Each year, Working Mother magazine collects extensive data about the workforce policies of US companies regarding their benefits, childcare, flexibility, parental leave, and company culture. After stringent analysis, their list is culled to 100 exemplary companies, selected for their outstanding leadership in creating progressive programs to support all employees’ work and home lives.
It’s gratifying to me and everyone in our organization that, as one of the 2016 Working Mother 100 Best Companies, Vertex is recognized for their commitment to furthering the success of women in our organization, and supporting families as a whole (as with almost all of the other Best Companies, Vertex offers paid adoption leave and paid paternity leave, which are offered by only about 20% of US companies).
As a working mother who appreciates the flexible scheduling, child care, and other benefits that have enabled me to manage the demands of both work and family, I’m honored to have represented Vertex at the gala awards dinner this week. As Working Mother Media Vice President and General Manager Subha Barry said at the ceremony, “This year’s class of winning companies goes the extra mile to support working moms and all diverse families. The Working Mother 100 Best Companies continues to pave the way for employers nationwide to support their employees, both personally and professionally.”
I could not have said it better myself. It’s exciting to see our company honored by a national publication that has set the work-life standard for 31 years.
The complete list of the 2016 Working Mother 100 Best Companies can be found here; the Vertex summary can be read here.
(*Source re: parental/adoption leave: 2016 Employee Benefits Survey by the Society for Human Resource Management)
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