Working Mothers of the Year | FULL SHOW | #148

Working Mother Radio show

Summary: 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. | <a href="" target="_blank">Download Full Episode #148</a> <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Segment 1: Overcoming Self-Doubt</strong></a> | <a href="" target="_blank">Download Segment 1</a> Sometimes the most challenging obstacle we face is convincing ourselves we can do it! Working Mother of the Year (WMOTY), <a href="" target="_blank">Laura G. Brown</a> (<a href="" target="_blank">@laurabornadp1</a>) of <a href="" target="_blank">ADP</a>, shares how her willingness to try has paid huge dividends in her career. <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Segment 2: Paying it Forward</strong></a> | <a href="" target="_blank">Download Segment 2</a> Having come up through the ranks at <a href="" target="_blank">ADP</a> (<a href="" target="_blank">@ADP</a>), WMOTY <a href="" target="_blank">Laura Brown</a> (<a href="" target="_blank">@laurabornadp1</a>) 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. <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Segment 3: Flexibility for the American Family</a> </strong>| <a href="" target="_blank">Download Segment 3</a> After having suffered the sudden loss of her husband, WMOTY <a href="" target="_blank">Mary Naughton</a> experienced firsthand how the family-friendly company policies at <a href="" target="_blank">Novartis</a> (<a href="" target="_blank">@NovartisPharma</a>) such as flexible hours directly impacted the quality of life for her children. <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Segment 4: Resilience and Balance</strong></a> | <a href="" target="_blank">Download Segment 4</a> "Flexibility is the key to developing the trait of resilience to face life's challenges and crises," says Working Mother of the Year, <a href="" target="_blank">Mary Naughton</a> (<a href="" target="_blank">@NovartisPharma</a>). Listen in to hear her valuable advice for working moms striving for work/life balance. <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Segment 5: The Power of Mentoring</strong></a> | <a href="" target="_blank">Download Segment 5</a> Inspired by her mother's profound impact on her patients, <a href="" target="_blank">Elizabeth Scharp</a> of <a href="" target="_blank">Uniliver</a> (<a href="" target="_blank">@Unilever</a>) 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 (<a href="" target="_blank">@TrueNorthForYou</a>), a non-profit that uses equine therapy to help at-risk youth. <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Segment 6: The Impact of Kindness</strong> </a>| <a href="" target="_blank">Download Segment 6</a> As women, we tend to be very critical of ourselves. Working Mother of the Year, <a href="" target="_blank">Elizabeth Scharp</a> (<a href="" target="_blank">@Unilever</a>) has sage advice for working moms and reminds us of the unforeseen impact that kindness can have (to ourselves and others).