Washington, D.C. — On the 25th anniversary of the signing of the landmark Family and Medical Leave Act, finding a strong work-life balance is more important than ever. The challenge of navigating the competing demands of work and family is an issue that affects families across all economic levels and in every job sector. Without effective policy solutions that enable workers to fulfill their responsibilities at work and at home, too many workers have to make impossible choices between caring for family and ensuring their economic security.
A growing number of businesses have found that strong work-life policies are essential to doing business effectively and profitably in a modern economy. Such policies are critical for businesses to retain talented workers and minimize turnover costs, as well as provide an orderly process for accommodating family and medical caregiving needs. Moreover, businesses have seen firsthand the economic benefits of strong work-life policies in terms of increasing productivity and enhancing competitiveness in an increasingly global economy.
On Monday, February 5, at 10:30 a.m., the Center for American Progress will host a conversation with influential business leaders about the importance of maintaining a strong work-life balance. The panelists will discuss their experience creating workplaces that are responsive to the needs of all families.
Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress
Tom Nides, Managing Director and Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley
Angela Guy, Senior Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, L’Oréal
Barbara Wankoff, Executive Director, Diversity and Inclusion, KPMG
Jocelyn Frye, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Monday, February 5, 2018
10:30 a.m. ET – 11:30 a.m. ET
Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
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