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The Best Place for Working Parents® Announces Partnership with the Parent Nation Team

  • October 27, 2021

The Best Place for Working Parents® is proud to partner with Dr. Dana Suskind, author of Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain, in her second to-be-published book, Parent Nation (coming from Penguin Books in April 2022). Dr. Suskind references The Best Place for Working Parents® as a call to action and tangible step for […]

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Save the Date: 2022 National Summit

  • October 27, 2021

Join business leaders from across the country who are setting a new precedent for what it means to be family-friendly – through workplace policies that are benefiting working parents AND businesses’ bottom line. From boosting attraction and retention efforts, to motivating and optimizing a post-COVID workforce – the 2022 Summit will feature national experts on […]

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Family Friendly is Business Friendly | The Top 10 Family-Friendly Workplace Policies

  • October 20, 2021

Wondering which family-friendly workplace policies actually boost employee engagement, retention, attraction, and productivity?  See our newest report conducted with SMU Center on Research & Evaluation which highlights the top 10 policies proven to benefit both working parents AND businesses’ bottom line. Read full report here

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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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