The Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis Recognizes Wyman for Demonstrating A Strong Commitment to Workplace Gender Equity
ST LOUIS – March 24, 2021 – Today, on Equal Pay Day, Wyman was recognized by the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis (WFSTL) as a top place for women to work in the fourth annual “Women in the Workplace: Employment Scorecard.” For the third year in a row, Wyman was recognized as one of 21 St. Louis employers demonstrating excellence in four areas of workplace gender equity – leadership, compensation, flexible work policies, and recruitment and retention.
“Thank you to The St. Louis Women’s Foundation for this honor. We are humbled to be surrounded by other organizations led by powerful and principled women who are leading the region forward. The St. Louis Women’s Foundation talks AND walks the work of economic independence for women,” said Claire Wyneken, President and CEO of Wyman. “They call on each of us to help ensure that every individual has equitable access to opportunities. Equity is essential if we are to build a true community of fulfillment and prosperity for all. On behalf of the Board and Staff at Wyman, we extend our gratitude for the Foundation’s leadership and for this award.”
The Women in the Workplace Scorecard recognizes 21 small, medium, and large companies in the St. Louis region who showed a strong commitment to women in the workplace through measurable outcomes, key policies, and best practices, including demonstrating results with women in a minimum of 28 percent of top leadership roles; a minimum of 25 percent of women in the top 10 percent of the most highly compensated employees; a starting wage higher than the Missouri minimum wage; and family-friendly flexible work policies and recruitment and retention programs targeted at advancing women.
Unlike most “Best Places to Work” reports that rely on employee opinion surveys, the Women in the Workplace: Employment Scorecard looked at objective criteria and outcomes. Through a blind data review process by a seven-person panel, the Scorecard evaluates company employment practices and their impact on gender diversity. Designated organizational representatives were asked to answer specific questions based on existing policies, practices, or employee data.
“The pandemic and resulting recession have truly highlighted the importance of advancing policies and practices that benefit working women and families. Otherwise, we are at risk of eliminating the significant gains women have earned in the workplace over the last decade,” said Keri Koehler, executive director of WFSTL. “Our St. Louis honorees, recognized for their efforts throughout 2020, have demonstrated a strong commitment to women in the workplace, especially during these challenging times.”
For access to the full report, visit https://www.wfstl.org/women-in-the-workplace-initiative.