Best Companies for Women 2023

We understand the importance of a diverse workforce in acquiring and retaining top talent, driving innovation, fostering employee engagement, and ultimately, enhancing business performance.

By participating in our program, your company will be recognized for its leadership in promoting workplace gender equality.


Step 1: Apply today.

The application is closed.

Application deadline:
March 15, 2023

Step 2: Conduct the Employee Survey.

The goal of the survey is to see what obstacles employees face, which diversity interventions are used at their workplace, and which they find most effective for women.

Once you apply, you will receive an email with a survey link. After that, you would need to share the survey with your employees.

The survey is for the women and men. We're showing additional questions to female respondents.

Survey deadline:
April 15, 2023

Learn about our Methodology
[Survey Sample]

Step 3: Get certified.

You'll receive a Best Companies for Women Certification badge.

Please note that only companies who receive a total score of 70/100 or higher
will be entitled to receive the certificate and digital badge.

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Step 4: Best Companies For Women 2023 Announced.

The list goes live on DataBird Business Journal in May 2023.

All applicants will also receive a customized report, based on employee feedback.

Step 5: Let's celebrate!

The list will be published on our website, shared twice in DataBird's weekly newsletter and across social media platforms.

We will also send out a press release to our media list of more than 300 outlets.

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To participate in the program, your company must meet each of the following qualifications:

1. Have at least 20 employees
2. Based in the United States
3. Been in business at least 1 year

If you have multiple offices, you can focus the survey on one office.

All deadlines are 11:59 PM PST on the dates above.

About out methodology.

The ranking will be based on what employees themselves report in our anonymous Employee Survey about their workplace.

These responses will be reviewed for potential gender gaps. So if women, for example, rated an organization poorly on diversity, but non-minority groups rated it highly, we would take that into account and adjust the company’s score accordingly.

We will also ask female respondents to rate their employers on factors such as discrimination, parental leave, and pay equity.



The fee covers the costs of the application assessment, certification, and preparation of the customized report, based on employee feedback.

Application fee: $950

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