The 31 Best Companies for Women: Only One Philly-Based Firm Made the List

The organizations were rated on factors like women’s overall job satisfaction and equal treatment at work.


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Companies are doing more to support women, but according to data from online career community Fairygodboss, some companies stand out for really driving gender equality in the workplace.

Fairygodboss released its best companies for women lists on Monday, based on feedback submitted by their community members. And each company’s score was determined by averaging women’s responses to three standard review questions around overall job satisfaction, equal treatment at work, and whether a reviewer would recommend the company to another woman. To be considered, a company must have received more than 30 reviews.

The online community also ranked the top CEOs for gender diversity based on whether respondents believe their CEO supports gender diversity at work.

“These best companies for women should be proud their female employees feel that they’re great places for women to work,” said Fairygodboss cofounder and CEO Georgene Huang. “Our research shows that women want to hear from other women about work culture and we’re thrilled to showcase these companies and CEOs as some of the best in supporting women in their careers.”

Malvern-based Vanguard is the only Philadelphia-area company on the list, coming in at no. 3 for best finance companies for women and no. 22 overall.

Here are the best companies for women overall, by industry and by CEO:

Best Companies for Women

  1. Ultimate Software
  2. ZS
  3. ADP
  4. E.&J. Gallo Winery
  5. The Boston Consulting Group
  6. Capital One Financial Corporation
  7. AppNexus
  8. Hilton
  9. United Technologies
  10. Thomson Reuters
  11. CDW Corporation
  12. Johnson & Johnson
  13. IBM
  14. Terex
  15. PepsiCo
  16. Dell
  17. Starbucks Corporation; Charles Schwab
  18. General Electric
  19. Salesforce
  20. PwC
  21. Accenture
  22. Vanguard Group
  23. Ericsson
  24. Apple
  25. Kaiser Permanente
  26. American Express Company
  27. Deloitte
  28. Fidelity Investments
  29. The Walt Disney Company
  30. Time Inc.

Best Tech Companies

  1. Ultimate Software
  2. AppNexus
  3. CDW Corporation
  4. IBM
  5. Dell
  6. Salesforce
  7. Ericsson
  8. Apple
  9. Microsoft
  10. Cisco Systems

Best Finance Companies

  1. Capital One Financial Corporation
  2. Charles Schwab
  3. Vanguard Group
  4. American Express Company
  5. Fidelity Investments
  6. Goldman Sachs
  7. Wells Fargo
  8. JPMorgan Chase & Co
  9. Citigroup
  10. Bank of America Corporation

Best Companies Where CEOs Support Gender Diversity

  1. Ultimate Software
  2. AppNexus
  3. Deloitte
  4. IBM
  5. Thomson Reuters
  6. ZS
  7. ADP
  8. Hilton
  9. PepsiCo
  10. PwC
  11. United Technologies
  12. Capital One Financial Corporation
  13. Accenture
  14. E. & J. Gallo Winery
  15. Terex

To learn more about the survey and to see company scores, view the full report here.