CHICAGO, Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Working Mother magazine recognized Leo Burnett as one of the 2016 "Working Mother 100 Best Companies" for its outstanding leadership in creating progressive programs for its work force, in the areas of advancement for women, flexibility, child care and paid parental leave. The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on workingmother.com. This year marks the 11th time that Leo Burnett has been included on the list.
"All of us at Leo Burnett are absolutely delighted to be included on Working Mother's 100 Top Companies list," said Renetta McCann, chief talent officer for Leo Burnett U.S. "Having an inclusive culture is very important to us. Our working mothers and parents have been great partners with us in making that happen."
At the center of Leo Burnett's progressive workplace leadership is the agency's People & Culture department as well as its employee resource group ParentKind, which is dedicated to helping agency parents thrive both at work and at home. Founded in 2013 and now standing at more than 175 members, ParentKind advocates for a parent-accepting culture while fostering a tight-knit community through programs, offers, perks and events with local partners.
Beyond ParentKind, Leo Burnett offers additional benefits and resources to parents and families such as: parental leave, adoption assistance, individual benefits meetings and Phase Back, which allows parents a flexible transition back to the work place following the birth of child. For families with older children, there are also tools such as a partnership with Kitchfix, which provides freshly prepared meals for parents to take home, and the annual "Bring Your Kid to Work Day."
Leo Burnett continues to be a champion of women in the workplace by providing female employees with opportunities for executive coaching, mentorship and career advancement, specifically through a resource called the Women's Leadership Network. In 2015, Leo Burnett also reinforced its commitment to gender equality as well as its Supportive Transition policy as the agency warmly welcomed back an employee following her gender transition.
In addition to this most recent accolade, Leo Burnett has been honored by the Chicago Tribune as a "Top Workplace" consecutively since 2013, the only creative agency to place within the top 25 on that list. This past year, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation recognized Leo Burnett as a "Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality," receiving a perfect score of 100 percent. The agency had also previously been named a Best Place to Work in Marketing & Media by Advertising Age in 2012.
Jennifer Owens, editorial director of Working Mother Media, says, "For 31 years, Working Mother has tracked the progress of companies that lead in creating a supportive workplace for America's families. Now more than ever, with changing family dynamics, parental benefits are a key weapon in the war for talent. These companies aim to create a culture that attracts the best talent."
Subha Barry, vice president, general manager, Working Mother Media, says, "This year's class of winning companies goes the extra mile to support working moms and all diverse families. In 2016, fully paid leave offerings have grown to an average of nine weeks, up from eight last year. 'Working Mother 100 Best Companies' continues to pave the way for employers nationwide to support their employees, both personally and professionally."
The complete list of the 2016 "Working Mother 100 Best Companies" can be found here.
About Leo Burnett Worldwide
Leo Burnett Worldwide believes in using creativity to drive dynamic business change for its clients. Through a HumanKind approach to marketing, the agency puts a brand's purpose at the center of communications to transform human behavior. Part of Publicis Communications, Leo Burnett Worldwide is one of the world's largest agency networks with 85 offices and more than 8,000 employees. The global agency works with some of the world's most valued brands including Coca-Cola, Fiat, Kellogg's, Kraft, McDonald's, Nintendo, P&G, Samsung and Tata among others. Leo Burnett is the most awarded network in the world based on Advertising Age's 2015 Awards Report. To learn more about Leo Burnett Worldwide and its rich, 80-year history of creating iconic brands, visit our site, Facebook page and follow us via @leoburnett.
About Working Mother Media
Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corporation (bonnier.com), publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com. The Working Mother Research Institute (workingmother.com/wmri), the National Association for Female Executives (nafe.com) and Diversity Best Practices (diversitybestpractices.com) are also units within WMM. WMM's mission is to serve as a champion of culture change. Working Mother magazine is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
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