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Chairman Mom Announces Corporate Memberships: A New Workplace Benefit Designed to Support Working Parents

February 21, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 21, 2019--Today, Chairman Mom launched corporate memberships, a new workplace benefit that enables employers to offer working parents a safe space to get answers to problems that have traditionally been taboo in a corporate environment.

“All too often the first time a manager realizes that there is bias in the workplace is when they get an HR complaint or worse: A badass female executive quits,” said Chairman Mom founder and CEO, Sarah Lacy. “Just 38 percent of women surveyed by Chairman Mom and SurveyMonkey said they were comfortable asking for professional or personal advice at work. Only four percent of women we surveyed felt comfortable asking for advice on social media. As a result, too often working parents are left feeling isolated and frustrated. By offering Chairman Mom membership to employees, companies can benefit from increased retention, efficiency and morale while showing they understand that not all problems can or should be solved with a visit to HR.”

Chairman Mom launched in 2018 as a private, troll-free, subscription-based community to help working women solve the hardest problems they face. An individual membership to Chairman Mom is $5 a month, but now employers can offer Chairman Mom as a paid benefit to their entire workforce for just $1 per eligible employee per month. Employees can activate their Chairman Mom membership benefits using just their work email address, while still benefiting from Chairman Mom’s total privacy promise. Chairman Mom never shares personal information or posts with employers.

The Chairman Mom community isn’t just for moms. For example, research shows that one in three men also fear that taking leave to care for a newborn would put their careers at risk. Since launch, thousands of working professionals of all genders and at all life stages have asked the Chairman Mom community for help on everything from how to negotiate a raise, how to navigate bias and discrimination at work, how to plan their parental leave and return successfully, and even tips on quick weeknight meals.

Last month, cloud content management company Box became the first employer to roll out Chairman Mom for all of its employees, worldwide. Already, more than 10 percent of the company’s global workforce has activated their Chairman Mom membership.

“Chairman Mom is building an incredible community for working parents as they navigate through tough choices and questions around parenting and work,” said Aaron Levie, CEO and co-founder of Box. “We are thrilled to be able to offer this benefit to help support our employees and make work more productive and satisfying for parents.”

Since launching in April of 2018, thousands of users have joined Chairman Mom to get help with the toughest problems they face, both inside the workplace and at home. Each day, the site features two to three curated questions, submitted by members of the community, and answered by the community.

In recent months, Chairman Mom has launched additional features like private messaging, small support groups and a “super anonymous” option to further protect user privacy. Sixty-six percent of the questions asked on Chairman Mom are asked anonymously.

To join the thousands of working professionals already on the platform, visit www.ChairmanMom.com.

About Chairman Mom

Chairman Mom is on a mission to rebrand working motherhood. Created by Pando founder, veteran journalist and mother of two, Sarah Lacy, Chairman Mom is a platform that lets working mothers share experiences and honest answers to help one another succeed in life and career. Through a subscription-based Q&A community, Chairman Mom is focused on uniting-rather than dividing women. Founded in 2017, Chairman Mom has raised $3 million in funding from investors including Floodgate Ventures, PivotNorth Capital, Greylock Discovery and Precursor Ventures. For more information, to join the community, or sign up for the newsletter, visit www.ChairmanMom.com.

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