Measure What Matters: Top Companies for Women Technologists 2019 Results

Top Companies for Women Technologists is the only benchmarking program that looks specifically at technical employees and awards companies that are making the most progress toward equity.

This national program from AnitaB.org that identifies key trends around the equity of women technologists in the workforce. First launched in 2011, the program helps organizations identify areas where they can improve, and signals a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion that women look for in an employer. This year’s Top Companies participants came from a wide range of industries, including software, financial services, media, retail, and hardware.

Data from the 2019 Top Companies program shows that overall representation of women in tech is growingAll participating organizations agree to utilize a rigorous, standardized definition of the technical workforce, and all comparisons are based on this shared understanding.

At a time when women are significantly underrepresented on teams that are building technologies that shape every aspect of modern life, Top Companies helps point the way to a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future.

In our 9th year, we analyzed data on representation, programs, and policies from 76 companies representing more than 143,000 women technologists. We share company specific insights with participants so they can benchmark their progress and continue to build more inclusive workplaces.

A line chart shows yearly growth in the representation of women in tech by career levelWe also publish an Insights Report, examining trends and benchmarks across the industry. At a time when women technologists are significantly underrepresented, Top Companies data helps us clearly understand whether the industry is improving, who is committed to change and advancement, and what policies, procedures, and actions are most effective in driving progress. To help understand what factors may influence representation rates, we look at participants based on technical workforce size (less than 1,000, between 1,000 and 10,000, and greater than 10,000 technical employees) and award the top 25th percentile scoring companies in each size category the Top Companies for Women Technologists Leader designation.

Some stats from the 2019 program:

  • There has been a steady increase in the representation of women technologist at every career level in companies – women make up 25.1% of the technical workforce.
  • Women still leave their companies at higher rates than their male colleagues, although companies in the medium technical workforce size categories achieve retention equity this year.
  • There were significant increases in Black and Latinx/Hispanic women technologists.
  • Ten participating companies achieved representation equity within at least one career level, proving the 50/50 is possible.

In 2019, Top Companies data confirmed what works to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. New findings illustrate the programs and policies that have a positive impact for women technologists based on company size. Women’s representation remains lower than men’s at every career level in tech. Underrepresented women of color remain the smallest population in technical roles. Top Companies data shows that progress is not only possible, it is being made, and that with more concerted effort, tech can achieve equity for all women.

Our Call to Companies

More data are needed to drive change, and those data come from organizations. Demonstrate solidarity with the AnitaB.org mission for gender equity by providing complete data to Top Companies, especially in regard to pay equity data, as this is the most timely, vital, and greatest opportunity for achieving equity.

Join AnitaB.org in moving beyond representation toward equity and sign up for Top Companies 2020.

2019 Winners

AnitaB.org is proud to name Bank of AmericaUltimate Software, and The New York Times as the winners of the 2019 Top Companies Women Technologists program. These three companies had the highest overall score, categorized by the size of their technical workforce.

2019 Leaders List

Top Companies Leaders are companies who scored in the top 25th percentile in their technical workforce size category (less than 1,000, between 1,000-10,000, and greater than 10,000 technical employees). The winners of each size category will be announced on the main stage at Grace Hopper Celebration in Orlando, FL, on October 2, 2019. Companies are listed alphabetically; this list is not a ranking.

2019 Top Companies Leader Badge Technical Workforce of <1,000

The New York Times
Quora, Inc.
Securian Financial Group
ThoughtWorks

Technical Workforce of 1,000 – 10,000

Airbnb
Allstate Insurance Company
Blackbaud
Citi
Experian
GEICO
Lilly
Macy’s
Morgan Stanley
New York Life Insurance
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
Ultimate Software

Technical Workforce of >10,000

Accenture
Bank of America
IBM

2019 Participants

These companies are hugely instrumental in driving change. By contributing to the industry benchmark and measuring their data against other participants, they demonstrate a commitment to understanding where they are today and learning how they can improve. Companies are listed alphabetically; this list is not a ranking.

2019 Top Companies Participant Badge Accenture
Adobe
ADP
Airbnb
Akamai Technologies
Allstate Insurance Company
Amazon.com
American Express
Aptiv
Argonne National Laboratory
Automattic
Bank of America
Blackbaud
BNY Mellon
Capital One
Carbon Black Inc.
Cisco Systems
Citi
Dell
Discover Financial Services
eBay
Electronic Arts
Expedia
Experian
Fast Enterprises
GEICO
GoDaddy
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Groupon, Inc.
Grubhub
HERE Technologies
HP Inc.
IBM
Intel Corporation
Intuit
Kohl’s
Lilly
LinkedIn
Macy’s
Microsoft Corporation
Morgan Stanley
Morningstar, Inc.
Nationwide
NetApp
New Relic
New York Life Insurance
The New York Times
Nike, Inc.
Northwestern Mutual
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
Qualcomm
Quora, Inc.
S&P Global
Salesforce
SAS Institute
Schrodinger
Securian Financial Group
Service Now
Slalom
Snap Inc.
State Farm
Susquehanna International Group LLP
Target
Thomson Reuters
ThoughtWorks
Two Sigma Investments
Ultimate Software
Vanguard
Verizon
Visa
Wayfair
Workiva
Yelp
Yext, Inc.
Zillow