UBS in Top 10 of "100 Best for Working Mothers"

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New York — Sept. 27
UBS has been named one of the top 10 companies in Working Mother magazine’s “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers.”

This is the fifth year in row that UBS has made the top 100 list.

To apply, UBS provided Working Mother magazine with detailed information on several areas of work/life including: childcare, culture, flexibility, parental leave, women’s advancement, total compensation, work/life culture and family-friendly programs.

“We are extremely proud to have made the top 10 this year,” said Mona Lau, UBS group head of diversity and campus recruiting. “We believe that our employees drive the firm’s success and are therefore committed to helping them grow in their careers and feel fulfilled.

“To that end, we’ve designed programs like ‘Career Comeback’ to help women return to the workforce and advance their careers. We also have a variety of mentoring programs designed to answer both the parenting and professional questions of new parents, along with flexible working arrangements.”

Earlier this year, UBS launched a program aimed at encouraging women, who’ve taken time off, back into the workforce.

The firm partnered with the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business to offer Career Comeback, a program designed to help women update critical business skills, create strategies for re-entry and build professional networks.

The U.S. pilot was such a success, UBS will roll out the program in London, Sydney and Hong Kong late 2007 and early 2008.

The firm also has designed programs aimed at improving the well-being of its employees and that of their families.

The global initiatives include “Maternity Support Programme” in the United Kingdom, in which expectant mothers can learn from one another and “Mama Connect” in Japan, to help expectant or new mothers and fathers keep up to date with any changes in the office while they are on leave and to assist in their return to work.

Employees also have access to a host of networks such as FamilyMatters in the United Kingdom and Working Parents Group in the United States.

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