Measuring What Matters: Top Companies for Women Technologists 2016

Measuring What Matters: Top Companies for Women Technologists 2016’s Top Companies for Women Technologists is a U.S. program that recognizes companies building workplaces where women technologists can thrive.

First launched in 2011, the program uses a rigorous methodology to analyze data from participating organizations and produce insights across three key areas: representation, employee experience, and programs and policies.

Top Companies participation grew by 71% to 60 companies

At a time when women technologists are significantly underrepresented across industries, Top Companies data can help 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.

Some stats from the 2016 program:

  • Evaluated 60 companies
  • More than 1.4 million U.S. employees represented
    • Including 552,000 technologists across 10 industries
  • Women held 21.7% of technical roles, a 0.9 percent increase from 2015, across these participating companies

2016 Winner


We are proud to announce ThoughtWorks as the winner of the 2016 Top Companies for Women Technologists program. With the highest overall score, the global software company has been recognized as a true leader in recruiting, retaining and advancing more women in technical roles.

2016 Leadership Index

The Leadership Index lists the companies whose representation of women technologists is above the mean. The winner will then be announced on the main stage at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women and Computing in Houston October 19, 2016. Companies are listed alphabetically; this list is not a ranking.

2016 Top Companies Leadership Index includes Accenture, ADP, Allstate, American Express, AthenaHealth, Bank of America, BNY Mellon, Capgemini, Capital One, Goldman Sachs, Google, Grubhub, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Macy's, Nationwide, New York Life, The New York Times Company, Sap, Thomson Reuters, ThoughtWorks, T. Rowe Price, USAA and Visa.


2016 Change Alliance

Companies that score below the mean are listed on the Change Alliance. 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.

2016 Top Companies Change Alliance Badge ACI Worldwide
Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Argonne National
Best Buy Co., Inc.
CA Technologies
Cisco Systems
Dell Inc
Electronic Arts
Ericsson Inc.
Guidewire Software
Hewlett Packard
HP Inc
Juniper Networks, Inc.
Microsoft Corporation
NetSuite Inc.
Pure Storage, Inc.
Symantec Corporation
Synopsys, Inc.
Veritas Technologies

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