Best Companies for Women Methodology 2018-06-28T13:41:24+00:00

Best Companies for Women Methodology Overview

Best Companies for Women is defined as companies that meet the general needs of all working women, regardless of age, race, or family status.

Criteria (In order of weight):

  • Female Representation
    • Workforce
    • Management
    • Board
  • Work-Life Balance Benefits
    • Telecommuting
    • Flexible Schedule
    • Onsite Childcare
    • Subsidized Childcare
  • Partial-Time Off/Vacation Days
  • Maternity Support
    • Paid Maternity Time Off
    • Paid Paternity Time Off
    • Lactation/Mother’s Rooms
  • Professional Development and Support Opportunities
    • Mentorship Programs
    • Professional Networks
    • Professional Development Events
  • Wellness Benefits
    • Onsite Medical Facility
    • Onsite Gym
    • Gym Membership Reimbursement
  • BONUS POINTS
    • 2016 Working Mother Best Companies
    • 2017 Fortune Best Places to Work

Award Determination: Each category is given a composite score based on the time/benefit provided and weighted accordingly. Companies with the 100 highest scores are included in the top 100 list.

Best Companies for Multicultural Women Methodology Overview

Best Companies for Multicultural Women is defined as companies that best help women of color navigate the workplace by dismantling systematic barrier and closing race-based gaps.

Criteria (In order of weight):

  • POC Representation/Disclosure
    • Workforce
    • Management
  • Professional Development and Support Opportunities
    • Mentorship Programs
    • Professional Networks
    • Professional Development Events
  • Work-Life Balance Benefits
    • Telecommuting
    • Flexible Schedule
  • Partial-Time Off/Vacation Days
  • BONUS POINTS
    • 2017 Fortune Best Places to Work
    • 2016 Working Mother Best Companies for Multicultural Woman

Award Determination: Each category is given a composite score based on the time/benefit provided and weighted accordingly. Companies with the 50 highest scores are included in the top 50 list.

Best Companies for Millennial Women Methodology Overview

Best Companies for Millennial Women is defined as companies that best help millennial women grow professionally and advance their career while also catering to their lifestyle.

Criteria (In order of weight):

  • Partial-Time Off/Vacation Days
  • Work-Life Balance Benefits
    • Telecommuting
    • Flexible Schedule
  • Professional Development and Support Opportunities
    • Mentorship Programs
    • Professional Networks
    • Professional Development Events
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Benefits
    • Onsite Medical Facility
    • Onsite Gym
    • Gym Membership Reimbursement
  • Perks
    • Company Discounts
    • Social Events
    • Free Food/Snacks
    • Pet-Friend Workplace
  • BONUS POINTS
    • 2017 Fortune Best Places to Work
    • 2017 Fortune 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials
    • 2017 Ethisphere Most Ethical Companies

Award Determination: Each category is given a composite score based on the time/benefit provided and weighted accordingly. Companies with the 100 highest scores are included in the top 100 list.

Sources: Fortune 300 Companies, Working Mother Best Places to Work 2016, Glassdoor, Fairygodboss, 2020 Women on Boards, Paid Leave for the US, company websites and annual reports, press releases.