Katie Button Restaurants

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Location: Asheville • Year Founded: 2008Liese Freund and familyAt Katie Button Restaurants, which includes the popular and acclaimed Asheville restaurants Cúrate and Button & Co. Bagels, the journey to family-friendly benefits has been a gradual and intentional process.…

RTI International

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Location: Durham • Number of Employees: Over 5,000 globallyFor RTI International, being family friendly is part of fulfilling the company’s mission.“Our mission to improve the human condition extends to taking care of our employees,” says Marjorie Williamson, senior…

Aeroflow Healthcare, Inc.

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Location: HQ in Asheville, offices throughout NC • Year Founded: 2000 • Number of Employees: 400When Aeroflow Healthcare, Inc. announced an expansion of its maternity leave policy in November 2017, it was more than a nice, new perk for…

YWCA Lower Cape Fear

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Location: Wilmington • Year Founded: 1914 • Number of Employees: 75For anyone who thinks having child care at work would be a tempting distraction, Katie Tate, chief program officer for the YWCA Lower Cape Fear, disagrees. “I usually try…

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

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Location: Durham • Year Founded: 1933 • Number of Employees: 4,700At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, employees don’t have to miss a day of work when their regular child care falls through. Blue Cross NC offers…

N2 Publishing

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Location: Wilmington • Year Founded: 2004 • Number of Employees: 262When N2 Publishing (N2) began searching for new office space in Wilmington, they took an unusual approach: they first polled their local team members to find out where everyone…

Forrest Firm

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Location: Statewide • Year Founded: 2011 • Number of Employees: 45When real estate paralegal and mother of two Christina McComas decided to leave the large corporate law firm she had been with for 17 years to join Forrest Firm,…

SEPI Engineering and Construction

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Location: Raleigh • Year Founded: 2001 • Number of Employees: 325Founded by Sepideh Saidi, SEPI Engineering and Construction is a multi-disciplinary engineering firm based in Raleigh with branch offices in Charlotte and Wilmington. The firm provides a range of…

R. Riveter

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Location: Southern Pines, NC and Wauchula, FL (with contractors and employees located across the country) • Year Founded: 2011 • Number of Employees: 38 FT employees; 39 contractors (known as Riveters)Military spouses provide strength and support to their service…

Starbucks

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Location: Statewide • Year Founded: 1971 • Number of US Employees: 160,000With more than 300 locations across the state, North Carolinians are never too far from their favorite Starbucks latte. And with a predictable scheduling policy launched in 2016,…

The Mulberry Partners

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Location: Durham and Chapel Hill • Year Founded: 2003 • Number of Employees: 4As teenagers, Betsy Polk and Maggie Ellis Chotas made a pact. After working together on a high school English project, the two vowed to work together…

Lulu Press

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Location: Morrisville • Year Founded: 2005 • Number of Employees: 60-65Lulu Press’ offices are enlivened with floor-to ceiling graphics and brightly colored conference rooms decorated by different departments. Although online customers may not see the space, they undoubtedly benefit…

North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation

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Location: Raleigh • Year Founded: 2013 • Number of Employees: 4Every day, the staff of the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) works to fulfill the Raleigh-based nonprofit’s mission to build a foundation of opportunity and success for every…

Deloitte

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Location: Offices in Charlotte, Raleigh, Morrisville • Year Founded: 1845 • Number of Employees: Over 84,000Consulting firm Deloitte, with offices in Raleigh, Charlotte and Morrisville, recruits approximately 20,000 employees each year.That means Deloitte is constantly evaluating ways to…

Research Square

The first baby Vic Vijayakumar ever held was his coworker’s child.Vijayakumar, an engineer in the research and development division at Research Square, started working for the Durham-based academic author services company in 2007, eight years before he and his…