BTParents provides a community of support for our teammates who are parents or caregivers. We exchange ideas and input with members in similar situations, share parenting articles, and host events focused on the dynamics of parenting, children, and family.
BTParents is made up of five sub-groups, and parents who identify with a particular group can find solace in being connected with colleagues who face similar challenges:
We are proud to support our teammates by being a sounding board for ideas, referring resources, notifying members of local events specific to their sub-group, and simply being a sympathetic ear when needed.
“Holding the title of parent or caregiver plays a significant role in one’s life,” BTParents co-chair Raechelle Mills said. “Having support at work for your most significant role creates a sense of community, not just a workplace.”
We strive to empower and advocate for teammates who are navigating the considerable personal and professional demands associated with working while parenting (and vice versa).
Mills shared that she is particularly proud to have led a discussion about raising children with autism or special needs.
“Connecting on an emotional topic with colleagues was an amazing experience,” she said. “During the meeting, other members were able to share their stories and it was so nice to feel validated.”
A few of our other programs and community conversations: