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Match.com

The CEO Behind Tinder, OkCupid on the Future of Online Dating

Match Group chief Mandy Ginsberg talks about her first year on the job, the Facebook threat and tackling loneliness through technology

Below is a video link from an article originally published by Chip Cutter at The Wall Street Journal on December 21, 2018. Go to Match.com's page on PowerToFly to see their open positions and learn more.

Mandy Ginsberg, CEO of the Match Group, which owns dating apps like Tinder and OkCupid, talks to The Wall Street Journal about the best way to run a meeting, how to say no to an executive, and juggling work and parenting.

Click here to watch the video.

Photo: Natalia V. Osipova/The Wall Street Journal

Yelp Inc.

Having It All: Growing My Career & Family At Yelp

Below is an article originally written by Caitlin Erickson at PowerToFly Partner Yelp, and published on September 17, 2018. Go to Yelp's page on PowerToFly to see their open positions and learn more.

When I started at Yelp's Phoenix office six years ago as an Account Executive, I was nervous. I was six months' pregnant and had no idea how I was going to start a new career and a new family.

But Yelp made it easy. No one thought twice about my going on maternity leave after only being at work for three months. In fact, my training manager asked me about names and my teammates threw me a baby shower (they gifted me with a baby swing that proved to be a lifesaver). The day I left for maternity leave, my director even came over to shake my hand and thank me for my hard work.

After returning from leave, I had to juggle a newborn with my new sales career. One thing I learned as a new mom was that newborns get sick and constantly have to go in for checkups! Fortunately, my manager always worked with my schedule. He would help me call high-priority follow-up appointments and we'd work together to recover lost time so I could still hit my target. Now the company even offers backup daycare options, so I can have someone come to our home and watch my son if he's not feeling great or if school is closed.

Fast forward a couple years and I was advancing to a management role while parenting a toddler. Career advancement in general isn't easy. Career advancement when you're a single parent is even harder, but the launch of the Yelp Parents Employee Resource Group in 2014 has helped me tremendously. I built up important professional skills and increased visibility with leadership by talking with group members and building out membership. This helped me earn my promotion into management. Today, as a leader for the Yelp Parents resource group, I've forged lasting friendships among many other parents who have become my support network when work or life gets tough.

After managing a sales team for a few years, I was offered a new opportunity as a National Sales Planner. This role allowed me to further my career, and refocus on my family and our hopes of growing it by one more. When you start a new role and tell your new boss that you're hoping to be on maternity leave within the year, you're probably not expecting a happy response. However, my new boss was delighted to hear about our plans. It was incredibly refreshing to have him remind me to not worry about work and enjoy my time with the baby on leave. My entire team echoed that sentiment, which really made my three months of maternity leave extra enjoyable. It also made coming back easy (as did having access to a private mother's room with a hospital grade pump!).

Since returning from my second maternity leave, I've been able to jump back into leading Yelp Parents and continue to spread love for parents across the organization. We'll be holding our sixth annual Halloween Hullabaloo in Phoenix next month, where employees decorate the entire office and bring in their kids to participate in crafts and trick-or-treating. Last year, my son dressed up as Shaggy and carried around his Scooby Doo doll, while my husband and I escorted him as Fred and Velma! The office is also supporting an incredible professional development event where Yelp vice presidents are flying in from San Francisco and hosting lunchtime workshop sessions on topics like time management, work-life balance, and emotional intelligence.

The opportunities and support Yelp provides constantly remind me how lucky I am to work at a place that values me as an employee, celebrates me as a parent, and helps me advance even through all the obstacles of parenting!

Dow Jones Company

Dow Jones Named In 2018 Working Mother Best Companies List

Below is an article originally written by Mark Musgrave, the Chief People Officer at PowerToFly Partner Dow Jones, and published on September 26, 2018. Go to Dow Jones' page on PowerToFly to see their open positions and learn more.

A note from Mark Musgrave:

Dear All,

I am proud to share that for the third year in a row, Working Mother Magazine has placed Dow Jones on their list of Top 100 Best U.S. companies for working mothers. At Dow Jones our goal is to help our people reach their full potential, by cultivating an environment where they feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work.

Being recognized as an employer of choice for working mothers is the result of our continued efforts to provide employees with an ever improving approach to work-life balance. Over the course of the past year, we've enhanced our paid parental leave to 20 weeks for primary caregivers around the globe, hosted our inaugural award-winning women's leadership initiative, IGNITE and celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Dow Jones Family Center in Princeton.

As we work to map our our next steps, we'll be incorporating feedback from Smita Pillai's Listening Tour. As our first Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Smita has been traveling to numerous offices across the globe to learn what we do well and where we can improve in our efforts to cultivate a culturally diverse and inclusive working environment for all employees.

We still have more work to do, but attaining this distinction as a great organization for working mothers is something I am very proud of – it shows that we are on the right path. I'd like to share a few thoughts from other members of the Executive Leadership team on this accomplishment:

Christina Van Tassell, Chief Financial Officer
"I am proud to be part of an organization that encourages individuals to discover their path to happiness, both at home and in the workplace. As a working mom, I personally feel supported so that I may continue to thrive in a balanced way."

Matt Murray, WSJ Editor-in-Chief
"Journalism can be especially demanding and tough on families given the pace of news and relentlessness of deadlines. Given the competitive nature of the job, many people feel an unstated pressure to sacrifice their personal lives to demonstrate their commitment. It's important to have policies that encourage and nurture balance, and help our journalists find fulfillment both on the job and off."

Smita Pillai, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
"As I have traveled across the globe listening to our colleagues, one thing is clear – we are proud of our company and our brand. Our world class benefits and policies are inclusive and progressive. This recognition from Working Mother Magazine is a testament to our commitment to diversity and inclusion of all our global employees."

I am proud to be a part of an organization such as Dow Jones, which strives to provide employees with programs and services that are meaningful and significant. I look forward to sharing more about new programs soon.

Best,

Mark

HomeAway

The One Benefit HomeAway Parents Love

Below is an article originally written by PowerToFly Partner HomeAway, and published on August 15, 2018. Go to HomeAway's page on PowerToFly to see their open positions and learn more.

All new parents know the excitement, anxiety, fear and lack of sleep that comes with bringing a baby into the world. Team HomeAway is made up of a lot of parents and one of their favorite benefits to talk about is HomeAway's generous parental leave policy. Alanna Dayton, our Culture & Inclusion Specialist, just returned from nearly five months of maternity leave and she's ready to share her story.

Q: What was your maternity leave like with your first child at your previous company?

AD: My manager and team were supportive, but the company wasn't progressive when it came to parental leave. I was able to take off 12 weeks total, but six of those weeks were unpaid. It was definitely a debate about what to do, but I also thought to myself I only have this time once. My husband and I had to discuss if we were in a place financially that allowed us to take that time off. It made me realize that many people are faced with that decision and some aren't as fortunate to be in a position to take that time. Add in medical bills and new baby costs and it can be tough to pull off.

Q: What are your views on parental leave in the general workplace?

AD: I think there is a lot of confusion about it and not many time-off benefits at some companies. After my first leave, it was important to me to find a company that supported parents during this life change. I feel lucky that I was able to find a great job where this benefit was available, and wasn't in a position where I had to make a choice between spending time with my new baby or going back to work earlier for financial reasons. I have empathy for those who aren't as fortunate, and have to go back to work earlier than they desire. At six weeks I could have gone back to work, but the sleep deprivation alone would have made me less productive since the baby was still only sleeping 2-3 hours at a time!

Q: What was your maternity leave like with your second child since you've been at HomeAway?

AD: Coming back to work was easier because I knew what to expect having been through the transition before. What was different though was the extra time above the typical 6-12 weeks that is common at most companies. That extra time allowed me to feel more refreshed and energized as I prepared for my first day back. I was able to experience more milestones, and be there for those "first moments" with my baby Sam. Of course there were a couple of tears my first day back when I said goodbye to him in the morning, but I was fine once I got to my desk!

Q: Now that you've experienced two maternity leaves, what are your recommendations to companies who don't have a solid parental leave program in place?

AD: Talk to women or other parents who have gone through this. At HomeAway, no matter how you have a child you get 12 weeks of time off. There's no doubt that it's a big investment, but I think it shows in the culture at HomeAway where children and other life events are not only supported, but celebrated. Comparing photos of my baby at three months old and five months old, I noticed a difference in him physically and recognized how special it was that I got to be there for that extra time. For example, some of my favorite moments during my leave were eating breakfast together with both of my kids. It may seem simple, but I realized how much I value a strong work-life balance and being completely present with my family when the work day is done.

Want to learn more about the benefits and perks of working at HomeAway? Check out our PowerToFly profile!

Dell EMC

Working Mom Joelyn Finds Support At Dell

In the video above, Dell employee Joelyn shares how flexible work lets her keep her career while caring for a child with special needs, and how Dell's new neurodiversity hiring program gives her hope for her son's future.

Are you interested in such a flexible, supportive work environment?

If yes, then click here to see all available opportunities at Dell, and don't forget to press 'Follow' to receive custom job matches, event invitations and more!

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