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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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Recreational Equipment (REI)

Mary Grace McKernan

Employees say:


“I am very proud of the way REI gives back to the outdoor community with grants to local outdoor projects and non-profit groups and partnering with the National Park Foundation. Every year our employees log thousands of volunteer hours—on and off the clock—and support local outdoor events, fundraisers, and groups like the Special Olympics and the Wounded Warrior Project. We plant trees, clean up steams, build trails and teach kids about how to be safe and have fun in the outdoors. I also love our new ‘Yay day’ program that gives each employee a chance to have a paid day off to enjoy the outdoors in our own way!”


“Great environment—fun, inspiring, relaxed, with talented people. I love that people have a job and are trusted by management to do their job. Benefits are great (discounts, flexible scheduling, Yay days, insurance options, retirement plan, etc.) and appreciated. Love that REI makes a difference in the local community where stores are located—grants to area non-profits, volunteer stewardship events, gear donations, classes for members/customers to get connected to the outdoors. Great and solid leadership!”


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Company Info

Industry Retail
Sector Specialty
HQ Location Kent, Wash.
Company Type Cooperative
# Work Sites 145
U.S. Employees 11924
Web Address
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Women in the Organization

% of Women in the Company 43%
% of Women in Executive/Manager Positions 40%

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