Moffitt Cancer Center makes list of top 100 companies for working moms
Locally, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa made the grade for the second consecutive year -- last year was the center's first time to make the list. The magazine said Moffitt makes the grade because it offers mentoring and tuition assistance, has women in key management and board roles, has on-site and backup child care, a sick-child care facility and a Women in Investing seminar to help women learn how to save. The only other Florida company to make the list was Baptist Health South Florida, which is based in Coral Gables.
The companies are singled out for such features as telecommuting and flex time -- all of the companies provide both those features -- parental leave (both maternal and paternal), adoption leave time and providing backup child care. The magazine adds, "But perhaps even more important is the family-friendly culture they all continually strive to create," the magazine said.In other words they make it good for parents to work there even in the economic climate.
Cheers to the companies that made the list and to those that, even in small ways, do their best to support working parents.
-- Sherry Robinson