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Whirlpool Corp named America’s Best Employers for Women 2022


Forbes names Whirlpool as America’s Best Employers for Women 2022.

In a statement Whirlpool Corp said, it has been named to Forbes’ list of “America’s Best Employers for Women 2022.”

The list ranks 400 American companies that are admired by employees for their diverse representation including their female workforce.

“We are honored to have been recognized by Forbes for our efforts to support female employees and provide an environment for them to bring their talent and thrive,” said Carey Martin, Whirlpool Corp’s chief human resources officer.

She went on to add, “For over 110 years, we have been committed to cultivating a diverse workforce, including more women in leadership roles, in order to help drive innovation at the company to improve the life at home for our consumers.”

Whirlpool Corp has made giant stride and has taken meaningful actions to nurture a strong, inclusive and diverse culture. In 2018, Whirlpool’s CEO Marc Bitzer became a Catalyst CEO Champion for Change signatory  when he pledged to increase the company’s female representation in executive and senior level positions and ensure accelerated inclusion of women, including women of color, in senior roles.

Since then Whirlpool has continued to stride on this path and has taken several initiatives to celebrate the diversity of its workforce; it has eleven employee resource groups (ERGs) worldwide, including the Whirlpool Women’s Network (WWN), which empowers and engages women at all levels across the organization through networking events, career development programs, and advanced leadership opportunities.

The company’s commitment to its female employees is part of its core values of Inclusion and Diversity.

In recognition of these efforts, Whirlpool Corp has been recognized as a leading company in employee engagement and support. This year, Whirlpool was named to the 2022 Seramount Top Companies for Executive Women list as well as included on the 2022 Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion, for the 6th consecutive year.

As for its latest award, America’s Best Employers for Women 2022, it was identified through a joint survey from Forbes and Statista which saw a around 50,000 Americans working for companies surveyed, with evaluations being based on four different categorical criteria, including:
  • General work topics—women’s evaluations of their employer’s atmosphere and development, image, working conditions, salary and wage, workplace, and diversity and inclusion
  • Topics related to women—women’s evaluations of their employer’s parental leave, family support, flexibility, discrimination, representation and career, and pay equity.
  • Indirect recommendation—women’s evaluations of other employers in their respective industries that stand out either positively or negatively in regard to diversity
  • Diversity among top executives / board—an index was built based on the share of women in executive management or board positions.
To know more about Forbes “America’s Best Employers for Women 2022, click here .