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Based in Armonk, NY, IBM has earned a spot on the Working Mother 100 Best Companies list for 32 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 Working Mother 100 Best Companies

Hall of Fame

Top Ten

Quarter Century Club

Launched more than 20 years ago, the $50 million Global Work Life Fund run by this technology company offers employee caregivers a wealth of benefits, from local daycare subsidies to camps for school-age kids to eldercare resource to referral services. Most recently, it expanded maternity leave to 14 weeks, upgraded lactation rooms, and introduced breast-milk shipping for moms. It also ensures that hires are formally taught about pursuing work-life integration (and managers trained to facilitate it); business resource groups, online communities and webinars parse what it means to “have it all.”

 

CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT & CEO: Ginni Rometty
SENIOR VP, HR: Diane Gherson WEBSITE: IBM

 

Representation

Years on the 100 Best list 32
Total number of global employees 380,000
Percentage of employees who are women 31%
Percentage of managers and executives who are women 30%
Percentage of new hires who are woman 31%

 

Parental Leave

Fully paid weeks off for new moms (average) 12
Fully paid weeks off for new dads (average) 6
Fully paid weeks off for adoptive parents (average) 6

 

Family Support

Company offers backup childcare Yes
Company subsidizes backup eldercare Yes
Company offers on-site vaccinations Yes

 

Advancement

Percentage of female employees participating in career counseling 100%
Percentage of female employees participating in management/leadership training 50%
Percentage of female employees participating in mentoring 89%

 

Flexibility

Percentage of employees who use compressed work schedules 100%
Managers trained to consider work life and flexibility concerns of employees Yes
Number of job openings listed in July 2017 5,000

 

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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