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Unilever U.S. named 2017 Working Mother “100 Best Companies”


Recognized for leadership in family benefits and paid leave

Working Mother 2017 - Top 10

Working Mother magazine recognized Unilever U.S. as one of the 2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for its strong leadership in creating progressive programs for its workforce in the areas of advancement of women, flexibility, childcare and paid parental leave. The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on

“We are proud to be recognized as a Top 10 company on the Working Mother 100 Best Companies List and are committed to listening to, understanding and supporting our working parents,” said Mike Clementi, Unilever North America Vice President of Human Resources. “We have created a culture that supports working parents so they can navigate how to thrive at home and in their careers. This includes agile and flexible working arrangements, full coverage of fertility benefits, adoption coverage, benefits for nursing women and more, which can be found at”

Working Mother Editor-in-Chief Meredith Bodgas says, “This year’s winning companies know the value of keeping their employee moms engaged and supported. They use schedule flexibility, paid parental leave and family benefits to ensure that parents can develop meaningful careers while leading satisfying home lives.”

Subha Barry, senior vice president & managing director, Working Mother Media, says, "Unilever has demonstrated strong leadership in creating policies and programs for working families. The company's female executives are equally represented in P & L positions and lead a third of all divisions. Their innovative programs, including a male allies group, make them a standout as a best company."

The complete list of the 2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies can be found at Working Mother.

Here are highlights from the “Best vs. Rest”* data from Working Mother Media:

  • 100% of the 2017 100 Best Companies offer paid maternity leave vs. 30% on a national scale; 97% offer paid paternity leave vs. 24% of U.S. companies. *
  • A full 100% of the 100 Best Companies offer flextime for employees vs. 57% nationally.

* Source: Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) report 2017 Employee Benefits.

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