Monsanto Makes 2016 Working Mother 100 Best Companies List

St. Louis-Based Monsanto Ranks Among Top Three Manufacturing

ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Working Mother magazine has recognized Monsanto as one of the 2016 “Working
Mother 100 Best Companies”
for the company’s outstanding leadership
in creating progressive programs for its workforce in the areas of
advancement for women, flexibility, child care and paid parental leave.
In the manufacturing category, Monsanto is ranked among the top three
companies for working mothers.

“Working parents are all too familiar with the challenges of competing
commitments. We strive to make our company benefits and career
development paths such that it’s easier for working moms to choose a
career at Monsanto,” said Steve Mizell, Monsanto’s Executive Vice
President and Chief Human Resources Officer. “We also know that
networking and support is key, so we’ve designed opportunities across
the company that help women and working mothers develop, learn and at
the same time, help us understand what’s important to them.”

In explaining why Monsanto was chosen, editors cited the following,
“Opportunity knocks for women at this agricultural company, where they
make up just 32% of employees yet participate in formal mentoring and
sponsorship programs at rates that often outpace those of their male

The magazine also recognized Monsanto’s active Family Network and the
company’s comprehensive maternity leave policy, which allows women who
give birth or adopt 12 guaranteed weeks of leave, with four to 10 weeks
of that time fully paid.

For 31 years, Working
Mother Research Institute
has tracked the progress of companies that
lead in creating a supportive workplace environment for America’s
families. More specifically, the Institute collects data on the
workforce policies to reveal how the Best Companies lead in the areas of
representation, benefits, advancement, child care, flexible work
arrangements, parental leave and company culture. The winners are
announced in the October/November 2016 issue of Working Mother magazine
and online at Best
Companies | Working Mother

About Monsanto Company

Monsanto is committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help
nourish our growing world. We produce seeds for fruits, vegetables and
key crops – such as corn, soybeans, and cotton – that help farmers have
better harvests while using water and other important resources more
efficiently. We work to find sustainable solutions for soil health, help
farmers use data to improve farming practices and conserve natural
resources, and provide crop protection products to minimize damage from
pests and disease. Through programs and partnerships, we collaborate
with farmers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, universities and
others to help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. To learn
more about Monsanto, our commitments and our more than 20,000 dedicated
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