July 31, 2009 — The start to this year's work-life awards process is on the horizon and although you may be familiar with the Work-Life Rising Star Award (recognizing emerging talent) and the Work-Life Innovative Excellence Award (recognizing innovative practices), you may not be as familiar with our third work-life award, the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research.
The 2008 winners — Shelley J. Correll, Stephen Benard and In Paik — inspired all of us with their research publication titled: Getting a job: Is there a motherhood penalty? (American Journal of Sociology, 112, 1297-1338). The "motherhood penalty" refers to the gap in wages between working mothers and women who do not have children, a gap larger than the gender gap found between men and women. To learn more about the 2008 winners and their research, check out the Top Ten Takeaways from 2008.
The 2009-2010 AWLP Work-Life award process is about to begin. If you know of emerging talent in the work-life or total rewards arena or if your organization has implemented an innovative work-life practice, we encourage you to apply for these prestigious awards. The call for nominations and applications begins Sept. 1. Check out our Web site for award criteria and how to apply.