Ogilvy & Mather North America Named To 2016 Working Mother "100 Best Companies"

Ogilvy recognized for third year in a row for leadership in creating progressive programs that support working parents

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Working Mother magazine today recognized Ogilvy & Mather, North America as one of the 2016 "Working Mother 100 Best Companies" for outstanding leadership and commitment in advancement of women, including establishing flexible policies, paid parental leave and a corporate culture that supports working mothers who balance work and family time. This is the third year that Ogilvy & Mather has been recognized with this honor.

"It's important for Ogilvy to be the most diverse and inclusive agency globally," said Ogilvy & Mather's CEO and chairman, John Seifert: "Maintaining a balanced work and family lifestyle, as well as encouraging diversity and flexibility in the workplace, is essential to our culture. What's good for our people, is good for our business."

Ogilvy & Mather offers working parents mothers several work/life balance policies including Working Parents Network, paid parental leave, and a flexible work policy – offering employees the ability to work from home one day a week.

Additionally, Joan Voltz, Executive Group Director, Ogilvy NY, is nominated as a "Working Mother of the Year," representing Ogilvy & Mather North America's working mothers. In her 12 years at Ogilvy, Joan has continually exemplified dedication and commitment to her team and to her young children.

"I am honored to be selected as a 2016 Working Mother of the Year and I want to thank my company and my colleagues for their continued support," Voltz said.

A summary of Ogilvy & Mather's work/life practices can be found here: http://www.workingmother.com/ogilvy-mather, along with The Best 100 Companies featured in the October/November 2016 Working Mother issue.

Jennifer Owens, Editorial Director of Working Mother Media, says, "For 31 years, Working Mother has tracked the progress of companies that lead in creating a supportive workplace for America's families. Now more than ever, with changing family dynamics, parental benefits are a key weapon in the war for talent. These companies aim to create the culture that attract the best talent."

Subha Barry, Vice President, General Manager, Working Mother Media, says, "This year's class of winning companies goes the extra mile to support working moms and all diverse families. In 2016, fully paid leave offerings have grown to an average of 9 weeks, up from 8 last year. The Working Mother 100 Best Companies continues to pave the way for employers nationwide to support their employees, both personally and professionally."

The complete list of the 2016 Working Mother 100 Best Companies can be found here.

Working Mother will also hold its fourth annual National Flex Day on Tuesday, October 18th. As a Working Mother 100 Best Company, Ogilvy & Mather will participate to celebrate the power and pervasiveness of workplace flexibility. Each year, more and more employers and employees are following the lead of the Working Mother 100 Best Companies, all of which offer flexible work options, to add their voices to the #NatlFlexDay campaign. Learn more at workingmother.com/flexday

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 five consecutive years, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016; and the EFFIEs World's Most Effective Agency Network in 2012, 2013 and 2016. 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.

Date: September 27, 2016