Grainger Teams Up with The Mom Project to Welcome More Parents to the Workplace
Leading industrial maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) distributor connects with digital talent marketplace supporting women in every stage of life including parenthood
CHICAGO, May 26, 2022 – Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced it will team up with The Mom Project to welcome more women into the workforce by presenting Grainger employment opportunities on their digital talent marketplace.
The Mom Project is a digital talent marketplace and community designed to help women remain active in the workforce throughout every stage of life by connecting individuals with employers who are committed to hiring skilled, diverse talent for a wide variety of employment opportunities. Since its founding in 2016, The Mom Project has grown its talent community of over 750,000 women, moms and parents and has received support from many companies across the United States.
“Throughout the stay-at-home environment that we experienced during the pandemic, many parents were forced to make the decision to leave the workforce to care for their families,” said Kathleen Carroll, Grainger’s Chief Human Resources Officer. “As a mom who was able to successfully re-enter the workforce after taking a sabbatical to care for my young children, I’m proud to announce this new alliance at Grainger so future generations of women have the same opportunity.”
Named as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For ®, Grainger embraces a welcoming workplace where team members can learn, grow and enjoy the benefits associated with meaningful employment opportunities. Through this alliance and based on prospective candidates’ preferences on The Mom Project platform, applicants will be able to view a variety of employment opportunities across the Grainger business.
Grainger sponsors several initiatives to make it a great place for women to work, for instance:
- Grainger was one of the first companies to sign the Chicago Network Equity Principles Pledge, which is intended to enhance and support opportunities for women in leadership roles.
- Grainger invests in its Women’s Business Resource Group, designed to help attract, develop, retain and advance the careers of women in the workplace.
- Grainger recently expanded its parental leave programs, providing opportunities for both birth and non-birth parents to take additional time off with job protection and benefit coverage.
- Current U.S. Benefit Programs include coverage for infertility testing and treatment for all medical plans, as well as many wellbeing programs that support both employees and family members, such as a stress management program that provides robust digital wellbeing resources.
W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2021 sales of $13.0 billion, is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. Grainger achieves its purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers worldwide with a wide range of product categories that keep customer operations running and their people safe. The Company also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to provide tangible value and save customers time and money. Grainger offers more than 2 million maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products in its High-Touch Solutions assortment and more than 30 million products through its expanding Endless Assortment offering. For more information, visit www.grainger.com.
About The Mom Project
The Mom Project is the leading platform for moms to discover their economic potential. Serving over 750,000 moms and 5,000 companies through its robust suite of hiring, education and retention solutions, The Mom Project is supporting mothers in finding success on their own terms. The Chicago-based company was founded in 2016 by Allison Robinson, who serves as CEO, and has raised $116M in funding to date. Serena Williams joined The Mom Project as a Strategic Advisor in 2020 to further mobilize the mission.