Grant Thornton named a top company for working moms

Working Mother 100 Best Companies 2016Flexibility...paid parental leave...advancement of programs. These are just a few of the reasons Working Mother magazine has once again named Grant Thornton LLP one of the best companies in the United States for working mothers.

This is the eleventh year in a row Grant Thornton has landed on this prestigious list, "Working Mother 100 Best Companies." As Chief People & Culture Officer Pamela Harless noted: "Our commitment to working parents is a natural extension of our company’s values and culture. In order to deliver on our commitment to build a healthy, high-performance culture where you can bring your whole self to work, it's important we help empower all our people to integrate career and home."

The firm earned high marks in the Flexible Work, Company Culture and Work Life Programs categories — areas where Grant Thornton has been ahead of the curve in the industry. We became the first public accounting firm in 2015 to introduce a Flexible Time Off policy, and the first major accounting firm offering an extended holiday time-off schedule with Appreciation Days. In addition, in 2015, we increased our paid parental leave. Providing flexibility for our employees to manage their time and recharge is critical to our ability to better serve clients.

In addition, our people-first culture emphasizes talent development to foster the next generation of leaders. This is realized in areas such as our leadership academies and Business Resource Groups (BRGs). Women at Grant Thornton, our longest-standing BRG, offers regular training, networking and mentoring opportunities for female employees and male allies. And last year we introduced a group coaching program, Talking Talent, focusing on work flexibility, successful parent transition and career progression.

We are pleased that these programs contributed to Grant Thornton earning this important recognition.

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Additional information on Grant Thornton’s awards and accolades can be found at: About Us – Awards.

More information about the award can be found in our press release at: Working Mother Award 2016

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