'It Is Truly the Best Job in the World' -- Why This Working Mom Loves Her Compassionate Company
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According to Fairygodboss: 'It Is Truly the Best Job in the World' -- Why This Working Mom Loves Her Compassionate Company
"It is truly the best job in the world," says Shay Gillespie of her role as the Business Development Manager, Central Division at World Wide Technology (WWT). "I manage the diversity strategy for our central region division… [and] I'm blessed to meet with clients across several industries. I research and understand their needs, which gives me the ability to drive opportunities for 70+ client managers within my region."
Adding to Gillespie's love of her role, is the great job WWT does in supporting parents like her. "At WWT, you feel like it's more than a company," she tells us. "It's your extended family, and I truly believe that leadership cares about your well-being; there are so many benefits that we have that truly reflect that." These include:
Competitive 12-week leave for birthing parents
Parental bonding leave for all parents
A comprehensive healthcare benefits package
Flexible schedule options
The Milk Stork program for nursing mothers
Family health centers
Adoption and fertility benefits
Mental health programs and other incentives to help parents relieve stress.
And through it all, Gillespie tells us that WWT offers the most important thing of all -- compassion. Here, Gillespie shares more about this compassionate workplace and how it's helped her excel and find her own way as a working mom.