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Save the Date: First Annual BP4WP National Leaders’ Summit

  • October 13, 2021

A Stronger Workforce, A Brighter Future: Paving the Path to Success Post-COVID First Annual National Leaders’ Summit The Best Place for Working Parents® Wednesday, May 4 – Friday, May 6, 2022 May 4th Welcome Reception May 5th All-Day Programming “A Dinner in Texas” May 6th Keynote Breakfast   Hotel Drover, Autograph Collection Fort Worth Stockyards […]

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Investing in Family-Friendly Policies the Way to Go

  • August 04, 2021

Fort Worth is the nation’s 12th largest city — with the second highest share of families with children in the U.S. Undoubtedly, COVID-19 has had lasting impacts on our workforce, families, and child care providers. Today, investing in child care and other family-friendly policies that enable working parents (and specifically, women, who have been disproportionately hurt […]

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Meet the 2021 Best Place for Working Parents® Innovator Award Winners: Video Highlights (with Fort Worth Chamber)

  • July 06, 2021

Bank of Texas: Policy Innovator Award Winner Bank of Texas was awarded the Policy Innovator Award by The Best Place for Working Parents® for its family-friendly policies and dedication to its working parents. Watch Bank of Texas CEO & EVP Mark G Nurdin talk about what “family-friendly” means to him: Dallas Fort Worth International Airport: […]

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“Getting Back to Work” Report

  • June 21, 2021

As Part III of our series to share critical workforce insights and trends, The Best Place for Working Parents® partnered with SMU’s Center on Research and Evaluation (CORE) to survey 825 families and working parents in May 2021 to learn what will constitute the “new world of work” – and what employees and employers need […]

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Getting Back to Work: How Strong Communities Support Working Parents in the New World of Work

  • May 19, 2021

On May 19th, 2021, The Best Place for Working Parents® teamed up with Mayor Betsy Price, Dallas Fed CEO Rob Kaplan, and 100+ business leaders to discuss a multi-sector approach to getting back to work. See below to view the recording of the virtual event, and/or to download the slides from the presentation.  Download […]

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Will Family-Friendly Work Policies Last?

  • April 15, 2021

By Jackie Mader When the pandemic began to shutter schools and child care centers in early 2020, parents working at the Patterson Law Group in Fort Worth, Texas, were allowed to work from home from the get go. Importantly, they also received a child care subsidy from their employer to help pay for care in […]

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3 Best Place for Working Parents Innovator Award Winners Recognized at Fort Worth Chamber’s State of the City Event 2021

  • March 30, 2021
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Byrne, Bank of Texas and D/FW Airport Among the Region’s Best Family-Friendly Workplaces

  • February 25, 2021

Byrne Construction, Bank of Texas, and D/FW Airport are the 2021 winners of Mayor Betsy Price’s Best Place for Working Parents Innovator awards. Price announced the winners of the second-annual competition during her final State of the City speech Thursday. Byrne won for family-friendly events; Bank of Texas, policies; and D/FW, resources. The Best Place initiative awarded 166 companies […]

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The Best Place for Working Parents® Announces 2nd Annual Fort Worth Innovator Winners

  • February 25, 2021

Fort Worth, Texas, February 25, 2021 – The Best Place for Working Parents® announces the three winners of the annual Fort Worth Innovator Awards at Mayor Price’s final State of the City event hosted virtually by the Fort Worth Chamber.  The Best Place for Working Parents® 2021 Fort Worth Innovators: Bank of Texas, 2021 Policy […]

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Camp Fire First Texas Designated a Best Place For Working Parents

  • February 23, 2021

Fort Worth, Texas (February 23, 2021) – Camp Fire First Texas has earned The Best Place For Working Parents® business designation that recognizes a commitment to supporting working parents through family-friendly policies and practices. Through a self-assessment, policies, access to childcare and other organizational practices were evaluated to determine the extent our working environment supports parents and, by extension, their […]

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