Best Companies to Work For, Best Cities to Live In:For Working Moms

Did you ever wonder what might be the best possible city to work in and raise your family? What city offers the biggest potential to earn money, has accessible childcare, healthcare and affordable living? Wonder no more. ForbesWoman.com compiled the results and we'd like to know if you agree with their findings. If you already live and work in one of the cities mentioned below, than you must be pumped. However, if your current city of choice is no where to be found... consider an alternative for better work/life satisfaction.

Top 20 of ForbesWoman.com's Best Cities for Working Mothers

1. New York, NY
2. Austin, Texas
3. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn
4. Milwauke, Wisconsin
5. Portland, Oregon
6. Cinncinati, Ohio
7. San Jose, California
8. Pittsburg, PA
9.Seattle-Tacoma, WA
10. Denver CO 11. Louiville, KY
12. Richmond, VA
13. Columbus, OH
14. Buffalo-Niagra Falls, NY
15. San Francisco-Oakland, CA
16. Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA
17. Washington D.C.-Alexandria, VA
18. Raleigh, NC
19.Philadelphia, Pa, Wilmington, Del
20. Providence, RI

On the flip-side, did you ever wonder what company may offer the most conducive environment for a working mom? Interestingly enough, Dell ranked among the top places to work for working moms with family-friendly benefits. The complete list was compiled by Working Mother magazine. If your current employer made the cut, let us know if you agree with Working Mothers' findings. Or, if your current employer was omitted from this hit list and you feel in your heart of hearts that it should have won out, let us know too! The following list was based on a companies commitment to family-friendly initiatives, benefits, flexibility and telecommuting offerings, to name a few.

Working Mother Best Companies 2009 (top 20 of 100)

1. Abbott
2. Accenture
3. Allstate Insurance
4. American Electric Power
5. American Express
6. AOL
7 Arnold & Porter
8. AstraZeneca
9. Automatic Data Processing
10. Bain & Co. 11. Bank of American
12. Baptist Health South Florida
13. Bayer
14. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
15. Bon Secours Richmond Health System
16. Booz Allen Hamilton
17. Boston Consulting Group
18. Bristol-Myers Squibb
19. Capital One Financial
20. Carlson

It's 2010, a new year, and it's up to you to effectively make a change where change is needed. If your work environment is not conducive to your life environment, consider an alternative. If your home is not located in or around a market that will help you to succeed as a working mother, consider an alternative. You have the power to make 2010 a happy and prosperous year that is worth remembering! What will you do this year to create positive change in your life?

Bradi
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Comment by Angie on January 6, 2010 at 4:19pm
That sounds so good right now :)
Comment by Bradi Nathan on January 6, 2010 at 4:18pm
Ouch. That sucks! Time to build a fire and make s'mores!
Comment by Angie on January 6, 2010 at 4:16pm
No it's terrible here. I just tweeted that tomorrow is going to be -30 with the windchill... I want my summer back :(
Comment by Bradi Nathan on January 6, 2010 at 4:15pm
Great to hear. I'm a Jersey girl but love having direct access to New York City! Also, perfect for the kids! Any warmer by you... it's freezing here!
Comment by Angie on January 6, 2010 at 3:27pm
Go Minneapolis! I love this city! I work here, and live about 10 miles outside of the city. Minneapolis has everything you could ask for - culture, great schools, and nearby suburbs that are awesome for raising a family.

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