CHICAGO--(100 Best Companies. This is the second consecutive year that BDO USA has been recognized with this honor. Bank of America, General Mills, IBM and Procter & Gamble are just a few of the other businesses recognized with the award. The winning companies are recognized in the October/November issue of Working Mother magazine and on workingmother.com. They will each be honored at the Working Mother 100 Best Companies Awards Dinner on October 10th at the Marriott Marquis in NYC.)--BDO USA, one of the nation’s leading accounting and consulting firms, today was named one of the 2012 Working Mother
“BDO has become a true innovator in workplace leadership. The company has created programs to bolster women's advancement across the firm in the areas of leadership, mentoring and even instituted a working parents affinity group for professional development.”
"We are proud to once again recognize BDO USA as a 2012 Working Mother 100 Best Company,” said Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media. “BDO has become a true innovator in workplace leadership. The company has created programs to bolster women's advancement across the firm in the areas of leadership, mentoring and even instituted a working parents affinity group for professional development."
Working Mother rewarded companies for their wide array of progressive workplace programs, including child care, flexibility, advancement and paid family leave. This is the 27th year Working Mother has recognized organizations for their initiatives.
Key drivers of BDO USA’s progressive workplace are the firm's Women's Initiative and BDO Flex strategy, which were launched approximately seven years ago. The Women's Initiative has enabled the firm to build and retain a more diverse workforce. BDO Flex is about making changes to where, when and how people work in order to enhance client service, improve the business and enrich employees lives. Both initiatives use research, data analysis and surveys of professionals from across the firm to foster a culture of continuous improvement. For more information please visit: http://www.bdo.com/about/.
“All of us at BDO are once again proud to be recognized by Working Mother with this honor,” said Barbara Taylor, BDO USA General Counsel and Chairperson of BDO Flex and the Women's Initiative. "A key component of our success is that we encourage the professionals in the firm to share best practices and to be open to employee input on new ideas to help our business and individuals thrive. This award and other recognition the firm has received in this area is proof that the marketplace recognizes this success.”
In addition to the recognition from Working Mother, BDO USA has been consistently recognized with the Alfred P. Sloan Award for business excellence in workplace flexibility (http://www.bdo.com/news/pr/1835). The firm was also recently featured prominently in the book, Future Work (Palgrave Macmillan, http://www.futureworkbook.com/), as a leading innovator demonstrating how businesses can adapt and thrive in the new world of work by changing organizational cultures and work practices.
About BDO USA
BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals. The firm serves clients through 42 offices and more than 400 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of 1,118 offices in 135 countries.
BDO USA, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership, is the U.S. member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms. BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO Member Firms. For more information please visit: www.bdo.com.
About Working Mother Media
Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation (bonnier.com), publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com, and the Working Mother Research Institute. The National Association for Female Executives (nafe.com ), Diversity Best Practices (diversitybestpractices.com) are also units within WMM. Working Mother Media’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change. Working Mother magazine reaches more than 2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers; Workingmother.com gives working mothers @home and @work advice, solutions, and ideas. This year marks the 27th anniversary of the magazine’s signature research initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, and the 10th year of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Pinterest.