Pearson Honored for Commitment to Work-Life Success

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Accolades Received from Alliance for Work-Life Progress and Working Mother Magazine

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Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, announced today that it has received recognition from both the Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) and Working Mother magazine for leadership in providing programs that help employees achieve Work-Life success.

The AWLP awarded Pearson a “Work-Life Seal of Distinction,” and Working Mother included Pearson on the magazine’s 100 Best Companies list for the 12th time.

The AWLP Seal of Distinction, awarded for the first time this year, is designed to recognize companies who demonstrate leadership in creating innovative workplace strategies and practices. Honorees were evaluated based on the breadth and depth of their work-life portfolio, requiring evidence of support in areas spanning dependent care, workplace flexibility, health and wellness, financial support, paid time off, community involvement, and organizational culture.

Working Mother cited Pearson’s flexible working options, educational opportunities that encourage employee development, and a dedication to work-life benefits, such as back-up childcare, elder care, college scholarships and financial aid for adoptions, among other programs.

“Pearson has a long and deeply held commitment to investing in learning, success and well-being for all colleagues,” said Christine Trum, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Pearson. “Our work-life strategies focus on providing real solutions so our talented people can find success at Pearson and in the rest of their lives.”

“Pearson has been earning quality of work and life awards for many years, and the AWLP Work-Life Seal of Distinction significantly advances their unique position of leadership in the strategic implementation of work-life effectiveness,” said Kathleen Lingle, Executive Director of Alliance for Work-Life Progress. “This award demands excellence across the complete spectrum of the work-life portfolio, and we congratulate Pearson on their outstanding achievement.”

About Pearson
Pearson (NYSE: PSO) is the world’s leading learning company. Its major businesses are: Pearson, the global leader in education, providing print and digital learning materials and services used by millions of students of all ages every year; The Financial Times Group, which has an international network of business and financial newspapers and online services that are read by millions of business executives and investors every day; and Penguin Group, which is one of the pre-eminent names in consumer publishing, with an unrivaled range of fiction and non-fiction, bestsellers, and classic titles. Through its books, newspapers and online products and services, Pearson helps people of all ages to live and learn. See

At Pearson we welcome women and men of all ages, sexual orientations, ethnicities, faiths, and disabilities. We celebrate diversity in all its dimensions, including not only legally protected characteristics, but also the rich diversity of thought, life experiences, and work styles provided by our employees. We know that Pearson is at its best when each person in the organization feels welcomed, respected, supported, and valued as a team member, and we strive every day to create an environment of inclusion.

About WorldatWork’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress®
WorldatWork’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress advances work-life as part of an integrated total rewards strategy. This alliance defines and acknowledges best practices and innovation, facilitates dialogue, and elevates work-life thought leadership. Each year, the alliance leads a national awareness initiative celebrating October as National Work and Family Month. Recognizing that work-life encompasses a wide array of programs, the WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals established the Work-Life Certified Professional (WLCP®) designation in 2007.

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.

Rod Granger

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