Fort Worth, Texas, September 29, 2022 – Today, Mayor Mattie Parker announces Fort Worth’s 2022 Best Place for Working Parents® Innovator Award winners at the Fort Worth Chamber’s sold-out production of the annual State of the City event. These awards recognize businesses that have implemented innovative strategies to support working parent employees through unique policies and practices in three family-friendly award categories: Family Resources, Events, and Policies. This year, an inaugural Micro Business Innovator award was announced as well.
The Best Place for Working Parents® 2022 Innovator Award Winners are:
● EECU Credit Union – Best Place for Working Parents® 2022 Events Innovator
● Higginbotham – Best Place for Working Parents® 2022 Family Resources Innovator
● Schaefer Advertising Co. – Best Place for Working Parents® 2022 Policy Innovator
● Varghese Summersett PLLC – Best Place for Working Parents® Micro Business Innovator
The Best Place for Working Parents® 2022 Innovators were nominated through the first-of-its-kind online assessment platform that allows qualifying businesses to gain a competitive designation and gauge in real-time how family-friendly their workplace is compared to businesses of similar size and industry. The business self-assessment focuses on the top 10 research-backed family-friendly policies proven to impact working parents and businesses’ bottom line.
“Congratulations to our 2022 Best Place for Working Parents® Innovator Award winners,” said Mayor Parker. “Fort Worth businesses are truly leading the way in family-friendly policies that are making a meaningful impact for businesses and families. These policies are helping our children get a strong start in life, enabling working parents – especially moms – to get back into the workforce, and giving Fort Worth businesses a key competitive advantage in a red-hot labor market.”
Director of The Best Place for Working Parents® initiative, Sadie Funk, stated, “The Best Place for Working Parents® movement was built right here in Fort Worth, together with our local business community. We are so proud that this innovative initiative has expanded to nine states and over 1,000 cities across the country and that over 2 million employees today are benefiting from family-friendly practices that are not only good for children and working parents, but for businesses and our entire economy, as well.”
The Best Place for Working Parents® Fort Worth 2023 Innovator Awards enrollment window is open from January 9 – February 20, 2023. Eligible organizations may earn a Best Place for Working Parents® business designation throughout the year by taking the online assessment. About The Best Place for Working Parents® The Best Place for Working Parents® is a collaborative and growing network of businesses across the U.S. dedicated to providing support for working parents through evidence-based strategies, proving that family-friendly is business-friendly. A public-private partnership, The Best Place for Working Parents® offers a competitive designation that recognizes innovation across the top 10 research-backed family-friendly policies that help working parent employees and boost employers’ bottom line. Businesses can qualify to become a Best Place for Working Parents® business designation by taking the first-of-its-kind business online self-assessment.