Forbes just released the latest list of the World’s Top Female-Friendly Companies, which features three staffing companies — Adecco (#205), Robert Half (#318), and Randstad (#324). Adecco and Robert Half also recently ranked on Forbes’ list of the World’s Best Employers for 2022.
Based on a survey by Statista, Forbes identified a total of 400 female-friendly companies for the 2022 list that are advocates for women in the workplace. These companies are prioritizing gender equality through female representation on board and executive levels, as well as offering competitive pay, flexibility, and more.
Though the companies in this ranking have taken great strides toward creating a workplace that works for women, many still have equality gaps left to tackle, particularly those in the U.S. Although almost half of the companies in the ranking were U.S.-based multinational companies, only six of those were in the top 20 (including Clorox, The Estée Lauder Companies, and Booz Allen Hamilton).
Lorraine Hariton, president and CEO of Catalyst, attributes this result to the country’s weak federal family leave and childcare policies. “We don’t have a paid parental law, and this disproportionately affects women, especially women of color, in terms of career advancement, as they are typically the primary caregivers in their households.”
See the full list to find out more about this year’s Top Female-Friendly Companies.