Arwa Kassamali was helping the world respond to an historic pandemic in 2020 when she made her own personal history – the birth of her daughter. Kassamali was one of Abbott’s COVID-19 test project managers in November, when Nooriya, now 10 months, was born. The biomedical engineer worked with Abbott teams that were producing the much-needed rapid diagnostic testing kits. Kassamali, who also is a leader in the company's Women in STEM employee network, has been named this year’s Working Mother of the Year as Abbott celebrates its 21st year on Working Mother magazine's list of 100 Best Companies. As part of her recognition, Kassamali told Working Mother that she juggles the demands of career, family and personal interests with a work/life-integration, not a work/life-balance outlook.