Multiple Missouri Companies Named Among Best Workplaces For Women In U.S.

Four Missouri-based companies have been named among the best workplaces for women in the U.S., according to a new study by Fortune. Edward Jones, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Veterans United Home Loans and Worldwide Technology all made the list.

Edward Jones, the financial services giant, came in at No. 4 on the list, while Build-A-Bear Workshop, the retailer that lets customers make their own stuffed toys, came in at No. 16, Veterans United, the Columbia, Missouri-based financial services company, ranked 23rd, and World Wide Technology, the technology services company, rounded out the list at No. 44.

In formulating Fortune’s ranking, Great Places to Work analyzed survey feedback for more than 4.5 million U.S. employees, with the majority of the ranking based on what women report in a 60-question survey about their workplace and how fairly those experiences compare with men’s reports of the same workplaces, according to the consulting firm.

Fifteen percent of the rank is based on how well represented women are in the company’s workforce and throughout management, taking industry trends into account. To be considered, companies needed to employ at least 50 women, and at least 20 percent of their nonexecutive managers and at least one executive need to be female.

Missouri received multiple accolades for its workplace culture in 2018. St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri, were recently named among the top 10 cities in the U.S. for working women in 2018, and Kansas City was also recently highlighted among the top cities for women in tech.

You can check out the full list of companies here.

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