CBC Makes Carolina Parent N.C. Family-Friendly 50 List for Sixth Time

“Happiness is a choice and if you choose it enough then one day you’ll wake up and it just is.”
Kelly Swanson, Women @ Work Keynote Speaker

N.C. Family-Friendly 50
CBC makes the Carolina Parent N.C. Family-Friendly 50 list for 2011.
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Barbara Purtee & Jenne Kendziora
Two of CBC’s working moms, WRAL-FM’s Barbara Purtee (left) & WRAL-TV’s Jenne Kendziora, proudly represent CBC at the Women @ Work Breakfast.

Carolina Parent recently honored the recipients on its 2011 N.C. Family-Friendly 50 Companies, and CBC once again made the list.   Several CBC employees from a variety of divisions got together on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, to represent the company at the annual Carolina Parent Women @ Work Breakfast in American Tobacco’s Bay 7 in Durham.

Award-winning motivational speaker and author Kelly Swanson entertained the crowd with an engaging keynote speech. 

“It’s exhausting trying to live up to others’ expectation,” she said.  “Most days I don’t have it all together.  Life cannot be lived by ought tos, musts or shoulds.”

Swanson had the Women @ Work attendees laughing as she told tales from her own life and experiences with her 7-year-old son.

“It’s not about being perfect,” she said.  “It’s not talent that gets us to the finish line, its staying in the race.”

Carolina Parent Editor Crickett Gibbons honored the list of N.C. Family-Friendly Companies during the program. 2011 marks the sixth time CBC has made the state-wide list.

Kelly Swanson
Kelly Swanson, author of Who Hijakced My Fairy Tale, tells the crowd, “If you want to get out of the potholes on your yellow brick road of life, you need to see where you’re stuck and then see where you want to go.”

“We applaud employers who support working parents by providing benefits, programs, resources and a culture that help employees take care of their families,” said Mark Ethridge, president of Carolina Parenting Inc. “Whether a company has 10 employees or 10,000, employers are finding ways to creatively provide benefits and programs that help working parents do their best as employees and as parents, a win-win situation.”

This year’s N.C. Family-Friendly 50 companies are highlighted in the September issues of three monthly parenting magazines, Carolina Parent, Charlotte Parent and Piedmont Parent; online at www.ncfamilyfriendly.com; and at special Moms@Work and Women@Work events in Charlotte, Durham and Greensboro.

See the entire list of 2011 Family-Friendly 50 Winners and see CBC’s profile.



Carolina Parent 2011 Women @ Work Breakfast

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