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DuPont

Based in Wilmington, DE, DuPont has earned a spot on the Working Mother 100 Best Companies list and the NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women.

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DuPont

DuPont

2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies

Hall of Fame
Quarter Century Club

You can’t have a world-class workforce without making parents a priority. To keep its employees with kids happy, this science company provides nationwide childcare discounts, reimburses care required due to overtime and business travel, and subsidizes sick or backup childcare. Maternity leave is fully paid for at least six weeks, while adoption leave lasts four, with $5,000 in assistance; another six months of unpaid family leave is also available. In 2016, 40% of women here worked from home at some point, while 70% flexed their hours. Family counseling, college coaching and tuition aid (worth up to $15,000 annually) serve all ages.

 

CHAIR & CEO: Edward Breen
SENIOR VP, HR: Benito Cachinero-Sánchez
WEBSITE: DuPont

 

Representation

Years on the 100 Best list 28
Total number of U.S. employees 20,869
Percentage of employees who are women 28%
Percentage of managers and executives who are women 25%
Percentage of new hires who are woman 27%

 

Parental Leave

Fully paid weeks off for new moms (average) 6
Fully paid weeks off for new dads (average) 1
Fully paid weeks off for adoptive parents (average) 4

 

Family Support

Company offers backup childcare Yes
Company subsidizes backup eldercare Yes
Company offers on-site vaccinations Yes

 

Advancement

Percentage of female employees participating in career counseling 60%
Percentage of female employees participating in management/leadership training 9%
Percentage of female employees participating in mentoring 10%

 

Flexibility

Percentage of employees who telecommute 40%
Percentage of employees who use compressed work schedules 5%
Managers trained to consider work life and flexibility concerns of employees Yes

 

2017 NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women

Opportunity knocks for women at this integrated science company, where they encounter excellent training, sponsorship and mentoring programs, numerous dedicated networks, and an overarching Global Diversity & Inclusion Champions Council that ensures their advancement stays top of mind. Despite the fact that they represent just 29% of all employees here, women recently made up 75% of all director-level hires— and impressive moves (even after a short period of time) are not unusual. In one case, global business director Rose Lee was named president of the protection solutions division a few months after coming on board. Career planning sessions, tuition aid and executive education drive success.

 

By the Numbers

Years on the NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women list 13
Total number of U.S. employees 14,421
Percentage of total employees who are women 29%
Percentage of senior managers who are women 32%
Percentage of corporate executives who are women 30%
Percentage of employees earning promotions to the manager level and above who are women 32%
Percentage of top 10% of earners who are women 27%
Percentage of profit-and-loss executives who are women 6%
Percentage of leaders of billion-dollar divisions who are women 10%
Percentage of direct reports to the CEO who are women 14%
Percentage of board of directors members who are women 18%
Managers trained in how to hire, manage or advance women Yes
Senior-level succession plans for gender equity reviewed by CEO Yes

 

 

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