Great Place To Work and Fortune have named Delta Air Lines as one of the country's Best Workplaces for Women. The list considered more than 400,000 employee surveys from hundreds of businesses in all sectors of the economy. The ranking gauged women's assessment of their organizations' culture, leadership, fairness and other elements essential for a great workplace. Delta placed 10th on the list.
"We take great pride in building an equitable and welcoming workplace for everyone, and are pleased to see our efforts validated by this award," said Joanne Smith, Delta's Executive Vice President and Chief HR Officer. "At the same time we know that we have more to do. Over the last year we have taken strides by enhancing parental leave policies and by continuing to work toward pay parity, which now stands at 99 percent."
Research from Great Place to Work, a global research and consulting firm, has shown that women are five times more likely to plan a long-term future with their employers when they say they're treated as full members of the team, regardless of position. The Best Workplaces for Women also set themselves apart from competitors in other important ways: 95 percent of women at these organizations describe them as friendly, and the same share say they're proud to tell others where they work.
"The Best Workplaces for Women deserve recognition for crafting environments where men and women alike can bring their best selves to work each day," said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work.
The Best Workplaces for Women is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and Fortunebased on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Last year, Delta ranked 63rd on the 100 Best Companies to Work For – the only airline on that list – as well as second on the 50 Best Companies for Diversity and fifth on the 10 Best Companies for African-Americans.