Top Companies for Women in Tech in 2017

By: Lauren Mineau, formerly the Anita Borg Institute, recently released a comprehensive list of the top companies that allow women to succeed in the tech industry.

They analyzed data from 63 companies who in total employ more than 131,000 technologists. They also publish an insights report that illustrates trends and strides across the industry. Some notable takeaways from this year’s report include:

  • Representation of women grew across the board, but increased most in entry-level spots.
  • Women still leave their organizations at higher rates than their male colleagues, but only slightly more so. 5.7 percent of women left versus 5.1 percent of men.
  • Advancement rates for women were higher, with 14.3 percent of women getting promoted versus 13.3 percent of men.


The numbers show promise, but are also telling of a bigger picture. While many women are hired for entry-level spots and promoted to entry- and mid-level positions, advancement to leadership and executive positions remains stagnant. analyzed companies based on leadership development opportunities, gender diversity training availability, workplace flexibility, and pay equality. Now, for the companies that bring these numbers to life:

The “Top Companies” this year were Accenture, GEICO, and ThoughtWorks. The 2017 Momentum Award went to IBM for having the greatest year-over-year improvement in percentages of women holding positions at senior and executive levels.

Many more companies were also honored with the 2017 Leadership Index ranking. These companies showed an above-average representation of women on their staff.

  • Accenture
  • ADP
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • American Express
  • athenahealth
  • Avanade
  • Bank of America
  • BNY Mellon
  • Capital One
  • Experian
  • Google
  • HBO Inc.
  • IBM
  • iCIMS    
  • Intel Corporation
  • Intuit
  • Macy’s, Inc.
  • Nationwide
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • SAP
  • Target
  • The New York Times
  • Thomson Reuters
  • ThoughtWorks
  • USAA
  • Vanguard
  • Visa Inc.

Lastly, 2017 “Change Alliance” companies were also recognized. These companies are hugely instrumental in driving change, notes. By contributing to the industry benchmark and measuring their data against other participants, they demonstrate a commitment to understanding where they are today and learning how they can improve. All of these companies were recognized at a recent ceremony in Orlando, Florida.

  •, Inc.
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • CA Technologies
  • Cadence Design Systems
  • Cisco Systems
  • Dell Inc.
  • Dropbox
  • eBay
  • Electronic Arts
  • Ericsson
  • FactSet Research Systems
  • GoDaddy
  • Grubhub
  • Guardian Life Insurance Company
  • Harris Corporation
  • Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
  • HP Inc.
  • Juniper Networks
  • LinkedIn
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Morningstar
  • NetApp
  • Oracle
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Salesforce
  • Synopsys, Inc.
  • Trend Micro Inc
  • Twilio
  • Two Sigma Investments
  • Uber Technologies, Inc.
  • Veritas Technologies LLC
  • XO Group
  • Yelp
  • Yext

For the full report, click here.