Beth Shelton, CEO of Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, is leading by example. A mom of three herself, the executive just introduced a program she hopes will help new parents who are making the transition back to work. The Infants at Work initiative allows moms and dads to bring their infants to work every single day for six months.
“We want to practice what we preach, and normalize a reality where having children and advancing your career are not mutually exclusive,” Shelton says in a Facebook post, which has since attracted a lot of praise.
For the mom and CEO, there are many personal reasons for launching the program.
“The impossible juggle of work and life, performer and mother, shapes my very DNA,” she explains. Which is why she wants other parent employees to know they are valued and supported at work.
“I have felt deep in my bones the fatigue of…
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