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UBS in Top Ten of The "100 Best Companies For Working Mothers"
UBS announced today that it has been named one of the top ten companies in Working Mother magazine's "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers." This is the fifth year in row that UBS has made the top 100 list.
To apply, UBS provided Working Mother magazine with detailed information on several areas of work/life including: childcare, culture, flexibility, parental leave, women's advancement, total compensation, work/life culture, and family-friendly programs.
"We are extremely proud to have made the top ten this year," said Mona Lau, Group Head of Diversity & Group Head of Campus Recruiting at UBS. "We believe that our employees drive the firm's success and are therefore committed to helping them grow in their careers and feel fulfilled. To that end, we've designed programs like 'Career Comeback' to help women return to the workforce and advance their careers. We also have a variety of mentoring programs designed to answer both the parenting and professional questions of new parents, along with flexible working arrangements."
Earlier this year, UBS launched a program aimed at encouraging women, who've taken time off, back into the workforce. The Firm partnered with the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business to offer 'Career Comeback': - a program designed to help women update critical business skills, create strategies for re-entry and build professional networks. The U.S. pilot was such a success, that UBS will roll out the program in London, Sydney and Hong Kong late 2007 and early 2008.
The Firm has also designed programs aimed at improving the wellbeing of their employees and that of their families. The global initiatives include "Maternity Support Programme" in the U.K., where expectant mothers can learn from one another and "Mama Connect" in Japan, to help expectant or new mothers and fathers keep up to date with any changes in the office while they are on leave and to assist in their return to work.
Employees also have access to a host of networks like FamilyMatters in the U.K. and Working Parents Group in the U.S.
UBS is one of the world's leading financial firms, serving a discerning international client base. Its business, global in scale, is focused on growth. As an integrated firm, UBS creates added value for clients by drawing on the combined resources and expertise of all its businesses.
UBS is the leading global wealth manager, a top tier investment banking and securities firm, and one of the largest global asset managers. In Switzerland, UBS is the market leader in retail and commercial banking.
UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices in 50 countries, with about 39% of its employees working in the Americas, 34% in Switzerland, 17% in the rest of Europe and 10% in Asia Pacific. UBS's financial businesses employ some 80,000 people around the world. Its shares are listed on the SWX Swiss Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).
Gillian de Haan 212-882-5696
New York , September 25, 2007