NEW PRESS COVERAGE
"The biggest challenge to breastfeeding mothers returning to work is figuring out how to manage all three jobs: motherhood, breastfeeding, and career. If an employer doesn't have an adequate lactation space, it instantly puts all of these into a tailspin," said Abbey Donnell, founder of Work & Mother, a network of breastfeeding suites based in Houston.
“We're in a unique environment where landlords and tenants understand that to get people back to the office they are going to have to create an experience. Women especially need incentive to come back to work, and lactation suites that are specifically designed for pumping make that transition from maternity leave coming back to the office much easier."
Work & Mother recently received the distinguished honor of being named one of the Fast 100 by the Houston Business Journal & the Houston Innovation Awards.
"Breast pumping rooms for working mothers aim to boost retention and recruitment. New lactation suites are coming to Dallas this fall, thanks to Work & Mother."
“This is the type of amenity that really draws people to the campus, and it can help our tenants retain and attract new employees,” said Skylar Huth, asset management director at Nuveen Real Estate, which owns Four Oak Place in Houston, a five-building office complex that will become home to a Work & Mother suite in February.
Going back to work after a maternity leave can be an especially stressful time for new moms. What shouldn’t be stressful is knowing that a private, clean and comfortable pump space is always available.
"CBRE's Abby Alford and Lucian Bukowski will represent Work & Mother as it expands into other markets around the nation, particularly Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York."
"[Work & Mother] creates a win-win-win scenario because it's more cost effective and is a better solution for all parties."
"We look forward to supporting more new mothers' return to work and providing the real estate services that office tenants and landlords need in a post-pandemic world to promote wellness, flexibility, and inclusion in the workplace."
"Brookfield Properties is deeply committed to creating highly amenitized work environments for our tenants," says Travis Overall, executive Vice President and head of the Texas Region for Brookfield Properties. "We have a strong presence of working mothers at the Allen Center campus, which requires thoughtfully curated wellness amenities, such as Work & Mother. "
"Baby formula crisis, and the need for breastfeeding support. Abbey Donnell, founder, and CEO of Work & Mother explains options for those balancing work and breastfeeding"
"R.A. Shuetz at Houston Chronicle, covers the Allen Center transformation being complete. The street-level of Three Allen Center houses Work & Mother, a network of lactation facilities for working mothers who are breastfeeding."
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