The ranking is based on what employees themselves reported in our anonymous Employee Survey about their workplace.

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

These responses were reviewed for potential gender gaps. So if women, for example, rated an organization poorly on diversity, but non-minority groups rated it highly, we adjusted the company’s score accordingly.



1. Grabango

Grabango is the leading provider of checkout-free technology for large-scale grocery and convenience store chains. Our mission is to eliminate lines and save people time. Driven by the passion to improve people's daily lives, Grabango brings computer vision and machine learning to existing brick-and-mortar stores. We’re a diverse group of technology and retail experts that have come together to improve shopping for everyone.
Industry: Technology Services


2. Optima Office, Inc.

Optima Office fills in the gaps by providing outsourced accounting services including fractional CFOs, controllers, and bookkeepers. Optima Office is led by Jennifer Barnes. Jennifer won the top 40 under 40 business leaders in San Diego (SD) County award in 2018, was named 2017 Young Entrepreneur by SDs Chamber of Commerce and most influential leader in 2016 by the Connected Women of Influence.

Industry: AccountingWebsite

3. QBS

QBS Payroll is the answer to your & HR Questions. We offer cost-effective, customized solutions for your non-core, administrative business functions.

Industry: Payroll services


4. Touchstorm

Touchstorm is a tech-enabled services company that builds video audiences for the world's largest brands, like Clairol, COVERGIRL, Kenmore, Max Factor, Pantene, T-Mobile, Venus, Vidal Sassoon, and more.

Industry: Software


5. Gynesonics

Gynesonics develops transcervical, uterus-preserving, incision-less technologies for diagnostic and therapeutic applications.

Industry: Technology


6. Jammber

Jammber is a music technology company focused on streamlining the incredibly complicated process of creating a song, sharing it with the world and ultimately getting paid and getting credit for it. We work closely with music professionals all over the world to design tools and technology that work the way they do.

Industry: Software platform


7. The PPC Group (EZC Pak)

The PPC Group is a physician-led health products team founded in 2013 focused on solving complex health problems. The company's first commercial release is EZC Pak, a physician formulated tapered immune support pack.  The mission of EZC Pak is to eradicate inappropriate antibiotic use in colds, flu, & allergy, which is currently contributing to a global antibiotic resistance crisis.

Industry: Health and Wellness


8. Capital Institutional Services, Inc. (CAPIS)

Serving institutional investors since 1977, CAPIS is a women-owned agency broker that offers global execution services and commission management solutions.

Industry: Financial Services


9. Onisko & Scholz, LLP

O&S CPAs & Business Advisors is a highly ranked and rapidly growing Certified Public Accounting and consulting firm located in Long Beach. Serving clients across Southern California, we specialize in working with small and mid-sized businesses, their owners and non-profits. Services include Audit, CFO Services, Enhanced Tax Services, Profitability Consulting and Valuation.
Industry: Accounting


10. Lurn

Lurn is a company dedicated to opening the doors to prosperity and entrepreneurship through online business education and the technologies that make it possible. Lurn provides a range of products and services including online training courses and live events on a variety of online marketing topics, online communities and publications for internet marketers and e-learning technology platforms for educators of business and marketing professionals.

Industry: E-learning


11. Accompany

Accompany uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to be your virtual chief of staff, providing you with all of the information you need about anyone you are meeting with in a given day. Accompany has raised over $40M to date from top investors, and is led by CEO Amy Chang, who previously ran Google Analytics.

Industry: AI