06 Oct The 100 Best Companies For Women And Working Families In 2017
The breadwinners in families – those who work hard to pay the bills while carrying loved ones day in and day out – do not want to live a constant struggle. But these heroes – most of them women – must deal with schedules, expenses, the needs of children, the needs of aging parents and kin, work responsibilities, healthcare for themselves and others—a multitude of responsibilities, in between which they must find personal happiness, fulfillment and sleep.
There are companies out there that realize this about the women in their ranks, and take steps to support them. Highlighting some of the best is a new report from Working Mother Media, a women and family-focused media firm which publishes Working Mother Magazine and has called out the 100 Best Companies in the U.S. for women for the past 32 years. This year’s ranking emerged today. For a look at the Top-10, check out our slideshow below.
A firm making its first trip to the Top-10 is Unilever U.S., which has only appeared in the top-100 five times. President of Unilever North America, Kees Kruythoff, who heads diversity efforts for the organization, says one of his goals has been to spread a culture of diversity throughout the company. Among Unilever’s executives and managers , women make up about half of the workforce, and its policies on childcare, eldercare subsidies, as well as coverage of in vitro, egg freezing and other family planning services are enlightened.