CHICAGO, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Samantha Parent Walravens, editor of the acclaimed anthology, TORN: True Stories of Kids, Career& the Conflict of Modern Motherhood, moderated a panel discussion on the topic of work-life integration at Northern Trust's corporate headquarters in Chicago today. Panelists included Debra Pickett, Founder and President of Page 2 Communications, Rebecca Deaton, Principal and Partner at wealth advisory firm, Brownson Rehmus & Foxworth, and Alexandra Bradner, Professor of Philosophy at Denison University and contributor to TORN.
Panelists discussed the importance of networking, mentoring and leadership opportunities to promote professional development of women in the workplace. The event brought many Northern Trust employees together to hear expert insight on current work-life policies and programs designed to recruit, retain and promote women in the workforce.
According to panel moderator Samantha Parent Walravens, "People who have an appropriate balance between their home and work lives are likely to make a greater contribution at work. Firms like Northern Trust continue to attract and retain the best talent because they understand the importance in providing programs and support for working parents."
Northern Trust Corporation is an international financial services company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It provides investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking services in the U.S. and abroad. In 2010, Forbes Magazine ranked Northern Trust as the world's most admired company in the "Superregional Banks" category.
In TORN, 47 women examine the conflict between the need to nurture and the need to work and reveal creative solutions for having the best of both worlds. Neal Pollack of Vanity Fair has praised the book as "a poignant look at how a generation of mothers is trying to forge its own identity while honoring the legacy of 60s and 70s feminism."
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