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Check out the following stories regarding our office and the exciting work we do at Stanford and beyond!
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Back-Up Care Program Now Available for Staff

Benefits-eligible staff are now able to find emergency and back-up child and adult/elder care through the Back-Up Care Advantage Program provided by one of the WorkLife Office’s partners, Bright Horizons.

Read more about the Back-Up Care Advantage Program

New Online Video on "Work & Family: Getting to 50/50"


Stanford labor economist Myra Strober and authors Sharon Meers and Joanna Stober provide tips and strategies for creating an equal relationship and achieving work/family balance.

New Online Video on "Work & Family: Getting to 50/50"

Stanford's WorkLife Office Recognized for Work-Life Effectiveness


The WorkLife Office is a recipient of the WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress 2015 Seal of Distinction for demonstrating leadership in workplace strategies that help employees achieve work-life effectiveness.

Learn more about the Seal of Distinction

Voice & Influence Circles Launch Second Year of Successful Program


Voice & Influence Circles, created by University HR's WorkLife Office in partnership with the Clayman Institute for Gender Research and inspired by Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In book, concluded its first year. Phyllis Stewart Pires, the university's Senior Director of WorkLife Strategy, served as the project lead to launch the circles initiative at Stanford.

View the full article in the Stanford Report

Stanford Arboretum Moves Back to Legacy Location


August was a fun-filled and busy month for the Stanford Arboretum Children’s Center (SACC). Due to campus construction near the Quarry center, SACC was relocated to Stock Farm Road in 2012. Over this two-year period, the children’s playgrounds were renovated with new surfaces and play structures, the building's exterior was painted, new interior lighting was installed and two brand-new classrooms were added to support the Pre-Kindergarten program.

White House Summit on Working Families


On June 23, Senior Director of WorkLife Strategy, Phyllis Stewart Pires, joined 1,800 business leaders, economists, elected officials, advocates and select working parents from across the country in President Obama’s White House Summit on Working Families in Washington, D.C. Stewart Pires was nominated to participate in Summit discussions, which address the biggest challenges faced by our nation’s working families from affordable childcare and living wage to the cost of living and workplace issues.