people who are in a position to speak up and fight for it.

My Breast Cancer is Gone, But My Need for Work Flexibility Remains

By |October 17th, 2016|Categories: Work Flexibility Stories|Tags: , , , , |

Here I am. Three years post-breast cancer. And my need for work flexibility remains.

Why I’m Excited for the Next Generation of Flex Workers

By |July 26th, 2016|Categories: Work Flexibility Stories|Tags: , , , |

I believe the rising generation of workers is going to do incredible things, accomplishing more than I can imagine and reinventing where and how people work.