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Takeda Named To 2017 Working Mother “100 Best Companies” For Leadership In Family Benefits And Paid Leave

September 26, 2017

Deerfield, Ill., September 26, 2017 – Working Mother magazine today recognized Takeda Pharmaceuticals as one of the 2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for its strong leadership in creating progressive programs for its workforce in the areas of advancement of women, flexibility, childcare and paid parental leave. The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on workingmother.com.

“We are honored and pleased to receive this great recognition for the fifth year in a row,” said Laurene Giagnorio, senior vice president, human resources and administration, Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. “Fully engaged employees positively impact our bottom line, so providing diverse support at all life stages – including the busy multitasking season of parenting – makes good business sense. Takeda offers a wide range of programs that empower our employees to be their best both professionally and personally. Our patient-centric mission extends beyond our patients to include our Takeda family.”

Working Mother Editor-in-Chief Meredith Bodgas says, “This year’s winning companies know the value of keeping their employee moms engaged and supported. They use schedule flexibility, paid parental leave and family benefits to ensure that parents can develop meaningful careers while leading satisfying home lives.”

Subha Barry, senior vice president & managing director of Working Mother Media, says, “As our 32nd year of recognizing the best companies begins, we are happy to see that the next generation, coupled with technology, have shown us how employees can be efficient, productive, effective and impactful no matter where they work. The 2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies’ policies and programs have built loyalty among their employees that cannot be underestimated.”

The complete list of the 2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies can be found here.

Here are highlights from the “Best vs. Rest”* data from Working Mother Media:
100% of the 2017 100 Best Companies offer paid maternity leave vs. 30% on a national scale; 97% offer paid paternity leave vs. 24% of U.S. companies. *
A full 100% of the 100 Best Companies offer flextime for employees vs. 57% nationally.
* Source: Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) report 2017 Employee Benefits.

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About Takeda

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) 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, central nervous system 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.

For more information, visit http://www.takeda.com/news

About Takeda in the U.S.A.

Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. is the U.S. commercial organization of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited. Takeda has a strong commitment to the U.S. with more than 5,000 employees, a significant R&D presence, Oncology and Vaccine headquarters and manufacturing capabilities.


Working Mother Contact:
Andrea Kaplan, [email protected], 917-836-2741

Takeda Contact:
Jim Schwartz, Takeda’s U.S. Business Unit, 224-554-1689, [email protected]