January 17, 2017
Dr. Anita Borg was an American computer scientist who was an advocate for women in technology. Among her many accomplishments, she founded the Systers online community in 1987, and in 1994, co-founded the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. Later, in 1997, she founded the non-profit Institute for Women and Technology which continues Borg’s legacy today by working to recruit, retain and advance women in technology.
The Top Companies for Women Technologists helps women find organizations where they can thrive, the Institute says, and “helps organizations measure and improve their own ability to hire, retain and advance women in technical roles.”
The companies are selected based on a “rigorous methodology” that analyzes data from participating organizations. In the 2016 version, 60 companies participated, up 71 percent over 2015.
The companies are split into two categories: Change Alliance and Leadership Index. Change Alliance companies are “instrumental in driving change” while Leadership Index companies are performing above the average of all participating companies. In this slideshow, we look at companies in the Leadership Index. You can see the full list of leaders here.
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