- Career site Comparably released its latest ranking of the best CEOs according to female employees.
- The list is based on female ratings over a 12-month period, starting on June 23, 2020.
- The following are the top 25 CEOs at companies with more than 500 employees.
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Employee quote about the CEO: “I love that she values work-life balance and treats us as human beings rather than cogs in a machine. I also love her readiness to innovate–even in things like rethinking the workplace of the future.”
Employee quote about the CEO: “Transparent, empathetic, experienced, open, and trustworthy.”
Industry: Computer software
Employee quote about the CEO: “Empathetic and allows the team to be flexible. Gives opportunity for me to present my ideas and values it as well.”
Industry: Staffing agency
Employee quote about the CEO: “Recently the leadership has emphasized diversity and inclusion, which is something I like a lot.”
Employee quote about the CEO: “Strives for excellence while allowing for humanity to be present.”
Industry: Customer service outsourcing
Employee quote about the CEO: “Transparency, empathy, a moral compass, and fun.”
Industry: Consumer electronics
Employee quote about the CEO: “I appreciate the commitment to diversity, inclusion, fairness and the environment.”
Industry: Financial services
Employee quote about the CEO: “Driven to accomplish company goals. But believes that those goals will be achieved through employee empowerment.”
Industry: Computer enterprise software
Employee quote about the CEO: “Open, direct, honest, and caring.”
Industry: Video conferencing software
Employee quote about the CEO: “Eric’s focus on happiness — for our customers and our employees — is infectious and permeates the organization from the top down.”
Industry: Staffing and recruiting
Employee quote about the CEO: “Since Bert Bean took the role of CEO, he has embraced diversity, change and evolution.”
Industry: Industrial technology
Employee quote about the CEO: “We are lucky to have Rob. It is the first time that I feel included in the strategy, and that the voice of each of us counts.”
Industry: Medical devices
Employee quote about the CEO: “Inclusive and caring, visionary and daring.”
Industry: Financial services
Employee quote about the CEO: “Very supportive and encouraging of a positive work/life balance with a ‘health and family always comes first’ mentality.”
Industry: Consumer goods
Employee quote about the CEO: “Jim Loree does a great job conveying and demonstrating the importance of recognizing the role each of us plays as individuals and the value of a diverse, inclusive environment.”
Employee quote about the CEO: “Our CEO is an inspirational woman who, since her arrival, has created a strong awareness of the organization’s values and care for our customers.”
Industry: Computer software and electronics
Employee quote about the CEO: “Satya Nadella is driving culture change in very impressive way. moving from ‘know it all’ to ‘learn it all.'”
Industry: Online education and training services
Employee quote about the CEO: “Empathy towards employees and recognition of the importance of contribution from every wing of the organization.”
Industry: Health and fitness
Employee quote about the CEO: “I believe that John Foley is one of the kindest, most earnest people I know.”
Industry: SaaS/enterprise platform
Employee quote about the CEO: “Much openess and understanding to the needs of the employees during these difficult times.”
Industry: Private social networking platform
Employee quote about the CEO: “Coming from male led companies for the last 25 years of my career, working for a female led company is a very welcome change. Authenticity, diversity, inclusion, transparency.”
Industry: CRM Software
Employee quote about the CEO: “I appreciate his transparency, listening to staff of all levels and the empathy. Forward thinking with inclusion.”
Industry: SaaS Platform
Employee quote about the CEO: “Our leadership, starting with our CEO Leslie Stretch, is unmatched in their engagement and empathy toward our workforce.”
Employee quote about the CEO: “Focused on diversity and inclusion and caring about employees as whole people. I am a single mom. I have chronic health issues. All of this is considered and accommodated.”
Industry: Enterprise software
Employee quote about the CEO: “Shantanu is genuine and authentic. He’s a great communicator and delivers a vision for our company that I believe in.”
To compile the rankings, the career site only used anonymous female ratings from June 23, 2020 to June 23, 2021. The large company list only includes companies with over 500 employees.
There are still not that many women in executive positions, and only five female CEOs made the top 25 of the large company list.
Nextdoor’s CEO Sarah Friar ranked the highest among female CEOs that made the top 25. Elsevier’s CEO Kumsal Bayazit was the only other female CEO that made the top 10 this year coming in at No. 10. Both of these CEOs have approval ratings of at least a 90 (out of 100) on the career site.
The full list, including the top CEOs of small and midsize companies according to women, can be found on Comparably. Employee quotes and industries noted above are from Comparably and provided to Insider.