These are the best companies for women in 2021

'Diversity initiatives aren't about checking the box'

These are the best companies for women in 2021

Do you believe you’re paid fairly? Are you satisfied with your work-life balance? Or, do you feel you’ve been held back in your career because of your gender?

These are only a few of the questions that career analysts at asked employees when they ranked the top companies championing women empowerment and diversity & inclusion.

And the results proved how a positive work environment can be empowering for both women and cultural and ethnic minorities.

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But what exactly makes a winning corporate culture?

More than nine in 10 female employees and employees of colour from large organisations (500+ workers) believe their employers genuinely care for them as people, providing fair pay, extensive benefits and work-life balance.

In addition, women (83%) and people of colour (92%) say their company leaders are doing what they should to retain their employees.

More than just ‘checking the box’
Software group HubSpot, whose own culture code includes the tenet “our best perk is amazing peers,” topped the list of the best companies for women.

Female staff gave the company an A+ for the efforts of its executive/management teams, and its perks and benefits programmes for women.

And when it comes to advocating for LGBTQ+ rights at work, 100% of female and male staff feel the company is supportive of gay employees.

“We recognise that diversity initiatives aren’t about ‘checking the box.’ Building an organisation that is truly inclusive of all people and all backgrounds is an ongoing conversation,” HubSpot said.

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“For example, HubSpot has active and passionate employee resource groups, including the LGBTQ+ Alliance, People of Color at HubSpot, Women@HubSpot, and BLACKhub.

“Not only do we put energy and resources into supporting and growing those groups, but also in encouraging inclusivity within those groups.”

Last month, the company also committed US$20m towards social impact investing, with the first $12.5m allocated to the Black Economic Development Fund.

“This will provide capital to Black-led banks, institutions, and businesses, and expand economic opportunity in the communities they serve,” HubSpot said.

Which top organisations are championing women empowerment and D&I? Here are the results from Comparably’s survey:

Best Companies for Women

  1. HubSpot Cambridge, MA
  2. Adobe San Jose, CA
  3. Google Mountain View, CA
  4. Bell Fort Worth, TX
  5. CVS Health Woonsocket, RI
  6. LexisNexis Legal & Professional New York, NY
  7. LHC Group Lafayette, LA
  8. RingCentral Belmont, CA
  9. Northside Hospital Atlanta, GA
  10. Insight Global Atlanta, GA
  11. Facebook Menlo Park, CA
  12. Microsoft Redmond, WA
  13. Farmers Insurance Woodland Hills, CA
  14. PRA Health Sciences Raleigh, NC
  15. Vector Marketing Olean, NY
  16. Concentrix Fremont, CA
  17. Thomson Reuters Toronto, ON
  18. TaskUs San Antonio, TX
  19. Credit Karma San Francisco, CA
  20. Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Boston, MA
  21. Smartsheet Bellevue, WA
  22. Zoom Video Communications San Jose, CA
  23. IBM Armonk, NY
  24. Sunrun San Francisco, CA
  25. nCino Wilmington, NC
  26. Chewy Dania Beach, FL
  27. SBA Communications Boca Raton, FL
  28. Sage Atlanta, GA
  29. Chipotle Newport Beach, CA
  30. LogMeIn Boston, MA
  31. American Advisors Group Orange, CA
  32. ZoomInfo Vancouver, WA
  33. Peloton New York, NY
  34. Sitecore San Francisco, CA
  35. Vertafore Denver, CO
  36. Starbucks Seattle, WA
  37. Cornerstone OnDemand Santa Monica, CA
  38. Nordic Consulting Partners Madison, WI
  39. Medela McHenry, IL
  40. Amazon Seattle, WA
  41. Ambry Genetics Aliso Viejo, CA
  42. DXC Technology Tysons Corner, VA
  43. Brenntag Reading, PA
  44. BambooHR Lindon, UT
  45. Meltwater San Francisco, CA
  46. Elsevier New York, NY
  47. Stanley Black & Decker New Britain, CT
  48. Textron Systems Providence, RI
  49. Genesis10 New York, NY
  50. New York, NY

Best Companies for Diversity

  1. Microsoft Redmond, WA
  2. RingCentral Belmont, CA
  3. Credit Karma San Francisco, CA
  4. Google Mountain View, CA
  5. Adobe San Jose, CA
  6. Zoom Video Communications San Jose, CA
  7. SentinelOne Mountain View, CA
  8. Facebook Menlo Park, CA
  9. Bell Fort Worth, TX
  10. LexisNexis Legal & Professional New York, NY
  11. TaskUs San Antonio, TX
  12. Chegg Santa Clara, CA
  13. IBM Armonk, NY
  14. BairesDev San Francisco, CA
  15. TTEC Englewood, CO
  16. Vector Marketing Olean, NY
  17. KeepTruckin San Francisco, CA
  18. Calix San Jose, CA
  19. Concentrix Fremont, CA
  20. City National Bank of Florida Miami, FL
  21. Northside Hospital Atlanta, GA
  22. ZipRecruiter Santa Monica, CA
  23. SBA Communications Boca Raton, FL
  24. Thomson Reuters Toronto, ON
  25. HubSpot Cambridge, MA
  26. Uber San Francisco, CA
  27. Farmers Insurance Woodland Hills, CA
  28. ADP Roseland, NJ
  29. Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Boston, MA
  30. LinkedIn Sunnyvale, CA
  31. Chipotle Newport Beach, CA
  32. Outreach Seattle, WA
  33. Smile Brands Irvine, CA
  34. nCino Wilmington, NC
  35. Dynatrace Waltham, MA
  36. Confluent Mountain View, CA
  37. American Advisors Group Orange, CA
  38. Instacart San Francisco, CA
  39. goPuff Philadelphia, PA
  40. Choice Hotels Rockville, MD
  41. Verizon Basking Ridge, NJ
  42. Egnyte Mountain View, CA
  43. Apple Cupertino, CA
  44. Trimble Sunnyvale, CA
  45. PRA Health Sciences Raleigh, NC
  46. Elsevier New York, NY
  47. Stanley Black & Decker New Britain, CT
  48. Loanpal Roseville, CA
  49. New York, NY
  50. Beacon Hill Staffing Group Boston, MA

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