I’ve been quiet on this blog for a while now, largely because I’ve been busy working on a new project that I’m excited to announce here today.
Over the summer, I was hired by the CEO of FlexJobs, Sara Sutton Fell, as her Director of Work Flexibility Initiatives. Sara has been a strong advocate of work flexibility for many years, and she is eager to help give a voice to workers who desperately want and need change. I’ve been working with Sara and her team to build a coalition of nonprofits, employers, and work/life organizations in a new effort to raise awareness about the benefits of work flexibility. Our supporters include Working Mother, Thomson Reuters, Work+Life Fit, the Green Business Bureau, Family Values @ Work, MomsRising, Cancer and Careers, FlexPaths, UnitedHealth Group, and many more.
We just launched our new initiative this morning: 1 Million for Work Flexibility!
Our goals include:
- Inspiring 1 million people around the US to join us and create a chorus of support for work flexibility
- Sharing news and trends related to work flexibility
- Working with leading experts in the field to help advance complementary initiatives.
As a fierce proponent of work flexibility myself, it’s been difficult for me to find an outlet for my passion—that’s part of what prompted Start Asking Questions. I was very lucky to link up with FlexJobs in my new role, but our hope with this new movement is to give everyone an opportunity to stand up and shout about how important work flexibility is to them.
The timing of our launch is fitting, because tomorrow is National Flex Day. I hope you’ll take a moment to join us and help spread the word. If you need some talking points, check out my blog post on the new site that gives 8 reasons to support work flexibility.
There’s never been a movement like this before, and we hope that by gathering a groundswell of support we can help change the way that organizations across the country think about work. Please help us reach our goal!