Grant Thornton named to 2017 “Working Mother 100 Best Companies”

Firm recognized for 12th consecutive year

CHICAGO — Working Mother magazine recognized Grant Thornton LLP as one of the “2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies.” The recognition honors Grant Thornton’s progressive and flexible programs for women, childcare and paid parental leave. The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on

“We’re honored to once again rank as one of the top companies for working mothers and families,” said Mike McGuire, chief executive officer of Grant Thornton. “We succeed together when each of us has the opportunity and support to do our best work and perform to our highest potential. Grant Thornton’s consistent ranking as a best place to work for mothers is a testament to our healthy, high-performance culture.”

Working Mother Editor-in-Chief Meredith Bodgas said, “This year’s winning companies know the value of keeping their employee moms engaged and supported. They use schedule flexibility, paid parental leave and family benefits to ensure that parents can develop meaningful careers while leading satisfying home lives.”

Subha Barry, senior vice president & managing director of Working Mother Media, said, “As our 32nd year of recognizing the best companies begins, we are happy to see that the next generation, coupled with technology, have shown us how employees can be efficient, productive, effective and impactful no matter where they work. The 2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies’ policies and programs have built loyalty among their employees that cannot be underestimated.”

Highlights from the “Best vs. Rest”* data from Working Mother Media include:
  • Each of the 2017 100 Best Companies offer paid maternity leave vs. 30 percent on a national scale; 97 percent offer paid paternity leave vs. 24 percent of U.S. companies.
  • A full 100 percent of the 100 Best Companies offer flextime for employees vs. 57 percent nationally.

About Working Mother Media
Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corporation (, publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, The Working Mother Research Institute (, the National Association for Female Executives ( and Diversity Best Practices ( 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.

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. Grant Thornton, which has revenues in excess of $1.6 billion and operates 60 offices, works with a broad range of dynamic publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations.

“Grant Thornton” refers to Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL). GTIL and the member firms are not a worldwide partnership. Services are delivered by the member firms. GTIL and its member firms are not agents of, and do not obligate, one another and are not liable for one another’s acts or omissions.

Kate Hollcraft
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