Working Mother Names Allstate to List of “100 Best Companies”
NORTHBROOK, Ill., September 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Working Mother magazine recently named Allstate as one of the 2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for outstanding leadership in establishing policies, programs and corporate culture that supports working moms, including child care, flexible work arrangements, paid parental leave and advancement of women. Companies are also measured on access to and usage of family friendly programs.
Programs to support working mothers to be their best at home and at work include:
- Flexible work arrangements such as compressed work weeks, job-sharing, flextime, and telecommuting.
- Energy management workshops and wellbeing coaching
- Onsite day care and national child care discounts
- Preventive health and wellbeing resources such as onsite clinics, pharmacy and resource center
“This recognition supports our mission of making certain we have programs, services and options to help all employees realize their full potential,” said Michael Escobar, vice president, chief diversity & organization effectiveness officer for Allstate. “We are a stronger company because of the high value we place on creating professional and personal development opportunities for our employees.
Carol Evans, president, Working Mother Media said, “The Working Mother 100 Best Companies are the leaders in the advancement of women by supporting their need to integrate family and work successfully. We are thrilled to honor the U.S. companies that put words into action and build family-friendly cultures on the foundation of thoughtful policies and effective programs. Women now make up 50% of our workforce. We need to make sure they have the support to be outstanding moms as well as great employees."
Jennifer Owens, editorial director of Working Mother Media, noted, “In its 29th year, the Working Mother 100 Best Companies are a powerful reminder of how great companies can and do create supportive workplaces for their employees. All employers would do well to follow their lead if they want to attract and retain top talent.”
The complete list of the 2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies can be found here.
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to support local communities. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.
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