As society continues to advance, many moms whether out of necessity or by choice are entering the workforce. In a study from workingmoms.org as of 2009, 72 percent of women with children over one year old have jobs compared to 39 percent in 1976. Working for a company that provides flexibility and great benefits are an asset for working moms. Here are the top 10 companies for working moms in 2010.
1. Bank of America
Women make up 61 percent of employees with 47 percent having managerial or executive positions. Benefits for moms include reimbursement of up to $8,000 for child adoption.
Women account for 26 percent of top earners and receive benefits like 14 fully-paid weeks off and eight paid weeks off for adoptive care.
3. Discovery Communications
After childbirth incentives provided include reducing hours for up to four weeks and using a company affiliated babysitter for only $6 per hour.
4. Ernest & Young
Moms can utilize flex schedules, receive 22 paid maternity weeks off with 14 weeks paid in full.
5. General Mills
Women are among the top executives with five out of seven U.S. retail divisions being directed by working moms. In 2009, 27 percent of women used a formal flex schedule.
Employees can receive up to a $50,000 lifetime benefit for therapy and education assistance for children with developmental disabilities.
Women can take advantage of online parenting seminars in topics such as Autism, receive discount child care and a $5,000 reimbursement for adoption.
PWC offers mentorship support from experienced moms to teach new moms how to balance work and family. New moms also receive 26 paid weeks off.
9. University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Women consist of 75 percent of total employees and moms receive benefits like company exercise classes and discounts at participating gyms.
10. WellStar Health
Moms can utilize coverage for in vitro fertilization, as well as 36 weeks of maternity, and 6 weeks of partially paid short term disability.