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The 20 Best Places to Work in Columbia, MD As Rated by the Women Who Work There (October 2021)

Our list of the most women-friendly employers in Columbia, MD is based on ratings and reviews from the women who work there.

InHerSight users rate their employers on 18 factors of women-friendliness, including paid time off, management opportunities, equal opportunities for women and men, the ability to work remotely, maternity and adoptive leave, flexible work hours, and more.

The companies on this list have at least 10 submissions from current or former employees as of October 7, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Columbia, MD

Crumpton Group LLC is an international affairs company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 11 to 50 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (5.0 stars) and management opportunities (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Crumpton Group LLC:

"A cool place to work with interesting colleagues, challenging projects, and high-profile clients. If you like learning from real experts in intelligence and how to craft business …"

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Gallup is a management consulting company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.9 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Gallup:

"I am a High School Intern for Gallup over the summer of 2017, and I have been extremely satisfied with my opportunity to work at such an amazing company. Women have as many opport…"

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ACLU is a non-profit organization management company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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The Motley Fool is an online media company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and wellness initiatives (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for The Motley Fool:

"I have never been at a company where the employees work harder to make it a great place to work. Leaders listen. Teams listen. And everyone has the best intentions when it comes t…"

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The Women's Center is a mental health care company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for women in leadership (4.8 stars) and social activities and environment (4.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for The Women's Center:

"The Women’s Center is incredible because the entire focus of the agency is to provide services to marginalized individuals, and this shines through in the way they treat their emp…"

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Palo Alto Networks is a computer & network security company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and sense of belonging (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Palo Alto Networks:

"Go Palo Alto Networks!"

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Network for Good is a computer software company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and paid time off (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Network for Good:

"Great culture. Very engaged and supportive workforce."

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University of Maryland Baltimore County is a higher education company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.9 stars) and the people you work with (4.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for University of Maryland Baltimore County:

"There are many women in leadership roles here. The only reason I did not rate higher for opportunity to take on those roles is that people are so happy that there is not frequent …"

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McKinstry is a construction company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.8 stars) and flexible work hours (4.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for McKinstry:

"Fantastic place to work that is committed to diversity and inclusion and is constantly evolving to do things better! Very open culture with amazing people that treat each other we…"

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ZeroFox is a computer & network security company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (5.0 stars) and employer responsiveness (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for ZeroFox:

"I couldn’t be happier with my decision to work here."

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WeddingWire is an internet company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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Hobsons is an education management company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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Vox Media, Inc. is an online media company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Vox Media, Inc.:

"Interning for Vox Media's Eater Denver was a rewarding experience. Seeing women in leadership roles, and guiding me to do my best work was refreshing and encouraging. "

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NetApp is an information technology and services company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.5 stars) and flexible work hours (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for NetApp:

"As a female in a technical support organization, my opinion is respected and valued. I have been given equal opportunities to grow and be promoted. 10 years in and I am still a…"

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NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an aviation & aerospace company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration:

"Its the best place if you are in STEM to work. There is no glass ceilings and I know women who I went to school with be amazed when I tell them I have on site child care."

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Novo Nordisk is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Novo Nordisk:

"An amazing group of females work here. I am very proud to be a part of it. "

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Virgin America is an airlines/aviation company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.6 stars) and management opportunities (4.5 stars).

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Biogen is a biotechnology company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Biogen:

"Amazing company to work for with many opportunities for growth and a lot of support!"

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State Auto Insurance is an insurance company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and paid time off (4.6 stars).

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Airbnb is an internet company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.7 stars) and support for diversity (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Airbnb:

"Vibrant, inclusive culture with a lot of initiatives for diversity that are starting to show effect."

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