SAN FRANCISCO, May 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — is accepting applications for its annual Best Companies for Women to Advance™ list. The list recognizes organizations that have implemented exemplary benefits, policies, and programs that ensure women have opportunities to advance their careers.

Companies that qualified for the list in 2020 included PepsiCo, The Clorox Company, Best Buy, Nasdaq, Adobe, Amerisourcebergen,, Blue Shield of California, and SurveyMonkey, among others.

“Many companies are dialing up the conversation around gender parity, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic pushed many women out of the workforce in the last year,” said Cathrin Stickney, Founder and CEO of “We know that challenges can lead to even greater innovation, and hope that benefits and processes that create more equitable workplaces, like flexible work schedules and telecommuting, will become more widespread.”

Applications will remain open until May 12, 2021. Companies can apply at

The Best Companies for Women to Advance list is an initiative of, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on bringing gender equality to the highest levels of business.

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About is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap at the highest ranks of business leadership. You can follow on FacebookLinkedInTwitter, and Instagram. Organizations wanting to take the ParityPledge or learn more about should visit

About the Best Companies for Women to Advance List established the Best Companies for Women to Advance List to recognize organizations that have benefits, policies, and programs that are particularly beneficial for women to advance in the workplace. Thirty-four companies made the 2020 list, based on a cumulative rating across recruitment, benefits, executive preparation, measurement, and representation.