By: Smriti, People Partner
McAfee continues to recognize and celebrate hardworking mothers across our global workforce. We continue to advance in our workplace culture by offering policies and programs to better serve working parents.
Meet Smriti as she shares her incredible story as a new mother and how McAfee helped her to transition comfortably into a new role as a working parent.
My Journey at McAfee began in 2017 as a People Partner. My role includes developing policies and processes for People Success.
My husband and I were delighted to welcome our first-born. In 2019, we welcomed our daughter into our family. While becoming a new parent is both rewarding and fulfilling, it can also be an overwhelming experience. The job of a parent is never-ending. There is no 9 – 5 schedule and you can’t check out. You’re always on parent duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
However, McAfee’s benefits helped us find our balance. McAfee’s family-friendly policies and benefits helped our new family bond together. I spent quality time with my daughter during my maternity leave. From receiving baby gifts in the mail from McAfee to getting the insurance coverage and mental health support that I needed, McAfee’s benefits for working parents were a blessing for us.
Through McAfee, I was able to opt for Gradual Return to Work. Parenthood is never without its obstacles, and most times, unforeseen ones. When my family could not make it home due to travel restrictions because of COVID-19, I got the support I needed to extend my leave. I also opted for the Gradual Return to Work Program designed for new moms. This ensured that I would not be overwhelmed when reentering the workforce and that my priorities were well understood.
I received a warm welcome from everyone, including my team and my manager. I consider myself fortunate to work for a company that understands the value of a new family. Working moms often struggle with work and family. Still, with a little support, they can indeed thrive in their workplaces and have a fruitful career.
My Life’s Manta is to always look at the bigger picture in life and be thankful for what you have, rather than think about the downsides. Personally, this helps me to be happy and content.
All over the world, McAfee’s benefits continue to evolve to reflect the needs of working parents. From extended bonding leave to expanded opportunities that help parents transition with our Return to Workplace program, we work tirelessly to create a range of programs unique to each country. We continue to support those who have paused their careers to care for their families as well as new working parents.
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