Webster Recognized Among Best St. Louis Employers for Women

Feb. 15, 2019

Webster Recognized Among Best St.Louis Employers for Women
Webster University was recognized as one of the best places for women to work in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS - Webster University is being honored as one of the best employers in St. Louis for women, according to the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis (WFSTL). The recognition is based on the results of the annual “Women in the Workplace: Employment Scorecard initiative” survey sent by WFSTL late last year.

A full report on the survey results will be released in April.

“As an institution founded by women for women, Webster has a strong legacy of advancing women's leadership and success. For our university, the challenges faced by women in the workplace are topics not only of academic study and research but action as we work with colleagues to improve our policies and programs that support women as students and employees,” said President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble. “This recognition spurs us on to  continue addressing the issues of diversity in the most inclusive way, particularly in the area of gender.”

Honorees were selected based on objective data submitted by the organizations about structural efforts and outcomes to advance women through compensation, leadership, flexible work policies and recruitment and retention initiatives.

By recognizing employers who demonstrate a strong commitment to women, the Women in the Workplace: Employment Scorecard incentivizes organizations to improve their policies and practices for female employees while also researching and promoting best practices to recruit, retain and advance women.

This year WFSTL is honoring Webster University along with Brown Smith Wallace, Enterprise Bank & Trust, MTM, Stinson Leonard Street and Washington University, St. Louis in the category of companies with 100 or more employees. The companies with fewer than 100 employees being recognized by WFSTL are the National Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Wyman Center, The Simon Law Firm and Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C. The honorees were selected in double-blind review process to eliminate bias in the process.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, women represent about 47 percent of the workforce, and hold a greater percentage of associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees then men. Despite this, women only occupy 21 percent of leadership or management positions in the country and on average earn 23 percent less than male counterparts.

WFSTL launched The Women in the Workplace: Employment Scorecard in 2017. For more information about WFSTL, visit  www.wfstl.org  


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