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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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Steve Muir

Employees say:


“Focus on the health of the employee is paramount. There are awesome healthy food choices in all the cafes. They even offer packets of iodized salt (most restaurants have only non-iodized salt). … The high caliber and the technical know-how of the people who support the systems and the customer is very impressive. I haven’t seen a problem they cannot fix in relatively short order. Great brain trust.”


“SAS has a unique and diverse group of talented employees—landscapers, daycare teachers, work-life advisors, doctors, nurses, physical therapists, personal trainers, artists, chefs, sales and marketing executives, research and development people, even community and education-relations groups. I am so proud of how important our families, work environment, culture, and community are to our owners. I love how our software also makes a difference across many diverse industries all around the world. We are solving the world’s problems and making it a better place. … The company’s resources, benefits, programs, and co-workers have supported me through some very tough personal times during my 23 years at SAS. I am a stronger person for working here—personally and professionally.”


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Company Info

Industry Information Technology
Sector Software
HQ Location Cary, N.C.
Company Type Private
# Work Sites 45
U.S. Employees 6859
Web Address
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Best Companies Rank 8
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Women in the Organization

% of Women in the Company 42%
% of Women in Executive/Manager Positions 36%

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