CA Technologies announced that Meghan Stabler, advisor of IT Business Operations, was named as Working Mother of the Year – marking a historic event: the first time a transgender woman has been chosen to receive Working Mother magazine’s prestigious award.
“Meghan exemplifies CA’s culture by bringing her authentic self to work each and every day,” said Beth Conway, vice president, Human Resources, CA Technologies. “It’s our mission to support all employees so that they can unleash their full potential and as a result, harness the power of CA’s true collective talent.”
The historic announcement follows CA’s recent inclusion in Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies for 2014 list. For the third consecutive year, CA has been cited for its full breadth of progressive programs extended to its diverse employee population.
In a blog entry for Huffington Post Wednesday, Stabler wrote:
As companies highlight women – and specifically working mothers – in successful positions, more and more women will become empowered to see that they have a voice and an ability to speak out. We must encourage that dynamic. It’s about ensuring that everyone’s opinions are considered. Women need to have a seat at the table; it’s time our voices were heard.
We’ve come a long way on the equality journey, but we still have a long way to go with regard to women in the workplace and LGBT diversity. This fight isn’t just about LGBT rights; it’s about our rights, as women, to a fair and equal chance at leadership in the workplace – working mother or not.
Working Mother invites each of its 100 Best Companies to nominate a working mom who has shown great leadership skills, overcome adversity or just been both a great parent and a great employee. This year’s moms were chosen by their employers to showcase the ways that working mothers enhance corporate goals at work while also managing rich and busy family lives.
“Working Mother is proud to honor Meghan Stabler. She is an example of a true champion – at work where she serves as a leader for LGBT and gender equality, and at home where she has built a loving and supportive family,” said Jennifer Owens, editorial director, Working Mother Media. “She has successfully combined her passion and authenticity as a transgender woman in the workplace to impact the lives of others.”
For the full list of Working Mother’s 2014 100 Best Companies click here.
The winners are recognized in the October/November issue of Working Mother magazine and profiled on workingmother.com. They were also honored at Working Mother’s annual Work Life Congress event held in New York City earlier this month.