Johnson & Johnson (No. 208), Realogy Holdings Corp. (No. 290) and Campbell Soup (No. 294) were listed as Forbes Magazine’s World’s Top Female-Friendly Companies 2021 released earlier this week. Based on direct feedback from female employees, the list is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.
“I am incredibly proud that Realogy has been recognized once again this year by Forbes, this time as one of the World’s Top Female Friendly Companies 2021,” said Ryan Schneider, Realogy’s chief executive officer and president. “Women leaders power Realogy’s success across a number of critical business, strategic, and financial roles. I believe our strong female leadership has enabled Realogy to build a more inclusive workplace culture that attracts and supports female employees as they grow, excel, and drive impact in their careers.”
The Forbes recognition is based on an independent survey of approximately 85,000 women who provided data points in 40 countries. Only 300 employers are ranked on the list, with rankings based off three scores including public opinion, leadership score, and employees score on direct and indirect recommendations.
Respondents were asked to rate their employers on criteria such as pay equity and parental leave. Statista also asked women to assess how companies use their platforms and marketing messages: to promote gender equality or to perpetuate negative stereotypes. Representation at the executive and board levels were taken into account, too.
Some goals remain elusive. Of the top 300 companies, only 20 are helmed by a woman. One is the Hershey Co., which clinched the No. 1 spot.
Here’s a look at the top 10:
No. 1: The Hershey Company
No. 2: Southwest Airlines
No. 3: Miele Gruppe
No. 4: Skanska
No. 5: Citrix Systems
No. 6: Spotify Technology
No. 7: Merck
No. 8: AptarGroup
No. 9: Zoom Video Communications
No. 10: Iberdrola