Leidos Named One of Forbes’ Top Employers for Women

Ann Addison, Leidos

Leidos has been named one of the best employers for women, according to new rankings from Forbes magazine.

Leidos clocked in at No. 51 overall — which is within the top 20 percent of companies ranked — and was No. 4 out of 23 companies in the IT services category.

“The Leidos culture is one where everyone can achieve and move forward,” said Ann Addison, chief human resources officer for Leidos. “Ranking in the top 20 percent of this inaugural list underscores our commitment to embracing talent with different perspectives and from various backgrounds. It’s a win for our workforce, our business, and for our customers, who rely on us to deliver innovative solutions for their most complex problems.”

The company said it supports several initiatives to advance women in the workplace, such as the Leidos Women’s Network, which offers female employees a forum for mentoring and networking.

In addition, Leidos pointed to its support of external partnerships with Women in Technology, March of Dimes – Heroines of Washington and the Society of Women Engineers.

This is the first year Forbes has published the “America’s Best Employers for Women” rankings.

To compile the rankings, Forbes surveyed more than 40,000 employees across the country on workplace issues including diversity, working conditions, parental leave, pay equity and family support. Forbes also looked at diversity in companies’ executive positions and in their board of director roles. The top 300 companies nationwide made the list.

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