Chicago, IL — Working Mother magazine today named BDO USA, LLP as one of the 2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies 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. This is the fourth consecutive year that BDO USA has been recognized with this honor. American Express, General Electric, IBM, MetLife and Prudential Financial are just a few of the other businesses recognized with the award. A summary of BDO USA's work life practices cited by Working Mother can be found at BDO USA Working Mother.
"BDO USA has a long history of encouraging diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Approximately 10 years ago, we formalized these beliefs in our culture through the firm's Women's Initiative and BDO Flex Strategy. These initiatives have created an atmosphere that encourages employee input on new ideas to help our business and individuals thrive," said Wayne Berson, CEO of BDO USA. "Recognition of our inclusive culture by organizations such as Working Mother are important, as they have been pioneers in advocating the advancement and retention of women in the workplace."
In addition to the recognition from Working Mother, more than 30 BDO USA offices have been recognized with the When Work Works Award for business excellence in workplace flexibility for six consecutive years. The firm is also featured prominently in the book, Future Work (Palgrave Macmillan, http://www.futureworkbook.com/), as a leading innovator demonstrating how businesses can adapt and thrive in the new world of work by changing organizational cultures and work practices.
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. We are thrilled to honor the U.S. companies that put words into action and build family-friendly cultures on the foundation of thoughtful policies and effective programs. Women now make up 50% of our workforce. We need to make sure they have the support to be outstanding moms as well as great employees."
About BDO USA
BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals. The firm serves clients through 52 offices and more than 400 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of 1,264 offices in 144 countries.
BDO USA, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership, is the U.S. member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms. BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO Member Firms. For more information please visit: www.bdo.com.
About Working Mother Media
Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation (bonnier.com), is the publisher of Working Mother magazine and its companion website workingmother.com, and is home to the Working Mother Research Institute. The National Association for Female Executives (nafe.com) and Diversity Best Practices (diversitybestpractices.com) 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.