If there’s anything the Ellen Pao trial showed, it’s that sexism is still alive in Silicon Valley. But some tech companies are trying to change that.The Anita Borg Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of women in technology, hasreleased a study on the top companies in the world for female technologists. It analyzed 35 companies with a combined workforce of more than 435,000 technical employees, 91,000 of which were women. ABI also measured the representation of women at entry, mid, senior and executive levels, as well as the recruitment and promotion of women.
The list boiled down to 13 tech companies. Which one took the coveted top spot?
That would be BNY Mellon, an investment company in New York City. Check out the list below to find out which other companies made the cut (ranked alphabetically after BNY Mellon, not based on score).
1. BNY Mellon
Though the rest of the list isn’t ranked by order, BNY Mellon was ABI’s No. 1 pick for top companies for female technologists.
“The valued participation of women at all levels of our technical workforce drives new approaches to the industry-leading services and solutions BNY Mellon’s clients expect throughout the investment lifecycle,” BNY chief information officer Lucille Mayer tells ABI.
Despite years of absurdly sexist ads, GoDaddy is starting to turn its reputation around. Just this year, the website domain provider’s chief marketing officer Blake Irving told Fast Company he wants to “set a tone and an environment that women can thrive in.” Seems like he’s making good on that promise.
Here’s another boys club trying to turn things around. Last year, the well-known banking firm washit with a headline-grabbing lawsuit, alleging that women were paid less and given fewer promotions than male employees.
Landing on this list might be a step toward assuaging that reputation.
USAA stands for the United Services Automobile Association. Now is quite an interesting time for tech folks at the company — USAA just got approval to test drones to evaluate insurance claims after disasters.