Principal Financial Group Recognized for its Workplace Programs for Mothers

Working Mother magazine has recognized Principal Financial Group® 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. This recognition is the fifteenth time Principal® has made the list.

"It’s an honor to be named to the Working Mother 100 Best companies and to be joining the prestigious Hall of Fame this year in celebration of our fifteenth appearance on the list,” said Beth Raymond, senior vice president and chief HR officer at Principal. "Our inclusion on this list is a testament to how our flexible work arrangements, time off policies, and benefit offerings help working parents—and especially working moms—tap into their full potential.”

Meredith Bodgas, Working Mother’s editor-in-chief, said, “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 & managing director of Working Mother Media, says, “As our thirty-second 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.”