Measure What Matters: Top Companies for Women Technologists 2017 Results
AnitaB.org’s Top Companies for Women Technologists is a U.S. program that recognizes companies building workplaces where women can thrive.
In our 7th year, we analyzed data on representation, programs, and policies from 63 companies representing more than 131,000 women technologists. We share company specific insights with participants so they can continue to build more inclusive workplaces.
We also publish an Insights Report, examining trends and benchmarks across the industry. At a time when women technologists are significantly underrepresented in building technologies, 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 divide participating companies into two categories: Change Alliance and Leadership Index. Companies that score below the mean are listed on the Change Alliance, and those that score at or above the mean are listed on the Leadership Index.
Some stats from the 2017 program:
Representation grew at all levels, but increased most at entry level.
Women still leave their organizations at higher rates than their male colleagues.
In 2016, we noted three policies and program areas that distinguished Change Alliance and Leadership Index companies: formal flex time policies, formal leadership development, and formal gender diversity training. One year later, the significant differences in programs and policies we saw between these two groups shrank considerably.
2017 Top Companies Winners
We are proud to announce Accenture, GEICO, and ThoughtWorks as the winners of the 2017 Top Companies for Women Technologists program. These three companies had the highest overall score, categorized by size of their technical workforce.
2017 Momentum Award
IBM is recognized for having the greatest year-over-year improvement in the representation of women technologists at senior and executive levels.
2017 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 in Orlando October 4, 2017. Companies are listed alphabetically; this list is not a ranking.
Accenture ADP Allstate Insurance Company American Express athenahealth Avanade Bank of America BNY Mellon Capital One Experian GEICO Google HBO Inc. IBM iCIMS
Intel Corporation Intuit Macy’s, Inc. Nationwide Northwestern Mutual SAP Target The New York Times Thomson Reuters ThoughtWorks USAA Vanguard Visa Inc.
2017 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.
Amazon.com, Inc. Argonne National Laboratory CA Technologies Cadence Design Systems Cisco Systems Dell Inc. Dropbox eBay Electronic Arts Ericsson FactSet Research Systems GoDaddy Grubhub Guardian Life Insurance Company Harris Corporation Hewlett-Packard Enterprise HP Inc.
Juniper Networks LinkedIn Microsoft Corporation Morningstar NetApp Oracle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Qualcomm Incorporated Salesforce Synopsys, Inc. Trend Micro Inc Twilio Two Sigma Investments Uber Technologies, Inc. Veritas Technologies LLC XO Group Yelp Yext