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100 Best Workplaces for Women

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Published together with our partner Great Place to Work, the 100 Best Workplaces for Women rankings are based entirely upon feedback from more than 137,762 women at Great Place to Work–Certified companies.

Women completed our anonymous Trust Index© survey, answering questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace, including, for example, their assessment of how fairly they're treated regardless of gender, the quality and authenticity of communications with managers, and equitable pay and promotion practices.

Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 6% or less. Winning a spot on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by being a great place to work for women, and has a workplace where women have high representation in the total employee population and in management positions. The 100 companies with the highest employee ratings and female representation were selected for the list.

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Fortune’s second annual list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women highlights companies with generous benefits, flexible schedules, and an emphasis on balancing work and life. Rankings are determined by employee surveys and the representation of women within the organizations.

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Employees say:


“The firm has a policy of demonstrating mutual respect and appreciation across all levels, top-down and bottom-up, and it is not just lip service. Management has implemented policies to encourage people to appreciate one another: happy hours, pro bono opportunities (which include staff), occasions for recognition, mentoring programs, as well as more subtle approaches. It works. I really see that people at all levels generally enjoy their jobs and enjoy the people they work with. You don’t have the severe stratification that you see at a lot of law firms, which also leads to grumbling and resentment. Attorneys feel like they can take time to attend a happy hour, and staff is encouraged to take time for pro bono and community service.”


“One of the things I value about this workplace is the high level of trust. I report to two different firm leaders and both are so trusting of my decisions and encourage me to develop as a leader. I get honest feedback and support, and when something goes wrong, these same leaders are there for me and they help own the challenge. I’m very often made to feel that my opinion really matters. It is meaningful to be called on to add my thoughts or opinions about issues.”


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Company Info

Industry Professional Services
Sector Legal
HQ Location Atlanta
Company Type Partnership
# Work Sites 8
U.S. Employees 1548
Web Address
Best Companies
Best Companies Rank 41
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Women in the Organization

% of Women in the Company 53%
% of Women in Executive/Manager Positions 60%

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