As women make strides toward breaking down professional barriers, there are still undeniable challenges. Unequal pay and a disproportionately small number of leadership roles; discrimination and sexual harassment are obstacles working women may face every day.

Research released last year showed the persistence of America’s gender-based wage gap. The Department of Labor found that women working full time made 83.7 percent of what men made, amounting to a difference of approximately $10,000 per year. That percentage is nearly unchanged over 10 years, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics finding in 2013 that women were making about 82.1 percent of their male counterparts’ earnings.

In the face of continuing challenges, some companies are taking steps to root out and address workplace inequities. To that end, Newsweek and data firm Plant-A Insights Group are releasing our second annual ranking of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Women 2024. These 1,000 U.S.-based companies ranked highest when evaluated on metrics including compensation, work-life balance and proactive management on diversity.


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