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Daisy Chan - "Working Mother of the Year"

Daisy_ChanDaisy Chan, Director of Enterprise Communications at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) has been named one of Working Mother magazine's 2010 "Working Mothers of the Year". The award honors extraordinary working mothers who make significant contributions to both their company and community.

"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.

About Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state's oldest and largest health insurer, is a not-for-profit health services corporation. Horizon BCBSNJ serves over 3.6 million members and is headquartered in Newark with offices in Wall, Mt. Laurel, and West Trenton.
Horizon BCBSNJ provides a wide variety of medical, health and wellness, life insurance, worker compensation and dental insurance products and services, including Medicare and Medicaid products, for local and national businesses and individuals. Horizon BCBSNJ is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Learn more at www.HorizonBlue.com.

About Working Mother Media
Working Mother magazine reaches 2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers; WorkingMother.com brings to the Web home and career information, advice and a broad range of solutions daily. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Working Mother's signature research initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, the most important benchmark for work-life practices in corporate America. Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corp. (http://www.bonnier.com), includes the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE, http://www.nafe.com), Diversity Best Practices (http://www.diversitybestpractices.com), the WorkLife Congress and the Multicultural Women's Conference and Leadership Summits. Working Mother Media's mission is to serve as a champion of culture change.
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