"We are proud to have Daisy honored as a Working Mother of the Year and receive this well deserved recognition," said Peggy Coons, Vice President of Human Resources, Horizon BCBSNJ. "Daisy has shown extraordinary leadership in her commitment to her family, community and her career at Horizon BCSBNJ. As an active member of Horizon BCBSNJ's Diversity Council, she supports the company's ongoing diversity efforts by communicating the Council's accomplishments and participating in fund raising activities to raise awareness in the local community."
"Working Mother of the Year is such a special honor. I love my family and my career and it's extremely fulfilling for me to have both," said Chan.
Mrs. Chan, a married mother of four, joined Horizon BCBSNJ in 1998. Earlier this year, Mrs. Chan, of Plainsboro, was also named by Diversity MBA Magazine to their 2010 List of the "Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive and Emerging Leaders" -- a listing of exceptional minority and multicultural executives who have achieved success in highly competitive corporate, government or entrepreneurial environments based on their position, the size of budget managed, scope of responsibility, and community service work.
She is a member of the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Movement and has served on their executive event committee for the past three years.
Mrs. Chan is featured in the November issue of Working Mother: and was honored at an awards ceremony on October 28, 2010 at the Sheraton New York Hotel. At this same awards ceremony, Horizon BCBSNJ also received an award as one of Working Mother's Top 100 Companies. The award acknowledges organizations whose best practices and polices have a meaningful impact in addressing the unique challenges faced by working parents. To view a press release on this prestigious accomplishment, click http://www.horizon-bcbsnj.com/news_room/news_releases/article.html?id=26571
To view the complete profile of all award honorees, go to the Working Mother's website at www.workingmother.com. Working Mother's Working Mothers of the Year were nominated by their spouses, employers, children and friends and selected by the Working Mother editorial team.