Although there is still progress to be made, women have come a long way in gaining rights in the workplace. Throughout that quest for equality, a lot of businesses have jumped on board. Priding themselves in providing an equal working environment for all employees, these companies are considered the best places for women to work, according to Fairygodboss. Rankings are based on anonymous surveys submitted to the site.
15. Fidelity Investments
Investment firm Fidelity has been around since 1946, and there has been no shying away from supporting the career growth of its women, such as Abigail Johnson, CEO of the firm’s parent company FMR. The company offers 16 weeks of paid maternity leave, onsite health and wellness centers, child care, and even a women’s leadership group. Furthermore, the firm enjoys fostering a diverse work environment.
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Apple slays it when it comes to producing unthinkable technology for consumers to more efficiently move through their lives. And the company is pretty much doing the same when it comes to its work environment. Apple thrives due to the diverse landscape of brilliant people in its workforce. The company provides its women with four weeks maternity leave prior to birth and 14 weeks post-birth. Remote work, student-loan refinancing, and child care merely brush the surface of its benefits package.
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13. Capital One Financial Corporation, American Express Company, and Ericsson
The common denominator of all three of these equally scoring companies is their effort taken toward creating a healthy work-life balance, along with providing opportunities for growth and great benefits. Women of these companies can enjoy anywhere from 14 to 20 weeks of paid maternity leave.
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12. Vanguard Group
This worldwide investment firm is one of the largest in the world. Vanguard considers diversity to be an integral part of its success. What’s great is the firm just upped the ante by offering 16 weeks paid maternity leave starting in 2017. The flexible work hours and potential for remote employment are perks of the job.
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Based out of New York City, PwC aligns with a true flexible work environment. This accounting firm allows for its employees to shorten work weeks, job-share, work remotely, and keep their benefits while taking a sabbatical. When it comes to child care, the firm has a program in which you’ll receive up to $1,000 of reimbursement for having to enlist emergency child care or even elder care.
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This accounting, advisory, and tax firm is absolutely one of the best. Deloitte offers more than one type of sabbatical — one month unpaid or three to six months paid at 40% of your normal salary. Additionally, paid maternity leave of up to six months is an option. To boot, infertility treatment and egg preservation are part of the company’s health care plan.
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9. Thomson Reuters
“The Answer Company” operates in a manner of responsibility and inclusion in all parts of its business. And Thomson Reuter‘s benefits package? It seems like it could be something to write home about. Paid maternity leave is 12 to 18 weeks, and it offers flexible working hours, adoption assistance, and fertility coverage.
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8. Kaiser Permanente
As a health care provider, it would only make sense that Kaiser Permanente would prioritize a healthy work-life balance. Beyond providing an inclusive and diverse work environment, the company received accolades as being one of the 100 most diverse companies of 2017 from DiversityInc. Furthermore, it offers competitive benefits packages.
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PepsiCo has been breaking barriers of diversity for over half a century. The company continues to support numerous initiatives for the betterment of women all around the world. Beyond having standard competitive benefits, PepsiCo also offers fertility assistance.
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Known for its excellent customer relationship management systems, Salesforce is one of Fortune’s top 100 companies. The company slays when it comes to the work-life balance. With a diverse community of employees, it’s no surprise this forward-thinking business offers its people the same great care it offers clients. Requesting constant feedback from employees is one of the biggest steps a company can take in providing an excellent work environment, and that is just what Salesforce has done.
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5. General Electric
This conglomerate has its hands in all sorts of pots when it comes to business endeavors. When it comes to its employees, GE takes the people’s needs and desires very seriously. From excellent benefits and maternity leave to child care and elder care options, GE even supports a new mother’s need for a slow re-entry back into the workforce.
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The global management consulting firm Accenture is a leading employer in the support of gender equality. The company employs over 150,000 women around the globe and deeply values the power of these women in the workforce. The company has set a goal to achieve a gender-balanced workforce by 2025. And Accenture’s benefits package is just icing on the cake.
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Known for its computer technology, the Texas-based company delights in the inclusion, diversity, and overall healthy culture of its business. Many reviews from the women of Dell rave about the opportunity for advancement, great health care, and maternity leave. What’s even cooler is the company is working toward being 50% remote by 2020.
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2. Boston Consulting Group
It’s no surprise that a company is only as successful as its employees are happy. At Boston Consulting Group, the basis of its business thrives on the collaborations of both employees and clients. Having been in business for over 60 years and spread out over 50 countries, BCG is no stranger to inclusion and diversity. Whether it be through career growth or maternity leave options, BCG has a lot of satisfied women working for the firm.
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Integrity, ethics, and respect: Those are the three core values that are the basis for everything ZS sets its mind to. You don’t rise to the top of the industry without fostering positivity, inclusion, and diversity. ZSers (as its employees are called) have the opportunity to engage in women’s leadership initiatives, as well as Pride@ZS, an LGBTQ network that creates a supportive environment for everyone. With more than 4,500 employees scattered around the world, the potential for career growth in an inclusive company culture is certainly at your fingertips.
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