People who have actually gotten to know the modern Monsanto Co. are almost universally impressed, from their focus on diversity to their support of military families to their pioneering technology. So it comes as little surprise that Monsanto, now officially a part of Bayer, was named to Working Mother magazine’s 100 Best Companies List for the third year in a row.
The legacy company was honored for its strong leadership in creating progressive programs for its workforce in the areas of career advancement for women, paid parental leave, childcare assistance, benefits, and flextime.
“We are honored to receive this recognition for our efforts to support working parents who seek balance between their careers and families,” said Lisa Massa, Senior Vice President and Head of Human Resources for Bayer. “As Bayer and legacy Monsanto advance together as one company, we’re pleased to see that both organizations have progressive policies and programs that support working parents. Overall, we’re committed to providing and strengthening inclusive workplace practices that further enable employee flexibility, professional development and career advancement.”
Legacy Monsanto mom Aimee Hood, who now leads Regulatory Communications and Information Management at Bayer, will be featured in a special section of the magazine that recognizes mothers from all 100 companies named to the annual list. As the mother of two boys, Hood details how her connection with a mentor not only helped to balance work and career, but also encouraged her to become a mentor to other working mothers and young women.
The Working Mother recognition comes one day after Bayer was named to Latina Magazine’s 2018 Style 50 list for promoting diversity and providing career advancement opportunities for Hispanic women.