Working Mother revealed its annual list of the 2018 “100 Best Companies”, celebrating companies that lead in the areas of female career advancement, paid parental leave, childcare assistance, benefits and flextime. Bon Secours Virginia was among the 100 companies that earned a spot on this year’s list. This year marks the 20th consecutive year Bon Secours has received this recognition from Working Mother magazine. 

“There are so many important reasons to support working parents — recruitment, retention, engagement — but the real reason we do it is that it’s just the right thing to do. Our people deserve the same good help that we give to others every day. I’m proud that Bon Secours has been a leader in this area for so long,” said Jim Godwin, senior vice president of human resources for Bon Secours Virginia.

“Two decades of being recognized as a top employer for working mothers is a testament to the longstanding dedication Bon Secours has to building an engaging work environment,” said Dawn Trivette, administrative director for work and family services at Bon Secours Virginia. “We are constantly examining how we can best care for employees and their families so that they can focus on providing exceptional care for our patients. This sets our health system apart.”

With a female workforce of approximately 82 percent, Bon Secours is committed to progressive workplace programs that support working mothers. As a recently named Working Mother Hall of Fame company, Bon Secours Virginia has been lauded for:

  • Job flexibility – phasing back in after maternity leave, compressed work weeks, job sharing, telecommuting, shifting schedules;
  • Paid maternity and adoption leave;
  • College scholarships for children and grandchildren of employees; and, 
  • Ongoing job development and advancement opportunities.

“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,” said 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.”

The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on

The complete list of the 2018 Working Mother 100 Best Companies can be found here.


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