MassMutual Employee Named Working Mother of the Year

    MassMutual Employee Named Working Mother of the Year

    Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company’s (MassMutual) Gopika Kannan is one of Working Mother Magazine’s 100 Working Mothers of the Year for 2014. Gopika is an Assistant Vice President in MassMutual’s Enterprise Technology division.

    Working Mother Magazine annually recognizes companies that have progressive workplace programs including child care, flexibility, advancement and paid time off. MassMutual nominated Gopika as a Working Mother of the Year for the great work she has done at the company leading transformational change, knowledge management and innovation initiatives, while also raising her 9-month-old son.

    “Having a baby is a delightful learning and discovery experience and it has made me better at observation, listening and tapping my inner creativity,” said Gopika. “Life is like an experiment, one observes, hypothesizes and tests and quickly adjusts and gathers more insights. It's a lesson I am learning from my son.”

    Known for her calming demeanor, collaborative approach and innate ability to connect with people at all levels of the organization, Gopika’s thought leadership and ability to think outside of the box has resulted in successful employee engagement through the use of unconventional communications vehicles such as video diaries and gallery walks. To see the full list of Working Mothers of the Year and Working Mother Magazine’s 100 Best Companies list, visit