Lilly Celebrates 16th Consecutive Year as One of 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers

INDIANAPOLIS  (Profitable.com)  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) has been selected as one of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers by Working Mother magazine for the 16th consecutive year.

Celebrating its silver anniversary this year, the Working Mother 100 Best Companies initiative selects the nation’s top companies for family-friendly benefits. About 70 percent of mothers work outside the home—and women outnumber men in the workplace for the first time in U.S. history, according to the magazine.

Lilly has a long history of creating a working environment that empowers employees to balance work and personal life responsibilities. Benefit-related programs include: on-site child care; resources and referrals; on-site summer camp; back-up care; adoption assistance; support groups; on-site conveniences; health services; nursing mother stations

Companies were selected for the 2010 Working Mother 100 Best Companies based on an extensive application with more than 600 questions on workforce, compensation, child care, flexibility programs, leave policies and more.  The initiative also surveys the usage, availability and tracking of programs, as well as the accountability of managers who oversee them.

Seven areas were measured and scored: workforce profile, benefits, women’s issues and advancement, child care, flexible work, parental leave and company culture.  For this year’s 100 Best, particular weight was given to benefits, flexibility and parental leave.

Profiles of the 100 Best Companies, as well as national comparisons, are in the October issue of Working Mother and at workingmother.com/best companies.

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About Eli Lilly and Company

Lilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation is developing a growing portfolio of pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Lilly provides answers – through medicines and information – for some of the world’s most urgent medical needs. Additional information about Lilly is available at www.lilly.com.