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AEP Named on New List of Best Places to Work for Women

by on August 14, 2018

AEP has been named on a new list of the best places to work for women.

Forbes’ inaugural look at the nation’s best employers for women includes 300 corporations, universities and organizations. The magazine came up with the ranking working with market research company Statista by anonymously surveying 40,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees.

Respondents were first asked to rate their organizations on criteria such as working conditions, diversity and how likely they’d be to recommend their employer to others. These responses were reviewed for potential gender gaps. So if women, for example, rated an organization poorly on diversity, but men rated it highly, Statista would take that into account and adjust the company’s score accordingly. Statista then asked female respondents to rate their employers on factors such as parental leave, discrimination and pay equity. These respondents were also asked to nominate organizations in industries outside their own. The final list ranks the 300 employers that both received the most recommendations and boast the most gender diverse boards and executive ranks.

“Over the past five years, the work of all of our employees on our cultural transformation broadly with a focus on diversity and inclusion has led to us being named to this prestigious list of companies,” said Lana Hillebrand, executive vice president and chief administrative officer. “While we still have much work to do, being named on the list of best places to work for women validates that we are heading in the right direction as we continue our transformation to the utility company of the future.”

AEP ranked No. 193 overall and was third on the Forbes list in the Utilities category behind Sacramento Municipal Utility District (No. 146) and Consumers Energy (No. 151).

The No. 1 company on this list was Principal Financial Group, an investment management and insurance firm based in Des Moines, Iowa.

 

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