Bright Horizons Consistently Named “Best Places to Work,” Receives a Number of Accolades in 2023

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August 3, 2023 – The Boston Business Journal has named Bright Horizons to its 2023 Best Places to Work — the BBJ’s exclusive ranking of the Massachusetts companies that have built outstanding work environments. "The companies that comprise this year’s Best Places to Work are among the most diverse in the decades we’ve been doing this program,” said Carolyn Jones, Market President and Publisher of the Boston Business Journal. “Their commitment to teamwork, employee engagement, flexibility and trust are the model to which the region’s businesses look for inspiration.”

For the third consecutive year, Bright Horizons has been named to Forbes’ List of America’s Best Employers for Diversity. Out of the 500 employers that were included on this year’s prestigious list, Bright Horizons earned a spot in the top 80.

Newly appointed Chief Human Resources Officer Melkeya (Mel) McDuffie will continue to promote Bright Horizons’ “HEART” principles of honesty, excellence, accountability, respect, and teamwork. With more than 25 years of HR leadership across the healthcare, environmental service, and non-profit sectors, Mel has long been committed to driving equity, innovation and a people-first culture and will bring that focus to Bright Horizons. Mel most recently served as EVP and Chief People Officer for Clean Harbors and has HR leadership experience in areas that impact education, arts, social and emotional learning, and school leadership. 

“Bright Horizons is an organization of people caring for people. I am so excited to welcome Mel to the Bright Horizons family, where her leadership will continue our journey of ensuring we are a great place to work and a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone who wants to build a career with us. Together we are on a mission to make the world a better place through care and education, and we are grateful to have Mel as part of our leadership team,” stated Bright Horizons CEO Stephen Kramer.