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Based in Armonk, NY, IBM has earned a spot on the Working Mother 100 Best Companies list for 31 years. It has also earned a spot on the Best Companies for Multicultural Women list and the NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women list.

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2017 Best Companies for Multicultural Women

Hall of Fame
Top 5

Connecting with diverse talent at critical moments is this technology company’s specialty. Management reaches out to black and Hispanic college students with workshops on professional development, invites Native American undergrads to in-house leadership summits, and provides high-achieving technical employees with sponsors. Its Multicultural Women’s Leadership Forum offers women of color a place to spark a dialogue with senior execs.

 

By the Numbers

Years on our list 15
Number of U.S. employees 380,000
Percentage of employees who are multicultural women 10%
Percentage of senior managers and above who are multicultural women 5%
Percentage of top 20% of earners who are multicultural women Not answered
Percentage of all hires at the manager level or above who are multicultural women Not answered
Percentage of promotions that went to multicultural women Not answered
Percentage of multicultural women who participate in mentoring 92%
Recruiters are expected to supply a multicultural slate of candidates for open positions Yes
Company requires a panel of multicultural interviewers for new candidates No

 

2017 NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women

*CEO is a woman

Hall of Fame

Top Ten

Constantly looking for the next generation of workplace stars, this technology company sponsors STEM camps for young girls, hosts an online community for women in IT and engineering, stages events with organizations for female tech professionals, and maintains pipeline initiatives that target and train technical women at midcareer. Its Building Relationships and Influence for Women program carefully prepares those up to three levels below the executive tier for further professional development. Its Executive Women’s Council pushes for greater diversity at the top. More than 20 of its U.S. business groups focus on women; special offerings recruit high-performing former employees for paid internships and jobs.

 

 

By the Numbers

Years on the NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women list 19
Total number of U.S. employees 377,000
Percentage of total employees who are women 30%
Percentage of senior managers who are women 28%
Percentage of corporate executives who are women Data not available
Percentage of employees earning promotions to the manager level and above who are women Data not available
Percentage of top 10% of earners who are women Data not available
Percentage of profit-and-loss executives who are women 24%
Percentage of leaders of billion-dollar divisions who are women Data not available
Percentage of direct reports to the CEO who are women 27%
Percentage of board of directors members who are women 21%
Managers trained in how to hire, manage or advance women Yes
Senior-level succession plans for gender equity reviewed by CEO Yes

 

 

 

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