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 25, 2018 8:20 PM ET

NORTHBROOK, Ill., September 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Astellas was named one of the 2018 "100 Best Companies" by Working Mother magazine for its commitment to establishing a corporate culture supportive of working moms and their families.

This marks Astellas' fourth 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 parents with strong work-life benefits, including paid family care leave, maternity/paternity leave and flexible work options.

"We are proud to once again be recognized for the meaningful support our benefits, rewards package and expanded family care solutions provide women throughout their careers," said Collette Taylor, senior vice president, Human Resources at Astellas. "We believe our culture of support will continue to differentiate Astellas as a high-performing organization and further highlight us as an employer of choice."

"This year's 100 Best Companies continue to strive for excellence when it comes to providing a work environment that is not only woman-friendly, but parent-friendly," says Meredith Bodgas, editor-in-chief of Working Mother. "By offering flexible schedules, paid parental leave, post-leave phase-back periods, adoption and surrogacy financial assistance, and mentoring programs, these companies address working parents' and caregivers' needs head-on and help them succeed at work and home."

For Heidi McCabe, senior professional sales representative and working mother of five children ranging in age from six to fifteen, the encouragement and empowerment provided by Astellas made her more confident in tackling the uncertainties that can come with entering into the workforce after a ten year hiatus as a stay-at-home mom.

"I am humbled to have been given these opportunities for success and am proud to be teaching my children that it is possible to perform at a high level both as a mother and career woman," stated McCabe.

About Working Mother Media
Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corp., publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, Working Mother Research Institute, the National Association for Female Executives and Diversity Best Practices are also units within WMM. WMM's mission is to serve as a champion of culture change, and Working Mother magazine is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. Follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Pinterest.

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 at

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Erin Green