Leaving a legacy of service
Meet our 2022 Working Parents of the Year, Julia Kovalchuk and Sheila Lockwood. They were nominated by their peers for their outstanding abilities to balance a career and family while still helping their communities.
AbbVie is proud to be selected again this year as one of Seramount’s 100 Best Companies, which recognizes companies for outstanding leadership in areas that impact working parents, from leave policies, fertility benefits, adoption, caregiver benefits, flexible scheduling, opportunities for advancement and more.
Chosen from more than 100 nominations, Julia and Sheila represent different roles at AbbVie and different stages of parenting, but they both aim to leave a legacy of service, passion and overcoming challenges.
Julia was born and raised in Ukraine and now lives in the United States. After the conflict in her home country began this February, Julia jumped into action. She spends her free time raising funds and sending supplies to Ukraine—on top of leading one of our commercial teams and caring for her two young children.
Sheila is a single mother of four. She lost two of her children, including a son who was killed by a drunk driver. Sheila turned her grief into action through advocacy and leadership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), all while growing a 20-year career in information technology at AbbVie.