Working Mother magazine is a magazine for working mothers launched in 1978[1] by Carol Evans.[2] The founding editor of the magazine was Vivian Cadden, who retired as editor in 1990.[3] Subsequent editors have included Judsen Culbreth,[4] Suzanne Riss[5] and Jennifer Owens.[6] In December 2016, Meredith Bodgas was named editor-in-chief.[7]

Working Mother
Working Mother March 2009 cover.jpg
Editor in ChiefMeredith Bodgas
PresidentSubha V. Barry
Frequency4 times per year
FounderCarol Evans
Year founded1979
CompanyBonnier Corp.


Working Mother was launched by McCall Publishing Co. in 1979.[8][9] Since 1985, Working Mother has compiled a list of the 100 Best Companies for working mothers based on a survey.[10] In 1986, Working Mother and Working Woman, its sister publication, were sold to Time Inc. and Lang Communications.[11]

In 1996, Lang Communications sold Working Mother, along with Ms. and Working Woman, to MacDonald Communications.[12] The following year, MacDonald Communications reduced the frequency of Working Mother and Working Woman to 10 editions per year.[13]

Working Mother MediaEdit

In August 2001, MacDonald Communications underwent restructuring and created Working Mother Media (WMM), which was composed of Working Mother and Working Woman.[14] It was announced that Carol Evans would return to manage the new company.[14] In a statement, Evans announced that Working Woman would fold after its 25th anniversary edition in September 2001.

In December 2006, Working Mother Media acquired Diversity Best Practices, a corporate membership organization.[15] In September 2008, Bonnier Corp announced it was acquiring Working Mother Media.[16] In 2010, the Working Mother Research Institute was founded by Jennifer Owens and made part of WMM.[17]

In 2014, the magazine named Meghan Stabler one of its Working Mothers of the Year, making her the first openly transgender woman to receive that honor.[18] That same year, the magazine reduced the number of issues it produced from eight to four.[19] Carol Evans left Working Mother in 2015 to start Carol Evans Enterprises.[20] She was succeeded by Subha V. Barry.[1] In December 2016, Meredith Bodgas was named editor-in-chief of Working Mother.[7]

In 2018, Working Mother released its first Best Companies for Dads list.[21]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Carol Evans Leaves Working Mother Media". Folio:. 2015-01-13. Retrieved 2019-07-24.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  2. ^ "Break This Down: Working Mother Media Founder Carol Evans Discusses Equal Pay Day | Barnard College". Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  3. ^ "Vivian Cadden, 78, Writer and Editor". The New York Times. 1995-05-29. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  4. ^ "WEDDINGS; Judsen Culbreth, Walter Kirkland". The New York Times. 2002-01-13. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  5. ^ Hannagan, Charley (2009-05-31). "Q&A with editor of Working Mother magazine: Stress is working mom's top challenge". Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  6. ^ "The Gender Pay Gap: One Way To Solve The Issue". Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  7. ^ a b O'Shea, Chris. "Meredith Bodgas Named Editor of Working Mother". Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  8. ^ "Bonnier buys Working Mother Media". Crain's New York Business. 2008-09-25. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  9. ^ Johnson, Mary (23 September 2016). "MEDIA: The magazine exec who gave a voice to working moms". Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  10. ^ "Working Mother on its 100 Best Companies: 'This generation is demanding more'". NBC News. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  11. ^ Therese Lueck (1995). Women's Periodicals in the United States: Consumer Magazines. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 223. ISBN 978-0-313-28631-5.
  12. ^ "A Return to Tough Times for Ms. Magazine". Los Angeles Times. 1998-09-24. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  13. ^ "MacDonald restructures two magazines". 1996-11-04. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  14. ^ a b Stern, Christopher (18 August 2001). "Working Woman Magazine To Fold".
  15. ^ "Big Idea - Carol Evans". Folio:. 2007-07-31. Retrieved 2019-07-31.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  16. ^ "Bonnier Acquires Working Mother Media". 2008-09-25. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
  17. ^ "HealthyWomen Welcomes Two Exceptional Leaders to Its Team". HealthyWomen. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
  18. ^ Burns, Hilary (15 October 2014). "First transgender woman named Working Mother of the Year". Retrieved 2019-07-31.
  19. ^ "Working Mother Diversifies Revenue By Recognizing New Demographics". Folio:. 2018-12-04. Retrieved 2019-07-31.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  20. ^ "'Working Mother' Carol Evans guest at Speakers Series". Retrieved 2019-07-31.
  21. ^ "Working Mothers releases its 'Best Companies for Dads' list". HR Dive. Retrieved 2019-07-31.