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CEB Named a Top Company for Women to Work

14 February, 2017

CEB was recently named one of the top 10 companies for women to work, according to a study conducted by InHerSight. CEB joined several other companies on the list including Netflix, PayPal, and Google, all rated according to the following five key factors as qualities of a women-friendly workplace:

Equal opportunities for men and women
Salary satisfaction
Maternity and adoptive leave
Female representation in top leadership
Management opportunities for women

“As a long-time CEB employee, I’m not surprised – but am incredibly pleased – to see us on this list!” said Jessica Cash, Head of Sales Solutions New Product Development and the Chair of Women at CEB. “Our inclusion among top companies for women reflects our culture of enabling employees to own their careers, providing leadership and development opportunities early (and often), and empowering us to flexibly balance our careers with real life.”

InHerSight is an online, anonymous platform that allows employees to measure a company’s support for women according to 14 key metrics, including both formal policies such as parental and adoptive leave as well as more intangible benefits such as mentoring and family growth support (e.g. child care and lactation rooms). CEB’s ranking arrives on the heels of several key efforts and initiatives CEB has undertaken in recent years to improve the workplace for women.

Taking a Stance on Equality

Last year, CEB was an early supporter of the White House Equal Pay Pledge, -“a commitment to take action within [the organization] by conducting an annual company-wide gender pay analysis across occupations, reviewing their hiring and promotion processes, embedding equal pay efforts into broader enterprise-wide equity initiatives, and identifying and promoting other best practices that will help ensure wage fairness for all workers.”

The pledge, rolled out in advance of the United State of Women summit, was complemented by several other initiatives launched at the event geared toward protecting the rights and improving the opportunities of women and girls.

CEB Diversity - mint

Providing Resources for Working Parents

CEB led several key efforts to bolster resources and support for working parents. In March 2016, CEB introduced a new program, Milk Stork, targeted at easing business travel for new mothers transitioning back to work. The program is a breast milk delivery service that allows nursing mothers to ship breast milk back to their homes in a safe and convenient manner while they’re away on business travel. The service provides “no-fuss, refrigerated, express shipping” of milk to back home, and has a catchy tagline: Express Love™.

Last year CEB also extended its parental leave policy to expectant fathers, providing them up to eight weeks of leave following the birth or adoption of a child.

Finally, CEB updated its Parental Leave Guide to speak to the needs of both mothers and fathers and further help parents with work life balance. Specific updates to the guide included a set of questions expectant parents should discuss to help them think through how they will handle balancing various commitments with their new addition, a one-page summary for team members to understand how to best support their colleagues before, during, and after parental leave, and additional tips and resources provided by CEB fathers.

CEB Parental Leave Guide

Empowering Women to Lead

Women at CEB partnered with the Washington Women’s Leadership Initiative and the Ellevate Network to host an Authentic Leadership speaker series. The quarterly series provided CEBers with the chance to hear first-hand from women at the top of their fields about their career ascent, the obstacles they overcame, and how they made their mark while staying true to their personal values and beliefs. The series featured Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter, Dr. Susan Fleming, Barbara Krumsiek, Stephanie Williams, Jodie McLean, and Jenny Abramson.

Members of the DC Chapter of Ellevate Network along with Women at CEB chair Jessica Cash

Members of the DC Chapter of Ellevate Network along with Women at CEB chair Jessica Cash

Looking Ahead

CEB will continue to take strides toward improving the workplace for women. This year, Women at CEB is focused on unlocking the power of gender equality through programming and education. Learn more about Women at CEB here and share your questions by emailing



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