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News / 09.25.18

The Broad Institute is named a Working Mother 100 Best Company for second consecutive year

By Broad Communications

For the second year in a row, Working Mother magazine has recognized the Broad Institute as one of its 100 Best Companies for leadership in creating progressive programs in the areas of advancement of women, mentoring, flexibility, childcare, and paid parental leave.

For the second year in a row, Working Mother magazine has recognized the Broad Institute as one of its 100 Best Companies for leadership in creating progressive programs in the areas of advancement of women, mentoring, flexibility, childcare, and paid parental leave.

The Broad Institute earned this distinction in part because of its policies on paid parental leave, working hours, and exceptional benefits to support new parents, including childcare financial assistance. (See what the magazine had to say about Broad.)

“Since making Working Mother's list last year, we have established an Office of Diversity and Inclusion in order to systematically identify and break down barriers that may prevent some Broadies from fully participating in our mission," said Andy Porter, Chief People Officer. "We have also expanded our professional development offerings to include more leadership development opportunities, such as one-on-one-career coaching. I’m proud that we’re continuing to build a culture that allows every Broadie to thrive.”

“The Broad Institute is deeply committed to having a diverse and inclusive community. It’s both essential to accomplishing our scientific mission and it’s the right thing to do,” said Eric S. Lander, President and Director of the Broad Institute. “Having a workplace that is family-friendly, flexible, and supportive is critical for ensuring that everyone can succeed. There’s clearly more work to be done, but I’m proud to see the recognition of our community’s efforts in such an important area.”

The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on Working Mother’s website. See the full list of 100 Best Companies.