Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Named a Working Mother 100 Best Company for Ninth Consecutive Year


Working Mother Magazine Recognizes Children's as a 2012 Working Mother 100 Best Company Atlanta, GA (Sept. 18, 2013) — Highlighting the top companies that are paving the way for new moms and families everywhere, today Working Mother magazine announced Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta as a 2013 Working Mother 100 Best Company. Children’s was named to the list due to a variety of positive program offerings, such as flextime hours, telecommuting, paid maternity leave and employee assistance programs. The magazine specifically mentioned Children’s many female executives across all three hospital locations, our health and fitness programs for employee families and our benefits for part-time employees. 

Children’s is recognized alongside only two other organizations in Georgia on the list and appears as the only pediatric hospital in the country to earn this honor. Children’s is privileged to be named along with national industry leaders like Colgate-Palmolive, Discovery Communications and Johnson & Johnson.

“We are pleased to be listed as one of Working Mother magazine’s 100 Best Companies,” said Linda Matzigkeit, Chief Administration Officer at Children’s, who notes that women comprise 83 percent of the workforce at Children’s. “We know how important moms are, and we work hard to provide benefits that allow them to strive for health, wellness and work/life success.”

Children’s Commitment to Women At-A-Glance:

  • Women comprise 83 percent of the Children’s workforce
  • Women comprise 73 percent of managers/executives
  • Women comprise 76 percent of our top 20 percent wage earners
  • Women hires in 2012: ­­80 percent

The Working Mother 100 Best Companies are judged on answers to 650 questions, including data on the access and usage of flexible work arrangements, parental leave, childcare, health and wellness support and the advancement of women to all levels of management. The Working Mother 100 Best Companies are judged on answers to 650 questions, including data on the access and usage of flexible work arrangements, parental leave, childcare, health and wellness support and the advancement of women to all levels of management.

“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,” said Carol Evans, President, Working Mother Media.





For more information:
Brant Rawls
Senior Public Relations Coordinator 
404-785-7577 

About Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. Our specialized care helps children get better faster and live healthier lives. Managing more than 850,000 patient visits annually at three hospitals and 24 neighborhood locations, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S.News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children’s has impacted the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world.



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


Tags: General News, Human Resources
Published: Wednesday, September 18, 2013