Penn Medicine was recently awarded the #2 spot in Forbes’ new “America’s Best Employers for Women” ranking. Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to create the list. Statista surveyed 40,000 Americans, including 25,000 women, working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. All the surveys were anonymous, allowing participants to openly share their opinions.
Penn Medicine’s ranking is credited “thanks in part to professional development programs that aim to accelerate women into leadership roles by means of mentorship opportunities and skill-building workshops. These initiatives, coupled with a culture of equality, have empowered the women who make up 77% of Penn Medicine’s workforce to claim 55% of the company’s executive positions and five of the seven CEO roles at the health system’s hospitals.”