Saturday, May 11, 2013

A Better Balance Spring Celebration at the Gansevoort Park Ave Hotel - May 7, 2013

A Better Balance, a legal advocacy organization dedicated to promoting public policies that help workers care for their families without compromising on job security, hosted their annual Spring Celebration at the rooftop lounge of the Gansevoort Park Ave Hotel.  Although women make up half the U.S workforce, current laws in place makes it difficult for women to fulfill the roles of being both worker and caretaker.  Millions of people are currently working without paid sick days and paid family leaves. 

The annual Spring Celebration helped raise money to support efforts in bringing these work-life balance issues to the attention of lawmakers.  The event also debuted the book Babygate - What You Really Need to Know About Pregnancy and Parenting in the American Workplace.  The goal of Babygate is to help women advance in the workplace by educating them about their rights on work life balance issues. 
Guests getting signed copies of the book Babygate - written by Dina Bakst and Phobe Taubman of A Better Balance
Co-founders of A Better Balance with the evening's honorees. Left to right: Co-Founder and Board Chair Yolanda Wu; Honoree Jamie Levitt, partner at Morrison & Foerster; Honoree Suzanne Riss, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at JP Morgan Chase; Co-Founder and Co-President Sherry Leiwant; Co-Founder and Co-President of Dina Bakst
Honoree Jamie Levitt, partner at Morrison & Foerster with her family
Anna Wadia, Program Officer at the Ford Foundation, and ABB Co-President Sherry Leiwant
Guests enjoying cocktails at the Gansevoort Park Ave Hotel Lounge

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