NEW YORK, NY (September 15, 2020) — Working Mother revealed its annual list of the 2020 100 Best Companies today, representing more than 2 million employees in the US. This year’s winners are focusing on inclusive benefits for families, including gender-neutral parental leave, gradual phase-back after parental leave and accessible, affordable childcare. L.E.K. Consulting was among the 100 companies that earned a spot on this year’s list.
“We’re thrilled to be recognized by Working Mother as one of the 100 Best Companies for the fourth year in a row,” said Robert Rourke, President of L.E.K. Consulting’s Americas region. “Our commitment to our people is our biggest priority, as it not only benefits them but also our clients. We understand the challenges facing working parents, and strive to create programs and benefits that support our working moms during these difficult times.”
“Our 100 Best Companies are the standard of excellence and continue to pave the way with the work they are doing on behalf of working parents and caregivers in the US,” says Subha Barry, president of Working Mother Media. “These companies were well ahead of the curve when it came to supporting their employees during this time of vast change with their family-friendly policies already in place. We celebrate their efforts and applaud them for addressing the needs of this important and ever-growing sector of talent.”
Key findings from the 2020 100 Best Companies:
- The average number of fully paid weeks of maternity leave by the 100 Best Companies is 11 weeks, compared with an average of four weeks nationally (according to the Society for Human Resource Management).
- Companies are continuing to move toward gender-neutral parental leave: Five years ago, 100 percent of the 100 Best had paid maternity leave but few offered gender-neutral leave. Today, almost a quarter offer gender-neutral paid leave.
ABOUT THE METHODOLOGY
The 2020 Working Mother 100 Best Companies application includes more than 400 questions on leave policies, workforce representation, benefits, childcare, advancement programs, flexibility and more. It surveys the availability and usage of these programs, as well as the accountability of the many managers who oversee them. All applicants receive feedback showing how they compare with other applicants; however, the names of applicants that do not make the list are kept confidential. Company profiles and data come from submitted applications and reflect 2019 data.
ABOUT L.E.K. CONSULTING
L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and rigorous analysis to help business leaders achieve practical results with real impact. We are uncompromising in our approach to helping clients consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance and create greater shareholder returns. The firm advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries — including the largest private- and public-sector organizations, private equity firms, and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. Founded in 1983, L.E.K. employs more than 1,600 professionals across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. For more information, go to www.lek.com.
ABOUT WORKING MOTHER MEDIA
Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corp., publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com. The Working Mother Research Institute, the National Association for Female Executives, Diversity Best Practices and Culture@Work are also units within WMM. WMM’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change, and Working Mother magazine is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
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