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Ford Motor Company Named A "100 Best" Company By Working Mother Magazine


Annual initiative honors women- and family-friendly benefits and policies

Dearborn, Mich., Sept. 25, 2006 – Ford Motor Company today was named one of the 100 Best Companies for working mothers by Working Mother magazine. The “100 Best” initiative celebrates employers whose groundbreaking benefits – from flexible schedules and child care to innovative leave policies for new parents – are helping to redefine workplace standards across the nation. This is the tenth year Ford has achieved this honor.

“Ford Motor Company is exceptional for its continuing commitment to working mothers, and we salute it for making the 100 Best for 2006,” said Carol Evans, chief executive officer of Working Mother Media. “Every year we see companies upping the ante, establishing new paradigms for quality of life among their employees and redefining the status quo for workplaces across the country. Among the many worthy entrants, the winners really set the gold standard.”

“Ford Motor Company is pleased to once again be honored by Working Mother magazine for providing avenues for our employees to balance the demands of their careers, with the needs of their families and personal lives,“ said Felicia Fields, vice president, Human Resources, Ford Motor Company. ”At Ford, we strive to foster a work environment that attracts and retains the best people and allows them to reach their full potential. By leveraging the talents and efforts of our workforce, including our working mothers, we create a stronger, more innovative company that benefits everyone"

Profiled in the October issue of Working Mother magazine, Ford is cited for fostering a work environment that is especially hospitable to all women, including working mothers. By incorporating family-friendly policies such as flextime, leave time, childcare and telecommuting, the 100 Best are creating corporate cultures that encourage the retention and promotion of their female employees.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures and distributes automobiles in 200 markets across six continents. With about 300,000 employees and more than 100 plants worldwide, the company’s core and affiliated automotive brands include Aston Martin, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury and Volvo. Its automotive-related services include Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford’s products, please visit

About Working Mother

Founded in 1979, Working Mother magazine reaches nearly 3 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. Its 21-year signature initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, is the most important benchmark for work/life practices in corporate America. The publication also releases the annual list of the Best Companies for Women of Color in the June issue. Working Mother is published by Working Mother Media (WMM), which also owns the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), NAFE Magazine, the annual 100 Best Companies WorkLife Congress, as well as the Best Companies for Women of Color Multicultural Conference and regional Town Halls. This year, WMM launched its Best Small Companies for Working Mothers initiative.


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