The Women Tech Council, a Silicon Slopes Utah-based organization that focuses on increasing the number of women in technology, just released the 2018 Shatter List highlighting forty-four technology companies that are at the forefront of breaking through the glass ceiling when it comes to women in technology.
The list includes prominent names such as eBay, Wells Fargo, and Adobe. The Shatter List is the first to really research and judge companies based upon their opportunities for women and inclusiveness/ support for women in the technology sector.
When creating the list the Women Tech Council judged each technology company on the following criteria: executive engagement ( includes women CEOs and other women with leadership roles within each company as well as how many women are getting active support from their bosses within the company), proactive implementation of programs to help women in technology, active participation with the community to learn and educate each other on culture and workplace inclusion, and if there are formal groups to help women within the company. The companies that made the list actively work to help women in their corporations and have met all four points of criteria.
"Shattering technology's glass ceiling requires companies to invest more and be actively engaged in creating cultures and activities that expect and demand inclusivity from top to bottom," said Cydni Tetro, Women Tech Council president. "By highlighting the companies and practices that are actively championing women and are making strides to change the industry's landscape and culture, this list accelerates the technology sector’s journey to increase the number of women in technology and break our own glass ceiling."