"The same companies at the forefront of technology are now leading the charge by impacting the future of work, and it matters tremendously. We're thrilled to be working with innovative leaders in the Bay Area who are deeply committed to creating organizations where women and families can thrive. This is a huge moment for working parents, especially moms, to see these companies jumping on board to support them through this initiative.”
- Allison Robinson, CEO of The Mom Project
The San Francisco event series highlights (below) were brought forth during a week of curated programming and connection opportunities. Company leaders and moms convened to push the initiative forward, working together to pave new paths forward and inspire collective action.
First impressions are everything. That's why we knew The Mom Project's West Coast Launch had to be bold. And as we began planning our kick-off event in San Francisco (one the global epicenters of innovation), we also knew that we couldn't be afraid of asking big, sometimes overwhelming questions.
So we did.
To kick off our series, we gathered 75+ thought leaders, influencers, and innovators in the tech and people industries to join us as we explored a question on many of our minds: Can tech save working parents? The immersive innovation session unfolded in three parts.
While the innovation session didn't uncover a "silver bullet" fix for the working parent problem, it was inspiring to see just how many innovative solutions are out there in support of working parents - and all people. We are still in the early stages of making family-friendly workplaces a reality for all, but it is apparent that the future is bright.
Brilliant ideas are born from lively discourse. While there is no shortage of innovation or creativity on this planet, our best thoughts and major breakthroughs often come when we are asked to speak up and share our ideas with peers and leaders.
In the spirit of fostering productive conversations in the name of better supporting working parents, The Mom Project curated an intimate roundtable discussion in partnership with our friends at Uber.
Over 50 leaders in the HR, D&I, and ERG space gathered for a conversation around “The New Working Parenthood” and how we as HR leaders need to do more by speaking up not only parents at our organization, but all people.
Idea sharing and openness were the major themes of the afternoon, activated in three ways throughout the event:
This discussion was the first of many. We can't wait to bring this conversation on the road as we work to uncover brilliant new ideas that we can only make stronger by coming together.
When we first imagined this event hosted by The Mom Project, we wanted to revamp the mechanics of career-connecting. We knew working parents deserved an experience "beyond the booth" to make meaningful steps in their career journey.
We envisioned a physical space and time where interesting and innovative companies had the opportunity to talk directly to you about the ways in which they are doing right by working parents. In fact, we wanted them to pitch YOU.
Thus, Your Career, Fair was born, built to shine a light on great companies and incredible moms through:
The "pilot" career event exceeded our wildest expectations, and we have you to thank. You showed up, you showed support from near and far, and you proved that the conversation around work and how companies and parents can join together to inspire meaningful change is the hottest it's ever been.
P.S. We are taking Your Career, Fair on the road in 2020! More to come...