CHICAGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Working Mother magazine today named Grant Thornton LLP as one of the 2013 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for its commitment to progressive workplace programs, including child care, flexibility, advancement and paid family leave. The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on workingmother.com. Also this year, in honor of the 100 Best Companies, Working Mother has declared October 15th as the first annual National Flex Day to encourage support for workplace flexibility.
“We’re very proud to be recognized as one of the Working Mother 100 Best Companies for the eighth consecutive year”
“We’re very proud to be recognized as one of the Working Mother 100 Best Companies for the eighth consecutive year,” said Stephen Chipman, chief executive officer of Grant Thornton. “Grant Thornton’s consistent ranking reflects the firm’s commitment to offering all of its employees a variety of opportunities for growth, advancement and work/life options, which we know are essential to attracting and retaining top talent who will provide quality services to our dynamic clients.”
Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media, says, “Now in its 28th year, the Working Mother 100 Best Companies are leaders in building initiatives that truly support all employees. They are the vanguard of successful companies, with modern policies for American families. That’s why we are launching National Flex Day on October 15. It’s time for employees and their companies to step out from the shadows and embrace workplace flexibility as a core business strategy that will enable them to compete and succeed in an increasingly competitive global economy.”
Jennifer Owens, editorial director of Working Mother Media, states, “We have made workplace flexibility our platform to heighten the message that as many as 30 million Americans work from home at least one day a week and yet it is the most misunderstood workplace practice in our culture. Not only do all of Working Mother 100 Best Companies offer flex to their employees, they understand what a positive influence it has had on productivity, morale and motivation.”
The complete list of Working Mother’s 2013 100 Best Companies can be found here.
About Grant Thornton LLP
Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd. Grant Thornton International Ltd and its member firms are not a worldwide partnership, as each member firm is a separate and distinct legal entity. In the United States, visit Grant Thornton LLP at www.GrantThornton.com.
About Working Mother Media
Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation (bonnier.com), is the publisher of Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com, and the Working Mother Research Institute. The National Association for Female Executives (nafe.com), Diversity Best Practices (diversitybestpractices.com) are also units within WMM. Working Mother Media’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change. Working Mother magazine reaches more than 2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers; Workingmother.com gives working mothers @home and @work advice, solutions, and ideas. This year marks the 28th anniversary of the magazine’s signature research initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, and the 11th year of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women. Follow us on Facebook or on Twitter.