PLAINSBORO, N.J., Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Working Mother magazine today recognized Novo Nordisk Inc. as one of the 2016 "Working Mother 100 Best Companies." Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, ranked #60 on the list, which is based on employees' assessments of leadership in creating progressive programs for its work force, and the areas of advancement of women; flexibility; child care; and paid parental leave.
"It's vital our employees pursue their professional and personal goals, and feel fulfilled in both aspects of their life," says Barbara Keen, Sr. Director, Diversity and Culture, at Novo Nordisk Inc. "Helping our employees achieve that balance makes us a competitive employer and helps drive their efforts in making a difference for patients."
"Every day, we strive to cultivate an inclusive workplace environment where employees are valued for their unique skills and perspectives, and have the opportunity to reach their full potential," says Keen.
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 9 weeks, up from 8 last year. The 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 100 Best Companies is featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on workingmother.com. Earlier in 2016, Novo Nordisk was recognized as a "Best Company to Work For" by Great Place to Work® and Fortune.
About Novo Nordisk:
Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious chronic conditions: hemophilia, growth disorders and obesity. With U.S. headquarters in Plainsboro, N.J., Novo Nordisk Inc. has more than 5,000 employees in the United States. For more information, visit novonordisk.us or follow us on Twitter: @novonordiskus.
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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