Each year, Working Mother Magazine publishes a list of the 100 Best Companies for working mothers. Four local companies with incredible family-friendly benefits made this year's list:
Arnold and Porter LLP is a law firm in Washington, DC with 6 women on its board of directors. Flexible schedule options include daily flex time, compressed workweek, or telecommuting with the use of a company supplied blackberry and laptop. Maternity leave is comprised of 12 weeks at 100% pay for primary caregivers and six weeks for secondary care givers.
Covington & Burling LLP is another law firm in Washington, DC whose employees' careers will never suffer for working part-time schedules. In addition to 12 weeks maternity leave, new moms can phase back into their full-time schedule for up to 10 months. Working parents can meet monthly for lunch through the Work-Family Balance Group.
Discovery Communications, Inc., located in Silver Spring, Maryland, has a liberal flex-time policy allowing parents to set their own hours or telecommute. Discovery's offices are kid friendly and offer resources for finding reliable child care. Working aothers can draw support from one another through the in-house networking group Discovery Moms.
Fannie Mae is a mortgage company located in Washington, DC with a family-friendly corporate environment. Part-time employees are eligible for medical benefits after just 20 hours per week. In addition, the on-site daycare is subsidized and provides care for children up to 12 years of age. The company offers paid maternity and paternity leave to new parents. Elder care and adoption resources are also supplied to employees.
Click here to see Working Mother Magazine's entire list of 100 Best Companies.
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