Making Mom's Life a Bit Easier: The Principal Financial Group Recognized by Working Mother

Making Mom's Life a Bit Easier: The Principal Financial Group Recognized by Working Mother

The Principal is named to the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" list for the eleventh time

DES MOINES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- For the eleventh year, the Principal Financial Group® has been honored for its commitment to creating a family-friendly culture by being named to the Working Mother 100 Best Companies list.

"The recognition The Principal has received from Working Mother for more than a decade is one that we are particularly proud to share," said Ralph Eucher, senior vice president, Human Resources at The Principal®. "The policies and practices that support our employees' career growth and family priorities are what make The Principal a great place to work - and grow. We pride ourselves on the robust amenities that help our employees lead well-balanced lives in the office and at home."

The Principal was recognized for its wide array of progressive workplace programs, including:

  • Paid family leave, including paid time off and maternity, paternity and adoption leave

  • Access to on-site childcare

  • Flexible work arrangements, including telecommuting and compressed workweeks

  • Programs supporting work-life balance such as an onsite pharmacy and wellness facilities

Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media, said, "This year's 100 Best Companies are leading the way for the rest of the nation. They have created not only essential benefits, like flexible work options and telecommuting, but have also shown their commitment in new ways like elder care referral and legal assistance to help busy parents manage their personal lives as well as their careers."

Profiles of the 100 Best Companies, as well as national comparisons, are published in the October/November issue of Working Mother and at

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About the Principal Financial Group
The Principal Financial Group® (The Principal®)1 is a global investment management leader including retirement services, insurance solutions and asset management. The Principal offers businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services, including retirement, asset management and insurance through its diverse family of financial services companies. Founded in 1879 and a member of the FORTUNE 500®, the Principal Financial Group has $367.1 billion in assets under management2 and serves some 18.2 million customers worldwide from offices in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the United States. Principal Financial Group, Inc. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PFG. For more information, visit

About Working Mother Media
Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation (, publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website,, and the Working Mother Research Institute. The National Association for Female Executives (, Diversity Best Practices ( are also units within WMM. Working Mother Media's mission is to serve as a champion of culture change. Working Mother magazine reaches more than 2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers; gives working mothers @home and @work advice, solutions, and ideas. This year marks the 27th anniversary of the magazine's signature research initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, and the 10th year of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Pinterest.

1 "The Principal Financial Group" and "The Principal" are registered service marks of Principal Financial Services, Inc., a member of the Principal Financial Group.
2 As of June 30, 2012.

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