The Rise of Employee Activists
The goal of the Women Making History series is to give visibility and voice to the growing movement to change the game for working parents.
It’s harder to be a working parent in the U.S. than in any other developed country in the world. But it doesn’t have to be this way. This series features the entrepreneurs, employee activists, researchers, business leaders, advocates and more who are creating a better future for all of us by elevating and resourcing parents at work.
This piece focuses on women who are employee activists: Mel Kepler, Sarah Johal, Lori Mihalich-Levin, and all of the women in the Parents in Tech Alliance and the Working Parent Group Network. All of these women started or currently lead the parent groups within their organizations, and have used their leadership of these groups to advocate for better conditions for working parents and caregivers.
Ten years ago, there were virtually no organized parent groups inside workplaces. Today, there are hundreds of them. And many of them are having a significant impact within their organizations.