Work flexibility is a must-have for working parents. But what kinds of work flexibility are most helpful? Can flexibility be a substitute for childcare? How can both moms and dads benefit from work flex?
On October 16, we hosted a webinar with Jennifer Owens, editorial director of Working Mother magazine and founding director of the Working Mother Research Institute, Rachael Ellison, a work-life advocate, executive coach, and organizational consultant, and Scott Behson, author of the Fathers, Work & Family blog and professor of management at Fairleigh Dickinson University, to address what parents need to know about work flex.
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About Jennifer Owens
Jennifer Owens is editorial director of Working Mother magazine & founding director of the Working Mother Research Institute.
As editorial director, Jennifer leads the editorial mission of Working Mother Media and the National Association for Female Executives through their print, online, social, video and digital channels, reaching millions readers, viewers and users nationwide.
At the Working Mother Research Institute, Jennifer oversees the Working Mother 100 Best Companies, Best Companies for Multicultural Women, Working Mother/Flex-Time Lawyers Best Law Firms for Women and the National Association of Female Executives Top 50 Companies. She also manages the Diversity Best Practices Benchmarking Tool.
Jennifer blogs regularly on The Huffington Post and speaks on work-life and women’s advancement issues. She has been quoted in The New York Times, CNN, Fox Business News, ABC News and Fast Company, among others. Owens is an award-winning journalist who has covered workplace, education and business trends for nearly 20 years and a working mom to daughter, Gwendolyn, and son, Owen.
About Rachael Ellison
Rachael Ellison, MA is a transformational workplace advocate and organizational consultant with expertise in helping companies successfully create and implement flexibility solutions that drive measurable benefits for business and employees. She has developed unique ecosystem based approach honed by hundreds of personal and business engagements addresses three areas: organizational buy-in, leadership training and genuine engagement across all levels. Frequently requested expert speaker, trainer and writer Rachael’s work has appeared in Forbes, the Huffington Post, The Broad Experience podcast, WNYC’s New Tech City and Smartbrief Workforce.
About Scott Behson
Scott Behson, Ph.D., is a Professor of Management at Fairleigh Dickinson University, a busy involved dad and an overall grateful guy. As a national expert in work and family issues, Scott was a featured speaker at the recent White House Summit on Working Families. Scott also founded and runs the popular blog Fathers, Work and Family, writes regularly for the Harvard Business Review Online, Huffington Post and Good Men Project, and has written for Time and the Wall Street Journal. Scott has appeared on MSNBC, CBS This Morning, Bloomberg Radio, and NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Radio Times.
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