Zoetis Ranked Among Top Ten Companies for Working Mothers
Working Mother magazine recognizes Zoetis for its commitment to providing colleagues with opportunities for growth, advancement and work-life balance
FLORHAM PARK, NJ, Sept. 16, 2014 - Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) today announced that it has been named among the top 10 on Working Mother magazine’s "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" list. The publication selects the top 100 companies in the U.S. that have demonstrated their commitment to progressive workplace programs such as child care, flexibility, advancement and paid family leave.
“Zoetis is honored to be named one of Working Mother magazine’s top ten companies in our first year as an independent public company,” said Roxanne Lagano, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Zoetis. “We know our colleagues are critical to our success and vital to our customers. In establishing Zoetis, we have built a culture that truly supports our people and recognizes their importance. This means we are committed to the success of working mothers at Zoetis and provide a range of benefits and family-friendly policies to foster a supportive working environment for all our colleagues.”
Zoetis was ranked highly by Working Mother for its benefits and work-life programs. These include flexible work arrangements, health and wellness offerings, back-up child care, employee discounts, paid time off, leaves of absence, adoption assistance and tuition aid programs. Zoetis was also acknowledged for its Women’s Council networking group, a grass-roots organization of approximately 500 U.S. colleagues who share ways to address work-life balance and financial planning for families.
“The Working Mother 100 Best Companies are leaders in the advancement of women by supporting their need to integrate family and work successfully. We are excited to see Zoetis debut as one of our top ten companies in its very first year as an independent public company,” said Carol Evans, President, Working Mother Media. “Women now make up 50% of the workforce in the U.S. We need to make sure they have the support to be outstanding moms as well as great employees. Zoetis has clearly demonstrated its support for working moms."
Betty Mason Named Working Mother of the Year for Zoetis
Zoetis will be recognized at the Working Mother 100 Best Companies Gala Awards Dinner on Oct. 15th at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. The event is part of the Work Life Congress annual conference held from Oct. 13th-15th.
Betty Mason, Site Leader at the Zoetis manufacturing facility in Lincoln, Neb., will be acknowledged at the event as the Zoetis 2014 Working Mother of the Year. Over a 27-year career with Zoetis and its predecessor Pfizer, Ms. Mason has worked on the manufacturing and development of animal health vaccines and medicines, while raising 13-year-old twins, Jacob and Emily. Her twins were born three months premature and the family faced months of medical challenges. “The company enabled me to do what I needed to do,” said Ms. Mason. “I took six months off, started back on a part-time schedule and was able to be there for my kids when they needed me.”
Ms. Mason is a role model for her contributions to the community as well. She served on the boards of her church and local United Way chapter. She also finds time to volunteer and coach sports teams. “It’s important for me to be an active member of the community. I want to be a good example to my children and co-workers about the importance of caring for people,” she said.
Working Mother magazine will feature a profile on Zoetis in the October/November issue and online today at workingmother.com. The complete list of Working Mother’s 2014 100 Best Companies can be found here.
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. In 2013, the company generated annual revenue of $4.6 billion. With approximately 9,800 employees worldwide at the beginning of 2014, Zoetis has a local presence in approximately 70 countries, including 27 manufacturing facilities in 10 countries. Its products serve veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in 120 countries. For more information, visit www.zoetis.com.
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