GEICO Tackles Diversity Issues from Multiple Angles

GEICO Tackles Diversity Issues from Multiple Angles is proud to offer Top Companies for Women Technologists, a national program to recognize organizations building workplaces where women technologists can thrive. In 2017, we evaluated 63 companies, accounting for a workforce of more than 574,000 technologists. Top Companies is the only program that provides a consistent benchmark of the technical workforce across a wide range of industries.

We’ve expanded Top Companies this year from a single award to four, in order to better reward companies making a commitment to women in the technical workforce. In addition to three awards based on technical workforce size — less than 1,000 employees, 1,000 to 10,000 employees, and more than 10,000 employees — this year we introduced a new Momentum award, recognizing a company that showed a significant growth in women technologists in senior and executive roles.

At the 2017 Grace Hopper Celebration, national insurance brand GEICO took top honors among companies with a technical workforce between 1,000 and 10,000 employees.

“We are deeply honored to be recognized by, in support of the organization’s strategic mission to lead the charge for the growth of women technologists in the workplace,” said Marie Motowylak, the organization’s Director of Decision Sciences and Business Transformation. “GEICO has always made diversity a top priority by promoting an all-inclusive environment that emphasizes leadership, training, and career-advancing roles for women in IT. It’s important that we continue to create these opportunities that lead to successful and rewarding career paths.”

Marie cites multiple key attributes that help GEICO succeed in promoting and retaining women technologists:

  • The company provides a good mix of rotational programs for entry-level technologists and management-track IT squad members with ongoing training on a career path for continued professional growth.
  • Motivated IT professionals are given opportunities to tackle an abundance of engaging projects in a broad scope of roles and responsibilities.
  • The company hosts a number of monthly professional development certification classes and user groups that go beyond basic training and provide a wide measurement of knowledge and skills assessment.
  • The company embraces a promote-from-within culture in a conducive environment where IT professionals can grow and be successful.

We’re proud to recognize GEICO’s leadership in supporting women technologists, and to help the company quantify its progress toward a more equitable workplace. If you’d like to join the ranks of companies that measure what matters, preregister for our 2018 Top Companies for Women Technologists program. You’ll receive important updates on Top Companies deadlines, and be able to start gathering data for for your submissions next April.

Roe v. Wade Has Been Overturned. You Have Every Right to Be Upset. Here’s how to take action

We at, are disheartened and dismayed by the United States Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a landmark ruling that enabled the right of an abortion to people around the nation. brings together allies and champions across every sector to advance intersectional gender equity in technology. The technologists we support are also people impacted by targeted oppressive and unjust laws including laws that restrict reproductive rights. Not only do we empower technologists through our year-long programming but, we also advocate for better systemic solutions for the workforce and for their humanity. 

In response to the Supreme Court ruling, we are joining to elevate the calls to action of our social justice colleagues and community partners. 

If you feel called to do something today or in the next coming days, here are some action steps:  

  • Support and donate to Repro Legal Defense Fund, which is a national organization that covers bail and funds strong defense for people who are investigated, arrested, or prosecuted for abortion. Because no one should be behind bars for ending their pregnancy or helping someone else do so.
  • Support and donate to Plan C, an educational resource for learning about how people in the US access abortion pills.
  • Support and donate to your local Planned Parenthood, independent abortion clinics, and abortion funds.
    Go to the streets and join a protest near you. Most protests are happening today at 5 PM at the federal courthouses or state capitols is also launching a political advocacy series, Power to the People, with our first event on July 20th. The first event of this series, Power to People: Abortion Rights and Digital Privacy, will elevate the voices of abortion advocates and the risks emerging with digital rights and privacy. This event will empower you to take additional action regarding abortion rights and data privacy. Stay tuned for more information about this upcoming event.