Working Mother Magazine Names Astellas among 100 Best Companies in the U.S. Across All Industries

Astellas ranked in recognition of its commitment and support for working mothers
Sep 26, 2017 2:30 PM ET

NORTHBROOK, Ill., September 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Astellas was named one of the 2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for its commitment to establishing a corporate culture supportive of working moms and their families. The 100 Best Companies will be featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on

This marks Astellas’ third consecutive appearance in Working Mother’s collection of top workplaces. Recognized for leadership in hiring, developing and promoting working mothers across the organization, Astellas continuously strives to provide working mothers with strong work-life benefits, including paid family care leave, maternity/paternity leave and flexible work options.

“This year’s winning companies know the value of keeping their employee moms engaged and supported,” said Meredith Bodgas, editor-in-chief of Working Mother. “They use schedule flexibility, paid parental leave and family benefits to ensure that parents can develop meaningful careers while leading satisfying home lives.”

“We are proud to provide resources supporting working parents so they can reach success in their career and at home,” said Collette Taylor, senior vice president, Human Resources at Astellas. “Our culture centers around caring for patients, our communities and each other and our placement on this list is just one example of that culture at work.”

For Grace Fan, executive director, Internal Audit and JSOX (Japan’s Financial Instruments and Exchange Law, which is considered the Japanese version of Sarbanes-Oxley) and working mother of a toddler and a teenager, Astellas’ flexible scheduling, benefits and the telecommuting options have helped her succeed at work and at home.

“I try to always be in the moment and do the best I can. I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to pursue a career that I am very passionate about and enjoy raising two happy, healthy children at the same time,” Fan said. “My success as a working mother is only achievable because of the incredible people and support system I have - both at Astellas and at home.”

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About Astellas
Astellas is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. For more information on Astellas, please visit our website at You can also follow us on Twitter at @AstellasUS, Facebook at or LinkedIn.