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Diageo North America Named In Working Mother Magazine As One Of The 2018 "100 Best Companies" For Working Mothers

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Working Mother magazine today recognized Diageo North America as one of the 2018 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for its strong leadership in celebrating companies that advocate for female career advancement, paid parental leave, childcare assistance, benefits and flextime. This is the tenth consecutive year Diageo has received this honor. The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on

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"We are very proud of our employees who are working mothers. They further enhance our diverse culture and workforce," said Alessandra Ginante, Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Diageo North America. "Without critical programs such as paid parental leave, flexible work schedules, childcare and a focus on the advancement of our working mother workforce, we would not be able to foster an inclusive environment for everyone at Diageo."

"This year's 100 Best Companies continue to strive for excellence when it comes to providing a work environment that is not only woman-friendly, but parent-friendly," says Meredith Bodgas, editor-in-chief of Working Mother. "By offering flexible schedules, paid parental leave, post-leave phase-back periods, adoption and surrogacy financial assistance, and mentoring programs, these companies address working parents' and caregivers' needs head-on and help them succeed at work and home."

The complete list of the 2018 Working Mother 100 Best Companies can be found here.

Key findings from the 2018 100 Best Companies Data Snapshot:

  • Companies are moving toward gender-neutral parental leave: 18 percent of Working Mother 100 Best Companies offer the same number of weeks for maternity and paternity leave (up from 10 percent in 2015).
  • All of the 100 Best Companies offer telecommuting; at the Top 10 companies, an average of 94 percent of men and women telecommute.

The recognition from Working Mother is part of a growing list of awards Diageo North America has earned for its commitment to inclusion and diversity. Additional recent honors include:

2018 – Diageo North America named to Diversity MBA's prestigious "50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership" list of the best places in the country for women and diverse managers to work for the seventh consecutive year.
2018 – Diageo North America also earned a place on this year's Diversity Best Practices (DBP) Inclusion Index for the first time.
2018 – Diageo earned 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Annual Corporate Equality Index for LGBTQ Workplace Equality for the 10th consecutive year.
2018 – Diageo received the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Award.
2018 – Diageo listed as a Top Company for Executive Women by National Association of Female Executives (NAFE) for eighth year.
2017 – Diageo ranked 35th on Forbes Global 2000 Top Regarded Companies.
2017 – Diageo listed on Great Place to Work® Top 25 Best Global Companies for fourth consecutive year.

In addition to inclusion and diversity, social responsibility and environmental sustainability are core to Diageo's values. Diageo cares passionately about people enjoying its brands responsibly and reducing alcohol related harm in society through its own Alcohol in Society programs and collaborative partnerships. Diageo is recognized as a global leader in environmental sustainability and its progress and commitments to tackle climate change have been independently recognized around the world.

Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands including Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Bulleit and Buchanan's whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness.

Diageo is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE) and our products are sold in more than 180 countries around the world. For more information about Diageo, our people, our brands, and performance, visit us at Visit Diageo's global responsible drinking resource,, for information, initiatives, and ways to share best practice.

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Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corp., publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, The Working Mother Research Institute, the National Association for Female Executives and Diversity Best Practices are also units within WMM. WMM's mission is to serve as a champion of culture change and Working Mother magazine is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

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