What makes companies good employers for women?

Wharton’s Katherine Klein, Shoshana Schwartz, and Sandi M. Hunt tackle the deceptively simple question, and find that representation, pay, health, and satisfaction matter most for women.

In a variety of ways and for a variety of reasons, a growing number of advocates, employees, business leaders, and investors are seeking an answer to the question: What does it mean to be a good employer for women?

4 For Women Infographic with four quadrants with the words representation pay health and satisfaction

In Wharton Social Impact Initiative’s (WSII) newest report, “Four for Women: A Framework for Evaluating Companies’ Impact on the Women They Employ,” Vice Dean Katherine Klein, Wharton doctoral candidate Shoshana Schwartz, and WSII Senior Director Sandi M. Hunt tackle this question head on.

Moving beyond speculation and hunches, Klein and her colleagues dig into the academic research literature on women and work to identify the workplace outcomes that matter most for women.

Good employers for women, they show, knock down these barriers, biases, and limitations to create companies that really work for women—companies where women are well-represented at every level and in every unit of the company; companies where women are paid fairly and well; companies where women experience health and safety—not stress and harassment; companies where women are happy to work.

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