Women are having better experiences in the workplace according to a Great Place To Work market survey of more than 4,400 employees in the U.S. However, those incremental gains are dramatically outstripped by women’s experiences at companies that made the Fortune Best Workplaces for Women List.
The results highlight the importance of having a high-trust workplace, where employees are not only offered best-in-class benefits and opportunities but are also empowered to take advantage of them. At Best Workplaces, women are more likely to report fair pay, meaningful work, fair promotions, healthy work-life balance, and more.
To develop the list, Great Place To Work analyzed more than 600,000 survey responses from employees at Great Place To Work Certified companies.
For large companies on the list, Hilton takes the No. 1 spot for the third year in a row.
- Marriott International
- Aya Healthcare
- East West Bank
For small- and medium-sized companies on the list, Roth Staffing Companies moved up from third to the top spot this year.
- Roth Staffing Companies, L.P.
- Highlight Technologies, Inc.
- Basis Technologies
“Best companies offer women increased flexibility, equitable pay, and career support, and these women are much more likely to thrive and stay at the company for a long time when compared to other workplaces,” said Michael C. Bush, chief executive officer of Great Place To Work.
These high-trust workplaces weren’t just better for women, either. Both men and women were more than two times as likely to report psychological health when encouraged to seek a healthy work-life balance. Both genders were also 30% more likely to say their work is meaningful when their manager involves them in decisions that affect them.
Three Ways to Support Women At Work
Great Place To Work research identified three ways the best companies are creating superior experiences for women in the workplace.
- Offer fair pay and promotions
- Support mental and emotional health
- Ensure meaningful work
“Fortune congratulates the companies that made the cut for the Best Workplaces for Women,” said Alyson Shontell, editor-in-chief at Fortune. “Based on survey responses of so many women nationwide, these companies clearly demonstrate they have created workplaces where women are consistently valued, supported, and encouraged to do their best work.”