Non-Profit Has a Long History of Raising Standards for Working Parents
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., SEPT. 15, 2011 – March of Dimes efforts to help families balance work and family life have been recognized by the Working Mother 100 Best Companies list for the third consecutive year.
“We are honored once again to be recognized for our achievements supporting mothers, families, and healthy pregnancies,” said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of March of Dimes. “We have expanded our policies and benefits this past year to help working families obtain a better and healthier life balance and we will continue to do so for years to come.”
The March of Dimes record of female managers and it’s strong adoption, paternity, and maternity leave benefits and policies helped ensure it’s inclusion on the 2011 Best Companies list.
This past year, the March of Dimes expanded its employee benefits. It added monthly conference calls on work life benefits and policies, as well as quarterly calls about elder care and retirement planning issues. It increased paid time off from one to two weeks for adoption and foster care placement of a child. Also, new employees who need maternity leave receive a minimum of six weeks time off at full pay after six months of employment, instead of having to wait a full year.
“The March of Dimes is on the right track to help give more mothers and fathers an easier time while they welcome new members into their family and adjust to a new life balancing work and family,” said Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media and a March of Dimes national trustee. “We are happy to announce March of Dimes is on our Best Companies List for the third year in a row. Watching and helping the March of Dimes grow and expand its commitment to working mothers during the past three years is truly inspiring.”
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.