INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Working Mother magazine has named Roche Diagnostics as one of the 2015 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for its commitment to progressive workplace programs, including advancement of 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.
"We are proud to be recognized once again for developing programs that meet the evolving needs of our employees, their families and our business," said Jack Phillips, president and CEO, Roche Diagnostics North America. "Our employees are our most important asset and will continue to be the single biggest driver in Roche's continued growth and success."
Working Mother magazine raises awareness of the issues working mothers face in the workplace, and encourages implementation of programs to address these issues. The Working Mother 100 Best Companies list celebrates the way companies support their working-parent employees and publicizes the progressive policies and programs that can help organizations succeed.
Subha Barry, vice president, general manager, Working Mother Media, says, "As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Working Mother's 100 Best Companies, we are keen to recognize leaders who have built initiatives that truly support all employees. They are the vanguard of successful companies, with policies that matter to American families."
Jennifer Owens, editorial director of Working Mother Media, says, "Thirty years is an important milestone and we are happy to honor it. Today, more than 2 million people work at a Best Company but that's a drop in the bucket when you consider that our nation is home to 24 million working mothers—70 percent of moms with kids under age 18 are employed."
The complete list of Working Mother's 2015 100 Best Companies can be found here.
About Roche Diagnostics
Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is a leader in research-focused healthcare with combined strengths in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics and about 82,000 employees worldwide. The diagnostics division offers a broad portfolio of tools that help healthcare providers diagnose and monitor diseases like congestive heart failure, HIV, hepatitis and diabetes, as well as other medical conditions. These products and services are used by researchers, physicians, patients, hospitals and laboratories to help improve people's lives. Roche Diagnostics' North American headquarters, located in Indianapolis, has about 4,200 employees and is home to U.S. research and development, laboratory, manufacturing, distribution, information technology and administrative operations. For more information: www.roche-diagnostics.us or www.roche.com.
About Working Mother Media
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Senior Director, Communications
Roche Diagnostics North America
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