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Working Mother Magazine Names Allstate ‘Top 10’ Company for Working Mothers

Submitted by: Allstate Corporation (OLD)

Categories: Human Resources & Diversity1

Posted: Sep 05, 2000 – 12:00 AM EST


Sep. 05 /CSRwire/ - Allstate Insurance Company is a great place for moms!

Working Mother Magazine named Allstate as a "Top 10" company in its list of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers." This marks the 10th year that Allstate has made the prestigious list and the magazine’s 15th year recognizing the nation’s best companies for working mothers.

"Allstate is honored to be identified as one of Working Mother Magazine’s ‘Top 10’ companies for working mothers," says Edward M. Liddy, Chairman, President and CEO of Allstate. "We know our employees can’t give their best if they are concerned, conflicted or challenged regarding the welfare of their families. So it is gratifying that our continuing extensive efforts to create a supportive environment for all of our employees would be recognized with this prestigious honor."

Working Mother selected this year’s 100 Best Companies based on six criteria: child care, leave for new parents, flexible work arrangements, work/life benefits such as elder care and adoption assistance, and advancement opportunities for women. Editors looked at a range of supportive company offerings, including health insurance premiums, availability of time off to care for sick kids, mentoring programs and extras such as on-site gyms and other conveniences.

"This year, the competition was tougher than ever before," says Lisa Berenson, Editor in Chief, Working Mother Magazine. "Businesses had to be more creative and proactive in finding ways to accommodate their employees’ work life needs."

At Allstate’s corporate headquarters in Northbrook, Ill., employee needs are met through onsite child care, health and wellness services, flexible work schedules and other conveniences such as dry cleaning and postal services. Many of these same services and others are offered to employees at field offices around the country. And at every site, opportunities for working mothers to advance in their careers are at the forefront.

"Allstate is totally committed to its employees," said Hilda Leo, Allstate working mother. "Balancing work and family by offering flexible work arrangements is an area Allstate has integrated into the daily culture. I telecommute as needed and use flex time to take my son Aaron to doctors appointments and other necessary activities. This allows me not to miss those special moments with my son. I’ve also taken advantage of the educational opportunities that exist at Allstate and plan to obtain my MBA next year. I couldn’t have chosen a more supportive company than Allstate."

"Just as mothers are generally held to be the heart of the family, Allstate’s heart is embodied by its employees and agents," adds Joan M. Crockett, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Allstate Insurance Co. "Our corporate culture is to provide a caring and supportive environment ...one in which each individual is given the opportunity to achieve as much success and happiness as they are able."

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurance company. The company’s personal property and casualty business provides insurance for more than 14 million households and has more than 13,000 Allstate agents in the U.S. and Canada. The company also provides personal lines insurance products and services, such as Allstate and CNA Personal Insurance, through independent agents. The Allstate Life Group of Companies is the nation’s 17th largest life insurance business, marketing investment, savings and financial services products through licensed financial professionals.

For more information, please contact:

Marissa Quiles Allstate Media Relations
Phone: (847) 402-5600


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