New York Life | November 22, 2022
The annual recognition by media company Seramount acknowledges the constant juggling of work/life balance of millions of working parents.
Above: André Warner, Vice President and Associate General Counsel and his family.
Below: Meghan Shea, Vice President & Head of Strategy, Solutions and Marketing with her family.
Earlier this month, New York Life was named to Seramount’s 100 Best Companies list for 2022. Recently, at a special awards ceremony in New York City, Meghan Shea, Vice President & Head of Strategy, Solutions and Marketing at Group Benefit Solutions (GBS), and André Warner, Vice President and Associate General Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel, were recognized as New York Life’s Working Parents of the Year for 2022 by Seramount, a strategic professional services and research firm dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace.
As part of this recognition, André and Meghan shared their journeys as working parents and shined a light on their devotion to being the best parents they can be while also being devoted to their careers.
“Partnering with my wife to raise our boys is one of the greatest joys of my life. Of course, it is as challenging as it is joyful. From the day-to-day logistics to the broader stressors of the pandemic and world events, I have tried to keep a certain perspective and resolve as I navigate pursuing a career and parenting,” said André Warner.
I’m proud to work for a company that provides a comprehensive range of benefits and support programs for those thinking about having, or who have, children.”
When accepting the award, Meghan Shea credited New York Life for its supportive programs and benefits for parents. “I’m delighted to have been recognized in this way by Seramount, but the recognition is not solely mine,” explained Shea. “I share this award with working parents everywhere, and, of course, with New York Life. I’m proud to work for a company that provides a comprehensive range of benefits and support programs for those thinking about having, or who have, children.”
The journeys that Meghan and Andre highlighted above are no different from that of other working mothers and fathers at New York Life and beyond. Achieving the right balance—as Meghan pointed out—is difficult without the right support which can come in many ways, including from leadership, and the empathy of your colleagues. And then there are New York Life’s comprehensive benefits, which provide a wealth of support tools, partners, and programs, such as childcare, for all working parents, including parents to-be and those that chose to adopt.
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