Grant Thornton named to 2016 “Working Mother 100 Best Companies” for 11th consecutive year

Firm highlighted for its inclusive, flexible culture and progressive policies

"We’re really pleased to be ranked for 11 straight years as one of the top companies in the United States for working mothers and families"
CHICAGO, IL --Working Mother magazine has recognized Grant Thornton LLP as one of the 2016 “Working Mother 100 Best Companies” – honoring its outstanding leadership in creating progressive workforce programs dedicated to women’s advancement, flexibility, child care and paid parental leave. The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on

“We’re really pleased to be ranked for 11 straight years as one of the top companies in the United States for working mothers and families,” said Mike McGuire, chief executive officer of Grant Thornton. “For our team at Grant Thornton, consistently being on this list reinforces our values, and shows we have a culture in which our employees can achieve both professional and personal success.”

Jennifer Owens, editorial director of Working Mother Media, says, “For 31 years, Working Mother has tracked the progress of companies that lead in creating a supportive workplace for America’s families. Now more than ever, with changing family dynamics, parental benefits are a key weapon in the war for talent. These companies aim to create the culture that attract the best talent.”

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 2016 “Working Mother 100 Best Companies” can be found here.

About Grant Thornton LLP

Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. In the United States, Grant Thornton has revenues of $1.65 billion and operates 60 offices with 575 partners and more than 8,000 employees. Grant Thornton works with a broad range of dynamic publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations.

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