ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company has been recognized by Working Mother magazine as one of the 2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies. Monsanto earned the honor based upon its strong leadership in creating progressive programs for its workforce in the areas of advancement of women, flexibility, childcare and paid parental leave.
“Working parents often seek balance when juggling their careers and fulfilling the needs of their families,” said Steve Mizell, Monsanto’s Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. “We are conscious that sometimes parents, especially working moms, may need extra support. Monsanto has been intentional in ensuring that our benefits are focused on providing a myriad of networking, mentoring and career development opportunities. In turn, we’ve been able to retain more of our working moms over the last several years.”
The magazine also highlights Chrissy Lawrence, president of Monsanto’s active Family Network who is being recognized as the company’s 2017 Working Mother of the Year, as well as Monsanto’s comprehensive maternity leave policy, which allows women who give birth or adopt 12 guaranteed weeks of leave, with four to 10 weeks of that time fully paid. It also features an employee story from Kim Skinner, a bulk operations manager who navigated through her son’s health challenges using the company’s various health benefit programs and services.
“This year’s winning companies know the value of keeping their employee moms engaged and supported,” said Meredith Bodgas, Working Mother’s Editor-in-Chief. “They use schedule flexibility, paid parental leave and family benefits to ensure that parents can develop meaning careers while leading satisfying home lives.”
This is the 32nd year Working Mother has issued its 100 Best Companies List. The winners are listed in the October/November 2017 issue of Working Mother magazine and online at Best Companies/ Working Mother.
About Monsanto Company
Monsanto is committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world. We produce seeds for fruits, vegetables and key crops - such as corn, soybeans, and cotton - that help farmers have better harvests while using water and other important resources more efficiently. We work to find sustainable solutions for soil health, help farmers use data to improve farming practices and conserve natural resources, and provide crop protection products to minimize damage from pests and disease. Through programs and partnerships, we collaborate with farmers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, universities and others to help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. To learn more about Monsanto, our commitments and our more than 20,000 dedicated employees, please visit monsanto.com. Follow our business on Twitter® at twitter.com/MonsantoCo.