"Auto Mamas" Celebrate as Chrysler Group Named to Working Mother Magazine's Best Companies List for 2013

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Sept.18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  • 14th time Company is included on well-recognized list
  • Company outscored hundreds of applicants on support of women's issues and advancement, flexible work arrangements, parental leave and overall culture
  • Recognition validates Chrysler Group's commitment to diversity and work-life balance

Chrysler Group LLC today was recognized for the 14th year by Working Mother magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers. In earning this recognition, the Company outscored hundreds of applicants on support of women's issues and advancement, flexible work arrangements, parental leave and overall culture.

"As an employee and mother I am proud that Chrysler Group provides the programs and resources to help our employees balance the demands of work and family, and meet the demands of our high-performance work culture," said Nancy A. Rae, Senior Vice President– Human Resources, Chrysler Group LLC. "We also appreciate the support of the UAW, who has consistently provided progressive programs with the knowledge that employees will be more productive and engaged when their family is taken care of."

"The UAW places a high priority on addressing issues at the bargaining table that improve the quality of life for our members and their families," said UAW Vice President General Holiefield, director of the union's Chrysler Department. "We're very proud to work with Chrysler Group to provide 'people programs' that help employees maintain a healthy balance in fulfilling their job and family responsibilities."

This year marks the 28-year anniversary for the "Best Companies" list, which is considered the benchmark for work-life practices in corporate America. Celebrating its 34th anniversary in 2012, Working Mother magazine reaches more than two million readers and is the leading national magazine for career-committed mothers.

"Women are an important part of Chrysler Group's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and we are privileged to be able to continue the legacy," Rae added. "This commitment will continue to be a source of competitive advantage for our Company."

"Now in its 28th year, the Working Mother 100 Best Companies are leaders in building initiatives that truly support all employees," said Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media. "They are the vanguard of successful companies, with modern policies for American families."

The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on workingmother.com.  

About Working Mother Media           
Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation (bonnier.com), is the publisher of Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com, and the Working Mother Research Institute. The National Association for Female Executives (nafe.com), Diversity Best Practices (diversitybestpractices.com) 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; Workingmother.com gives working mothers @home and @work advice, solutions, and ideas. This year marks the 28th anniversary of the magazine's signature research initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, and the 11th year of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women. Follow them on Facebook or on Twitter. 

About Chrysler Group's leadership commitment to diversity, inclusion and diverse talent development            
Chrysler Group has been named ten times to Latina Style magazine's annual list of the 50 top U.S. employers for Hispanic women.

The Company also was named among the nation's "Top Supporters" of Engineering Programs of Historically Black Colleges and Universities for the past three years, recognizing the Company's efforts to develop, recruit and hire talented students pursuing technical careers at the nation's minority-serving institutions.

Over the years, a long line of Chrysler Group employees have received important professional recognition from various diversity organizations, including Black Engineer of the Year, Women of Color, HENAAC Great Minds in STEM and others, reflecting the Company's strong commitment to developing its diverse workforce.

The Company supports six employee resource groups (ERGs) whose objectives include promoting a positive awareness of diverse people and issues within Chrysler Group and to ensuring that the Company's products and services are tailored to diverse customers and employees. Chrysler Group's ERGs include: Chrysler African American Network; Chrysler Hispanic Employee Network; Chrysler Asian Network; the Native American Employee Resource Group; the Gay and Lesbian Alliance at Chrysler Group and the Women's Forum.

 About Chrysler Group LLC               
Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 to establish a global strategic alliance with Fiat S.p.A., produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Mopar, SRT and Fiat vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler Group's culture of innovation, first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat's complementary technology that dates back to its founding in 1899.

Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group's product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300 and Town & Country, Jeep Wrangler, all-new Dodge Dart, Ram 1500, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 and Fiat 500. Fiat contributes world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-size cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.

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