2020 Key Findings & Insights
Discover how companies are building workplaces where women technologists can thrive.
BUILDING A MORE INCLUSIVE FUTURE
2020 Top Companies for Women Technologists Results
Top Companies for Women Technologists is the only benchmarking program that looks specifically at technical employees and awards companies that are making the most progress toward equity.
Overall representation of women technologists has increased by 2.9 percentage points since 2018. This increase is promising, but even at a consistent growth rate of 4.96% per year, it would take 12 years to achieve equal representation.
This year, among Top Companies participants, there was growth in women technologist representation at all career levels. While representation increased at a steady pace across all levels from 2018 to 2019, over the past year, growth at the executive level increased substantially (+4.3 percentage points), even surpassing the representation of senior-level women technologists.
The overall representation of women technologists increased by 3.5 percentage points over the past 2 years. However, women technologists are being disproportionately hired at entry-level.
In 2020, women and men left organizations, both voluntarily and involuntarily, at almost equal rates —a big improvement over last year, which saw women leaving more than men by 1.3 percentage points.
Over the past 3 years, more women have been promoted than men. However, the majority of women’s promotions have been into mid-level positions, while men are being promoted into senior levels at a higher rate than women.
AnitaB.org is proud to name ADP, Ultimate Kronos Group, and The New York Times as the winners of the 2020 Top Companies for Women Technologists program. These three companies had the highest overall score, categorized by the size of their technical workforce.
Top Companies Leaders are companies who scored in the top 25th percentile in their technical workforce size category (less than 1,000, between 1,000-10,000, and greater than 10,000 technical employees).
|Small Technical Workforce|
|Medium Technical Workforce|
1,000 – 10,000
|Large Technical Workforce|
|The New York Times||Athena Health||ADP|
|New York Life Insurance|
|Ultimate Kronos Group|
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.
|Airbnb||HERE North America||Qualcomm|
|Amazon.com||Intel Corporation||Securian Financial Group|
|Argonne National Laboratory||JP Morgan Chase||Snap Inc.|
|Bank of America||Lilly||State Farm|
|Cisco||Morgan Stanley||The New York Times|
|Coursera||Nationwide||Ultimate Kronos Group|
|Discover Financial Services||New Relic||Varian|
|Electronic Arts||New York Life Insurance||Verizon|
|Experian||Nike, Inc.||Zillow Group|
|Fast Enterprises||Pacific Northwest National Laboratory|
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Build Structural Equity
Ensure that your DEI efforts are built into your company’s infrastructure. AnitaB.org has launched IDEA (Inclusion Diversity Equity Advance) to help companies assess, align, and embed DEI within the employee lifecycle. To learn more, contact IDEA@AnitaB.org.
Build New Pathways
Actively recruit nontraditional applicants. AnitaB.org & Onramp are partnering to offer TalentSprint, an upskilling and candidate matching platform to help companies hire BLNP people into tech roles. To learn more, contact BusinessDevelopment@AnitaB.org.
Companies and individuals must unite to share ideas, best practices, and innovate solutions. Programs like the AnitaB.org Partnership for companies and Membership for individuals bring people together to create collective action toward change.
As we move into the future, it seems a more appropriate time than ever to seek fairness of opportunities and to reward organizations that both embrace accountability and look to create a more equitable and inclusive environment. Top Companies findings and insights show that progress is being made and that with more concerted effort, tech can achieve equity for all.