Best Places to Work for Dads! (Certified)

Connected Organization Diversity and Inclusion Work Culture
BY CHRIS STRASSER

Future State is honored to be a member of the “inaugural class” of companies certified as a Best Places to Work for Dads by Fatherly! As a small employee-owned, women-led B Corporation, it’s exciting to be recognized for our commitment to supporting fathers throughout their parent journey.  

While the award, for best places to work, is based on 30 criteria, including programs, perks, and other benefits, our vision and values are at the heart of how we care for our employees and their families. As one Future State dad put it:  

“It [our vision and values] speaks to the organization’s flexibility around both your professional and personal life…There are so many moments in time you can’t get back as a father, and Future State has allowed me to be there.”

Perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that Future State landed in the same class as much larger, household-names such as eBay or Reddit. As a B Corp, it’s in our DNA—and in the B Corp Declaration of Independence—to conduct business with the understanding that we are responsible for each other and future generations. One new father shared how that ethos manifested for him and his family: 

“The sense of warmth, belonging, and empathy for how tiring it is to take care of a newborn goes well beyond what other dads I know have experienced. It’s a different perspective than elsewhere, and it’s empowering.”

In their congratulatory message to Future State, Fatherly noted that we should feel “proud about the flexibility [we] offer working fathers.” They also said that this sentiment was “echoed in the voices of the fathers themselves.” And on that note, it seems fitting to end with a few more quotes from our dads: 

“There is this real appreciation for children, and it influences the general culture, making it incredibly inclusive, celebratory, and flexible. Parenthood is celebrated!”

“Future State leads with a people-first philosophy; this is powerful. It’s a pretty remarkable place to be a dad.”