Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a FORTUNE 500 science and technology leader, today announced it has been named to Forbes magazine’s inaugural list of America’s Best Employers for Women. Leidos ranked in the top 20 percent at No. 51 overall. The company was also ranked No. 4 out of 23 companies in the list’s IT services category.
“The Leidos culture is one where everyone can achieve and move forward,” said Ann Addison, Leidos Chief Human Resources Officer. “Ranking in the top 20 percent of this inaugural list underscores our commitment to embracing talent with different perspectives and from various backgrounds. It’s a win for our workforce, our business, and for our customers, who rely on us to deliver innovative solutions for their most complex problems.”
As part of its commitment to diversity and inclusion, Leidos supports several internal and external initiatives to advance women in the workplace. The company sponsors external partnerships with Women in Technology; March of Dimes – Heroines of Washington; and the Society of Women Engineers.
Internally, the Leidos Women’s Network is an employee resource group (ERG) that provides a supportive forum that fosters personal and professional development and growth through mentoring, networking, and giving back to the community. The ERG’s executive sponsors, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer Michele Brown and Chief of Business Development and Strategy Gerry Fasano, were recognized by Diversity Best Practices as part of their 2018 Above and Beyond Awards program.
Forbes, with data partner Statista, surveyed more than 40,000 employees, including 25,000 women, at companies across the country. The top 300 companies of those surveyed were named as The Best Employers for Women 2018. The ranking took into consideration general workplace factors, including diversity, development and working conditions in addition to topics particularly relevant for women, such as parental leave, flexibility, pay equity and family support. Forbes and Statista also examined diversity in top executive and board of director roles.
For access to the full list of America’s Best Employers for Women, visit https://www.forbes.com/best-employers-for-women/list/.