"Best Employers for Women" List Out Now

Forbes' top list of 400 includes many food and beverage and engineering companies.

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Forbes has come out with its best employers for women list, comprising 400 companies in industries such as food and beverage, manufacturing/engineering, health and science, retail/wholesale, and more.Image courtesy of Jon Feingersh / The Image Bank via Getty Images

PepsiCo has been recognized by Forbes as a Best Employer for Women, as number 387 on the list. And they aren't the only one in food and beverage.

"From our mentorship and leadership development programs to our flexible policy and family-friendly benefits, we are committed to building an inclusive workforce. This recognition wouldn’t be possible without allies, women supporting other women, and fostering a culture where we can always dare for better," stated a post on PepsiCo's LinkedIn page.

America's Best Employers for Women list was published July 25, where 400 companies made the list. Topping the list are the University of Oklahoma (No. 1), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (No. 2), and Google (No.3). Costco was the top in retail and wholesale, jumping from No. 379 last year to No. 7 this year.

Other companies in the food and beverage industry that received the honor include:

  • General Mills (No. 10)

  • HEB Grocery Company (No. 11)

  • Trader Joe's (No. 29)

  • Molson Coors (No. 143)

  • Coca-Cola (No. 196)

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev (No. 220)

  • Blue Buffalo (No. 251)

  • Keurig-Dr. Pepper (No. 273)

  • Nestlé (No. 274)

  • The Hershey Co. (No. 278)

  • Bimbo Bakeries (No. 281)

  • Cargill (No. 296)

  • Kellogg (No. 356)

  • Treehouse Foods (No. 370)

And in engineering/manufacturing industries:

  • W. L. Gore & Associates (No. 23)

  • 3M (No. 28)

  • Schneider Electric (No. 35)

  • Sherwin-Williams (No. 49)

  • Bosch (No. 162)

  • Emerson Electric (No. 205)

  • Johnson Controls (No. 262)

  • Corning (No. 332)

  • Shaw Industries (No. 364)

The methodology was created in partnership with market research firm Statista. The list derives primarily from surveys of more than 60,000 workers at companies with at least 1,000 employees. About 40,000 women were asked to rate their company in areas such as working environment, salary, and employee diversity, and then whether they would recommend their company to a friend or family member.Their answers were also compared to those of 20,000 men to assess any significant differences in workplace perception.

Women were also asked to rate their employer based on factors such as pay equity, parental-leave policies, leadership training programs for women, representation of women in upper management, and employer response to incidents of discrimination. More research was conducted into each company’s presence of women in executive management or board positions.

These categories were evaluated and combined to create a final score.

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