BDO USA, LLP Named 100 Best Company By Working Mother in Recognition of Progressive Workplace Programs

September 2016

Jerry Walsh
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Chicago, IL — Working Mother magazine today named BDO USA, LLP as one of the 2016 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for its outstanding leadership in creating progressive programs for its work force, in the areas of advancement of women, flexibility, child care and paid parental leave. This is the sixth consecutive year that BDO USA has been recognized with this honor.  Barclays, DuPont, General Electric, Johnson & Johnson and MetLife 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 www.bdowmbc2016.  The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on www.wmbc2016list.

"BDO USA has a long history of encouraging diversity and flexibility in the workplace.  We value the recognition we receive from many organizations for our inclusive culture, but none more than Working Mother, a true pioneer in advocating the advancement and retention of women in the workplace," said Wayne Berson, CEO of BDO USA.  “We are committed to constantly improving our efforts.”

Jennifer Owens, Editorial Director of Working Mother Media, says, “For 31 years, Working Mother has tracked the progress of companies that lead in creating a supportive workplace for America’s families. Now more than ever, with changing family dynamics, parental benefits are a key weapon in the war for talent. These companies aim to create the culture that attract the best talent.”

Subha Barry, Vice President, General Manager, Working Mother Media, says, “This year’s class of winning companies goes the extra mile to support working moms and all diverse families. In 2016, fully paid leave offerings have grown to an average of 9 weeks, up from 8 last year. The Working Mother 100 Best Companies continue to pave the way for employers nationwide to support their employees, both personally and professionally.”

Other Honors
In addition to the recognition from Working Mother, for eight consecutive years BDO USA has been recognized with the When Work Works Award for business excellence in workplace flexibility by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  The firm was also named one of the 2016 Top Companies for Executive Women by the National Association for Female Executives.   
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 more than 60 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 more than 1,300 offices in over 150 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:
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