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Astellas Pharma named a Top Company for Working Mothers by Working Mother Magazine
Astellas recognized for career opportunities, work/life benefits

NORTHBROOK, IL, Sept. 22, 2015 —Astellas Pharma today was named one of Working Mother Magazine’s 100 Best Companies in the U.S. for its commitment to establishing a corporate culture supportive of working moms and their families. The 100 Best Companies are in the October/November issue of Working Mother Magazine and on

This marks the first time Astellas has been named to the publication’s ranking, and the company was recognized for its leadership in hiring, developing and promoting working mothers across the organization. The company, which just this year observed its 10th anniversary, has continuously strived to provide working mothers with strong work-life benefits, including paid family care leave, maternity/paternity leave and flexible work options.

“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,” said Subha Barry, vice president, general manager, Working Mother Media. “They are the vanguard of successful companies, with policies that matter to American families.”

“Ensuring that our working mothers have opportunities to succeed at work and at home is a top priority,” said Collette Taylor, senior vice president, Human Resources at Astellas Pharma. “Astellas has worked hard over the last decade to build a diverse, inclusive and family-friendly environment for all our employees, and this recognition is an important validation of our efforts.”

For Marjorie Moeling, director of Corporate Reputation and Issues Management at Astellas Pharma and the mother of a transgender child, Astellas’ benefits and family care solutions have made a difference in her professional and personal life.

“Every mom goes to work each day to do the best they can for their children. I’m especially proud to work for Astellas because the company fully supports transgender rights through a supportive work environment, an active employee resource group and outstanding benefits,” Moeling said.

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