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The 20 Best Places to Work in Richmond, VA As Rated by the Women Who Work There (March 2021)

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

InHerSight users rate their employers on 18 factors of female-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 March 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Richmond, VA

1. Novo Nordisk

4.1 stars

Novo Nordisk is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Richmond, VA 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:

"Novo has great benefits, especially for working parents. The only downside is that the leadership lacks female representation."

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2. lululemon athletica

3.9 stars

lululemon athletica is a retail company with locations in the Richmond, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.7 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for lululemon athletica:

"Love working here! The people are amazing and benefits are awesome! Just need more consistency when it comes to my pay check and my hours every week."

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3. Cengage Learning

3.9 stars

Cengage Learning is an e-learning company with locations in the Richmond, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.3 stars) and paid time off (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Cengage Learning:

"While Cengage does need to include more women in the c-suite, it's mid level management and even individual contributor female ratios are excellent. I am a member of a very strong…"

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4. Fidelity Investments

3.9 stars

Fidelity Investments is a financial services company with locations in the Richmond, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.5 stars) and paid time off (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Fidelity Investments:

"I was nervous going into this field, but I learned that in this workplace, gender has no bearing on your career here. Opportunities are completely equal, from what I've experience…"

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5. Capital One

3.9 stars

Capital One is a financial services company with locations in the Richmond, VA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.5 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Capital One:

"As a new mom I've been so proud to work at Capital One. The benefits are class leading and my direct management chain has been very supportive of me as I've returned to work!"

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6. Mosaic Sales Solutions

3.8 stars

Mosaic Sales Solutions is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Richmond, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.3 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.1 stars).

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7. American Heart Association

3.8 stars

American Heart Association is a health, wellness and fitness company with locations in the Richmond, VA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.8 stars) and sense of belonging (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for American Heart Association:

"I've never been part of a large organization where, even at the top, women outnumber men by such a large number! Way to go, AHA!"

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8. Genentech

3.8 stars

Genentech is a biotechnology company with locations in the Richmond, VA 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 Genentech:

"The best company I've ever worked for in terms of gender equality. Actively working to make it better; corporate bonuses depend on achieving these goals. "

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9. Custom Ink

3.8 stars

Custom Ink is a retail company with locations in the Richmond, VA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and paid time off (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Custom Ink:

"I am truly blown away at how CustomInk treats female employees, and I can't see myself working anywhere else. "

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10. CDM Smith

3.7 stars

CDM Smith is a civil engineering company with locations in the Richmond, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (4.0 stars) and ability to telecommute (3.7 stars).

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11. Dell Technologies

3.7 stars

Dell Technologies is an information technology and services company with locations in the Richmond, VA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Dell Technologies:

"Dell is a great place to work"

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12. Travelers

3.7 stars

Travelers is an insurance company with locations in the Richmond, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.8 stars).

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

"Such a diverse, and wonderfully opportunistic place to work. You always feel as if you're one of the family, you feel as if you belong, and you absolutely are cared for and apprec…"

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13. Southwest Airlines

3.7 stars

Southwest Airlines is an airlines/aviation company with locations in the Richmond, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and sense of belonging (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Southwest Airlines:

"Best all around company to work for."

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14. Booz Allen Hamilton

3.7 stars

Booz Allen Hamilton is a management consulting company with locations in the Richmond, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (3.8 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Booz Allen Hamilton:

"Of the five leaders above my level in my personal chain, three of them are women. "

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15. Vaco

3.7 stars

Vaco is a staffing and recruiting company with locations in the Richmond, VA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.5 stars) and the people you work with (3.9 stars).

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

"More than half of the leadership team is made up of women, including several who "climbed the ladder" from entry-level roles. There is no hiding from recognition at Vaco. If you…"

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16. Humana

3.7 stars

Humana is an insurance company with locations in the Richmond, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.2 stars).

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

"Humana is hands down the best company I’ve ever worked for. Great schedule, training, opportunity, and incentives."

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17. Altria

3.7 stars

Altria is a consumer goods company with locations in the Richmond, VA 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 Altria:

"Wish I found this place five years ago!!"

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18. Amgen

3.7 stars

Amgen is a biotechnology company with locations in the Richmond, VA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.2 stars).

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

"Overall, this company is quite progressive, and a good place to work. However, with regard to equality in pay for women, they are not open to an in depth review, and I am aware …"

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19. The Advisory Board Company

3.6 stars

The Advisory Board Company is a hospital & health care company with locations in the Richmond, VA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.6 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for The Advisory Board Company:

"I have been working in the Performance Technology team for almost 2 years now. Being in Technology I always prepare myself for gender bias - working here I was pleasantly surprise…"

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20. Cigna

3.6 stars

Cigna is a health, wellness and fitness company with locations in the Richmond, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (3.8 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.1 stars).

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

"Very positive work environment! Very helpful leadership that helps your grow and meet your goals."

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Companies with at least 10 submissions from current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of March 1, 2021.

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