Great Place To Work® and Fortune have named Delta Air Lines as one of the country's Best Workplaces for Women, the second year in a row the airline has earned this honor.
The list considered more than 540,000 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 69th on the list.
"At Delta we actively look for ways to champion women," said Joanne Smith, Delta's Executive Vice President and Chief HR Officer. "This includes continuing to increase representation and importantly, working to create an inclusive, engaging and welcoming environment. This year we achieved 100 percent pay parity, something few companies have done. We'll need to keep working hard to build a workplace that's equitable in all areas, and this recognition reflects the progress we're making in this area."
To determine the Best Workplaces for Women, Great Place to Work analyzed anonymous survey feedback representing more than 4.5 million U.S. employees. Most of the ranking is based on what women themselves report in a 60-question "Trust Index" survey about their workplace, and how fairly those experiences compare to men's reports of the same workplaces. Fifteen percent of the remaining rank is based on how well represented women are in the workforce and throughout management, considering industry trends.
"This year, we pledged to close the employee experience gender gap by 2020, and these winning organizations are leading the way in achieving this mission, proving that all companies, regardless of their industry, size or complexity, can be great workplaces for women," said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. "Empowering women in the workplace isn't just the right thing to do – it's a business imperative. Organizations can create their own equitable cultures by learning from the companies on this list, who get women's buy-in of the mission and inspire them to innovate, driving the entire company forward."
A complete list of winners is available at the Great Place To Work site.
The Best Workplaces for Women is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and Fortune based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. The distinction joins a crowded shelf of prior honors from the company, including one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For 2018 (#98), and 2017 awards for Best Workplaces for Diversity (#15), and Best Large Workplaces in Southern California (#15).