Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Working Mother Magazine List

The October 2007 edition of Working Mother Magazine features the landmark list of "100 Best Companies" for working mothers. Companies were recognized for the availability of mother-friendly benefits such as access to five flexible scheduling options, availability of leave for new biological and adoptive parents, access to child care options, and three work/life programs.

The Top Ten companies included:
  1. Baptist Health South Florida
  2. Booz Allen Hamilton
  3. Ernst & Young
  4. General Mills
  5. IBM
  6. KPMG
  7. The McGraw-Hill Companies
  8. PricewaterhouseCoopers
  9. UBS
  10. Wachovia
What struck me about these ten was their longevity of this particular list. These companies have spent an average of eleven years on Working Mother Magazine's Top Companies lists; only two have spent five years of less on the list. These are companies with a strong track record of working mother friendly policies.

Of the 100 companies recognized, only one local company was included. Discovery Communications in Silver Spring, MD was lauded for their various flexible scheduling options, on-site childcare consultants, nine weeks paid maternity leave, on-site wellness center, and multiple women's support groups.

Arnold & Porter, Covington & Burling, Fannie Mae, and Marriott all in Washington, DC have each been recognized on Working Mother Magazine's lists in past years. Please visit Working Mother Magazine online for a complete list or purchase a copy of October's edition from your local newsstand.

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