MassMutual named to 2017 WORKING MOTHER “100 BEST COMPANIES” for leadership in family benefits and paid leave

New York, NY (September 26, 2017) — Working Mother magazine today recognized MassMutual 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. The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on

“Over the years, we’ve made strides to help ensure that our employees have the resources they need to help balance their personal and professional lives, offering benefits such as flexible work arrangements, paid parental leave and childcare subsidies,” said Sue Cicco, Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer, MassMutual. “At MassMutual, we recognize that being a great professional and being a great parent are not mutually exclusive concepts.”

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 and 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.

Here are highlights from the “Best vs. Rest”* data from Working Mother Media:

  • 100% of the 2017 100 Best Companies offer paid maternity leave vs. 30% on a national scale; 97% offer paid paternity leave vs. 24% of U.S. companies.*
  • A full 100% of the 100 Best Companies offer flextime for employees vs. 57% nationally.


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* Source: Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) report 2017 Employee Benefits.