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.
Allstate Insurance Company
Bank of America
The New York Times
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.
Argonne National Laboratory
Cadence Design Systems
FactSet Research Systems
Guardian Life Insurance Company
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Trend Micro Inc
Two Sigma Investments
Uber Technologies, Inc.
Veritas Technologies LLC