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2015 Working Mother 100 Best Companies

We celebrate 3 decades of Best Companies, with an eye toward the future.

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2015 Working Mother 100 Best Companies

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The 30th class of winning companies has raised the bar higher than ever when it comes to supporting parents: New moms get an average of eight weeks of fully paid maternity leave, three quarters of employees use flextime, and almost half of all new hires last year were women.

Click here to read about our 30 years of compiling the Working Mother Best Companies. Two winners, IBM and Johnson & Johnson, have been on the list every single year, and have earned the Pinnacle Award for 30 years of being Best Companies.

To celebrate the anniversary of the initiative, dozens of work life experts, business leaders and government representatives (including representative Linda Sánchez, journalist Soledad O'Brien, and Avon CEO Sheri McCoy) contributed to our special series of essays, 30 Years of the 100 Best Companies. We'll be sharing more of these essays over the coming weeks.

Click here to read what women at the Top 10 Best Companies say about earning power.

Click here to read about how Best Company GE has recently upgraded its parental benefits programs.

Click here to see how the Best Companies offer paid leave to new moms and dads.

Click here for the Executive Summary of data from the 2015 100 Best Companies.

Click here for a chart showing what benefits each of the 2015 100 Best Companies offers.

Click here to see how benefits offered at the 2015 100 Best Companies compare to offerings nationwide.

Is your company the best? Register here for our 2016 Working Mother 100 Best Companies application today!


The 2015 Working Mother 100 Best Companies application includes more than 450 questions on leave policies, workforce representation, benefits, child care, advancement programs, flexibility policies and more. It surveys the availability, usage and tracking of programs, as well as the accountability of managers who oversee them. In selecting this year’s winning companies, we gave particular weight to representation of women, advancement programs and flex. 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 2014 data.

How to Apply

The online application for the 2016 Working Mother 100 Best Companies will be available in December 2015 and is due for submission in March 2016. To apply, you must first register here. We invite applications from private or public companies in any industry, with the exception of government agencies and firms in the business of providing work life or child care services. Questions? Contact kristen.willoughby@workingmother.com.


For custom reprints of the 2015 Working Mother 100 Best Companies, contact Kimberly Siess of PARS International Corp. at 212-221-9595, ext. 333, or at kimberly.siess@parsintl.com.


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