CA’s Top 10 Workplaces For Women In 2021: See List


CALIFORNIA — When choosing a place to work, most women want to feel safe, heard, challenged and valued. According to a new ranking, 14 large businesses are going above and beyond to provide this for women in California.

Fortune, in partnership with analytics firm Great Place To Work, released its 2021 list of Best Workplaces For Women on Thursday. Based on feedback from more than 5.6 million U.S. employees, Fortune ranked the 75 best large workplaces as well as the 25 best small and medium-size workplaces.

Of the total of 14 California companies that made the list of best large workplaces, leading the way is Tustin-based New American Funding, which is ranked fourth overall.

Here are the 10 best large workplaces for women in California:

  1. New American Funding, Tustin
  2. Cisco, San Jose
  3. Salesforce, San Francisco
  4. Intuit, Mountain View
  5. AppFolio, Santa Barbara
  6. Cooley, Palo Alto
  7. First American Financial Corporation, Santa Ana
  8. Aya Healthcare, San Diego
  9. Protiviti, Menlo Park
  10. Twilio Inc., San Francisco

The Golden State was also home to several of the best small- and medium-sized workplaces, including Curology and NerdWallet in San Francisco, Bitwide Industries in Fresno and Roth Staffing Companies in Orange.

To determine the best workplaces for women, Great Place To Work asked employees to respond to 60 survey questions. Companies are then ranked based on the anonymous feedback received.

A company’s ranking is primarily determined by what women report about their workplace, and how fairly those experiences compare to men’s reports of the same workplaces. The rest of the ranking is based on how well-represented women are in the workforce and throughout management. Learn more about the Best Workplaces For Women methodology.

For the third consecutive year, Hilton Worldwide Inc. was named the Best Workplace For Women. According to survey feedback, the McLean, Virginia-based company “creates a true sense of belonging and is focused on Team Members first.”

Here are the top 10 Best Workplaces For Women in the United States:

  1. Hilton Worldwide Inc., McLean, Virginia
  2. American Express, New York City
  3. Bank of America, Charlotte, North Carolina
  4. New American Funding, Tustin, California
  5. Progressive Insurance, Mayfield Village, Ohio
  6. Pinnacle Financial Partners, Nashville, Tennessee
  7. Noom, New York City
  8. PrimeLending, Dallas, Texas
  9. Cisco, San Jose, California
  10. Hyatt Hotels, Chicago

Utah-based Chatbooks was named the best small or medium-size workplace for women, followed by Curology in San Francisco and Bitwise Industries in Fresno, California.


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