ATLANTA (September 15, 2011) — 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 2011 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 successful employee health and fitness programs, and our array of childcare offerings.
Children’s is recognized alongside only two other organizations in Georgia on the list and appears as one of only two pediatric hospitals in the country to earn this honor. Children’s is privileged to be named along with national industry leaders like Dell, Verizon Communications and Turner Broadcasting Systems.
“We work hard to be attentive to the needs of all of our employees, and support the variety of personal and professional goals they have,” said Linda Matzigkeit, SVP Strategic Planning and Human Resources. “We provide programs and benefits that allow employees to strive for health and wellness and work/life success, which inevitably enable them to provide excellent care for our pediatric patient population.”
Children’s Commitment to Women At-A-Glance:
- Women comprise 82% of the Children’s workforce
- Women comprise seven of the 11 executive leaders at Children’s
- Women managers/execs: 71%
- Women among top 20% wage earners: 78%
- Women hires in 2010: 83%
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.
“With more than 169,000 women hired last year, this year’s 100 Best Companies make up an impressive group of winners who offer family-driven programs and benefits that far outpace their competitors,” said Carol Evans, President, Working Mother Media. “This year’s winning companies are proof that success lies in the numbers—97 percent of companies are offering prenatal education, weight-loss, wellness, and stress-reduction programs to employees at every level.”
Companies were selected for the 2011 Working Mother 100 Best Companies based on an extensive application with more than 650 questions that surveys the usage, availability and tracking of programs, as well as the accountability of managers who oversee them. Seven areas were measured and scored for the 2011 initiative: workforce profile, benefits, women’s issues and advancement, child care, flexible work, parental leave and company culture. For this year’s 100 Best, particular weight was given to benefits, flexibility and parental leave.
For more information on applying for the 2012 Working Mother 100 Best Companies, visit www.wmmsurveys.com.
About Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to enhancing the lives of children through excellence in patient care, research and education. Managing more than half a million patient visits annually at three hospitals and 17 neighborhood locations, Children’s is one of the largest clinical care providers for children in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 30 pediatric specialties and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals by Parents magazine and U.S.News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children’s has made an impact in the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world. Visit www.choa.org for more information.
About Working Mother Media
Working Mother magazine reaches 2.2 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 26th anniversary of Working Mother’s signature research initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, and the ninth year of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women. Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation, includes the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), Diversity Best Practices, and the Working Mother Research Institute. Working Mother Media’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change.
About Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in America and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences, through 50 special-interest magazines and related multimedia projects and events. Bonnier Corp. is the U.S. division of the Bonnier Group, a 200-year-old, family-owned media group based in Sweden with business operations in 25 countries.
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