September 17, 2014

    MassMutual Named to List of “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers”

    MassMutual Named to List of “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers”

    Employee Gopika Kannan Honored as Working Mother of the Year

    (Springfield, MA) – Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) was recognized yesterday as one of the 2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies by Working Mother magazine for outstanding leadership in establishing policies, programs and corporate culture that supports working moms, including child care, flexible work arrangements, paid parental leave and advancement of women. Companies are also measured on access to and usage of family friendly programs.

    In addition, MassMutual’s Gopika Kannan, assistant vice president of Information Technology, will be honored as a Working Mother of the Year at Working Mother Media’s Gala Dinner on Oct. 15 and profiled in the October/November issue of Working Mother magazine.

    “Working Mother Media is unquestionably one of the foremost resources for career-committed mothers,” said Deb Palermino, executive vice president of human resources at MassMutual, “and the honorees on the list of the ‘100 Best Companies for Working Mothers’ are testaments to what companies can do to create supportive workplaces for their employees.”

    “The MassMutual community is proud of the recognition that our women- and mother-friendly practices have consistently received from Working Mother.”

    “We are especially proud of Gopika, who is a valued contributor to MassMutual and a dedicated wife and mother,” she added.

    Carol Evans, president, Working Mother Media said, “The Working Mother 100 Best Companies are the leaders in the advancement of women by supporting their need to integrate family and work successfully. Women now make up 50 percent of our workforce. We need to make sure they have the support to be outstanding moms as well as great employees."

    To learn more about the support that MassMutual provides to employees, visit

    About MassMutual
    Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyowners. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyowners consistently since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company’s strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long-term.

    MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. MassMutual is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts and its major affiliates include: Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; The First Mercantile Trust Company; MassMutual International LLC; MML Investors Services, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC; OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB.

    About Working Mother Media
    Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation (, is the publisher of Working Mother magazine and its companion website, and is home to the Working Mother Research Institute. The National Association for Female Executives ( and Diversity Best Practices ( are also units within WMM. Working Mother Media’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 and Pinterest.