Takeda Named To 2016 Working Mother "100 Best Companies" For Leadership In Creating Progressive Programs To Support Working Families

September 27, 2016

DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 27, 2016 -- Working Mother magazine today recognized Takeda as one of the 2016 "Working Mother 100 Best Companies" for its outstanding leadership in creating progressive programs for its work force, in the areas of advancement of women, flexibility, child care and paid parental leave. The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on workingmother.com.

"We're pleased to have made this prestigious list for the fourth year in a row," says Laurene Giagnorio, Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Administration, Takeda. "This recognition validates the offerings that we have put in place to support all our working parents to fully engage and thrive at Takeda."

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 attracts 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, Takeda 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

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About Takeda
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited is a global, R&D-driven pharmaceutical company committed to bringing better health and a brighter future to patients by translating science into life-changing medicines. Takeda focuses its research efforts on oncology, gastroenterology and central nervous system therapeutic areas. It also has specific development programs in specialty cardiovascular diseases as well as late-stage candidates for vaccines. Takeda conducts R&D both internally and with partners to stay at the leading edge of innovation. New innovative products, especially in oncology and gastroenterology, as well as its presence in emerging markets, fuel the growth of Takeda. More than 30,000 Takeda employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients, working with our partners in health care in more than 70 countries.

Additional information about Takeda is available through its corporate website, www.takeda.com. Information about Takeda Oncology, the brand for the global oncology business unit of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, is available through its website, www.takedaoncology.com. Information about Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. located in Deerfield, Ill., the U.S. marketing and sales organization of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, is available through its website, www.takeda.us.

Contacts:

James Schwartz
Takeda Pharmaceuticals
+1-832-792-3727
james.schwartz@takeda.com

Amy Atwood
Takeda Oncology
+1-617-444-2147
amy.atwood@takedaoncology.com

Andrea Kaplan
Working Mother
917-836-2741
andrea@andreakaplanpr.com