Awareness is important … it’s the first step to creating change. That is why we’re excited to be partnering with Working Mother magazine on its first-ever National Flex Day on October 15th. Within the larger context of National Work and Family Month recognized each October, National Flex Day gives us the opportunity to celebrate something we at Mom Corps are passionate about: finding new ways to live a more fulfilled life through workplace flexibility.
As an advocate, you can find few more active on this topic than Working Mother. Flexibility isn’t just for parents, though. In fact, our recent Mom Corpssurvey found 80 percent of working adults agree that flexibility is just as important for non-parents as it is for parents. Of course it is. So this day is for anyone who works or is thinking about going to work, and looking for options.
Join me this Tuesday in honoring National Flex Day and what it represents. And if you are available, I invite you to tune in to the Facebook Q&A panel where I’ll be answering questions on work/life satisfaction, changing your life plans, and attitudes around flexibility in general alongside other thought leaders on the topic. It takes place on Oct. 15th at 2:30 pm EST and is hosted by Working Mother magazine. You can find it via this link:https://www.facebook.com/events/462078847239558/
If you’re passionate about advancing the discussion too, here are three ways from WorkingMother.com to celebrate National Flex Day:
- Support National Flex Day by sharing your flex story on Working
Mother’s Facebook page. Be sure to tag Mom Corps too to tell us how flexibility has helped you thrive—or what the lack of flex means to you, your family and your career.
- Visit workingmother.com/flex to download the National Flex Day badge. Post, tweet and pin the badge on your social media feeds to spread the word that flexibility is not only important—it’s a necessity.
- Encourage your company to join with the Working Mother 100 Best
Companies to demonstrate their support for National Flex Day by tweeting and posting our badge. (Need a little firepower to increase flex visibility at your job? Visit the National Flex Day hub at workingmother.com/flex.)
I hope you will take this opportunity to applaud your own work/life
successes and seek out other ways to support the movement and create new
realities around a rewarding work life, a fulfilling personal life and a deeper
connection between the two. Enjoy the day!
Allison O’Kelly, founder/CEO of Mom Corps, @AllisonOKelly