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Working Mother Names Takeda As One Of The 2018 “100 Best Companies”

September 26, 2018

Cambridge, Mass., September 26, 2018 – Working Mother magazine has recognized Takeda Pharmaceuticals as one of 2018 “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 www.workingmother.com

“We are honored to receive this recognition for the sixth year in a row,” said Mike Demirjian, global head, talent acquisition, Takeda Pharmaceuticals. “We understand how challenging it can be to juggle family, children and professional demands which is why Takeda offers a wide range of programs that empower our employees to be their best both professionally and personally.  We know employees chose and stay with Takeda for our rich culture rooted in our values of honesty, integrity, fairness and perseverance. This honor highlights our commitment to supporting the employees who bring our patient-centric vision to life every day.”

Meredith Bodgas, editor-in-chief of Working Mother says, “This year’s 100 Best Companies continue to strive for excellence when it comes to providing a work environment that is not only woman-friendly, but parent-friendly. By offering flexible schedules, paid parental leave, post-leave phase-back periods, adoption and surrogacy financial assistance, and mentoring programs, these companies address working parents' and caregivers’ needs head-on and help them succeed at work and home.”

President of Working Mother Media, Subha Barry says, “Each year, we look forward to celebrating the 100 Best Companies and shine a spotlight on the work they are doing on behalf of working parents and caregivers. The programs and policies for working parents created by all of the 100 Best set a standard of excellence, and we applaud them for continuing to innovate and address the needs of this important talent sector.”

About Working Mother Media

Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corp., publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com.The Working Mother Research Institute, theNational Association for Female Executives andDiversity Best Practices are also units within WMM. WMM’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change, and Working Mother magazine is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. Follow us onFacebook,Twitter,LinkedIn and Pinterest.

About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) is a global, research and development-driven pharmaceutical company committed to bringing better health and a brighter future to patients by translating science into life-changing medicines. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on oncology, gastroenterology and neuroscience therapeutic areas plus vaccines. Takeda conducts R&D both internally and with partners to stay at the leading edge of innovation. Innovative products, especially in oncology and gastroenterology, as well as Takeda’s presence in emerging markets, are currently fueling the growth of Takeda. Around 30,000 Takeda employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients, working with Takeda’s partners in health care in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit https://www.takeda.com/newsroom/.

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 Vaccines headquarters and manufacturing capabilities. Additional information about Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. is available through its website, www.takeda.us.


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