Fully paid weeks off for adop­tive par­ents: 16

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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.

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