Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have honored HubSpot as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Women. The ranking considered more than 540,000 employee surveys from Great Place to Work certified companies and evaluated their experience at the company. These included the extent to which employees, particularly women, trust leaders, the respect with which people are treated, the fairness of workplace decisions, and how much camaraderie there is among the team. Rankings are based on employees’ feedback and reward companies who best include all employees, and where women have equally great experiences as employees of other genders, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization. We’re excited to announce that HubSpot took the #18 spot on the list thanks to employee reviews and feedback.
At HubSpot, we're proud to employ a workforce that includes remarkable women at every level of our organization and we’ve made meaningful progress to improve gender diversity at HubSpot long term. We see this award as recognition for our continued dedication to building a supportive and inclusive workplace for women where they feel comfortable to come to work today, are empowered to do their very best, and are supported in growing their careers.
Lorrie Norrington, Operating Partner at Lead Edge Capital and a HubSpot board member since 2013, adds that the award is a strong testament to HubSpot’s commitment to building a company where women can not only succeed, but thrive. “When I joined HubSpot’s board five years ago, I was proud to be working with a company that was transforming the way businesses grow. Today, I’m equally as proud to be on the board of a company that’s transforming the way people grow, specifically women. They’ve created a culture and community that celebrates women in the workplace, dedicates resources to accelerate women’s career growth, and promotes flexibility for all employees and their families. Our board is a great example of that commitment: HubSpot is one of only 20% of companies with three female board members. The work, passion, and energy behind recognitions like Great Place to Work for Women are what make me proud to be part of that 20%.”
An integral part of building an inclusive culture is our employee resource group Women@HubSpot run by Ashley Jeffress. The group implements initiatives and programming that aim to support and empower women in tech and support their professional development. Not only do we put energy and resources into supporting and growing Women@HubSpot, but also encourage inclusivity within the group. One way we’ve done this is by having our SVP of Engineering, Eric Richard, be the co-executive sponsor of Women@HubSpot. Not only does this give senior leaders more visibility into the conversations and issues our employees face, but also drives home the key message that diversity can only be achieved through inclusion of all.
“I am so proud of the meaningful progress HubSpot has made to be a catalyst for the advancement of all women in the workplace - regardless of their age, race or sexual orientation,” said Ashley Jeffress. “From master classes taught by female leaders, to a global International Women’s Day celebration with week-long programming, a successful Women@INBOUND networking event and facilitating meaningful discussions on how one can press for progress in their careers, our programming is unique and inclusive to all of our employees, which is a key ingredient as we work towards equality and equity in the workplace.”
In addition to our Women@HubSpot programming, we support our female employees at various stages of life through our benefits and commitment to flexibility. Earlier this year, we increased our parental leave policy to 16 weeks of paid leave, extended back up care options, and introduced family planning benefits offering financial support to female employees who choose to freeze their eggs.
Thank you to our employees for creating a company culture with strong, influential and remarkable women. While proud of the progress we’ve made, we recognize this is truly just the beginning of what we’re capable of as a company. Check out some of the reasons why HubSpot is a great place to work for women below.