Top 20 Best Employers for Working Mothers
Are you thinking about returning to a former career and becoming a working parent? There are many reasons why a parent may make this choice. The most common reason is more income is needed. A divorce or death in the family is second, when the remaining parent must earn the only income. Or you may look for the personal satisfaction of a career you enjoy. Many single moms have a limited education and are the sole responsibility for their family, but are managing their roles as breadwinner and head of household.
If you are a single parent looking for a good career that will best support you in raising your family while making the most of your skills, there are companies who value your contribution and your family. Here are the current top 20 best employers for working mothers. You would be amazed to see the creative ways they welcome working mothers.
Every year Working Mother Magazine makes a list of the top companies for working mothers. The editors considered everything from the company’s benefits and onsite facilities to what each company does to provide a suitable working environment for women. Consideration includes the use of flexible schedules, sick-child leave, telecommuting, childcare needs, leave for new parents and benefits and job opportunities for the advancement of women. The top 20 are:
- American Electric Power
- American Express
- Arnold and Porter
- Bain & Co
- Bank of America
- Baptist Heath South Florida
- BDO USA
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
- Bon Secours Richmond Health System
- BoozAllen Hamilton
- Bristol-Myers Squibb
- Bronson Healthcare Group
- Capital One Financial
These companies have realized that working mothers are an important part of their workforce. Keeping them satisfied will make them more productive. Providing better benefits and opportunities for advancement is beneficial to boost their employees’ self-esteem and hold their interest in the organization.