Top Companies for Working Women

The Companies that made Working Mother Magazine’s 100 Best Companies and Nafe’s Top 30 Companies for Female Executives Lists in 2007 are:

Allstate Insurance Co.
American Electric Power
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Colgate-Palmolive Co.
General Mills
Hewlett-Packard Co. (BPW California Pacesetter Award)
IBM Corp. (BPW California Pacesetter Award)
Kraft Foods Inc.
Marriott Int’l Inc. (Forbes & Fortune)
Merck and Company, Inc.
Metlife, Inc.
Patagonoia, Inc.
Pfizer, Inc.
Principal Financial Group (Forbes & Fortune)
Prudential Financial
Rodale, Inc.
Texas Instruments, Inc. (Forbes & Fortune)
Business and Professional Women California 2007 Pacesetter Awards
Forbes- 400 Best Big Companies in America 2006
Fortune- 100 Best Companies to Work For 2007

About Working Mother
Founded in 1979, Working Mother magazine reaches nearly 3 million readers and is the only national magazine for career mothers. Its 22-year signature initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, is the most important benchmark for work/life practices in corporate America. The publication also releases the annual list of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women in the June issue. Working Mother is published by Working Mother Media (WMM), which also owns the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), NAFE Magazine, the annual 100 Best Companies WorkLife Congress, as well as the Best Companies for Multicultural Women Conference and regional Town Halls. In 2006, WMM acquired Diversity Best Practices, the preeminent organization for diversity thought leaders.
About NAFE
The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), founded in 1972, is the largest women’s professional and business association in the country. It publishes NAFE Magazine, a quarerly publication distributed to 60,000 members. NAFE began conducting the Top 30 Companies for Executive Women in 2002, picking up the work of Working Woman magazine. NAFE is part of Working Mother Media, which also operates Working Mother magazine, the annual 100 Best WorkLife Conference, and recently launched the new initiative the Best Companies for Women of Color.

NAFE Top 30 Companies for Executive Women and Top 5 Nonprofits for Women 

About Catalyst
Founded in 1962, Catalyst is the leading nonprofit corporate membership research and advisory organization working globally with businesses and the professions to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women and business. With offices in New York, San Jose, Toronto, and Zug, and the support and confidence of more than 340 leading corporations, firms, business schools, and associations, Catalyst is connected to business and its changing needs and is the premier resource for information and data about women in the workplace. In addition, Catalyst honors exemplary business initiatives that promote women’s leadership with the annual Catalyst Award.
About the Catalyst Award
The Catalyst Award is presented annually to companies and firms with outstanding initiatives that result in women’s career development and advancement. Catalyst’s rigorous, year-long examination of initiatives and their measurable results culminates in intensive, on-site reviews at finalist companies. The Catalyst Award provides the business community with replicable change models that are good for business and good for women. For more information about Catalyst and the Catalyst Award application process, please visit


From, 10/5/07:

Pacesetter Award Winners

— last modified 06/05/07 09:57 AM


The Top Bay Area Companies for Businesswomen

PBWC is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual PBWC Pacesetter Award. In our nineteen year history, PBWC has worked to support the advancement of women in the workplace. With the continuation of the Pacesetter Award, we honor those Bay Area companies that embody the mission of our organization and that work to advance women on an ongoing basis.

Former State Senator and PBWC Founder Jackie Speier recognized the San Francisco Bay Area companies that exemplify our mission during the Luncheon General Session.

What Does It Take to Be a Top Company?

The Pacesetter Award winners are listed below in ranked order. This year we introduced additional criteria to measure the level of diversity among women employees and assigned additional weight to women-friendly programs and flexible work arrangements. Here are the criteria used to rank each company and determine this year’s winners:

  • Percentage of women on the board of directors
  • Percentage of women corporate officers
  • Percentage of women executives in the Bay Area defined as vice president and above
  • Percentage of those executives who are women of color
  • Percentage of women employees in the Bay Area
  • Percentage of those employees who are women of color
  • Programs a company has in place to support women in the workplace such as mentoring, internal women’s networks, advancement, benefits, leadership, community outreach, etc.
  • Describe flexible work arrangements for Bay Area women in exempt positions. Indicate the number that are working part time, the number that are job sharing, and the number that are working flexible schedules


1. Data collected was self-reported by individual company representatives.

2. The initial list of largest, publicly-held employers in nine Bay Area counties (Napa, Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, Contra Costa, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz) was derived from the San Francisco

Business Times Book of Lists.


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