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Best Workplaces for Women 2016

The 100 Best Workplaces for Women is a “best of the best” ranking. The winners come from a universe of companies who are certified this year by Great Place to Work® as great workplaces and have published Great Place to Work® Reviews, meaning they are serious about creating a great workplace and comfortable with transparency.

To create this list, Great Place to Work® surveys employees at these companies, who answer a detailed questionnaire considering everything from the fairness of their company’s promotions, to who has access to information and leadership, the level of support for employees’ personal lives, and the degree of inclusiveness and connection they feel with colleagues. We consider women’s experiences compared to men’s on these 58 questions in total, including an overall assessment of whether the company is a great place to work.

These survey results have a high degree of reliability in accurately reflecting employees’ experiences: In statistical terms, women’s survey results all meet a 95 percent confidence level and a margin of error of 6.5 percent or less.

The survey results are the biggest reason companies appear on this ranking, since two-thirds of each company’s score is based on women’s reports. The remaining third takes into account how well-represented women are within the workforce overall and in management and executive positions. We also gave higher scores to companies who achieved the highest level of parity between men and women in their organization – meaning, companies where not only the most women reported the company performed well on an index of fairness-related questions, but also those where just as many women had that experience as men.

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Best Workplaces Last Day For Initial Registration Last Day To Complete Employee Survey* & Culture Brief/Audit Planned Publication Date
People Companies That Care Nov 9, 2016 Dec 7, 2016 Apr 10, 2017
Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance Dec 31, 2016 Jan 28, 2017 Mar 28, 2017
Best Workplaces in Health Care Jan 26, 2017 Feb 23, 2017 Apr 12, 2017
Best Workplaces in the Bay Area Jan 29, 2017 Feb 26, 2017 Apr 26, 2017
Best Workplaces in Chicago Feb 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 May 25, 2017
Best Workplaces for Millennials Mar 1, 2017 Mar 29, 2017 Jun 27, 2017
Best Workplaces in New York Apr 22, 2017 May 20, 2017 Jul 18, 2017
Best Workplaces for Women May 17, 2017 Jun 14, 2017 Sep 12, 2017
Best Workplaces in Southern California May 27, 2017 Jun 24, 2017 Aug 22, 2017
Best Small & Medium Workplaces Jun 14, 2017 Jul 12, 2017 Oct 17, 2017
Best Workplaces for Working Parents Jul 19, 2017 Aug 16, 2017 Nov 14, 2017
Best Workplaces for Diversity Aug 2, 2017 Aug 30, 2017 Dec 5, 2017
Best Workplaces for Latinos Aug 2, 2017 Aug 30, 2017 Dec 5, 2017
Best Workplaces in Retail Aug 12, 2017 Sep 9, 2017 Nov 7, 2017

*Paper-based employee surveys due 3 weeks earlier. All dates are subject to change

Best WorkplacesLast Day To RegisterLast Day To Complete Employee Survey* & Culture Brief/AuditPlanned Publication Date
The Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® List 2017 will publish March 9, 2017