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4 Women-Friendly Benefits From 2017’s Best Workplaces for Women

Women are an incredible force to be reckoned with in today’s workplace. Really, they’ve always been a force to be reckoned with! These days, there are more than 74 million women in the civilian workforce, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce. More and more companies are recognizing that it’s essential to create a workplace that supports its women both personally and professionally. From implementing family-friendly parental leave policies, to allowing greater schedule flexibility, employers are making an effort to show that women are valued in the workplace.

Great Place to Work compiled a list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women in 2017. Here’s a look at a few benefits the top 5 companies on the list offer:

Sit-to-Stand and Treadmill Desks

Texas Health Resources cares about the health of its patients and families. It also cares about the health of its employees, providing them with sit-to-stand or treadmill desks! Sit-to-stand desks encourage employees to stand on their feet instead of sitting all day! Treadmill desks keep employees moving, letting them walk and talk on the job, literally!

The nonprofit health network was ranked number one in the Best Workplaces For Women list! More and more, women need options. Whether it’s regarding child care, time off, or flex work scheduling, having options helps women balance all of their responsibilities while taking care of themselves! There’s nothing like knowing your workplace supports you in taking care of yourself, your body and your health!

100% Employer Paid Health Insurance

Women working for Ultimate Software, don’t have to worry about health care coverage for themselves or for their family. (Men working for Ultimate Software don’t either!) The company pays for 100% of the premium for medical, dental and vision insurance for it’s employees and their family members.

Ultimate Software, a cloud-based human capital management software company, came in second on Great Places to Work’s Best Workplaces for Women list. Generous health care coverage is a great way for companies to demonstrate their commitment to their employees health long-term. Including generous coverage for their family members is the icing on the cake!

Life Consultants

Hospitality giant Marriott International has a “TakeCare” culture focused on supporting employees in feeling good about themselves, their workplace and the company’s role in society. The company helps employees “TakeCare” of themselves by giving all associates and their family members access to expert life consultants! The consultants can help them through almost any of life’s challenges and act as a support system! Employees also have access to child and elder discounts along with new parent coaching!

Marriott International took third place on the Best Workplaces for Women list. Having someone to talk to about life’s challenges is a great resource for women in all stages of life.

Backup Child Care

Sometimes, we all just need a little back up! International law firm Cooley backs up it’s working parents with backup child care! The company partners with Bright Horizons Family Solutions to  help employees balance the demands of work and family. The program provides in-home and at-center care for employee’s children or elderly parents.

Great Places to Work ranked Cooley the fifth Best Workplace for Women in 2017. Clearly, Cooley understands that supporting women means supporting them in all of their responsibilities both personally and professionally!

If you need help finding creative ways to show that you value women in your workplace, we can help!

We at love partnering with companies to create comprehensive, customized benefit solutions to help you achieve your strategic goals. Contact us today to get more information and speak with a benefits consultant!


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