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To Help Women Advance, Their Trailing Spouses Get Job-Hunting Aid

March 8, 2018 Media Mentions

Attorney John Van Lonkhuyzen and his spouse Nicola Morris, Senior Vice President of Wex, were recently the subject of a Wall Street Journal article entitled "To Help Women Advance, Their Trailing Spouses Get Job-Hunting Aid." The article focuses on the support that employers, like WEX, have given to female managers and their spouses to ease the challenges of relocating.

According to Morris, although the relocation was difficult for the couple, returning to their native Maine and accepting a leadership position at the corporate-payments-services company presented itself as a great opportunity, "Wex was a great fit for what I was looking for."

Read the full article on The Wall Street Journal online here.

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