Fully paid weeks off for adoptive parents: 16
UBS President Americas Tom Naratil Head of HR Americas Dana Ritzcovan
Preserving your free time is vital when you work for this financialservices firm. Fortunately, management understands. “Setting boundaries between work and your personal life is encouraged,” says Casey Jojic, executive director in the Wealth Management Americas Banking Group and mother of two. In 2016, 90% of women here flexed their hours, while 50% telecommuted at some point. The Take Two program challenges 150-plus investment-bank teams to ensure their members spend two hours per week on personal or family activities. Maternity leave is fully paid for 16 weeks; anyone with an ill family member may take four weeks off to care for them.
Unilever President, North America Kees Kruythoff VP, HR, North America Mike Clementi
Female executives talk about their careers in a special “breakfast series” at this consumer-products company, where they occupy 50% of P&L positions and lead 33% of all divisions worth $1 billion or more. Hosted by the in-house women’s network, GALvanize, these interesting lectures remind members to aim high in their own lives. Mentoring circles, development programs and a male allies group support their trajectory. Those with kids can access convenient childcare, from priority slots at 36 childcare centers to subsidized backup care available 50 days per year. In 2016, the employer increased maternity leave to 16 weeks and debuted breast-milk shipping.
Chairman & CEO Lowell McAdam
Executive VP & Chief Administrative Officer Marc Reed
Military mothers get special attention from this technology, entertainment and communications company, which hosts virtual career fairs for female veterans. It also sends recruiters to interview women whose partners are in service. Moms who need help looking after their kids can utilize a nationwide network of backup-care centers or request in-home care from a licensed provider. Those who are full-time employees enjoy subsidized prices up to 80 hours per year. Women’s summits, nine employee resource groups and plentiful tuition aid greet new hires. In 2016, 44% of all candidates for executive positions here were female.
Viacom President & CEO Robert Bakish
Executive VP & Chief Administrative Officer Scott Mills
Expanding one’s family is encouraged by this entertainment company. Women who give birth can take 10 fully paid weeks off, consult with lactation experts, use 16 office nursing rooms, and ship breast milk home from business trips—even if they travel abroad. In 2016, employees were given access to a fertility concierge service that enlists patient advocates, nurses, genetic counselors, and surrogacy and donor specialists to help them. Anyone who adopts, fosters a child, or uses a surrogate can take six fully paid weeks off and tap $15,000 in aid (up from $10,000 in 2015). Everyone gets 25 days of subsidized babysitting per year.