Measure What Matters: Top Companies for Women Technologists 2017 Results

Measure What Matters: Top Companies for Women Technologists 2017 Results’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.

The representation of women technologists increased by 1.21%, representing thousands of jobs – a win for the women, the organizations they work for, and society at large.

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.

Entry increased to 28.5 percent, mid-career to 22.8 percent, senior to 19 percent, and executive to 15.1 percent.

  • 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


Our purple Top Companies Momentum Winner badge next to the logo of our winner, IBM

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.

Badge for Top Companies -Leadership Index Accenture
Allstate Insurance Company
American Express
Bank of America
BNY Mellon
Capital One
HBO Inc.
Intel Corporation
Macy’s, Inc.
Northwestern Mutual
The New York Times
Thomson Reuters
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.

Badger for Top Companies for Women Technologists - Change Alliance, Inc.
Argonne National Laboratory
CA Technologies
Cadence Design Systems
Cisco Systems
Dell Inc.
Electronic Arts
FactSet Research Systems
Guardian Life Insurance Company
Harris Corporation
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
HP Inc.
Juniper Networks
Microsoft Corporation
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Qualcomm Incorporated
Synopsys, Inc.
Trend Micro Inc
Two Sigma Investments
Uber Technologies, Inc.
Veritas Technologies LLC
XO Group

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