I love being a staff writer for 3BL Media/Justmeans on topics - Social Innovation, Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurs. When I am not writing for 3BL Media/Justmeans, I wear my other hat as owner of Serendipity PR. Over the years I have worked with high-profile, big, powerful brands and organisations within the public, not-for-profit and corporate sectors; and won awards from my industry....
Socially Responsible Companies Supporting U.S. Working Mums
The Working Mother 100 Best Companies are socially responsible companies who know what it takes to keep their employee mums productive and engaged at work and at home. The Chrysler Group LLC is one of those '100' brands. It once again makes the list of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers," compiled by Working Mother magazine. 2012 is the 13th time Chrysler has achieved this prestigious benchmark. Nancy A. Rae, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Chrysler Group LLC says, "We strive to provide programs and resources that help our employees balance the demands of work and family. We understand that employees will be more productive and engaged when they have peace of mind at home."
The Working Mother 100 Best Companies survey honours organisations for their flexible culture as well as their wide array of progressive workplace programs supporting child care, flexibility, women's advancement, and paid family leave. This is the 27th year Working Mother has recognised socially responsible companies for their initiatives, which is considered as one of the ultimate accolades for work-life practices in corporate America. This year is the 34th anniversary of the magazine, which reaches more than two million readers. It is the leading U.S. magazine for career-committed mothers.
Chrysler Group embraces and recognises the importance of diversity in all areas of its business. As a global company, diversity has brought together people with an outstanding range of skills and experiences. The company actively recruits a diverse workforce, seeking out top talent, working closely with professional diversity organisations. The Group is committed to an inclusive work environment where all staff are treated with dignity and respect, and it's a commitment that starts at the top. Chrysler believes in people power innovation, being a socially responsible company and believes its diversity of talents and perspectives, gives the brand a visionary approach.
Times have changed during the last century, where previously women's participation in the workforce was limited by traditional, cultural, educational, and legal practices. Women's work outside of home and marriage was restricted to a handful of occupations such as domestic service, factory work, farm work and teaching. Now over the last several decades things have dramatically changed and women workers are significantly higher today in the U.S. workforce and indeed globally, than they were in the 1970s. Today, women have increasingly attained higher levels of education and experienced an increase in their earnings.
Chrysler Group has been recognised six times by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, for a leading corporation that supports diversity and inclusion. It has also been named in HispanicBusiness magazine's annual Diversity Elite 60 list for implementing strategies to reach more Hispanic customers and pursue more business with minority and Hispanic owned suppliers. In 2012, the editors of LatinaStyle magazine selected Chrysler Group to be part of the magazine's 2012 list of the 50 best companies for Hispanic women to work in America. This list is regarded as one of the most important recognitions by corporate America, to promote diversity and provide career advancement opportunities for Hispanic women.
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