Working Mother Names BDO USA, LLP as One of the 2019 100 Best Companies for Ninth Consecutive Year

Cara Lutz
Zeno Group
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Firm Recognizes Tax Managing Director Maggie Gilmore as BDO’s 2019 Working Mother of the Year

Chicago, ILWorking Mother magazine today named BDO USA, LLP as one of the 2019 Working Mother 100 Best Companies, marking the ninth consecutive year that BDO USA has been awarded with this honor. A summary of BDO USA's work life practices cited by Working Mother can be found at and a complete list of the 2019 Working Mother 100 Best Companies can be found at 2019 “100 Best Companies”.
“One of our highest priorities at BDO is cultivating an environment that not only celebrates individual differences, but actively supports people with a range of backgrounds, perspectives, and ways of working,” said BDO Chief People Officer Cathy Moy. “Being recognized by Working Mother for a ninth year is a huge testament to the firm, as we continue to value working parents at BDO. Overall, I’m thrilled to see the culture we’ve created where our people can thrive personally and professionally.”
Additionally, BDO Columbus Tax Managing Director Maggie Gilmore has been named BDO’s 2019 Working Mother of the Year. With over 20 years of public accounting experience, Gilmore leads BDO’s federal income tax strategy and compliance for publicly traded and middle-market companies. Beyond her dedication to her career and role on the Accountancy Board of Ohio, Gilmore’s top priority is being an active parent.
“Being present in my son’s life is extremely important to me, and BDO’s commitment to workplace flexibility has allowed me to not only excel in my career but also be present for my family,” said Gilmore. “It’s truly an honor to be awarded with this title.”
As a company dedicated both to industry excellence and the well-being of its employees, BDO is deeply committed to fostering an environment that is both inclusive and flexible. By supporting day-to-day workplace flexibility, employees from first-year associates to executive managers can maintain their schedules in a way that allows them to bring their best selves to work. This vision is supported at the highest levels, with 93% of BDO employees stating that leadership is supportive of flexibility, according to the firm’s most recent pulse survey.

“Parents are speaking out more than ever before about what they need in order to succeed at work and at home, and employers are paying attention,” says Meredith Bodgas, editor-in-chief of Working Mother. “By implementing family-friendly policies such as flexible schedules, paid parental leave, post-leave phase-back periods and mentoring programs, our 100 Best Companies are taking the needs of their employees into consideration in order to create a supportive, inclusive and productive environment.”
Supported by both local and national leadership structures, BDO is committed to ensuring that all are empowered to advance and succeed. Along with workplace flexibility, BDO hosts over 200 inclusion office activities across the U.S. with over 5,000 participants in its inclusion programs. In fact, BDO recently surveyed attendees of its local inclusion events and revealed that 93% of women employees said these firmwide initiatives have strengthened their relationships with other colleagues and 83% said they are inspired to continue their career at the firm.
The 2019 Working Mother 100 Best Companies application includes more than 400 questions on leave policies, workforce representation, benefits, childcare, advancement programs, flexibility policies and more. It surveys the availability and usage of these programs, as well as the accountability of the many managers who oversee them. All applicants receive feedback showing how they compare with other applicants; however, the names of applicants that do not make the list are kept confidential. Company profiles and data come from submitted applications and reflect 2018 data.
BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, and advisory 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 more than 60 offices and over 700 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of more than 80,000 people working out of nearly 1,600 offices across 162 countries.
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