A number of insurers made it to Forbes magazine’s list of top employers for women in America.
Out of the 300 companies that comprise the “America’s Best Employers for Women 2018,” 26 were insurers. In fact, life and health insurance company Principal Financial Group in Des Moines, IA was crowned the #1 employer for women by Forbes this year.
The other insurance companies that placed on the list included Amica (#12), BlueCross & BlueShield of Tennessee (#30), United Services Automobile Association (#62), Aflac (#70), Zurich Insurance Group (#87), The Hartford (#88), American Family Insurance (#106), Liberty Mutual Insurance (#111), Progressive (#126), Nationwide Mutual Insurance (#129), Health Care Service Corporation (#133), Sentry Insurance (#141), Allianz (#155), New York Life (#160), WR Berkley (#171), Anthem (#174), Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Michigan (#216), Acuity Insurance (#233), VSP Global (#240), Humana (#251), Geico Auto Insurance (#253), Chubb (#270), CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (#275), Aetna (#287), and Travelers (#290).
Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to conduct the online-based survey that determined this year’s top women employers. Forty thousand (40,000) US employees working for businesses that employ at least 1,000 people were surveyed – of that number, 25,000 were women employees.
Employees participating were asked to give their opinion on their employer over several factors, such as atmosphere and development, image, working conditions, salary and wages, workplace and diversity. The survey also asked women participants to rate their own employers on things such as parental leave, family support, flexibility, discrimination, representation and career, and pay equity.
Do you agree with the companies on this list? Do you feel your workplace is particularly good (or bad) at affording opportunities to both men and women? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.