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Monday, August 17, 2020

Best Remote Companies For Women – Forbes

Though the U.S. still has a long way to go, many companies have made a considerable effort to make their workplaces more fair and equitable for women. Forbes ranks the nation’s best employers for women every year. This year’s top 3 were REI, Unilever and Ulta Beauty.

While the Forbes top companies may have great cultures for women, they also may lack remote opportunities.

Since March, many companies have switched to virtual operations. Many women have found fully remote work to be a new non-negotiable because of the increased work/life flexibility.

To identify which employers on Forbes’ list are also hiring for flexible and remote jobs, FlexJobs compared the companies on Forbes’ list of with its database to identify 23 companies that fit both criteria. 

According to FlexJobs, the 23 companies below are actively hiring remote workers in sectors including technology, financial services, healthcare, insurance, retail, nonprofit, and more. 

  1. Progressive
  2. SAIC
  3. Farmers Insurance
  4. Anthem
  5. Randstad
  6. Assurant
  7. JLL
  8. PayPal
  9. Cisco Systems
  10. SAP
  11. Ecolab
  12. GlaxoSmithKline
  13. Mayo Clinic
  14. Siemens
  15. The Hartford
  16. Mastercard
  17. AbbVie
  18. Stryker
  19. JPMorgan Chase
  20. Intuit
  21. VMware
  22. United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
  23. McKesson
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Gender inequality still persists in many workplaces and industries, and flexible work options, like the ability to work from home, can do a lot to foster more equality at work. 

Here are some of the gender parity-related advantages of working from home:

  1. In a remote company, the focus is on results, not time-in-seat.
  2. Remote companies don’t adhere to traditional notions of what leadership “looks like.”
  3. Remote work minimizes the forced choice between work and family.
  4. Remote companies create more space to handle conflicting work-life responsibilities.
  5. Remote work creates a more level playing field for all professionals to balance work and life goals.

According to an IBM survey 58% of individuals would like “fully remote” to be their primary way of working post-Covid-19. Before March of this year, many companies may have been reluctant to trust workers to be productive in a fully remote capacity. But quarantine has forced the issue. Now employers are seeing that not only can employees be productive when working from home, they can also be happier.

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