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Dow Corning named a Working Mother 100 Best Company for leadership on creating family-friendly policy and culture
|Midland, Michigan–Dow Corning Corporation was
named one of the Working Mother 100 Best Companies for the eighth consecutive
Working Mother magazine recognized Dow Corning for its wide array of
progressive workplace programs, including flexible work arrangements, new
mentoring and coaching for women professionals, adoption assistance up to
$6,000 and six weeks of paid leave, support for parents of children with
special needs, paid time off for new dads, and community grants to child care
providers, nominated by employees, to purchase equipment to enhance early
learning and physical fitness.
“We are honored, once again, to be named to this prestigious list,” said Robert
Hansen, Dow Corning’s president and CEO. “Dow Corning’s employee
value proposition is grounded in our commitment to providing a supportive
workplace culture with programs that help working parents, and all employees,
effectively manage their work and life responsibilities.”
Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media, said, “This year’s 100 Best
Companies are leading the way for the rest of the nation. They have created not
only essential benefits, like flexible work options and telecommuting, but have
also shown their commitment in new ways like elder care referral and legal
assistance to help busy parents manage their personal lives as well as their
Jennifer Owens, editorial director of Working Mother Media, added, “These Best
Companies know what it takes to keep all employees, but especially their
employee moms, productive and engaged at work. As the stress surrounding
work-life integration continues to rise, so does the opportunity for creating a
win-win environment for employees and employers. The Working Mother 100 Best
Companies see the payoff from their programs and policies and are outstanding
examples for companies to emulate.”
Here is the full list of Working Mother’s 2012 100 Best Companies.
About Dow Corning
Dow Corning (dowcorning.com) provides
performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000
customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and
innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via
the company’s Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning
is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More
than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States.
Dow Corning’s global operations adhere to the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® initiative,
a stringent set of standards designed to advance the safe and secure management
of chemical products and processes.
About Working Mother Media
Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation (bonnier.com), publishes
Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com, and
the Working Mother Research Institute. The National Association for Female
Diversity Best Practices (diversitybestpractices.com) are also units within WMM.
Working Mother Media’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change.
This year marks the 27th anniversary of the magazine’s signature research
initiative,Working Mother 100 Best Companies, and the 10th year of the
Best Companies for Multicultural Women.