Allen Center Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 18, 2020
WORK & MOTHER AT ALLEN CENTER OPENS, HELPS BRING MOTHERS BACK TO WORK SAFELY
Resource for breastfeeding, working mothers becomes gold standard amenity.
HOUSTON, TX – Work & Mother Services, LLC (Work & Mother) – a network of fully equipped lactation facilities with an associated app for booking, support community, and educational resources for working mothers who are breastfeeding – prepares to open its doors at Allen Center to welcome working mothers back to work safely.
The new, upscale Work & Mother Suite at Three Allen Center has 10 private rooms, each equipped with a hospital grade pump, milk storage bags and other supplies; cleaning and sanitizing stations; lockers; refrigeration options; and more. The Work & Mother Suites are spa-like, yet professional, and are equipped with workstations that enable moms to work while they pump, should they choose to.
Company memberships to Work & Mother are an easy, cost-effective way for employers to satisfy the nursing mother provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA Section 7(r)).
“Pumping at work has always been incredibly hard for mothers. Now, with the pandemic, there are the added complications of germ spread, closed community spaces, and repurposed wellness rooms, which makes pumping at work nearly impossible. Yet, most employers still have a legal obligation to provide a proper space for nursing mothers,” says Abbey Donnell, Founder and CEO of Work & Mother.
Work & Mother worked with Brookfield Properties on the space. “It’s been a great experience to partner with Brookfield Properties on this project, it’s clear that they truly care about their tenants. The space at Allen Center is a beautiful, professional amenity that enables working mothers of the buildings and surrounding area to pump safely and with dignity,” says Donnell.
“Brookfield Properties is deeply committed to creating highly amenitized work environments for our tenants,” said 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. We look forward to having this valuable resource readily available for our working mothers once it opens.”
The Work & Mother Suite is now open for private tours and enrollment. PDR Corporation designed the space.
Photos and captions, courtesy of Work & Mother, available here.
About Work & Mother
Work & Mother is a network of fully equipped pumping facilities that provide sanitary, private places for working mothers to pump breast milk during the workday. Company memberships to Work & Mother create an easy and cost-effective way for employers to address Section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Requirements for Nursing Mothers. In addition to having hospital-grade pumps and supplies, Work & Mother’s associated programming and support resources help mothers transition back to work more smoothly, ultimately improving breastfeeding rates and workforce retention rates of mothers.
About Brookfield Properties
Brookfield Properties is a fully-integrated, global real estate services company that provides industry- leading portfolio management and development capabilities across the real estate investment strategies of Brookfield Asset Management — a global alternative asset manager with over $540 billion in assets under management.
We develop and manage premier real estate with a focus on maximizing the tenant experience in addition to the investment and operational performance of the asset. We also integrate leading-edge real estate technologies which enables us to be at the forefront of innovation and sustainability – benefiting not only our tenants, residents and business partners, but also the communities in which we operate.
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For Brookfield Properties: Nataly Torres, Elmore Public Relations, 281-745-3566, email@example.com