Best Companies Lists

Since 1986, Seramount has surveyed organizations that are committed to women’s advancement, diversity and inclusion, and family-friendly workplace culture. Our lists and indexes set the standard for best practices around workplace policies and encourage the implementation of programs that improve company culture and measure results. 

Submission to Seramount’s lists and indexes is the first step a company can take to assess the state of its cultural landscape and the success of its DE&I efforts.

Who Should Apply

  • Organizations with over 500 employees that are committed to understanding and bettering their workplace culture, and recruiting and retaining top talent
  • Each year, hundreds of organizations across industries, including finance, technology, insurance, retail, pharma and more, participate

Benefits of Participating

  • The data collected allows organizations to track the progress of its culture strategy year-over-year and benchmark against other companies both in and out of their industry
  • Results provide a strategic road map to assess an organization’s DE&I efforts, identifying what’s working and where there are opportunities for improvement
  • Being named to our lists or indexes serves as a valuable recruitment and retention tool

How to Apply

Submit to Seramount’s lists and indexes through the Annual Application. Our streamlined process will save you time and resources, and enable you to choose which initiatives to submit to through one convenient application. There is no cost to apply and the names of companies who do not make the lists or indexes are never revealed.

The Annual Application for Seramount’s 2022 lists and index will be open from December 13, 2021 – March 11, 2022.


Inclusion Index

The Index helps organizations understand gaps in demographics, diverse talent strategies, and corporate cultures. Participants are scored in three areas: Best Practices in recruitment, retention, and advancement of people from under-represented groups. Creating an Inclusive Culture through leadership accountability, clear communications, and employee engagement. Improvement in Demographic Diversity for women and racial/ethnic minorities, especially at more senior levels and in promotions.


100 Best Companies

With more than 35 years of data examining exactly what makes a family-friendly company, our 100 Best Companies list investigates everything impacting working mothers, including parental leave, phasing back, fertility benefits, adoption, caregiver benefits, flexible scheduling, mentoring, and sponsorship, and opportunities for advancement.


Best Companies for Multicultural Women

This list highlights companies that help Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, and Pacific Islander women advance. This includes evaluation of leadership development, sponsorship, employee-resource groups, and management accountability for promotions.


Best Companies for Dads

Our newest list recognizes the growing importance companies place on giving dads time off and support for their families. Our rankings are determined by measuring gender-neutral or paternity leave offered, as well as actual time taken, phase-back policies, child- and dependent-care benefits, and corporate support groups for men and dads.


Top Companies for Executive Women

Within this list, we analyze and share best practices that propel women to the top, the demographics of the most senior levels, and highlight companies closing the gender gap. Additionally, we break out the top 10 percent of highest-paid women, women on paths to Profit & Loss responsibilities, women who head major divisions, and involvement of senior leaders in promoting women.


Best Law Firms for Women

For more than a decade, Seramount has recognized U.S. law firms that create and use best practices in retaining and promoting women lawyers. We assess factors that help women be promoted to the highest levels of law firms, such as committee roles, stretch assignments, client teams, sponsorship, and promotion and retention demographics.

The survey for Seramount’s 2022 Best Law Firms for Women will be open from November 8, 2021 – February 4, 2022.


Above & Beyond Awards

The Above and Beyond Awards offer the opportunity for organizations to nominate outstanding Employee Resource Groups and/or members of your organizations in six categories: Business Impact, Community Impact, Workforce Impact, Workplace Culture Impact, Valued Ally, and Affinity Group Leadership. Honorees are recognized at our annual EmERGe events throughout the year.