Resources for Professional Women: Companies Advocating for Women at Work
We're lucky enough to work with some incredibly inspiring companies that are working alongside us towards closing the gender gap in business. Our partners are doing this in a number of ways, and one of them is by providing employees with a work environment that supports their personal life in order to maintain productivity at work.
The phrase "flex work" is often defined by having flexible work hours — employers that allow their workers to build a schedule that's outside the typical 9-5. But flex work is so much more than coming in at 10am a couple of days a week, or working from home 50% of the time. It also means being able to take family leave when you need to, whether it's for having a baby or caring for your elderly parents — and feeling confident that your position with the company will be intact when you return.
Half of Ellevate members surveyed said that for them, flexibility means having the opportunity to work remotely or virtually; for about a third of them it means choosing their own hours; and another 6% said it's about having family-friendly company policies including parental and family leave.
45% of our members have said that the number one reason they've left a job is because of a better offer from another company in the same industry. Things like flex work and family leave have become factors women consider when choosing their next job, and there are several tools available now that help them find what companies offer what they're looking for.
Companies Advocating for Flexwork
- PowerToFly: PowerToFly connects Fortune 500 companies and fast growing startups with women who are looking to work for companies that value gender diversity and inclusion.
- Werk: Werk helps women finds jobs that will fit their schedule, like flexible full-time opportunities and part time senior-level positions.
- Inkwell: With a special focus on high-level women, Inkwell matches mid to senior-level professionals in full-time flex, part-time flex, hourly, and project-based positions at a range of companies, from startups to Fortune 500s.
Companies Helping Women Get Back to Work
- Irelaunch: Dubbed the "return to work experts," iRelaunch has a series of products and resources that help individuals get back into the workforce after a career break, as well as tools for employers looking to recruit from this talent pool.
- OnRamp Fellowship: The OnRamp Fellowship matches women who have taken career breaks with employers for 6-month and 1-year paid positions, which helps them demonstrate their value in the workplace as well as build experience and skills.
- Apres: Besides offering access to career coaches and a diverse job market for women looking for full-time, part-time, or project-based work after a transition, Apres also has content and tools to help women prepare for returning to work.
- Reboot: Reboot is an accelerator for women re-entering the workforce who want to get up to speed with the way business has changed. Their courses teach you about current technologies, products, and trends in the workforce. Club ReBoot is in cities nationally to provide ongoing training and community for returners.
Companies Advocating for Pay Transparency
- Fairygodboss: Women can search Fairygodboss for information on companies about things like pay, family leave, and company culture.
- National Committee on Pay Equity: Founded in 1979, NCPE is a coalition of women's and civil rights organizations; labor unions; religious, professional, legal, and educational associations, commissions on women, state and local pay equity coalitions and individuals working to eliminate sex- and race-based wage discrimination and to achieve pay equity.
- Glassdoor: Glassdoor holds a growing database of millions of company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more. Unlike other jobs sites, all of this information is entirely shared by those who know a company best — the employees.
- Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Index Fund: the first broadly diversified mutual fund that invests in companies that are among the highest rated in the world when it comes to advancing women’s leadership. The Pax Ellevate Global Women's Index Fund highlights studies that show that companies perform better when more women are in leadership roles and believes that investing in women isn't just the right thing to do – it's the smart thing to do.
On Women’s Equality Day, The White House announced new signatories to the White House Equal Pay Pledge. This pledge was launched at the first-ever United State of Women Summit, encouraging companies from across the American economy to take action to advance equal pay.
Companies that Took the Equal Pay Pledge
- A.T. Kearney
- Akamai Technologies
- CVS Health
- Delta Air Lines
- Dunkin’ Brands
- General Motors
- IKEA US
- The Coca-Cola Company
- The Hartford
- The Hershey Company
- The Libra Group
- To add your company to this list, go here.
Ellevate is proud to work with many of the companies on this list because we believe that as a community of companies committed to closing the many gender gaps that exist today, the power of shared resources, knowledge, and passion is critical. Take a look at the complete list of companies here.
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