Beata Stylianos, CEO of MCT, a Los Angeles-based technology solutions company, attended the White House Summit on Working Families in Washington, D.C. Attendees included President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez as well as other policy experts, business and academia leaders, other government officials and interested individuals.
“This is the second time MCT was invited by the White House Small Business Council - the first time was the summit regarding Mental Healthcare in 2013. It is an honor that we are once again recognized as being at the forefront [of the supporting working families initiative],”
The Summit specifically focused on creating strategic efforts to support America’s evolving workplace and the increased role of women in working families. Some key topics that were discussed included flexibility, pay equality, discrimination, low-wage employee opportunities, care of the elderly, childcare, early childhood education in the workplace, and employee retention and promotion.
As CEO of MCT and a single parent herself, Stylianos understands the importance of flexibility and adaptability in the workplace. She believes that continuing this dialogue between the government and business officials will provoke necessary changes, ensuring more top talent retention and benefits, as well as greater economic security for American families.
“This summit is a movement, not a single day. MCT will use its experiences and the information gathered at the Working Families Summit to put these programs into action both internally and with our clients. Respecting and valuing families is something as Americans we can all agree on, and as a small business owner, I am excited for MCT to contribute to public policy discussion,”