O&M North America named to 2015 Working Mother 100 Best Companies

Ogilvy recognized for second year in a row

New York, NY, October 2, 2015—Working Mother magazine features Ogilvy & Mather North America in this month’s October/November issue and on workingmother.com as one of the 2015 Working Mother 100 Best Companies. It is the second year in a row that Ogilvy & Mather has been named for its commitment to progressive workplace programs, including advancement of women, flexibility, child care and paid parental leave, and once again it is the only advertising agency on the 2015 list.
“We strive to create a workplace which appreciates that every employee benefits from a flexible environment. Our working mothers and fathers are no exception,” says Donna Pedro, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer of Ogilvy & Mather North America. “As a mother myself, I'm especially proud that we have been recognized, along with some of our clients, by a leading organization for the second year in a row."

Ogilvy & Mather’s commitment to its employees has been evident since its doors first opened in 1948. Its founder, David Ogilvy said: “Some of our people spend their entire working lives in Ogilvy & Mather. We try to make it a stimulating and happy experience. We put this first, believing that superior service to our clients depends on the high morale of our men and women. We help them make the best of their talents. We invest an awful lot of time and money in training—perhaps more than any of our competitors. We treat our people as human beings.”
John Seifert, Chairman/CEO of Ogilvy & Mather North America added: "To deliver award-winning and innovative campaigns, our employees must be their authentic selves every day. We believe establishing official flexibility options encourages this environment. We understand everyone has a professional and personal life to manage and we support creating balance for her or his unique situation. What's good for our people, is good for our business.”
Erica Samadani, VP, Brand Marketing, Ogilvy Public Relations, is also nominated as a “Working Mother of the Year,” representing all of Ogilvy & Mather North America’s working mothers.

Jennifer Owens, Editorial Director of Working Mother Media, says, “Thirty years is an important milestone and we are happy to honor it. But we know, too, that the road ahead to truly supportive workplaces for all employees remains long. Today, more than 2 million people work at a Best Company but that’s a drop in the bucket when you consider that our nation is home to 24 million working mothers—70 percent of moms with kids under age 18 are employed.”

Subha Barry, Vice President, General Manager, Working Mother Media, says, “As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies, we are keen to recognize leaders who have built initiatives that truly support all employees. They are the vanguard of successful companies, with policies that matter to American families.”
The complete list of Working Mother’s 2015 100 Best Companies can be found here. Working Mother will also hold its third annual National Flex Day on Tuesday, October 20th. 

About Ogilvy & Mather
Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. It was named the Cannes Lions Network of the Year for four consecutive years, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015; and the EFFIEs World's Most Effective Agency Network for two consecutive years 2012 and 2013. The company is comprised of industry leading units in the following disciplines: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; shopper and retail marketing; health care communications; direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing; consulting, research and analytics; branded content and entertainment; and specialist communications. O&M services Fortune Global 500 companies as well as local businesses through its network of more than 500 offices in 126 countries. It is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY). For more information, visit http://www.ogilvy.com/, or follow Ogilvy on Twitter at @Ogilvy and on Facebook.com/Ogilvy.
About Working Mother Media
Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corporation (bonnier.com), publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com. The Working Mother Research Institute (workingmother.com/wmri), the National Association for Female Executives (nafe.com) and Diversity Best Practices (diversitybestpractices.com) are also units within WMM. WMM’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change. Working Mother magazine is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

Ogilvy & Mather Press Contact
Robyn Massey, robyn.massey@ogilvy.com

Working Mother Contact: 
Andrea Kaplan, andrea@andreakaplanpr.com

Date: October 02, 2015