March of Dimes on Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies list

Does your company have a good maternity policy?  How about paternity leave?  Although we’ve only been on Working Mother Media’s 100 Best Companies for two years, the March of Dimes has a long history of influencing women’s ability to balance work and life.

“The March of Dimes is honored to be part of this 25th Anniversary and the fact that a nonprofit with limited resources can make this prestigious list two years in a row shows that any company truly dedicated to supporting mothers, families and healthy childbearing can make a difference for its employees,” said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes. “Throughout the years, March of Dimes has recommended – and offered – policies and benefits that promote the health of babies and mothers.”

Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media said, “We are pleased to count March of Dimes as one of the 2010 Working Mother 100 Best Companies. Employees care deeply about the work they do at this nonprofit, which supports preconception and prenatal care and baby health. To honor fathers’ participation in their infants’ lives, March of Dimes increased paid paternity leave last year from one week to two, while mothers can take 26 job-guaranteed weeks off after the birth of a child, with six at full pay.”

We are so pleased to be included for a second time on this list and would love to see many other companies follow the standards set by Working Mother.  Profiles of the 100 Best Companies, as well as national comparisons, are in the October issue of Working Mother and at

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One Response to “March of Dimes on Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies list”

  1. Lisa Robino-Wolter Says:

    Our policy at Alegent Health, Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha, NE is not good at all. No matter how complicated the pregnancy/birth, you get 3 weeks paid; after you use 3 weeks of PTO (paid time off). Then you can have up to the 12 week FMLA, but the remaining must again be paid with PTO. Over 12 weeks you may take a leave of abscence, but you aren’t guaranteed your job back when you return.
    I had to go back to work after 6 weeks and work until my son came home 30 days later, and then took the other 6 weeks allowed with FMLA when he got out of the NICU. It added a lot of stress.

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