#GirlsClub created the list of the “Top 25 Companies Where Women Want to Work” to recognize and celebrate the top companies who support their female employees in the workplace and who are leading the charge in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Companies were nominated based on the following criteria:
- Offer flexible work schedules and work-life balance
- Have great paid maternity leave benefits and support for working mothers
- Offer ongoing professional development training
- Have an executive team that’s intentional about increasing female leadership
- Are focused on hiring more women and advancing them into leadership roles
- Promote equal pay for women and equality in the workplace
- Are leading the charge on their diversity and inclusion efforts
Overall, here’s where our top 25 companies ranked the highest when it comes to supporting women at work:
of the top 25 companies offer flexible work schedules and work-life balance
of the top 25 companies promote equal pay for women and equality in the workplace
of the top 25 companies are intentional about increasing female leadership
of the top 25 companies are focused on hiring more women and advancing them into leadership roles
*Voters were able to choose multiple categories for the company they nominated.
Over 150 companies were nominated and 2200+ votes were cast.
Congratulations to the 2021
“Top 25 Companies Where Women Want to Work”!
93% of voters said that KnowBe4 offers ongoing professional development training.
“At KnowBe4, we strive to be a leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is why we can say our team is over 40% women, while the industry average is only 20%! As Chief Human Resources Officer at KnowBe4, it is my personal mission to continue to create an environment that encourages women to pursue leadership roles in their careers. We empower our women by providing professional development tools, benefits that allow employees to balance their work and personal lives, and an employee resource group dedicated to our female “Knowsters” in the technology space. We are proud to support #GirlsClub and their mission is to give women the confidence and skills they need to succeed in a sales leadership career. We will continue to mentor and foster female talent inside and outside of KnowBe4 to create a brighter future for women, KnowBe4, and our community.”
96% of voters said that Iterable promotes equal pay for women and equality in the workplace.
“In a male-dominated industry, like tech, where innovation and iteration are currency, the value of DE&I is explicit. And the best thing an organization can do to drive DE&I — and keep competitive — is embrace empathy. Once leaders prioritize listening, and seek a deeper understanding from people of different backgrounds, they will understand how to design an organization that supports diverse individuals. Feedback and people-first: that’s how we operate at Iterable. Flexible work modes, geoneutral pay, flexible PTO, paid bereavement, adoption and fertility assistance and mentorship program; we design programs, perks and processes that are built by women, for women. Only when a workplace is designed to support a diverse workforce will it attract one. And, as we know, a more equitable future — one of equal opportunity for people of every race, color, sexual orientation, gender and ability — is a more profitable one.”
83% of voters said that Birdeye is leading the charge on their diversity and inclusion efforts.
“A company can only thrive once its workforce truly embraces gender equality and at BirdEye, we 100% realize this statement is true. We are truly passionate about an inclusive culture, one that leverages every individual’s background, passions, and innovative ideas, and promotes employee engagement, empowerment, and authenticity. We have no tolerance for women still not being valued equally in the workplace or with limited representation. As a result, we are focused on hiring more women and advancing them into leadership roles.”
93% of voters said that RingCentral offers flexible work schedules and work-life balance.
“At RingCentral, we celebrate greatness. We are fortunate that greatness is realized through women throughout the entire organization. We have female representation at every level and function of the business and a strong network of women (and allies) that are supporting each other daily – personally and professionally. Together, women at RingCentral are pushing boundaries, and it’s a very dynamic experience to be a part of.”
94% of voters said that Fivetran is focused on hiring more women and promoting them into management positions.
“Diversity, inclusion and female leadership are important initiatives for Fivetran. I am fortunate to be part of our women’s+ ERG and our mission is to educate and empower Fivetran employees of all underrepresented genders through social impact, professional development, intersectional support and advocacy. For example, we recently launched a mentorship program to help connect Fivetran leaders with employees to help with personal and career growth. Our executive sponsor is our company’s Chief Revenue Officer, who actively participates in the program management of the ERG, and helps represent us within our executive leadership team. Outside of the ERG, Fivetran also has OKR’s at a company level, focused on continuing to add and develop female team members. Personally, I feel fortunate to be surrounded by incredibly smart and vocal individuals, as well as leaders who are always willing to have an open conversation about any challenges we face.”
91% of voters said that Exposure Ninja offers ongoing professional development training.
“At Exposure Ninja, our mission is to have a positive impact on the lives of everyone in our team, our clients and our communities. As a company with a 63% women-led leadership team built solely from internal promotion, I am proud to work for an organisation that so clearly trains, develops and champions women.”
100% of voters said that Ambition offers great paid maternity leave benefits and support for working mothers.
“At Ambition, we’re incredibly focused on making sure that historically underserved populations in sales are given equal opportunity to thrive. Whether it’s generous parental leave, hiring people from non-traditional backgrounds, or providing professional development resources, we want to make sure there’s a seat at the table for everyone.”
92% of voters said that Kandji offers flexible work schedules and work-life balance.
“A disparate number of women in tech is a deep rooted systemic problem that Kandji is fully committed to solving long-term. Not only can we empower and enable the strong female individual contributors and leaders at our company, but we can look to grow the next generation of incredible women in tech at the source. Whether it’s with sponsoring women in high school or college not yet affiliated with Kandji, or hiring primarily women into our early development SDR program and nurturing the future leaders who will run successful companies, we plan to leave no stone unturned in solving this challenge.”
95% of voters said that the executive team at Chili Piper is intentional about increasing female leadership.
“Chili Piper is a SaaS company providing the #1 Inbound Platform for marketing professionals. We hire talented, diverse people everywhere in the world and we have a strong culture of help and fun. We are proud that 50% of managers here at Chili Piper are female.”
95% of voters said that Sisu Data promotes equal pay for women and equality in the workplace.
“We champion diversity and welcome individuality. Together we aim to build tech’s most inclusive workplace. We put our goal into action in building team, culture, product, and community. We are proud to have a leadership team that is 50% women and to have established a diversity, equity, and inclusion committee that helps drive action within our organization. At Sisu, we believe in Winning Together and continuing to be a place where each person can truly belong and do their best work.”
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100% of voters said that Workiva is focused on hiring more women and promoting them into management positions.
“Workiva is a phenomenal workplace where we have made an intentional effort to hire and develop a diverse team. Specifically for women, we have ERG groups for Women in Tech and Women in Sales. We have multiple leadership training opportunities for women, including a year-long “Women of Workiva Leadership Academy,” that is led by a 3rd party executive coaching team to develop, build, and enhance the skills of our female leaders. Beyond the multiple opportunities for development that are specifically focused on our female employees, we have made a concentrated effort to hire a more diverse team. So far this year in 2021, 45% of our new hires at Workiva are female. It’s empowering to be a part of this organization, and to have females well represented on our Executive Leadership team, as our COO and CFO are both successful women leaders.”
97% of voters said that BombBomb offers ongoing professional development training.
“BombBomb’s mission is to rehumanize the planet. We keep that mission in mind as we enhance retention and benefits packages to add programs that support all employees, women, and families, including flexible and remote work, employer paid disability coverage, parental leave and flexible Paid Time Off. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team provides opportunities for mentorships, panel discussions and external speakers discussing challenges that women and minority groups face at work. Employee feedback mechanisms and pay equity review keep us accountable for making continual improvements. We tailored our anti-harassment policy to include terminating customers who interact appropriately with our team, which unfortunately impacts women at a greater rate. Our Women in Leadership group supports women in navigating our workplace. All levels of leadership and employees are committed to these efforts as an evolving work in progress that will never have a finish line.”
94% of voters said that the executive team at Sendoso is intentional about increasing female leadership.
“At Sendoso, we believe human connections matter because people matter. We embrace people of every race, gender, social class, age, religion, identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, or any other qualities that makes us unique. With 47% of our employee base being women, we collectively support ongoing initiatives that work toward achieving equity and enhancing diversity.”
96% of voters said that Introhive promotes equal pay for women and equality in the workplace.
“The tremendous growth Introhive has experienced in the past two years has been fueled by a diverse team where members can challenge each other and bring new perspectives. As a female tech leader, it is my goal to encourage more women to pursue their interests and careers in Tech. When you bring women into senior roles, you demonstrate that others have an opportunity to succeed, too. Diversity and inclusion is not a one-time campaign at Introhive; rather it is a focused effort and priority that is maintained, cultivated and driven by our CEO, Jody Glidden and my fellow leaders.”
88% of voters said that Chorus is leading the charge on their diversity and inclusion efforts.
“I’ve had the honor and pleasure to see the Chorus team grow over the years to be a truly diverse organization. The brand deeply cares about women’s career development and we strive to create a long-lasting culture that ensures that all women have the same opportunity to succeed. I’m proud to say that many of the company’s top performers are women which is indicative of the culture and coaching the company has built. We’re grateful for the mission-driven activities of #GirlsClub because it highlights the need and urgency to build relationships with the tech industry and provide real opportunities to women looking for the chance to further their career.”
92% of voters said that Policygenius offers great paid maternity leave benefits and support for working mothers.
93% of voters said that Criteria Corp offers flexible work schedules and great work-life balance.
“Criteria Corp provides data lead HR tools to drive informed selection and development decisions. The data is clear – diversity and inclusion drive success. We pride ourselves on practicing what we preach, recognizing that the individual differences and the unique talents of our team continues to shape who we are, our growth, our culture and the value proposition we offer the market. But it takes effort, mindfulness and a sincere desire to develop an organization that is free from bias and offers fair and equitable opportunities for all. As the CRO for Criteria Corp, I am proud to be the female leader of our Revenue Group globally where I have the opportunity to encourage and develop others, and ensure diversity remains a consistent focus in all that we do.”
95% of voters said that Recorded Future is focused on hiring more women and promoting them into management positions.
“Our Futurists are core to the success of our business and we believe that creating a culture of inclusivity and equal opportunity is paramount. We are committed to achieving a workforce with a 40% female / 60% male split across all levels in the organization and improving ethnic diversity in targeted regions. Currently, 28% of the leadership at Recorded Future are women – and we are damn proud of that. Additionally, our employee resource group for women, Women@Recorded Future has partnered with organizations that have similar missions to foster inclusion and bring more women into the tech and cyber communities. By working with young women and girls, we are helping future generations build a more diverse and inclusive workforce that will help us better defend against adversaries and create a safer world.”
96% of voters said that the executive team at Proposify is intentional about increasing female leadership.
“As a company that is rooted in both tech and sales, two industries that haven’t always had the best track record when it comes to being great places for women to work, Proposify has been intentional in challenging our unconscious biases, changing our processes and people policies, and prioritizing resources to be more diverse and inclusive across the board. We know there’s always more work to do and barriers to breakdown, but we also recognize the benefits that come with that work, for everyone.”
97% of voters said that Acquire offers flexible work schedules and great work-life balance.
“At Acquire, we have a deep passion for creating equality for women and supporting women in the workforce. This passion doesn’t stem from that whole “it’s good for business” thing, and it goes deeper than “it’s the right thing to do.” We are very motivated to create opportunities for others who have not otherwise had them. If you look at the makeup of our own leadership team – founders and executives – you’ll find a group of people who came from unique and challenging circumstances and were fortunate enough to have the door opened for us. We believe it is our responsibility then to hold the door open for others – especially women – who would not otherwise be given the same opportunities. As we have held that door open, we have seen our company and our business flourish, thrive, and succeed. It is our obligation, but more importantly our pleasure, to be a force for equalizing the playing field for women in SaaS.”
95% of voters said that Outreach offers great paid maternity leave benefits and support for working mothers.
“I’m so excited to be a part of a company that walks the talk and intentionally leads the way for women in sales. Our RISE Women’s Leadership Development Program for female sales leaders has nine focal areas and spans topics like owning your career aspirations, building your brand, and elevating thought leadership. We also focus on developing others and giving back to the community by mentoring women early in their sales careers. The content and concepts are one thing, but it is the demonstrated belief and investment in a growing leader that makes a program successful. We are testing the hypothesis that truly inclusive organizations do not ask leaders to continue to interview for the job that they already have. Or ask them to take on traits that are alien to them. We want to invest in our talent and give them wild permission to be their best selves here.”
86% of voters said that Modernizing Medicine offers flexible work schedules and great work-life balance.
92% of voters said that Banzai is leading the charge on their diversity and inclusion efforts.
“In a digitally remote world, Banzai knows that the best opportunity for success comes when real relationships are made. We take this seriously – not just in the market, but inside our organization as well. We pride ourselves on enabling and empowering women to take up space, show up as their true selves and lead our business into the next chapter of growth. We value transparency and communication and demonstrate that not only through our interactions with our prospects and our customers, but the way we hold ourselves internally accountable for continuing to push our culture and work environment in a direction that represents what we truly stand for: making the world more human.”
88% of voters said that Keystone Alliance Mortgage promotes equal pay for women and equality in the workplace.
“Keystone Alliance Mortgage exists to create a safe and inclusive environment for clients and team members, where they have access to the best information, products, and tools, to build the financial future of their dreams. Our culture is that we put people first – both team members and clients – before profit.”
95% of voters said that Lever is leading the charge on their diversity and inclusion efforts.
“Lever has previously been recognized before for being #13 on Fortune’s list of best companies to work for for women, and I couldn’t wait to tell employers around the world that you can succeed as a business and be an inclusive workplace (in fact that is exactly how you will succeed!). I couldn’t wait to tell women that you shouldn’t lose hope, there are great companies out there where you do belong, where you can thrive. And I believe Lever is absolutely one of those companies. We are proud to say that we have a 50:50 gender ratio as a company, and that more than half of our leaders are women. Every single team at Lever – yes, even our Engineering and Product team – is at least 40% female. In fact, 42% of our coding engineers are women. Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is very much something you need to design. D&I has been part of Lever’s DNA since the very beginning, and as we’ve grown, how exactly we go about it has definitely evolved, but what hasn’t changed is our commitment to making sure that people from all walks of life can succeed here. We are most certainly not perfect; I think we still have a lot of room to improve!”
Thank you to the #GirlsClub Top 25 list sponsors!
The Top 25 companies were chosen based on the criteria below:
- Companies with the highest total number of votes
- Companies that are partnered with programs like #GirlsClub to support their female workforce
- Companies that have won DEI awards or other similar types of awards/list recognition
- Companies that have women on their leadership team and/or have a diverse workforce
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