Top 50 companies for women

Ahead of Women’s Equality Day, Forbes released its first-ever ranking of female-friendly employers, ranging from education and retail to, yes, even bro-heavy industries like finance and tech.

Top 50 companies for women

These companies are committed to gender equality.

In the age of #MeToo, women’s equality, especially in the workplace, is, undoubtedly, top-of-mind for many female job seekers. And many companies are not only starting to take notice; they’re also taking action.

To name a few companies that have recently stepped things up, Citigroup and Wells Fargo pledged equal pay for women, Cognizant and Kaiser Permanente promised women more opportunities for advancement at the 2018 Makers Conference, and Dollar General and Boston Scientific updated its family leave policies.

But then there are some companies that have been getting it right all along. For the first time, Forbes, in partnership with market research company Statista, recently identified and ranked America’s best employers for women. To compile the list, 25,000 women were surveyed and asked to rate their employers on criteria, including working conditions, diversity, likelihood they’d recommend their company to others, parental leave, discrimination, and pay equity.

Despite being part of a male-dominated industry, the rankings identified the No. 1 company for women as investment management and insurance firm Principal Financial Group. Forbes credited flexible work schedules, prenatal care programs, an onsite childcare center, and the company’s overall commitment to equality as the winning formula that helped the Des Moines, Iowa-based company secure the top spot.

Many other companies from bro-heavy industries—namely, tech—made the list, too, including Google, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Cisco Systems. Not to mention, health care, despite being an industry beleaguered with frequent inequality and discrimination, made a strong showing with Penn Medicine and BayCare Health System both cracking the top 10.

Regardless of your gender identity,  equality in the workplace is something that everyone can benefit from. Take a look at the top 50 female-friendly companies below and start applying to jobs today.

Best companies for women

  1. Principal Financial Group
  2. Penn Medicine
  3. Hallmark
  4. BayCare
  5. Oregon Health & Science University
  6. Keller Williams Realty
  7. Boston Children’s Hospital
  8. Providence Health & Services
  9. Harvard University
  10. Gwinnet County Public Schools (GCPS)
  11. Texas Children’s Hospital
  12. Amica Systems
  13. Quicken Loans
  14. Lawrence Merchandising Services
  15. Sephora
  16. Avon
  17. Google
  18. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  19. Maricopa County Community College District
  20. Parkview Health
  21. Booz Allen Hamilton
  22. Estee Lauder
  23. H&M
  24. New York University
  25. Sharp HealthCare
  26. Tilly’s Surf and Skate Clothing
  27. Stryker
  28. Wegmans Food Markets
  29. The Christ Hospital Health Network
  30. BlueCross & BlueShield of Tennessee
  31. Parkway School District
  32. Eskenazi Health
  33. Summit Health
  34. YMCA
  35. AbbVie
  36. University of Virginia
  37. Levi Strauss
  38. Biogen
  39. Levy
  40. Westat
  41. Emory University
  42. Stanford University
  43. YouTube
  44. Covenant Health
  45. Cambia Health Solutions
  46. Caribou Coffee
  47. Michael Kors
  48. Tampa General Hospital
  49. Cummins
  50. Cisco Systems

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