Magazine article Working Mother

Getting Better All the Time

Magazine article Working Mother

Getting Better All the Time

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In the past year I've watched my son, Jack, change from a baby to a toddler-but I'm the one with growing pains. He'll be 2 next month, and while I still love scooping him up in my arms, he prefers everything that makes him feel like a "big boy." I've stood in awe watching him leam to walk-and dance-and say new words, and seeing his sense of humor emerge.

Change is exciting, but it's not always easy. For the past 21 years, the Working Mother 100 Best Companies have opened their minds to new, creative and bold work/life programs, recognizing that helping working moms boosts the bottom line. As our 100 Best comes of age, we're reminded of our simple idea that started it all: Have CEOs at the biggest companies in the country go head-to-head in a little friendly competition to see how well they support working mothers. The result? Better, broader, faster changes.

We chart these strides to let you know what's possible. Knowledge truly is power, so it's important to know, for example, that moms at PricewaterhouseCoopers can take up to five years of leave. …

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