Unilever USA has been voted as one of the ‘Best Companies for Dads’ by Working Mother.
The first-ever issue of the list celebrates organizations that lead on areas such as paternity leave, phase-back programs and flexible working, with Unilever USA being named as one of the 35 companies acknowledged on the list.
Amanda Sourry, President of Unilever North America, said, “We are so proud to make the list of Best Companies for Dads.
“For a long time, discussions around benefits for working parents have centered around mothers, but fathers deserve the same support so that they can find balance between excelling in their careers and being present and involved parents. We know that when dads have the ability to be there for their families, everyone benefits. There is more work to be done in this area, and we will continue to step up to support both mothers and fathers at Unilever.”
While the company places a focus on support for dads, with the Dove Men+Care launching a global campaign #DearFutureDads to champion parental leave, it has also been heralded for its family support. This includes ‘generous and inclusive paid parental leave for both mothers and fathers, fertility support, adoption assistance, phase-back programs for new parents, and back-up childcare options.’
Meredith Bodgas, Editor-in-Chief of Working Mother, continued, “These trend-setting companies are helping erase the stigma attached to men taking off time to bond with their new babies and utilizing telecommuting opportunities or flexible schedules in order to be more involved on the home front. Not only does this help dads, it helps moms succeed both at home and at work, and puts them on more equal footing.”