Keeping the Balance

Tunisia Riley at Under the Microscope compiled a list of family-friendly companies in science, technology and health. She says that each of the companies on her list "have one or more of the following: a high percentage of women employees, good paid maternity/paternity leave, on-site childcare and a proven commitment to a work-life balance for their employees." And that list includes Cornell University, Eli Lily, and Genentech, among others.

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