Company Initiates Support System for Firm's Mothers

June 5, 2006 ( - Professional services firm, Ernst & Young developed "Working Moms Network" (WMN) to support new, expectant and veteran mothers, giving them resources, networking and mentoring opportunities.

According to a news release from the company, about 700 women have gone on parental leave in the past year.

WMN will help working mothers at Ernst & Young get together quarterly to discuss aspects of being a working mother, such as best practices as well as everyday issues, according to the news release. Through WMN, women can also speak with experts in the parenting field and others who can help them balance motherhood and their profession.

WMN will also put groups of eight to 10 women in Member Circles so they can make connections with other expectant and veteran mothers in a support group, according to the news release. The circles are also designed to counsel and mentor women who are unsure whether they can balance both personal and professional aspects of their lives.