To be a more useful resource, we’ve compiled the following publicly available “best companies for women” lists from third parties or other rankings of companies for gender-related issues. These lists are based on publicly available information and do not constitute an endorsement. Where companies also appear on one of Fairygodboss’ top-rated employers for women, we have indicated this with an asterix (*).
Each organization that publishes a list uses their own methodology and for complete and up-to-date information, you should consult each organization’s website.
Fortune’s first-ever list of the 50 Best Workplaces for Parents highlights companies with flexible scheduling, supportive coworkers, and an emphasis on balance. Rankings are determined by employee surveys and other office metrics.
The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) Top Companies For Executive Women (2017)
Anita Borg’s List of Top Companies for Women Technologists (2016)
Anita Borg is a non-profit enterprise that believes “women are vital to building technology the world needs.” They named 25 top organizations who "are leaders in recruiting, retaining and advancing more women in technical roles" in 2016. You can read more about their methodology here.
Working Mother Best Companies (2016)
Working Mother Research Institute, part of Working Mother, provides women with this list based on an extensive application process that involves “more than 400 questions” on companies’ policies, workforce representation, benefits, and more.
Diversity Woman's Best 100 Companies for Women's Leadership Development (2015)
Diversity Woman Magazine’s mission is to help “smart, savvy women of all races, cultures, and backgrounds achieve their career and business goals.”
100 Best Workplaces for Women By Fortune & Great Places to Work
Fortune, in partnership with Great Places to Work, compiled their second inaugural list of 100 Best Workplaces for Women in 2016.
Ledbetter is a research group that runs a database and application showcasing the number of women in leadership at the world’s top consumer brands and companies. It produces a gender equality index for company leadership. Their list is not a “best company” list per se; they simply rank companies based on the gender equality of their leadership team composition, so the higher the company’s position on the below list, the more gender equal their leadership team is.
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