Raising children successfully from infancy to adulthood, while also tracing the arc of a career, can be a difficult task for many working parents. In 2012, the birth of a new ERG, Parents Working Together, provided a group to help Allstate parents maximize their work/life balance.
PWT programming aids new and not-so-new parents alike. For example, PWT welcomed Bob Murray, Dean of Enrollment Management at Illinois Wesleyan University, to campus to shed light on the college admissions process. Murray candidly answered audience questions such as, "Which kinds of extracurriculars make for a strong college application?" and "How involved should I be with the college selection process?"
"The college event was valuable for a number of reasons," said Matt Manzella, Director of Technology Innovation. "It was convenient (over lunch and just down the hall), and the speaker had the right insight and knowledge to address all of our questions and concerns."
- Hosted a Parental Leave 101 workshop for members
- Celebrated Allstate's inclusion on the 2012 Working Mother 100 Best Companies List.
- 400 Allstaters joined PWT in its inaugural year.
This ERG story appeared in the 2012 ERG Annual Report.