3M’s nine Employee Resource Networks, including the Women’s Leadership Forum, embody 3M’s Culture of Inclusion. For more than 40 years, these grassroots networks have created value for members and the enterprise. 3M’s Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) was created with the mission to attract and develop leaders at every level of the organization to accelerate the inclusion and advancement of women globally and to reflect 3M’s customers and markets and grow its business. The WLF offers a variety of initiatives such as unconscious bias training, networking through Lean In Circles, Business and Financial Acumen courses, and a Men as Advocates program.
In 2018, 3M’s CEO, Mike Roman, signed on to Catalyst’s CEO Champions for Change. As part of this initiative, Mike and more than 50 CEOs and industry leaders have made personal pledges to accelerate gender equality and inclusion in their organizations. Progress is tracked, analyzed and reported to inspire more companies to make similar commitments. 3M also set a goal of doubling the pipeline of diverse talent in management to build a diverse workforce by 2025.
3M believes that employees should be able to rework their schedule based on when and where they do their best work and how to best achieve their goals at work and at home. Here, employees can work with their supervisor to create their own individual work arrangement to maximize professional and personal productivity.
3M’s parental leave policy helps employees be their best selves at home and at work. Mothers and fathers of newborn or newly adopted children are entitled to up to 20 weeks (10 weeks paid and 10 weeks unpaid) of parental leave.
3M’s Short-Term Disability plan provides income for up to 26 weeks if you become unable to work because of childbirth.
3M’s Healthy Living Program offers child and adult (elder) care consultations and referrals.
Backup child care is available for employees located at 3M’s headquarters in Maplewood, Minnesota.
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