Principal Recognized for Its Progressive Workplace Programs for Mothers

DES MOINES, Iowa--()--Working Mother magazine today recognized Principal Financial Group® as one of the 2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for its strong leadership in creating progressive programs for its workforce in the areas of advancement of women, flexibility, childcare and paid parental leave. This recognition is the 15th time Principal® has made the list.

"It’s an honor to be named to the Working Mother 100 Best companies and to be joining the prestigious Hall of Fame this year in celebration of our 15th appearance on the list,” said Beth Raymond, senior vice president and chief HR officer at Principal. "Our inclusion on this list is a testament to how our flexible work arrangements, time off policies, and benefit offerings help working parents—and especially working moms—tap into their full potential.”

Working Mother Editor-in-Chief Meredith Bodgas says, “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, says, “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.”

The complete list of the 2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies can be found here.

About Principal®
Principal helps people and companies around the world build, protect and advance their financial well-being through retirement, insurance and asset management solutions that fit their lives. Our employees are passionate about helping clients of all income and portfolio sizes achieve their goals – offering innovative ideas, investment expertise and real-life solutions to make financial progress possible. To find out more, visit us at principal.com.

About Working Mother Media
Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corporation (bonniercorp.com), publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com. The Working Mother Research Institute (workingmother.com/wmri), the National Association for Female Executives (nafe.com) and Diversity Best Practices (diversitybestpractices.com) 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. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest.

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Contacts

Principal
Media Contact:
Erica Jensen, 515-362-0049
jensen.erica@principal.com

Contacts

Principal
Media Contact:
Erica Jensen, 515-362-0049
jensen.erica@principal.com