PALO ALTO, CA (February 20, 2019) – Milk Stork, the first-ever breast milk shipping company, has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019.
The list honors the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today’s volatile world. Milk Stork was recognized in the Travel category for its unparalleled commitment to breastfeeding, traveling moms, allowing them to seamlessly ship their breast milk home to their babies.
“We are truly honored to have been selected as a recipient of Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019,” said Kate Torgersen, founder and CEO, Milk Stork. “I created Milk Stork with the goal of supporting working, breastfeeding mothers so that they may continue to feed their babies while thriving in their careers. We look forward to partnering with hundreds more family-friendly companies to offer our unique service as a benefit to their breastfeeding employees.”
Today, 47 percent of the workforce is female and most moms are working moms. Furthermore, breastfeeding rates are on the rise despite painfully short maternity leaves. By these measures, more breast milk is being pumped in America’s offices – and on the road – than ever before.
With Milk Stork, working breastfeeding moms can more fully resume their job responsibilities without making difficult personal compromises and vice versa. As the first breast milk shipping service, Milk Stork is disrupting the workplace by creating a solution that specifically addresses the needs of breastfeeding women, while shining the light on a population and a pain point that have been largely invisible to the greater population. In doing so, Milk Stork is helping to normalize breastfeeding in the workplace and advocating for the support of working moms in general.
Since launching in 2015, Milk Stork has transported over 1.7 million ounces of breast milk home to babies. In doing so, it has lightened the load – physically and emotionally – for over 13,000 breastfeeding, traveling moms. As an employee benefit, Milk Stork is supporting working women at more than 400 progressive companies and helping to ensure that women are able to maintain their commitment to breastfeed and their job performance.
For more information on Milk Stork or to inquire about offering Milk Stork as an employee benefit, please visit www.milkstork.com.
About Milk Stork
Milk Stork was launched in August 2015 as the first-of-its-kind service for moms who needed a simple solution for getting their breast milk to their babies back home. Working-mom-made, and made for working moms, Milk Stork supports hundreds of corporate partners who offer its service as an employee benefit. For more information on Milk Stork, visit www.milkstork.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Fast Company
Fast Company is the only media brand fully dedicated to the vital intersection of business, innovation, and design, engaging the most influential leaders, companies and thinkers on the future of business. Since 2011, Fast Company has received some of the most prestigious editorial and design accolades, including the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) National Magazine Award for “Magazine Of The Year,” Adweek’s Hot List for “Hottest Business Publication,” and six gold medals and 10 silver medals from the Society of Publication Designers. The editor-in-chief is Stephanie Mehta and the publisher is Amanda Smith. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, along with our sister publication Inc., and can be found online at http://www.fastcompany.com.