Zoetis recognized by Working Mother Magazine for its ongoing
commitment to providing colleagues with opportunities for growth,
advancement and work-life balance
Evelyn Ortiz, Chief Talent Officer, named Zoetis Working Mother of
PARSIPPANY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$ZTS #WM100Best—Zoetis
Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) today announced that it has been named
one of Working Mother Magazine’s “100 Best Companies for Working
Mothers” for the third consecutive year. The publication selects the top
100 companies in the U.S. that have demonstrated their commitment to
progressive workplace programs such as flexibility, advancement, paid
family leave and childcare.
“Zoetis is honored to be among Working Mother Magazine’s top companies
for working moms for the third year in a row,” said Roxanne Lagano,
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Zoetis.
“We strive to create a supportive and flexible working environment that
is based on colleagues living our Core Beliefs. We are proud to be
recognized for our leadership in establishing policies, programs and a
corporate culture that helps not only working mothers – but all
colleagues – maintain a healthy work-life balance.”
Zoetis ranked highly by Working Mother Magazine for its benefits and
work-life programs, health and wellness offerings, back-up child care,
employee discounts, paid time off, leaves of absence, adoption
assistance and tuition aid programs.
Evelyn Ortiz Named Working Mother of the Year for Zoetis
Zoetis will be recognized at the Working Mother 100 Best Companies Gala
Awards Dinner on Oct. 18th at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. The
event is part of the Work Life Congress annual conference held from
Evelyn Ortiz, Human Resources Business Partner and Chief Talent Officer
at Zoetis’ corporate headquarters in Parsippany, N.J., will be
recognized at the event as the Zoetis 2016 Working Mother of the Year.
Evelyn joined Zoetis in 2013 and has been instrumental in developing the
company’s talent and development strategies.
Evelyn is being recognized for the way she handled recent health
challenges, while maintaining commitments to her work and family. Last
year, just days after receiving a promotion, Evelyn was diagnosed with
Stage 3 breast cancer. “My biggest worry was that I wouldn’t be there
for my daughter, Rosie, and my husband, Victor. It was a very dark time
for me,” she said.
Evelyn underwent a double mastectomy and four months of chemotherapy.
She was able to return to work six months after her diagnosis, and
continues to be a high-performing employee. “Zoetis gave me the
flexibility to stay connected during my treatment (which I did), or to
just focus on myself if that’s what I needed. This helped me
tremendously, and I am so grateful for the support I received from my
colleagues and manager,” she said. More than anything, Evelyn wanted to
be a role model for her daughter, and show her that with love and
support, even the most challenging times can be overcome. “Now I just
focus on the positive. I cherish my family and each moment I have.”
Working Mother Magazine will feature profiles on both Zoetis and
Ms. Ortiz in the October/November issue and online today at www.workingmother.com.
The complete list of the 2016 Working Mother 100 Best Companies can be
Zoetis (zô-EH-tis) is the leading animal
health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their
businesses. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal
health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary
vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic
tests and supported by a range of services. Zoetis serves veterinarians,
livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion
animals with sales of its products in more than 100 countries. In 2015,
the company generated annual revenue of $4.8 billion with approximately
9,000 employees. For more information, visit www.zoetis.com.
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