Best Companies for Women to Advance 2020

Image Source: Parity.org

Cathrin Stickney, who served as our WWLI March Speaker, is the Founder and CEO of Parity.org- a nonprofit dedicated to closing the gender gap at the highest ranks of business leadership. The organization recently announced its Best Companies for Women to Advance List 2020

Major corporations that made the list include Adobe, AmerisourceBergen, Best Buy (led by CEO Corie Barry), the Clorox Company, Nasdaq (headed by President and CEO Adena Friedman), PepsiCo and Ralph Lauren Corporation.

"These companies are examples of commitment and intentionality in leveling the playing field for women and paving the way for them to succeed and advance their careers, making gender parity at the top levels possible,” said Cathrin Stickney, Parity.org founder and CEO during an interview for the Business Journal, “The efforts they have undertaken are not just worth recognizing, they are worth emulating. We hope that more companies will follow their lead and take similar actions to pave the way for the women in their organization to advance."

There are many similarities between companies on the list including:

  • Family friendly policies like work-from-home schedules (92%)
  • Flexible working hours (82%)
  • Equal paid family leave for men and women (73%)
  • Reporting on gender parity to executives (95%) and/or board (68%)
  • A female CEO (17%) - which also lead to a larger number of women in their boards.

To read the full article on key findings by Anne Stych for Business Journal, click here.

You can read the full report here.

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