The list was created by surveying over 60,000 workers from companies with at least 1,000 employees. Close to 40,000 women were asked to rate their employers on salary, employee diversity, and working environment. They were also prompted to discuss if they would recommend their company to a friend or family member, and their responses were compared to the reactions of 20,000 men to identify significant differences in workplace perception.
Even though women currently make up 75% of the American workforce, they still encounter numerous challenges, including unequal pay, insufficient career advancements, and environments that don’t support their ability to be a caregiver for their families, leading them to make shifts that hinder their career for an improved work-life balance.
Forbes has partnered with research firm Statista for its annual ranking of America’s Best Employers for Women to better assess companies nationwide on their treatment of women within the workforce while providing women with a helpful resource to companies seeking to support them better.
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The list comprised the 400 companies with the highest score and was based on the survey results of close to 40,000 women. Those who participated were asked to rate their employer’s approach to family-leave policies, training and growth opportunities for women, representation of women within management, pay equity, and discrimination. Statista did additional research surrounding women within executive leadership and holding board positions at each company.
Below, RIS took a closer look at the findings and pulled the top 10 retail employers highlighted in the Forbes list.
10 Best Retail Employers for Women to Work for
- (Rank: 7) Costco Wholesale
- (Rank: 11) H-E-B Grocery Company
- (Rank: 26) REI
- (Rank: 29) Trader Joe’s
- (Rank: 40) IKEA
- (Rank: 89) Barnes & Noble
- (Rank: 99) Wegmans Food Markets
- (Rank: 115) ALDI
- (Rank: 125) Apple
- (Rank: 133) Publix