Celebrate your mother
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION |
There are approximately 7.6 billion people in the world, and, of those, about two billion are mothers.
Here at RSM, we understand the rewards of being a mom, but we also know that mothers – working mothers, in particular – face unique challenges. Not only must they try to balance the needs of their families and their careers, but they also need to reserve time (not to mention energy) for their personal goals and interests. It’s a constant challenge, but the rewards of motherhood – as any mother will attest – are invaluable.
To help working mothers succeed here at RSM, our Family First employee network group (one of RSM’s 11 employee-led ENGs) connects our people who have family commitments so they can provide support for one another and address issues in the workplace that might affect families. So, it’s a wonderful resource not only for working mothers, but for all parents who work at RSM.
Our Family First ENG also sponsors our firm’s Working Mother/Working Father awards, which recognizes two employees each year who successfully manage personal and professional priorities while also providing exceptional experiences for our clients and our colleagues. The honorees serve as work-life mentors and role models for others. You can read about last year’s Working Mother of the year here. (We’ll announce our 2020 winner this summer.) We also highlight our Multi-tasking Moms with an annual photo contest (again, usually in the summer), and award the winners with donations to the charities of their choice. You can check out last year’s winners here.
So, yes, there are about two billion mothers in the world, and yet each one is unique. On behalf of our 11,000 people nationwide and in Canada, I’d like to invite you to join us today in wishing all of the moms out there a very Happy Mother’s Day – you truly are one in two billion!
Senior Manager, Financial Services and National Leader, Family First Employee Network Group
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Family First serves as an active voice around shared family challenges and promoting an inclusive, respectful workplace.