It’s been a busy year for all of us at IWBI – one year has passed since the release of WELL v2 and in almost the same amount of time, we’ve welcomed more than a half-dozen newborn members to the IWBI family. These new babies are among our greatest joys, and are a daily reminder of the importance of the work we do.
Building on a local palm-leaf weaving tradition, bag maker Sulci employs Filipino women to crochet their high-quality goods, providing reliable incomes while teaching new skills
TOKYO, March 12, 2019 – Japanese raffia bag manufacturer Sulci joins Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to provide new skills and reliable incomes to working mothers in the Philippines by teaching crocheting and providing 100 jobs to women living in Carcar City, Cebu Island, by 2020.
Growing up on a thousand-acre family farm in rural Michigan, Wendy Srnic loved “getting her hands dirty” gardening and raising livestock — in the case of her family — cattle. Today, she is the research director of Integrated Product Characterization & Development at DuPont Pioneer and is the leader of a team of 350 employees spanning four countries that is responsible for a key step in the DuPont Pioneer pipeline for getting new hybrids and varieties of corn, soybeans and other crops to market. She also was selected as the DuPont U.S.
In the past several decades, there has been a dramatic demographic shift in the workforce. Not only do women now make up almost half of the workforce, but there are more pregnant workers than ever before and they are working later into their pregnancies. According to the National Partnership for Women & Families, holding a job during pregnancy is more common than at any other time in history. In a recent survey, 61 percent of respondents reported being employed during pregnancy.
New Policy Supports World Breastfeeding Week Call for Global Action to Support Women at Work
August 5, 2015, Glendale, CA /3BL Media/ – Nestlé in the U.S. is joining the global celebration of World Breastfeeding Week (August 1 to 7) by recognizing the importance of offering breastfeeding options for its employees across the U.S. and celebrating its new Global Maternity Protection Policy that fosters a supportive environment for breastfeeding mothers and ensures their job security.
The Nestlé Global Maternity Protection Policy is designed to support the 340,000 salaried and hourly employees around the globe, and 51,000 employees in the U.S.
“100 Best Companies” Recognition Highlights Leadership in Work/Life Integration Policies
NORTHBROOK, Ill., September 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Working Mother magazine recently named Allstate as one of the 2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for outstanding leadership in establishing policies, programs and corporate culture that supports working moms, including child care, flexible work arrangements, paid parental leave and advancement of women. Companies are also measured on access to and usage of family friendly programs.
Programs to support working mothers to be their best at home and at work include:
Named a 2013 Working Mother 100 Best Company for 15th Consecutive Year
Working Mother magazine has named MetLife a 2013 Working Mother 100 Best Company for the 15th consecutive year, a milestone that has earned the company a place in Working Mother's Hall of Fame. The list recognizes companies for their commitment to progressive workplace programs, including child care, flexibility, advancement and paid family leave.