Pink Magazine approached America’s leading companies for the second year in a row and asked them to answer nearly 100 questions in order to determine which companies truly are best in terms of providing real advancement opportunities for women. Thirteen companies rose to the top.
Before you get too excited, take a look at a few less inspiring statistics before you see the list of the top companies for women in 2008:
- Only one company on the list has a female CEO.
- Women make up only 21% of the boards of the companies on the list.
- For none of the companies on the list do women in executive leadership roles equal women’s share of total employment.
With those statistics in mind, take a look at the top companies for women in 2008 according to Pink magazine (in alphabetical order as reported by Pink):
- American Express Co.
- Bebe Stores Inc.
- FedEx Services Inc.
- Grant Thornton LLP
- Heller Ehrman LLP
- KPMG LLP
- Liz Claiborne Inc.
- Manpower Inc.
- MetLife Inc.
- Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
- Turner Broadcasting System Inc.
- Wachovia Corp.
I’d be curious to hear from employees in the trenches (not the execs who complete these kinds of surveys) to find out what they think about these companies to learn if the PR they’re dishing is really true. What do you think?