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Bright Horizons CEO meets with Obama to discuss employer support for working families
Contributes to panel that discusses caregiving-related responsibilities
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bright Horizons® CEO David Lissy is playing an important role at the White House Summit on Working Families today, contributing to a select roundtable discussion with President Obama on employers' roles in supporting working families and participating in a panel discussion on the impact of caregiving responsibilities on work.
The summit, which is co-hosted by the White House Council on Women and Girls, the Center for American Progress and the U.S. Department of Labor, is convening businesses, economists, legislators, advocates and citizens for a discussion on issues facing working families and the importance of creating a 21st century workplace that works for all Americans. The President, Vice President, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Dr. Jill Biden are all participating in the summit.
"It is an honor to be a part of an important event focused on the critical issues and challenges faced by working families across the United States every day," said Bright Horizons CEO David Lissy. "For nearly three decades, we have been working with leading employers who have taken these issues seriously and have built supportive cultures that help working parents both manage their family responsibilities and remain productive and focused at work. In 2014, supporting working families is not just a 'nice to do' but rather a 'must do' for employers looking to sustain competitive advantage within the markets in which they compete. It is good for the employee, the employer, the family and our nation as a whole."
Lissy is among a handful of employers participating in a roundtable discussion with President Obama following the keynote address delivered by the President. Lissy is also contributing to a panel on caregiving, which is exploring the care responsibilities facing today's working families, the ways families balance their care responsibilities with their career, and the types of supports that facilitate the dual caregiver-breadwinner role more women and men are increasingly playing.
Bright Horizons is also the official child care provider for the summit. More information about the summit and issues faced by working families can be found at WhiteHouse.gov and WorkingFamiliesSummit.org.
About Bright Horizons®
Bright Horizons Family Solutions® is a leading provider of high-quality child care, early education and other services designed to help employers and families better address the challenges of work and life. The Company provides center-based full service child care, back-up dependent care and educational advisory services to more than 900 clients across the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Canada and India, including more than 130 FORTUNE 500 companies and more than 80 of Working Mother magazine's 2013 "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers." Bright Horizons is one of FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" and is one of the UK's Best Workplaces as designated by the Great Place to Work® Institute. Bright Horizons is headquartered in Watertown, MA. The Company's web site is located at www.brighthorizons.com.
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