3 Award-Winning Companies That Are Looking for Women Like You

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May 23, 2024 at 8:58PM UTC
From the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index to Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For to Forbes' Best Employers for Women to our own Annual Best Companies for Women list — there are many awards that companies can win that showcase their enviable work cultures and environments.
For your next career move, do you want to work for one of these award-winning companies? Here are three companies that have been recognized for their great cultures — and who are looking to hire women like you today!

1. Cisco

Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT. While their technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, their edge comes from their people. At Cisco, each person is unique, and they bring their talents to work as a team and make a difference.

At Cisco, Corporate Social Responsibility isn’t just a buzz phrase — it’s who they are. Cisco believes that diversity of thought is how they innovate and equality is the right way to move forward.

Cisco has one of the most diverse executive leadership teams (ELT) and nearly half are women. They were also a leader in advancing fair pay for everyone as one of the 28 founding signers of the White House Equal Pay Pledge. Cisco created a framework to evaluate the health of their compensation, and where they found gaps (less than 1% of their employee population) they made changes. They're also a proud member of the UN’s Global Innovation Coalition for Change, making technology more accessible for young women and encouraging them to work in STEM fields. 

And, this devotion to bettering their culture (and the communities they work in) is acknowledged widely! In 2022, Cisco was listed as Forbes' No. 1 Best Company to Work For

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2. Ginkgo Bioworks

Headquartered in Boston, Ginkgo Bioworks uses the most advanced technology on the planet — biology — to grow better products. Founded in 2009 by scientists from MIT, the company's cell programming platform enables the growth of biotechnology across diverse markets, from food to materials to therapeutics. 
For their employees, Ginkgo strives to be a place where those who identify as womxn both launch and evolve their careers. With their benefits and policies, professional development opportunities, recruitment initiatives and other opportunities, Ginkgo aims to attract top womxn talent and to continually foster their growth.
Due to their innovative culture and world-bettering work, Ginkgo has won CNBC's Disruptor 50 award, featuring 50 private companies at the epicenter of a changing world, poised to emerge from the pandemic as the next generation of billion-dollar businesses.

3. WWE

WWE is an award-winning integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. WWE programming reaches more than 800 million homes worldwide in 28 languages.
And that's not all! At WWE, they are committed to their mission of putting smiles on people’s faces and to supporting women. For instance, in 2019, they launched their Women's Affinity Group as a platform for the women of WWE to exchange ideas, make valuable connections, learn and develop together. WWE is fully committed to investing in the women who make them great!
In terms of awards, the women who work and grow at WWE, and the company as a whole, have won many awards. For instance, WWE's Vice President of Communications, Stefanie Fiondella, was honored with the Cynopsis Top Women in Media award for displaying excellence in corporate communications. Meanwhile, ESPN Citizenship recognized WWE as an official Sports Humanitarian League Champion for their “commitment to bring communities together by giving back, providing hope, creating inclusion, empowering communities & recognizing service both near and far.”

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