Bright Horizons Named One of the 2016 Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work® and Fortune

[Watertown, Mass.- September 15, 2016] – Bright Horizons Family Solutions has been named one of Fortune Magazine’s 2016 Best Workplaces for Women.   

Bright Horizons was one of 100 nationwide companies on the list, which is selected based on employees’ assessments of communications with management, options for development and training, and support for work/life balance, among other factors. The ranking also takes into account how well-represented women are within the workforce overall and in management and executive positions. 

“As we celebrate our 30th anniversary as an organization, we are continuously thankful for the strong culture that Bright Horizons has created together over the years, and it is an honor to be recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for Women,” said Bright Horizons Chief Executive Officer David Lissy. “We have now, and have always had, some of the most talented women leading teams at every level of our organization and our board, and we are honored to be recognized for our dedication to maintaining leadership opportunities for women and for together, creating an inspiring and supportive company culture for all in our Bright Horizons family.” 

According to the latest annual data from the United States Department of Labor, 57 percent of women participate in the workforce. At Bright Horizons nearly 90 percent of the workforce is comprised of women.  

Over the last 30 years, Bright Horizons has maintained a company culture that understands the value of its employees and focuses on well-being in their lives, both at work and at home. The company promotes work-life integration with flexible work options, and employees have access to the same benefits Bright Horizons offers its clients including discounted child care, back-up care programs that help employees secure last-minute care for a child, and elder care services for employees with aging parents. Bright Horizons also offers tuition advisory services for employees who would like to take classes while working, and college admissions/financial aid assistance to those employees with children interested in applying to college.

Bright Horizons is also proud to partner with many of the other companies on the 2016 Best Workplaces for Women list that recognize that the key to success is their employees’ overall well-being. Bright Horizons works with employers to create programs and work environments that help employees to successfully manage family responsibilities and needs while also helping them to succeed at work and grow professionally. 

The Best Workplaces for Women ranking is part of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune based upon employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work®-Certified organizations.  To see the full list of the Best Workplaces for Women click here

About Bright Horizons Family Solutions® Inc.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions® is a leading provider of high-quality child care, early education and other services designed to help employers and families better address the challenges of work and family life. The Company provides center-based full service child care, back-up dependent care and educational advisory services to more than 1,000 clients across the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Canada and India, including more than 150 FORTUNE 500 companies and more than 80 of Working Mother magazine's 2015 "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers." Bright Horizons has been recognized sixteen times as one of FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" and is one of the UK's Best Workplaces as designated by the Great Place to Work® Institute. Bright Horizons is headquartered in Watertown, MA. The Company's web site is located at

About the Best Workplaces for Women

Published together with our partner Fortune, the 100 Best Workplaces for Women rankings are based entirely upon feedback from more than 137,762 women at Great Place to Work–Certified companies. Women completed our anonymous Trust Index© survey, answering questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace, including, for example, their assessment of how fairly they're treated regardless of gender, the quality and authenticity of communications with managers, and equitable pay and promotion practices. Women’s anonymous responses resulted in a total score for each company, which was compared to the benchmark for organizations of that size, and ranked accordingly.

Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 6% or less. Winning a spot on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by being a great place to work for women, and has a workplace where women have high representation in the total employee population and in management positions. The 100 companies with the highest employee ratings and female representation were selected for the list.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries.

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