“We’re so proud to celebrate our fourth year on the Working Mother ‘100 Best Companies’ scorecard. Each year we reevaluate how we can best support our working parents through a connected culture of diversity, inclusiveness, and programs and policies.”– Erin Quill Keough, Chief Talent Officer, Digitas
--“Our 100 Best Companies are the standard of excellence and continue to pave the way with the work they are doing on behalf of working parents and caregivers in the U.S. We celebrate their efforts and applaud them for addressing the needs of this important and ever-growing sector of talent.” -- Subha Barry, president of Working Mother Media.
--Key findings from the 2019 100 Best Companies Data Snapshot:
- The average number of fully paid weeks of maternity leave by the 100 Best Companies is 11 weeks, compared with an average of four weeks nationally (according to the Society for Human Resource Management).
- Companies are continuing to move toward gender-neutral parental leave: 57 percent of Working Mother 100 Best Companies offer the same number of weeks for moms’ and dads’ leave.
- 31 percent of the 100 Best Companies’ women employees participate in a leadership-development program; 33 percent of their women employees participate in one-on-one formal mentoring.
- 98 percent of the 100 Best Companies offer flextime, with 79 percent of employees using it; 99 percent offer telecommuting, with 54 percent of women employees taking advantage of it.
- 75 percent of the 100 Best Companies offer sick-child care, and 94 percent have backup/emergency childcare.
ABOUT THE METHODOLOGY
The 2019 Working Mother 100 Best Companies application includes more than 400 questions on leave policies, workforce representation, benefits, childcare, advancement programs, flexibility policies and more. It surveys the availability and usage of these programs, as well as the accountability of the many managers who oversee them. All applicants receive feedback showing how they compare with other applicants; however, the names of applicants that do not make the list are kept confidential. Company profiles and data come from submitted applications and reflect 2018 data.
ABOUT WORKING MOTHER MEDIA
Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corp., publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com. The Working Mother Research Institute, the National Association for Female Executives, Diversity Best Practices and Culture@Work are also units within WMM. WMM’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change, and Working Mother magazine is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.