Posted on 28 Sep 2009
For the 19th consecutive year, Allstate Insurance Company, the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, has been recognized as one of America's top 100 companies for working mothers by "Working Mother" magazine.
"It's an honor to be recognized for nearly two decades for the programs and services that we provide to working mothers," said Anise Wiley-Little, Assistant Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Allstate Insurance Company. "Women, many of whom are working mothers, make up approximately 60 percent of our employee population, so we emphasize programs and benefits that allow our people to maintain a healthy work/life integration and family-friendly work environment."
Now in its 24th year, the Working Mother 100 Best Companies program draws attention to the significant contributions working mothers make and to the companies that recognize the importance of tapping this essential labor pool. This year, Allstate was recognized for its notable childcare program, flexible work arrangements, compensation and time off policies for working mothers.
In addition, Working Mother also highlighted Allstate's outstanding efforts to develop creative programs to support employees throughout the economic downturn in 2008, including offering financial literacy and personal budget management workshops, increasing tuition scholarship for families who attended the company's on-site early childhood center, reducing tuition increases and costs for its childhood center, enhancing employee discount programs and launching new programs enabling more employees to work from home.
On an ongoing basis, Allstate offers families assistance with tuition payments through a scholarship program for its Little Hands Early Childhood Center. Through this program, parents can receive up to 40 percent off their monthly total tuition based on their household annual income. In light of the recent economic times, Allstate extended scholarships to more families in need of financial assistance, which allowed additional families to remain enrolled at the center.
In May 2009, Working Mother magazine also recognized Allstate as one of America's best employers for women of color in its ranking of 2009 Best Companies for Multicultural Women.